Crowdflower

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Crowdflower Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
13 Reviews
4.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    The definition of a San Francisco Startup!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Hero  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Hero in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are very fun
    Easy to move between departments from the entry-level position
    Constant updates on the state of the company from senior mgmt
    Easy to build on skills that you want to strengthen
    Awesome perks: cash towards wellness programs, catered food to work
    Trial by fire environment allows you to use your unique problem solving approach - there a million ways to do things, so do it how it works for you!
    Environment allows you to be social or studious - you won't go crazy! : )

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be difficult to maintain (typical of start-up). Know when to take a day off!
    It can be difficult to get a personal review of your career progress and track for the company
    I still don't have a description of what my position is and its track - so this makes it difficult to see where I will be in the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us sit in on upper management meetings! Transparency is good for us all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting product experiencing difficulty by poor management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowdflower

    Pros

    Interesting product, mostly talented people, friendly work environment, good benefit package and decent catering.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management making hasty decisions in panic that don't follow their established company values in an attempt to dial-in their market. This leads to many poor outcomes, and at times a strange and uncomfortable energy in the office. Many employees have left recently, seeking greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your burn rate isn't your most important consideration. If you throw your talented and engaged personnel overboard, there won't be anyone left that cares enough about the ship to bail the water. You would be best served by returning to your corporate values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Scam

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowdflower

    Pros

    There are no pros, the pay is below minimum wage, company is currently being sued for violating federal employment practices and they stopped paying their workers 3 weeks ago!

    Cons

    The pay is below minimum wage, company is currently being sued for violating federal employment practices and they stopped paying their workers 3 weeks ago!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to actually pay the workers and up the fees to be a legal rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, smart people developing a new industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not afraid to give substantial raises as skills increase to retain key talent
    Relatively good work-life balance for a startup
    Smart and interesting colleagues
    Management is very open-minded about how to make the office and company great
    Excellent 401k

    Cons

    No particular complaints. Its a quickly evolving company and you have to be ready for that as with any startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly exciting time for CrowdFlower

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

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Vision and company direction that is changing the crowdsourcing industry for the better
    -Extremely intelligent and innovative teams
    -Great product that is constantly improving
    -Top-notch client roster
    -Not afraid to fire underperforming employees
    -Fun company culture
    -Fantastic location in the heart of the Mission

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Some inexperience at management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with messaging/company goals to employees, keep improving the product, retain great talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Everyone at Crowdflower is motivated, hard-working and driven by the company's vision.

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

    I worked at Crowdflower full-time

    Pros

    - Smart co-workers
    - Fast company growth = new opportunities
    - Very friendly co-workers who will collaborate on new projects

    Cons

    While there are downsides to working anywhere, this will vary for each individual because there are so many factors that go into making a good company culture fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed bag!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Crowdflower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting product offering and market opportunity, some very high quality team members, company seems to succeed in spite of itself, laid-back startup culture and attitude

    Cons

    Erratic and arbitrary management style, inexperienced managers, very little organizational or professional development, some very low quality team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define some values, stop recycling the same roadmap and goals, try to use best practices to retain talent, beware the growing frat culture, revisit your understanding of professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I love working for CrowdFlower

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Insanely bright team
    - Great culture where management cares about what's best for you the individual
    - Good pay
    - Rapidly growing space that's still in it's infancy as far as potential
    - Solid benefits
    - Unlimited snacks and drinks
    - Team Lunch, dinner, breakfast served a few days a week
    - Fun space and location
    - Really challenging

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Few unmotivated employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within and doing your best to retain the amazing talent you already have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It a OK startup to work for

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

    I worked at Crowdflower full-time

    Pros

    comparable salary, good benefits, young team enviroment

    Cons

    Lack of transparency
    Unstable
    Easily hiring/firing
    Too many changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting new sector - Crowdsourcing! Huge space.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close team collaboration. Innovative. Considerate.

    Cons

    Business model challenging. Profitability needs work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking for the killer app

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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