Become.com

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Fun environment, but probably not worth it in the long run.

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Current Employee - SEO Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - SEO Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Become.com

Pros

Free lunch. Young environment offers a lot of opportunity to meet great people and new friends. The work is also fairly varied so it's not too boring.

Cons

Very poor pay. Interns are often overlooked or dismissed as useless. The employees can be very clique-y, which can lead to frustration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Appreciate your interns. Allow for salary negotiations. Quit taking advantage of the recession to use intelligent people for menial labor. Limit the number of interns you hire so that there is actually a hope of starting a career with the company. If you don't want to do this, then why are you even hiring interns? Doing this makes us feel taken advantage of.

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  1.  

    Could not recommend to my real friend

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Become.com

    Pros

    engineers are good to each other; no much politics in engineering; some smart people.

    Cons

    they are very frugal business people, who will try to make a bargain in paying you;
    working time is most inflexible I've ever known. fixed working hour 10am - 7pm;
    they said you could not work from home but they treat you as on call and you have to
    use your own computer and pay for your internet by yourself but log in to VPN to work at mid-night.

    very ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about how to retain your engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great engineers. Really immature management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Become.com

    Pros

    Become has very good engineers. Nice people. Free lunch, dinner and snacks. The office is nice and the kitchen is super with Starbucks coffee machine and even an $3000 spresso machine. PS3 with a 52'' sony TV and foosball table in the kitchen.Good location in sunnyvale. More than half of the engineers have a PhD. It is a fun loving crowd. There is a lot of comradery in the team.

    Cons

    Company is in panic mode. Management is immature. Working from home is not allowed. 10 - 7 normal hours. lately its has been an enforced 9:30 - 7:30 schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had the economy been better, people would have left in droves. You have to listen to your people. Dont work them like this.

    Doesn't Recommend
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