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Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The dream that ended far too soon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Dropcam was the best company to work for ever.
    Accountability for work and passion to excellence was the norm because everyone loved working there.
    Dropcam cultivated a work environment that encouraged all of it's constituents to be contributors of the ideal workplace environment. And as if the awesome perks (helicopter rides, awesome food, enviable work-life balance, an office in the heart of the greatest city in the continental US...) weren't enough, the dropcam product is unparalleled in quality and at the heart of its value is customer satisfaction, so Dropcam was definitely a product that one would be proud to represent and stand behind.

    Cons

    Dropcam was acquired by another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You had the magic formula with Dropcam. If you could recreate a company like this, I would drop everything and bend over backwards to work for you again, hands down, bar-none, mic drop.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Amazing, awesome, and the best learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The founders, my boss, my co-workers, the engineering talent, the overall talent of the entire team, the quality of the product, the culture, beer-30, the eggs in plastic, my friends, the uniqueness of everyone.

    Cons

    The commute is now longer due to relocation after the acquisition (but we have a gym :) ).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Duffy and Aamir are amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Death of a once beautiful company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This was my favorite job and company to work for --- ever. the people, the business, the culture--everything was perfect.

    Cons

    Nest. They are killing everything that was special about working at Dropcam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave Nest and start a new company.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once in a lifetime

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

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Great product
    Big challenges
    Fantastic culture (#dropfam)
    Awesome location
    Good leadership
    Lifelong friendships

    This place was firing on all cylinders. Everyone worked brilliantly to get it big projects to the goal line. It was the kind of team that could complete each other's thoughts. Communication was efficient, needless meetings were nonexistent, and we achieved big things with big smiles on our faces while maintaining work-life balance. So many of us considered this our dream job and gave it all our energy and would have worked here for life.

    Cons

    None until now. Everything we built is being carelessly dismantled by after acquisition. Dropcam is dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We had something going. This was a rocket ship. So much was right there within reach. And now, projects are cancelled, team is splintered, and the mojo is gone. That kind of mojo is a once in a lifetime kind of thing, and there was no reason it couldn't keep going. Nest just doesn't get it. Google gets it. Help us Google, you're our only hope... Long live Dropcam!

    Recommends
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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best team I've ever worked with period

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    All teams across all functions worked seamlessly together. This was the closet group I've ever worked with. Engineering, QA, PM, Marketing, Finance, Customer Support all worked their you know what off and were really passionate about what they were doing.

    Cons

    There were no cons. Only con is one of the best teams is about to die a slow painful death at the hands of Nest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it real, that's what made this place great. No pretending, just cool smart people.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Getting things done without killing yourself. Smart people. Lot to learn. Very employee friendly. Operating in a very hot area (internet of things) and building product that people love.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (thumbsup) (mindblown)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding place to be. Great culture and people. Satisfying work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Great teams. People are motivated, encouraged and friendly. No politics. The Smart Home is a very exciting space to be in currently and Dropcam has great ideas.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that lives up to the hype

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

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    - Team of smart people working together to solve problems
    - Good pay/benefits
    - Nice office in a good location
    - Probably truly the nicest group of people I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing stands out as being especially negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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