Cooking.com Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
14 Reviews
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    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being a small company there is not much hierarchy, good for beginners as everybody does everything. Management likes to maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    No process in place for anything. Management depend on single individual for all technical advises. Need a strong development manager to lead and deliver high quality software product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some process in place!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bad technical leadership ... only one person praised in technology

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    scope to learn new technology. flexible working hours. everyone does everything

    Cons

    Bad Manager ... One person get credit for all project launch.
    Need to change Manager.
    Increase compensation.
    Don't loose good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what people are doing in each department and reward hardworking people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a forward-thinking company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, casual culture, easy access to senior management

    Cons

    Lots of shortsightedness, incompetence, poor decision making, misplaced priorities. Should have been strongly profitable long ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great teams hindered by C-Level management's decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Things have gotten better since the CEO left. There are a number of talented people at the company that are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Everything is legacy. Management has historically treated the company at a retail shop and refuses to go after new customer bases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your past mistakes instead of doubling down on them. Learn to adapt to the new world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service Department needs love

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great discounts on their store

    Cons

    company is cheap and management ignores CSR dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont forget about the csr's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Clueless managers leading unmotivated employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooking.com

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good location, good employee discount.

    Cons

    Management has no idea how to make the company profitable. No bonuses or raises. Heavy turnover. Culture is geared to group think and has no desire to learn from past mistakes. Long-time employees who have ground the company down in the past few years are firmly in control and will fight any new ideas. Computers and internal software are broken, obsolete, and impedes productivity. Most of the great employees have left in the past year, and everyone is doing the jobs of multiple people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one has the guts to tell the CEO that she is running the company into the ground. There needs to be new strategic vision or the company will bleed to an ugly death.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Employee With Degree  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Employee With Degree in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at Cooking.com

    Pros

    Great fun people, great discounts on cooking products, growth company.

    Cons

    small company with limited processes sometimes make things inefficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may lose a lot of good people because of the low compensation, investing more resources in tech would be a good idea.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    We've been fumbling at ecommerce since 1998

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    Current Employee - Undisclosed  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Cooking.com

    Pros

    The people at Cooking.com are great. The team does the best they can with what they have to work with each day.

    Cons

    The website is Web 1.0(-), The CEO has no clothes and no one in the company will tell her. The company is determined to reinvent itself - yet again - into a service provider without the track record or infrastructure to be successful. We duped the Food Network, but I hope others don't follow us down the rabbit hole of unprofitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When at first things don't succeed, don't try, try again -- go back to the drawing board!!!

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    Great people, room for career path change in crossing departments, but limited room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time

    Pros

    Appreciated small company size for visibility into other departments, and also opportunities to change career path within structure of the company. Great staff.

    Cons

    Limited growth because of small company size. Often resource constraints as well.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Fun Environment
    -Decent Perks
    -Good if you're a foodie

    Cons

    -Lacks Innovation
    -Extremely poor management and executive leadership
    -Lack of accountability and ownership of issues
    -Lacks financial stability (has had multiple rounds of lay offs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from mistakes, don't just keep carrying on. Understand that if you have less people, you shouldn't expect the same amount of work to be done... People get burned out. It should be the responsibility of management to prioritize the workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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