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17 people found this helpful  

Hire and fire

Mobile Applications Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsThe couches in our giant sky-lit office in San Francisco are comfy.
Top-of-the-line medical, dental, and vision. 100% company-sponsored for employees. 50% for spouses and dependents.
Extra time off to surf on members’ couches and experience Couchsurfing firsthand. Travel expenses.
Equity stake in a start-up that’s already had eight years of success as a former non-profit. And a salary that rewards my creativity.
Free healthy lunch, dinner, and snacks. Friday happy hour. Caffeine on tap. Safe parking for bicycles. Weekly ping pong turnaments. No dress code.

ConsThere's no strategy and no vision. A lot of stress and panic lately, resulting in last minute cancellations. If they don't fire me soon, like most of the people who worked here when I started, I'll have to quit before I go crazy or get an ulcer.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart telling the truth and listen to our customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    15 people found this helpful  

    What was once a user-centric, hospitality-driven trusted community is quickly turning into just another travel website

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CouchSurfing full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Many of the people who work at CouchSurfing are wonderful, but leadership leaves much to be desired. Members of CouchSurfing are extremely passionate and… Cons: I agree with another reviewer who said that this has turned into a hierarchical organization run by a culture of fear. There have been… Advice to Senior Management: It's one thing to talk about having a strong culture, and another thing to practice what you preach. Diversity in perspectives, skills, nationality, background… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    9 people found this helpful  

    On your toes

    Programmer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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


    Pros: If you want to learn to change directions at the the bounce of a ping pong ball, catering to whims and about faces and general… Cons: What's to complain about? Now that the old staff has been tossed in the gutter, the cream of indecisiveness has taken the helm. They are… Advice to Senior Management: Change management. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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