ClickFox Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. ClickFox

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ClickFox

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

    Pros

    ClickFox is a family friendly, small company focused on success. The compensation is excellent and benefits are well rounded.

    Cons

    The time off policy is 3 weeks regardless of how long you have been with the company. There is little upward mobility as it is a small company.


  2. Information Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Denver, CO

    I worked at ClickFox

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

    Pros

    Big Data, Hadoop, very innovative company, flexible, cutting edge

    Cons

    startup mentality, poor connections between upper management and service teams, unreasonable expectations, resent cash flow problems caused big layoffs

    Advice to Management

    pick a path and stick to it, stop shifting focus


  3. Helpful (7)

    Java Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ClickFox full-time

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

    Pros

    The people who are the boots on the ground are great. Mgmt not so much. For example, Cathy in HR department is awesome.

    Cons

    How can you call a 15 year old company a startup? Well, that is just the tip of the iceberg. Google search Clickfox and you'll see listed as Software Company. If that is what they think they are, run fast and far far away. Clickfox execs have no idea who or what they are. Really, a bunch of amatuers who think they know, yet the amatuers (execs) managed to lose multiple customers, and they only have a few (12 maybe). How they have managed to get any capital is just insane. As an employee, it makes no sense, and for others to invest, well good thing they don't sell amway, else we all be overstocked with amway products.

    As for the software development work. After a recent major layoff, devs who remain will be overworked (got to save the rest of there customers - firedrill), vastly underpaid, and led by a team who really have no idea.

    The management team will stab you in the back, they don't know how to support and back there own teams, and after being stabbed, they will walk over the warm remains.

    Are they selling you on big data and exciting work. Study map/reduce, study hdfs, learn scala collections, go find work elsewhere. Stay far away from here.

    They sell you on exciting product, one of a kind. Sure, if it is so desirable, why is there not any competition? Because no value in this product as software.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. For years management has screwed employess (worker bees), stop immediately. The layoff is your fault and your alone. Stop blaming others, start with simply saying I don't know and work on it. The execs need to decide are they managers or leaders. Many want to be leaders, so become great leaders or find people who are. Stop the stupidity cause now your just messing with the people who cannot afford it, your employees. Every executive at CF should resign or at the very least, tell the employess you just screwed your sorry, you screwed up. Be honest, be real leaders. You should all be ashamed of yourselfs.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Sinking ship,

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    In the words of the COO "The technologies you are working with will help you get hired elsewhere when you are ready to leave"

    Cons

    Exhausting work schedule, no real work life balance. No mobility in the company. Subpar equipment. Noisy, chaotic work environment. Massive layoffs have occurred with no real notice. If leaving the company, expect that when giving your two weeks notice you will be fired immediately. The COO has no clue what is going on in the company. At an all hands meeting he stated to everyone unprovoked, "If you don't like it here, you can leave". The CEO is never in touch with anything that is going on in the office and acts like the company is his own little plaything.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to operate a business, Clean out upper management completely, they are destroying the company.


  6. Helpful (8)

    Management rookies

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to get into technology, short term gig.

    Cons

    Company is a life raft for the friends of management. CEO has no long term strategy outside of "hit and run" money capturing. Very little thought into how to retain and increase client sat. Management team has no real clue how to lead. Little kids in grown up clothes.


  7. Helpful (4)

    15 year old "start up" with amateur management

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at ClickFox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great product for the industry, it truly could change the Big Data world, one day. The people I worked with at the time were very technologically savvy and a really fun bunch. Teams within the company used to celebrated overcoming large obstacles, they seem to have stopped this. Company hosted events such as the company picnic had to be the most fun event I've been to. Company-provided benefits were fantastic as well. The work environment was laid back and ready to tackle most challenges. Plenty of free time to learn new tech skills, which will help beef up your resume. Currently this company is revamping it's office space and expanding it as well.

    Cons

    department, some people may consider this a pro because it does lead to free time for professional development. The management have no fundamental management skills; while some of them are slightly useful tech-wise. New manager politics rule the office - so no room to improve without drastic company-wide changes. This company also cares very little for client/employee retention. A vast majority of senior employees left mid 2014 due to the last two points. There is also very limited documentation and it seems that management doesn't care about creating any anytime soon.
    As mentioned in the Pros, this company is currently going under an office transformation. Unfortunately the chairs could not have cost the company more than $30 a piece and the new desks (tables) were slightly higher quality than a fold-out card table. It was not stated if these items were temporary or permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Strongly re-consider your client/employee retention practices. Stop hiring your personal friends without exhausting all other options/candidates. Before making additions to your workforce, actually evaluate the employees you currently have, you'll be surprised at how many you can get rid of. Implement useful documentation, policies, and practices for future employees. Not everything can be on fire at once, take a step back and look at the bigger picture, you'll thank me for it.


  8. Good place to work, interesting product

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open culture, lots of collaboration between departments, fun activities organized by company, great coworkers

    Cons

    Bonus is usually unobtainable, office cubicles are awful (call center style), infrastructure unable to handle data loads so lots of fires to put out

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great idea, tough market

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ClickFox

    Pros

    Great idea and smart people developing a new market and new business solutions in Big Data.

    Cons

    Tough new market makes it hard to find budgets and big thinkers who will embrace change.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Startup mentality, for a 10 year old company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technology, meaning you become a subject matter expert by reading everything you can find in just a few days. You gain a great deal of experience on the latest technology by setting up and playing with it, does not mean it will ever be implemented. You will become a troubleshooting guru due to all the fires that constantly pop up, pushing your current emergency to the back burner, to work on the latest emergency.

    Cons

    Company direction dictated to which ever client pays the most for the service and is up to date on payments.
    Management are mostly Nice Systems rejects, with dollar signs in their eyes, but not much talent in the management field.
    Not many opportunities for advancement unless you are a Data Scientist, only because they leave so quickly and have to be replaced.
    Tend to hire college grads at low salary, or even High School Students.
    Layoffs and firings were the norm.
    Technology driven by the whims of Project Managers and Business Analysts, without understanding the capabilities of the technology.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company seriously, try to grow the technology and customer base with standards, reliability, and professionalism, not smoke and mirrors!


  11. Helpful (1)

    ClickFox is a great place to gain valuable experience.

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

    I have been working at ClickFox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are incredible opportunities to work with teams on projects and get experience that will build your resume. It's fun to work with a lot of really smart people who are very passionate about what they're doing. There is a lot of flexibility with schedules but a lot of work to do too. You can move up the ladder pretty quickly if you deliver results. So much potential in the big data space for CF!

    Cons

    Employees need to understand the company mission, vision and values and how that connects with what we do everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely getting better but communication from management could still improve.



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