Cobalt
3.6 of 5 275 reviews
www.cobalt.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cobalt Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 275 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cobalt President and CEO John W. P. Holt

John W. P. Holt

(216 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
275 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is here is you are willing to sacrifice any career advancement"
    in 43 reviews
  • "They allow some positions to work from home on a part time of full time basis"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Preference is given to employees who have no work/life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Low pay, clueless upper management, many people in jobs above their ability level"
    in 11 reviews
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    Great company with amazing opportunities!

    Digital Solutions Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat experiences and so much knowledge! Meet high level decision makers within companies and help them grow.

    ConsHard to manage work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One engaged and determined engineer

    Software Applications Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat People, Great Location, Family Oriented. This has been a great place for me to work for many reasons. I also have a great team of coworkers.

    ConsLarge company; therefore corporate bureaucracy. Lots of blanket policies get handed down due to corporate regulations. Benefits are average. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your reports and try to get them advanced in their careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Space to grow train and innovate with an ethical market leader.

    Digital Solutions Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsChallenge, growth, culture and ethos.

    ConsHR and Marketing have not always been great

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Leadership from Top Down

    Digital Solutions Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsProviding products and services to dealers that work with a support team unlike any other. The freedom and flexibility to do what I do best, I don't ever feel like I'm being micro managed.

    ConsThere are none thus far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very productive and enjoyable first year with Cobalt.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, great products and an ongoing commitment to improve.

    ConsMarketing the company to clients and prospects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain a forward-leaning approach to your decision making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Drinking from the fire hose

    Digital Solutions Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsDirect sale, great products, great culture

    ConsProcesses all over the place, disorganized

    Advice to Senior ManagementSales tactics are too old school

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    Good to learn new technologies but not so for career growth. Work/life balance is the best part.

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Pros* Free orca card for commute
    * Scope of learning new technologies is unlimited.
    * Work/life balance is good

    Cons* No career growth at all
    * might even take 3-5 years for getting promoted
    * prefer people who have no work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior Management* Devise a clear career growth plan for developers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PowerSEO Specialist (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsI really enjoy working at Cobalt. The pay is fair, the people are nice, everything is well-organized, there is always someone to help, and they treat their employees fair.

    ConsIt is a large company, so there is not a ton of time to work with managers one on one, and we can get very busy at times with lots of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Culture

    Account Advocate (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsThe company culture is great!

    ConsThe work can get boring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to gain experience and turn it into a better job with a different company.

    Account Advocate (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsLots of great people to work with.

    ConsCompany strongly backs working your way up to new positions, but doesn't increase your pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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