Cogo Labs

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Very different but very fun

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Cogo Labs full-time

Pros

I get to work with a lot of data. I get to have an opinion and use my own ideas in figuring out what to analyze, how to approach problems. Coworkers are fun, outgoing, relaxed. Get to see how your work impacts the businesses you're incubating

Cons

There's not a lot of other companies doing what we do, so there isn't really a roadmap or a set of processes in place. Which is great sometimes, frustrating occasionally. Also the air conditioning is unpredictable, freezing cold some days, too warm other days.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More company outings! And the World Cup screen should become a permanent thing in the office so we can watch sports all the time

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Positive Outlook

Cogo Labs Response

Jul 3, 2014Director, Talent Development

More company outings is a definite possibility. The giant screen remaining up all the time is a soft maybe.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could not ask for a better place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Not sure where the other reviewer was working... but there's very little politics, almost no red tape, and tons of resources at your disposal at Cogo. There are tons of brilliant employees and the environment is incredibly relaxed.

    -Tons of events with free food/beer
    -You get to use whatever tools/software you want
    -No BS... everyone here is driven by the end result
    - Tons of growth in the past year and a great deal of potential moving forward
    - Extremely interesting work... the data you get to work with here is the stuff of dreams
    - Managers are pragmatic

    Cons

    - Salaries are on the low side, but on par with what you'd expect from a startup. This will likely change in the coming years
    - Stressful
    - Incubator tries to fly under the radar (for various reasons) so very little name recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the quality of the hiring up. In particular, try recruiting more analysts with a programming background.

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    Positive Outlook

    Cogo Labs Response

    Jul 3, 2014Director, Talent Development

    Thank you! And yes we agree we need more analysts who have programming backgrounds. We are looking! And don't forget about our referral bonus, if any amazing people cross your path!

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Political and low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cogo Labs

    Pros

    It's still a job, and you should still learn what you can.

    Cons

    #1 Big company politics at small company. Everyone is looking out for themselves. Perfect example is an underperforming employee who was kept around because someone married on the management team was sleeping with despite numerous complaints.
    #2 Not a startup environment even though they claim to be. It's less fun and more cut throat. You are a worker bee. The payout is low, and you usually join a startup and give up salary for a payday later.

    Cogo Labs Response

    Jul 3, 2014Director, Talent Development

    Hi! Thank you for this feedback! There are a few things in this review that make it sound like it might not actually have been written by a current employee. But we could be wrong! If it was, and ... More

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