Apartment List

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Apartment List Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best place I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is amazingly supportive and fun (an attitude that permeates down from the founders), and leaders are constantly recognizing people for good work. That's easy to do when everyone is at the top of their game - even at 60+ employees, each one of them can be trusted to deliver consistently, usually exceeding expectations. The business team is highly skilled and very open to engineering needs, and vise versa. As we expand, there are a ton of new projects and roles for everyone to grow into.

    Cons

    The usual balancing act between business, product and engineering, and the occasional surprise deadline. Nothing you won't find everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nicest founders ever, poor strategy and management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apartment List

    Pros

    The founders set a great tone as extremely warm and friendly. They are very charismatic and amazing at making you feel great and motivated. They run an all-hands meeting on Friday, which is among the best in the valley and you must be in a coma if it doesn't get you excited to run through walls for them. Great pay and benefits even for non-engineers and the hours aren't too bad.

    Cons

    The company strategy has been all over the place, constant shifts in priorities. Yes, it's a startup, but not a 10 person startup anymore. It's a real company and not having a coherent strategy has really hurt them. Due to the strategic mis-management, there has been quite a bit of attrition. Also not the best company to join if you're more experienced, it gets a little too fratty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose your warmth, but get smarter with strategy and communicating it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's not what it seems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apartment List full-time

    Pros

    Very talented team working on a real problem, pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Company can look great from the outside. However, make sure to talk to former employees before joining. There has been a lot of attrition due to mismanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are running a company, treat it as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Passionate environment, difficult work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apartment List full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent coworkers who are truly excited by what they doe. Inspiring mission and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    While the executives work hard to motivate and build a sense of family, there is a slightly schizophrenicattitude to business decisions, leading to wild swings in strategy that cause tidal waves of surprising and difficult change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly set expectations, then stick to them. If business needs change, be honest and straightforward with employees so they can change with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding, challenging, exciting environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apartment List

    Pros

    ApartmentList provides a stimulating environment that allows each employee to grow and thrive. The culture surrounding ApartmentList is fun and exciting, including the fantastic employees!

    Cons

    No downsides, this is an amazing place to work at.

  7.  

    Fun and high-performing environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people pulled directly from top engineering programs, universities, and professional service firms
    Fun and inviting company culture that still delivers on key objectives (work hard / play hard)
    Company has a great product and is on a very good trajectory - well positioned to win the rentals space

    Cons

    Could be a pro or a con depending on your personality but you have to wear many hats - hey it is a startup! You have to be willing to work hard, ramp up quickly, and be flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing people, fun projects, competitive comp.

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

    I have been working at Apartment List full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at Apartment List are hands down my all-time favorite colleagues. The team is brilliant, creative, open-minded, inclusive and hilarious. We have thrown some killer parties and the executive team is great at coordinating group activities, like karaoke, scavenger hunts, baseball games, dinners, etc. We also do an open-forum style company meeting every Friday, so we are all up to date on company happenings, regardless of which team we're on.

    Cons

    The leadership team has super high expectations, which can be stressful and unrealistic at times. It can be hard to find a work/life balance because everyone works so late.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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