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Great culture, incredible talent & product. Young CEO who's made mistakes, but he's making a big effort to improve.

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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 Clinkle full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Everyone at Clinkle is a genius of high caliber
-Really laid back work environment, happy hour Fridays.
-But we're also really serious about our work, and take the technology to the next level
-Best design team in the valley
-Best of the best talent out of Stanford (several engineers were in top 2% of class)
-Extremely beautiful and user-focused product, not just a utility app
-Trying to solve a really huge problem, fundamental to every human
-Not just looking to get acquired like most startups, trying to go big
-Very well-funded, meaning we can hire amazing people
-The CEO fully understands the mistakes he's made, and is making a huge effort recently to improve on these problems and hire really experienced executives to help him get better.

Cons

-CEO is young an inexperienced, but acts like he's already started two or three billion-$ companies
-Design Team can be overbearing and overconfident in their requirements to engineering
-Product hasn't launched yet (though this is mostly due to our external vendors, not internal)
-Slightly below market compensation (but they'll definitely give you a raise if you earn it)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue improving on the communication channels, continue hiring great top executives and bringing more experience to the management team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A self-aggrandizing and grossly over-hyped culture of fear

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

    I worked at Clinkle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Awesome, fun, talented individuals, all across company
    - Delicious, free, catered lunches and dinners (dinners at 6:30pm)
    - Company happy hours on Fridays
    - Young, energetic, silly environment (at ground level)

    Cons

    - Dissatisfaction across the company at leadership
    - Slow disillusionment at actual product's promise
    - Very poor communication across company
    - Top talent leaving for other opportunities
    - Questionable business practices
    - Broken promises (equity, etc.)
    - Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a bit more kindness, understanding, and compassion. Your company is only as good as your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership, poor inter-departmental communication, and no appreciation of any company's biggest asset: its people.

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

    I worked at Clinkle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office
    Happy hours on Friday and catered lunches
    Really talented young people who are inspiring and fun

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership
    Very low compensation to non-engineering roles
    2 rounds of layoffs in 3 months? Not great for culture, job security, or company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value your employees. Don't treat people like a number. Get a better handle on communicating between teams so that things can move forward with the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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