Conversica

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Dizzying Innovation in a Team Driven Environment

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Conversica full-time (more than a year)

Pros

great people, food and office views. Constant evolution of technical infrastructure as the business continues to grow. The best part is the team driven environment. Its rewarding to watch your efforts add to success within the business. Help is readily available for those interested in learning. Hard work consistently is recognized and rewarded.

Cons

free beer can be excessively foamy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep the doors open for communication. Continue to invite team members to meetings that involve relevant code/ideas in order to avoid the trickle-down effect.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sleazebags

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Conversica full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits
    Free food
    Free beer
    Pool table
    Ping pong table
    Office "mom" to prepare free food and clean the office
    401k with an OK employer match, a few percent isn't much when you are paid so little though.

    Cons

    50 hours a week minimum + 24/7 "On Call"
    Mandated shifts that can have you working as early as 6AM or as late as Midnight.
    Working on the weekends a normal occurrence
    Terrible work-life balance

    No overtime, even for hourly employees working over 40 hours a week, which is illegal in this state.

    2 weeks to 1 month unpaid before they decide to hire you for real.

    Start at just above minimum wage, this goes for hourly and salaried employees.

    Focus on "fix it right now" not maintainable code

    Don't get me started on the contract you sign to work there, literally a book.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay competitive salaries
    Free food and beer != caring about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Conversica Response

    Aug 9, 2013Marketing

    We are always striving to compete for talented Software Developers. While your experience at AVA may not be what you had hoped for we support your decision to work somewhere else.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cheap

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Conversica full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They had free food and energy drinks.
    There was an office pool table with an office pool ranking.
    There was occasional office beer and pizza.

    Cons

    The pay was very poor. It was barely minimum wage.
    It was a threatening office environment. People were either being fired or afraid of being fired.
    The code quality was low. Everything was constantly being written and rewritten as fast as possible with little to no attention to long term maintainability.
    They forced you to work unpaid overtime hours and threatened you if you didn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers a competitive wage or you'll continue to see a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Conversica Response

    Aug 9, 2013Marketing

    We are always striving to compete for talented Software Developers. While your experience at AVA may not be what you had hoped for we support your decision to work somewhere else.

    For anyone
    ... More

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