Airy Labs
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Airy Labs Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Airy Labs – Palo Alto – “First floor of Airy Labs building, for lease as…”

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Andrew Hsu

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17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    7 people found this helpful  

    worst work experience ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prossmart and driven teammates who cared about each other
    free food for the first few months

    ConsIt's a sweatshop run by a family who believed in slave driving employees.

    The company is dying - yet the family blamed all the employees "hired the wrong people".

    Employees should have spoken up much earlier instead of enduring all the hardship and abuse for so long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe whole family screwed up the company and they owe an apology to all 30+ former employees. Stop blaming employees because the whole world has learned the truth by now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Poor management and expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThe idea is amazing and hearthwarming. The execution - poor.. Not surprised the company is going south~ I wish they (the management) were more open to suggestions and didn't run the company like a sweatshop - its proven it doesn't work. They might get funds to keep going, but their best fund is the talant that believes in the idea and works hard... Treat your workers with respect and make them happy - things will go much better!

    ConsThe execution - poor - Can't expect people to renounce their life and familly...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Great Potential Not Being Managed Properly

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    ProsThe original company goals are admirable
    The employees are smart and fun, extremely talented
    Great location
    Great ideas and creativity amongst employees, but need to be better cultivated
    Individual tasks relevant to job description are fun and challenging.

    ConsNo PTO whatsoever--> quick burnout
    Management treatment and administration policies vary widely from employee to employee
    Lack of communication and clear vision on part of CEO/management
    No sense of balance between work and personal life, extremely intrusive.
    Needs more focused art/design direction.
    Tasks are heavily micro managed
    CEO's roles are spread way too thin; seems to be from lack of trust in senior staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to believe that your employees will work hard and passionately regardless of your over management. Refocus company goals and solidify team direction and product design.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Very different than how it looks from the outside

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsChance to take on different roles
    Get to see company being built from the bottom
    Challenging tasks
    Get to work with smart idaelistic coworkers

    ConsNo PTO and forever on "crunch time" (12+hrs everyday)
    No work life balance or respect for employees personal lives
    The founder's parents watch everyone like hawks to make sure everyone is working all the time
    Very sad to see smart coworkers get burnt out and disillusioned

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are very smart people in airy who can do much better if they arent micromanaged
    You might get better results from happy employees instead of trying to make everyone work and work all the time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsWork with talented team with plenty of experience under their belt.
    You believe in the goals of Airy Labs in the beginning.
    Management tries to provide basic accommodations but that does not make up for poor management.
    Good office location.
    Personal chef (you pay a % of the meals) and yoga instructor.

    ConsManagement is split between the CEO and his father. That is not necessarily a con however it makes communication difficult if both needs to be present. Logically speaking it is better to deal with one competent leader.
    No light at the end of the tunnel. When can schedules be scaled back to just 10 hours?
    Personal and team meetings held after normal working hours regularly.
    You feel as though you are constantly "on call". No work and personal life separation.
    You can easily become unhealthy due to lack of sleep and exercise and therefore lose motivation to continue. Burn out.
    System of nearly nightly evaluations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecisive leadership in business and sympathy for the human condition.
    I wish Airy Labs the best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Intense but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsEarly stage startup, tons of stuff to do
    Team is really smart and I think we're doing something very worthwhile
    What we're working on is very exciting and there's tons of potential for changing how kids learn, plus an enormous market for it.

    ConsIt's hard work and a lot is expected out of you - you're expected to produce every day and there's pressure from the management to deliver; it's being run like a classic startup, and we're in the office for a long time every day - not much work life balance at this stage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on focusing our games on the educational mission because that's what so many of us joined for; don't lose it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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