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Dynamic, fun, fast-paced environment

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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 Cobalt full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

There are many good, smart, and talented people here who really seem to care about what they do and are fun to work with. Focus is on getting things done vs. politicking. Every individual has an opportunity to make an impact and career growth opportunities are there for those who work hard and reach for their goals. The company still has a start-up feel despite the ADP acquisition. The office and location is great and the benefits are solid.

Cons

Change is a constant, so those who like a steady state should look elsewhere. Self-starters will be most successful here.

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    Fast paced and fun environment

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    Current Employee - Web Design Specialist I  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Web Design Specialist I in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Many departments have work from home options
    Departments work towards teaming together to give the client the best service
    The products we work with are expanding and changing every day
    Great culture, lots of opportunities to meet other departments in social settings

    Cons

    Can be hard to move between departments and not feel stuck
    Changes and development can sometimes be in silos (not taking other departments into consideration)
    Management can single out people as favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication lines open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A new challenge every day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I have been working for Cobalt for just a few months and there are a lot of great things about this company.
    -Great work/home balance. I have a flexible schedule that allows me to come in and leave from work whenever I want.
    -I can work on any task within my team. Nobody tells me what to take, I have the freedom to choose what I want to do.
    -An exciting problem domain where I can work on front-end or back-end development.
    -Free orca card pass which is the only way I travel.

    Cons

    -Poor communication from direct manager.
    -So far it doesn't seem like there is a lot of room to grow professionally. Cobalt greatly stresses the importance of learning which is excellent, but it doesn't look like there are many management positions for people to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My first week I was told I would have a bi-weekly meeting with my manager regarding my progress and concerns with the company. That was the only meeting. My advice to the managers would be to follow through with their promises and listen to what their employees have to offer.

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    Positive Outlook
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