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7 people found this helpful  

Getting a bit long in the tooth to have so many very early (not for grownups) startup characteristics.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Disqus

Pros

Everyone is talented (read: smart) and energetic, including the non-technical team members. As with most startups this size, there are virtually no politics. There are even virtually no technical "religions" espoused by the founders, being mostly a meritocracy.

Cons

Perhaps not entirely inappropriately, it's amateur hour. For someone with experience, it can be frustrating to see basic mistakes being made, like premature optimization concurrent with delaying investment in infrastructure until there's a "fire drill" every week. The facilities, lacking hot water, air conditioning, or ADA compliance, as well as administration and benefits, reflect a similar leanness of competence. The technical work is boring for all but the most junior engineers, as evidenced by a high turnover rate of the early non-founder technical employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Delegate the less important decisions and duties. Don't take VCs' technical advice, but, rather, use their connections to other companies with experience to get that input. Focus. Communicate the big events, like financing to employees.

6 Other Employee Reviews for Disqus (View Most Recent)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing work environment!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Disqus

    Pros

    Great culture! Very friendly company and everyone is friends with each other outside of work. The office is cool, couches are comfy, and the food is delicious.

    Cons

    Some teams are a bit disorganized and it can be difficult to get joint tasks done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Amazing people & culture!

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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 Disqus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Humble, smart and easy going people
    - Benefits are great: free healthy lunch every day, health & dental insurance, unlimited time off
    - Work-life balance

    Cons

    - Compensation, promotions and raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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