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new and awesome challenges everyday that keep me learning and growing as an engineer

Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsI really love the people I work with. The other engineers are extremely talented and I learn from them every single day. The work is challenging and I constantly feel like I'm pushing the limits of my abilities and growing professionally as a result. The swings in the office are a great place to meditate on a hard problem you're chewing on, and if that doesn't do it surely a game of ping pong will. Most people in the office have a standing desk and we also have a 'living room' full of couches, so you never have to sit at the same boring desk day after day. We've started doing Tech Talk Tuesdays twice a month where someone presents a new language/framework/concept during lunch. The food is great. Like most people here, our chef is really, really good at what he does.

ConsI love my work so much, that sometimes its hard to balance out other parts of my life. I find myself staying up through the night and hacking gleefully away on weekends to nail the projects I'm working on. Let me be completely clear: This is NOT because I feel pressure from management to work a lot. Its because the management creates an environment where the engineers are encouraged to build stuff, and to take pride in what you've built. The work-life balance thing is important though, so I guess this is a Con. But I can think of worse problems to have.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Its going to be an amazing year for Couchsurfing =]

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management is cold & clueless. The food is good.

    Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CouchSurfing full-time


    Pros: 1) The office furniture is nice 2) Ping-pong table 3) The chef is a very good… Cons: 1) Co-workers disappear from the office and you don't know until weeks later that they were not on vacation. This happens monthly! 2) Company relies heavily… Advice to Senior Management: Treat people with respect. Don't rely on media to pretend that you are a respectful & cultural company. You clearly doesn't care about employees or… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    The biggest 180 I have ever witnessed a company take

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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


    Pros: - The people you work closely with on a day to day basis are phenomenal. They are fun, they feel like family, and most… Cons: - I can not even begin to stress these three words enough: *Culture Of Fear!* Senior management actually uses the phrase, "If you… Advice to Senior Management: -- Don't remove the art and inspiration from the walls. It shows your true colors. -- Listen to your community. They know what made… 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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