Campus Explorer

www.campusexplorer.com

Campus Explorer Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
4 Reviews
4.0
4 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Brian Hartnack
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    SASSY YET SERIOUS COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Campus Explorer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I truly love working for CE. The company really cares about their employees and the CEO is a solid good guy. All of the employees are very cool and friendly. CE's vibe is casual, cool yet passionate and proactive (i.e. Let's work together to pump out a quality product, so we can then relax and have a drink together). Perks that get a thumbs up: great compensation, full benefits, 401K, stock options, 15 days paid vacation as well as bereavement & jury duty, fun company parties throughout the year, appropriate salary increases and much more. It's a great place to work with little drama and a lot of respect among each other. The level of genius at this company is very inspiring.

    Cons

    I can't really think of a con....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it's California, but let's get some snow days worked out ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent Experience On Silicon Beach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product & Technology in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Product & Technology in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Campus Explorer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tight-knit office culture that has evolved from a "Do everything yourself" startup culture into a more corporate environment. Lots of opportunity to improve your standing in the company with generous yearly raises. Highly intelligent and very helpful senior management team. Office location is great being 10min from the beach and in a very hip little business part of town. Work from home potential and ample vacation time.

    Cons

    No specific sick time as it's pooled with vacation time. No yearly bonuses. Still experiencing growing pains transitioning from startup to enterprise culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating people the way you do and you'll keep getting the amazing employees you have!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Kind of like regressing to high school

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

    I worked at Campus Explorer full-time

    Pros

    Campus Explorer had a fun company culture. The employees were willing have fun both in and out of work. Hours were flexible, and they were more than willing to give young people a chance to start their careers.

    Cons

    The culture was too fun for an office environment. The employees tended to act like they were still in high school, gossiping about each other and having a negative attitude when a problem arose, creating an unprofessional and sometimes uncomfortable environment. Given that the majority of employees were so young, this was not surprising, though could have been made better with a few more experienced and professional employees. The major flexibility in hours, while initially convenient, ended up being sort of a bad thing in that there were only two or three hours in each day where the whole staff was present at a time, making it difficult to feel that we were a team, being that people were arriving and leaving at radically different times. The management team did not help with this, as they seemed to expect something from lower employees that they were not doing themselves, and did not provide the best example for lower employees to follow.

    Additionally, there was no work-life balance. This may not be true for all employees of the company, but many were expected to take their work home with them, and forced work to be on the mind all the time. While this may work for some people, many want to go home for the day and not have to worry about their job, especially if they aren't getting paid enough for it. It became hard to have much of a social life with a constant need to check up on work and worry about the consequences of letting it go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seemed to be a company held view that "people worked hard to get in management, therefore they should be allowed to do whatever they want." While yes, they did work hard to get there, the real fact is that Management Sets the Tone. When lower employees see their managers goofing off, or deciding not to come in to the office seemingly at random and with no notice, they assume that that's an okay attitude to have. If a new employee is looking to one day hold a management position, they will want to emulate those in management, and the attitude seen here could work against them.

    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    A great learning experience for anyone who wants to learn about the internet economy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Campus Explorer

    Pros

    The leadership is young, dynamic, and fun. It's in an awesome area, across the street from The Counter (so good) and a great food truck meetup spot. They give you tons of responsibility and will give more if you ask. Startup culture

    Cons

    The pay was really poor. Basically minimum wage. Only works if you (a) live close by and don't ever have to pay for gas, or (b) are a student having rent paid by aid/parents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer clear paths to better salaried positions. Otherwise, great job, it was a phenomenal experience that has given me a ton of value

    Recommends

Campus Explorer Photos

Campus Explorer Headquarters

+ Add Photo

Work at Campus Explorer? Share Your Experiences

Campus Explorer

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.