Cashstar

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Cashstar Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
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  1.  

    My experience at CashStar has been nothing but positive. The Exec team is open to suggestions and our company goals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cashstar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Executives have been very transparent in their approach and goals. The entire team works close together to accomplish these goals.

    Cons

    We are building the company fast but in a growth start-up environment resources can be tight. Must think out of the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive Team please keep communicating your vision of the company. This is one place where over communication is necessary. Its the only way the CashStar team can help build the vision and help add color to the structure of the company.

    Recommends
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at Cashstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is great - good people that truly embody the Maine way, beer on Thursdays, fun outings, etc. Also a few really smart people.

    Cons

    Poor management, juvenile and unprofessional, company isn't quite going places, wasn't much room for personal growth and slow to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you're in high school. The gossip and games are very unbecoming and immature.

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    Good middle management, poor communicatio from the upper levels

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at Cashstar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The place has a great start-up atmosphere, everybody is easy going. It's really one of a kind in Portland Maine.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great but that comes with the trade-offs you want to make. There aren't similar opportunities in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your plans to your workers.

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    Boston/Cambridge style tech company in Old Port

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Cashstar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast growing technology company in Old Port section of Portland has a "Boston/Cambridge" startup feel. Smart, passionate, good humored, dedicated team.
    Big market opportunity
    Good opensource technology stack
    Strong referencable client base of 300 top retail and restaurant cutomers
    Small enough for your efforts to be immediately impactful yet successful enough that you don't have to worry about the doors closing
    Positive press - Inc 500 list of fastest growing prIvate companies(6th fastest growing private SW company), Forbes list of America;s Most Promising Companies 2014
    Proud of its Portland heritage, one of the executives calls our ability to be a SW success in downtown Portland "the audacity of CashStar"
    Storng benefit program for size of company

    Cons

    Company is tied very tightly to retail cycle and the busiest time of year is between Thanksgiving and end of the year.
    Normal growing pains of maturing VC funded company
    High standards and lots of work but not out of the norm for size and age of the compnay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to find ways to become more scalable
    share successes and communicate challenges as well

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    Fantastic growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

    Great people, top to bottom - everyone is extremely committed. Outstanding benefits and competitive compensation package. I started at CashStar with a wide variety of responsibilities, it being a start-up, but as we grew I moved into a position that I am truly passionate about. I was provided the opportunity to shape my own role at CashStar, and have a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Very few. Long hours, but when you're passionate about what you do, it's not a problem. Very flexible schedule - as long as you get your work done. We're outgrowing the office space, but have plans to move in the next several months. Growing pains, but we're slowly and effectively working through them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Hire great people, be transparent about the company, and continue to push us to do amazing, innovative things.

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  7.  

    Great company, awesome people, innovative products!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Cashstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The rest of the engineering staff and myself are constantly facing technical challenges that push us to learn more about our field than ever envisioned. Having been here for 2 years, everyone feels like family, and that makes coming into work so much more fun. I work closely with some of the smartest people that I've met, which helps drive intelligent and productive conversations and product development. Everyone here is able to contribute to CashStar's success no matter what job they have or department they're in.

    Cons

    Small teams can sometimes be difficult for timely project success. Though tightly-knit and very productive, some projects teams constantly face large innovative work loads that are more appropriate for teams twice the size.

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  8.  

    Exciting and Rewarding Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The market potential for CashStar and digital gifting is huge. New leadership has the company on a path to really scale and transform the company. (New CEO has improved benefits this year, including giving us an extra week of PTO.) You can't find a better team of people working their hardest to drive innovation and take the products and services to the next level. There's a level of excitement at this company that's really energizing.

    Cons

    Typical challenges associated with a company adding employees and customers fast, evolving processes and systems, etc.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great company/team/market/location

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Cashstar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    CashStar is so obviously on the right side of a trend. Winning awards, setting revenue records and being named to Forbes, Inc. 500 and Best Places to Work lists keeps morale high. There is latitude internally to find and work on a project that really gets you excited. Bonuses/benefits are extremely generous. The office is fun and full of young go-getters (well-stocked kitchen and ping-pong table included). Clearly there were some organizational changes in 2013, but those changes were made to align the company for future success. With many recent hires, the team is stronger than ever.

    Cons

    CashStar probably isn't growing the team as quickly as the work demands, and as a result some opportunity is being left on the table. That can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in product - as the market grows the field will probably be more competitive. Continue communicating well and being accessible for chats with all levels of employees.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Great products, big market, good team

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Cashstar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    We're developing sweet products on a terrific architecture. Hiring lots of good people and new CEO is cool, gets sh*t done.

    Cons

    Current office is old, layout is no good and we've run out of space. Think we're moving soon but can't come soon enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring more engineers!!

    Positive Outlook
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    Fast growing and lots of energy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cashstar

    Pros

    Inc 500 company is growing fast. Super strong and innovative technology stack driving record sales. Amazing clients and a really fun team. Crazy co-founder and former CEO was thankfully dragged out of building. New CEO at least seems to have his act together.

    Cons

    There's plenty of water cooler chatter. And plenty of baggage from the old CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO should keep making changes. And invest in product development. Company could be huge if we get things moving faster!

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