Channel IQ

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Channel IQ Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
21 Reviews
4.0
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast paced, exciting, and collaborative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and not because of superficial perks that you hear about at tech companies nowadays. The perks of working at Channel IQ as an engineer are that you always challenged, always making an impact, and always given a voice. The engineers at the company are both talented and fun to work with. Culture is very relaxed and chill, but everyone is very focused on making a great product.

    The technology we use is very modern and Channel IQ is a place where a new technology may enter our stack any day.

    Work life balance is good and working from home is allowed

    Equity is given to employees. Compensation is above average for Chicago

    Cons

    No 401k match. Unsure about company management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher salaries to acquire the best talent. Shouldn't be competing with Chicago companies for good engineers, should be competing with bay-area companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Everyone is so nice there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Channel IQ as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    ---Very chill work environment
    ---Good Administration team, they are all nice people
    ---no office drama at all

    Cons

    --definitely need a better place for future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wes the CEO, Den VP of Engineering and Kevin VP of sales are all very experienced and nice people!
    I hope they can bring the company to another level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MY SECOND HOME!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Channel IQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -This place have a lot of talented smart people
    -Very flat company with no egos and titles
    -The culture of this place is by far the best I ever worked at

    Cons

    -Need a new office space with the growing number of hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GOOD JOB WES SHEPHERD!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great environment, great teams, great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Channel IQ full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is excellent, and the work environment was very engaging and open.

    Cons

    A lot of the work is repetitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Huge Market Opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Channel IQ full-time

    Pros

    The company offers an environment where employees have the freedom for creativity and strategy; and the ability to build something and see the day to day impact on the organization. Compelling market opportunity and very talented people to help drive the success of the company. Well-positioned for success. Company is moving offices to the Loop to accommodate growth.

    +flexible environment/results driven
    +promotional opportunities - ability to be promoted from within
    +sense of family orientation and keeping with the values (CEO has instituted "no ahole policy")
    +competitive benefits

    Cons

    High growth - need smart people faster. Entrepreneurial environment - sometimes creates ambiguity, need to be able to roll with rapid change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people - they are integral to the overall success of the organization
    Create a performance based and meritorious environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Up and Coming Software Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The Technology team has wonderful chemistry and teamwork. Personally I am a big fan of stay till the job's done mentality. You would be hard-pressed to find slackers here. Dress code is relaxed yet you won't find anyone looking like a slob. There are many mentors who want to bring out the best in you. I mean very rarely will you be able to find a company where you can have a beer with the chairman, CEO and CTO.

    Cons

    The usual growing pains that a small business has as it starts becoming a a medium - large business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client services needs to be held more accountable for understanding the product lines and troubleshooting them. We also need to be able diminish the noise around product development. Clarity brings focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great technology team and challenges

    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very smart, fun people. Great technology stack and challenges. I am learning a lot. There is clearly a very big vision.

    Cons

    Need more office space. Some open roles need to get filled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot to do. Need to make sure we maintain focus.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not at all what expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Channel IQ

    Pros

    -growing company with outside people bring hired constantly
    -a few good people that actually do their job and are knowledgeable about what they are doing
    -Company happy hour

    Cons

    -some full time employees were a joke
    -contract employees treated like crap and expected to work 40+ hours a week for non-livable wage...contract employee is the company's way around not having to give you any benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you go hiring all sorts of outside people for positions take a look at the people already working for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Passionate Talented People Working at 11 (that's louder than 10)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    A cool environment that fosters individuality and rewards innovation. More new faces every week and projects to stay busy. There's never a dull moment. In the last year their company has come from unknown to well-know in Chicago. They are thought leaders. Their core product is the industry leader in the US. Nerf Guns. Company Happy Hours. Open work environment. Pro or Con they are growing so fast they need (and are getting) a new space.

    Cons

    Channel IQ has all the traditional growing pains of a start-up transitioning to a growth stage company. They are challenged by needing more top talent to execute and create the innovative products they are rolling out they can't hire fast enough. Con or Pro, they expect, and push excellence out of their employees but sometimes push the work-life balance pretty hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've missed a couple chances in the past - keep pushing forward and give employees the opportunity to find their way to success. Listen more.

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

    Very little engineering involved

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Some good people.
    Might actually be a good business as the concept is good.

    Cons

    Excessive micromanagement.
    Don't believe in perks as to it being a good place to work.
    Management has no real engineering experience or background.
    Poor execution, everything is solved via band aid fixes rather than fixing root causes.
    Losing a lot of good technical people due to politics.
    They expect you to work 10-12 hour days, including weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a complete makeover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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