Answers Corporation

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Answers Corporation Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Successful Company with a Startup Feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A fun group of people with fast paced projects and a lot of variety. Team members have a great deal of impact on company success. Motivated individuals can go far with the company

    Cons

    The products are generally social and advertising related, which doesn't really compliment the things I'm interested in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up the hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Answers Corporation

    Pros

    *Very talented people (team)
    *Free Food,Insurance and car parking
    *Amazing office , Casual dress

    Cons

    Not that i could think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    We need ping pong table!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boring. Not invatative

    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Answers Corporation

    Pros

    Easy. 9-5. Flexible hours could work from home

    Cons

    Not mentally stimulating. Just bug fixing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eases you into the real world (speaking as an intern)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Answers Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere: you want to get work done instead of feeling pressured to get work done. Real world issues and projects that are immediately applicable.

    Cons

    Not many chances to get to know everyone, but takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, social events outside of work are nice for team bonding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Answers Corporation

    Pros

    nice people, decent pay, free snacks, nice location

    Cons

    none that I can think of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working at a small start-up when Answers.com acquired our company almost two years ago. As with any successful acquisition, we have gone through a lot of changes and have taken large strides towards growing our business. We now have the resources available to make our product the best it can be for our customers.

    On an individual level, I enjoy working from the Mountain View office for it's fantastic location (makes for an easy commute and we never run out of lunch options), amazing coworkers (we have regular events outside of work), and the free organic food selection in our kitchen.

    Cons

    While some people may consider this more of a "pro" than a "con", the majority of my team works remotely. While we are communicating throughout the day, sometimes it's more efficient when the team is working in the same office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Found my dream job in "Dot Com Culture"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Highly collaborative environment that encourages creativity and free thinking.
    -It is a very fast paced environment in which no two days are the same.
    -Excellent benefits
    -Free Food and drinks!

    Cons

    -Long hours are sometimes needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome employees and even better environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here is brilliant, dedicated, and excited about expanding. Answers provides great perks like free food, healthcare, sports tickets, plenty of time off, etc.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced environment where you have to be willing to put in extra hours and work weekends, but the results are worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More of a focus should be put on growing with the company and laying out future career paths for every employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Productive and educative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Answers Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Very knowledgeable people to work with.
    - Very learning oriented environment
    - Transparency in terms of code when it comes to different teams.
    - Several technologies are being used, name it and it's there.
    - The perfect place to be, if you're a knowledge-hungry person.
    - Extremely fast growing in terms of number, mainly because of acquisitions and direct hires.
    - Fun filled parties every now and then :)

    Cons

    - (I wouldn't completely call this a con) Transparency between levels of hierarchy is reducing as the company grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Office times are to be maintained. Being in Silicon Valley (also), people like it when it's a little more flexible (Compared to the other companies). This needs to be based on work rather than time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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