Bitcasa Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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  1. A great place to learn and grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An excellent company with hardworking, passionate people. I learned and grew so much at this company while being part of a team that I was proud to contribute to.

    Cons

    See "advice to management" - make sure everyone who is part of the team feels that they are contributing in a meaningful way that helps both the company and the individuals grow.

    Advice to Management

    This company is full of smart people who love to be part of the Bitcasa family. Keep them by finding ways for them to learn and contribute as the company grows and succeeds.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Finally found my home

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Bitcasa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people I work with here, truly. I have worked for a really good company in the past but in the past few decisions that I made I could not run fast enough away from them. Now that I am at Bitcasa, I feel like I finally found my home. -people are always collaborating -people enjoy catching up about their weekend activities -people enjoy spending non-working hours with each other -people are super smart -people are excited about the product we are working on -people WANT to help each other Oh, and the perks are not too bad either. Gym membership, vacation, lunches, beer fridays, and much more.

    Cons

    We at times run out of conference rooms. Sometimes when I am trying to concentrate, because we do not have private offices, nearby conversations can be a bit distracting.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hard work with smart, fun people

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

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solving hard problems with people who are smart, driven and a lot of fun to work with. Great amenities around the office and perks (lunches, drinks, snacks, gym membership, caltrain, etc)

    Cons

    Still one or two holdovers from previous regime who have negative attitudes and are a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    stay the course!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Getting there

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

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company faces interesting and exciting technical and business challenges that anyone can readily impact. The workday is never boring! The company employs many sharp, motivated, and genuinely good human beings. The company has a chance to enjoy an exit north of $100M. Salary is good. Great perks.

    Cons

    Bitcasa is competing in a big, but very competitive space. Lacks strong technical leadership that makes the prospect for long term success difficult and the day-to-day frustrating, at times.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better technical leadership. Make better, strategic, long term decisions. Continue to turn the corner. Promote those that deserve it and get rid of those that need to go.


  6. Helpful (3)

    My Worst Nightmare Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm happy to say that I have intelligent, friendly colleagues who I'm proud to call my friends. Somehow, this company has attracted a number of good apples.

    Cons

    Dishonest, unethical, incompetent and vengeful executive team. I've never worked anywhere else where I felt that as soon as I left the company, that those at the highest levels would make sure to try and put roadblocks in front of my career trajectory.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with your threatening, bullying, aggressive behavior. Treat your employees and customers with some respect. Reorganize the QA team, starting at the very top.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun startup, cool tech, solving a big problem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people and vibe. Smart, talented engineers. Real, hard, technology challenges. Perks are amazing. Tide is really turning around, lots of potential and positive momentum both internally and externally. We're through the hard part, have runway to really get to the next level and can see it on the horizon.

    Cons

    Young management team. Startup risks still apply: ups and downs. Company culture had degraded a bit in 2014 (though on a very positive trend in 2015).

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in training your young management team as we grow from a start-up to a real company. Continue the great progress in regards to transparency with the company and including more people in management-level decisions. This trend has been very positive. Stay focused and keep delivering wins. The tech and value prop is good enough to make this a billion dollar company -- as long as the right people are in place at key positions to drive that growth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I joined at the right time

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

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has just transitioned from an also-ran consumer cloud service to a development platform built on some pretty killer tech that is beginning to get attention around the industry. The management team is not afraid to make tough decisions and the quality of the overall team is increasing. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Big transitions are tough. There is left-over fatigue from that experience as well as a few people who still do not get it / agree with the new direction. Its the main reason some people have left recently. The expectations are big and the hours are long - but that's what it takes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - you can feel the momentum starting to build. Get rid of the few remaining bad eggs. There is too much potential in front of us to be dragged down by people in key positions that have horrible attitudes or just aren't getting their job done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Totally worth it!

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

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In less than a year and a half at Bitcasa I've had the opportunity to have a very dynamic role working with and across multiple departments. From technical support, community management, social media, marketing, developer relations, front-end web development, and everything in between, I can honestly say I've done it all. I've learned so many new skill sets that I would have never learned in a corporate environment. The benefits and PTO are great and competitive to most startups in the Bay Area. The team is incredibly passionate, harding working, supportive and fun. Leadership and mentor-ship - of the entire company, not including the CEO, my boss is one of the hardest working people on our team and Exec staff. The definition of a leader and mentor were redefined when he joined the team, and we're better for it. I'm very fortunate to work for someone I can look up to and rely on. Despite how busy he is, he always makes time to listen to my concerns, teach me new things, and advocate on my behalf. Startups are a grind and the challenges don't let up. If you have the drive to succeed and willingness to standout amongst the crowd, there are a ton of opportunities here at Bitcasa. For me, the Bitcasa team and my boss are what make this startup grind totally worth it.

    Cons

    Not enough recognition for hard work and dedication. Some in management positions are too gossipy, lack maturity, professionalism, and overall leadership. Promotions and bonuses are inconsistent. Culture and company communication dominated by corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good. Don't be afraid to make tough decisions and let go of those that don't believe or are too loose with confidential information. Pay attention to those who are advocating for change and leadership. They are the ones that work incredibly hard and make this company great. Have more fun and celebrate in all accomplishments, big or small. Life's too short, stop all the drama or do a better job of keeping it isolated from the rest of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities in 2015, after tough 2014!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of dedicated employees. The people still here have stuck through tough transition from consumer to developer platform. Work with interesting technologies, and good perks.

    Cons

    Need to see progress on the business development and sales. And need more technical leadership across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get clearer on the mission, and prove that our users matter. Get revenue rolling, and be sure that right leaders are in place. Need to invest in better engineering management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lot's of up's and downs but on the right track.

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

    I worked at Bitcasa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, commute friendly. Perks are awesome. 100% free benefits: HMO & PPO, Medical, Dental, 401k, Short/Long term disability, Life Insurance, CalTrain Pass, Gym Membership, Ping Pong...your start-up perks on steroids. After a rocky 2014, Bitcasa finally has everything in the right direction. Investors that continue to back the company and partnerships that are finally paying off for Bitcasa. The Management team is trying their hardest to bring the fun back to the company and do right by it's customers and are making the right decisions to move Bitcasa forward into a positive direction. They are also doing the right things to keep all the talented people there and making changes where changes are needed. The negative energy that was there in 2014 is no longer there and the people who believe in Bitcasa and want it to succeed are making it happen.

    Cons

    Lots of the original members have left, but that is to be expected as the company grows. Management and team are adjusting to the new landscape and are hoping to finally build off of some positives instead of digging out of a hole that the previous leadership put them in.

    Advice to Management

    Build trust in the team. Let's not put blame on people for past errors. Lean on the people who know Bitcasa best and listen to their input. Bring more fun!



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