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Fabulous

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II

I have been working at A9.com

Pros

- Good technology
- Great people
- good work life balance
- friday sports

Cons

very flat heirarchy and not the best benefits. No cash bonus awards. Not many customer facing opportunites

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than Amazon, challenging work, great pay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at A9.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Work is really good and challenging. Projects involving distributed systems, AWS, machine learning, ad technology, graphics (visual search team)
    - Work with Amazon infrastructure and internal tools
    - Coworkers are very knowledgeable and professional
    - Great location, right beside Caltrain in Palo Alto, so you can live anywhere in Bay Area and commute
    - Decent office space, its not open office like most tech companies, which I preferred
    - Good compensation, better than amazon

    Cons

    - Not enough perks compared to other tech companies
    - Office space is too crammed, only 2 buildings near each other in Palo Alto, sharing one office room with 3-4 people
    - Frugality of Amazon (less frugal though, you get cereal pop etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more team spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst one compared with other giant Intenet companies

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at A9.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Can work on exciting technologies, AWS, DynamoDB, EC2.
    -Be well trained to work on well-built infrastructure and cloud. Have deep understanding of distributed and Internet technologies.

    Cons

    -Worst pay compared with other public Internet companies. Little RSU in the first 3 years. Almost work for no bonus.
    -No free lunch, no snacks (though some cheap nuts, no one wants to touch), no gym, no team event (cut budget), no engineering offsite, only work, release, rollout then work, move fast
    -Worst middle level management, no vision, no technical skills, no understanding of Internet business, arrogant, doing nothing, except slave people to work.
    -Employee turn over rate is very short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers are the most valuable assets in the company. Instead of wasting money on hiring a bunch of highly paid, doing nothing managers from nowhere, why not give out more to people who actually are doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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