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Great people to work with and learn about Linux hosting

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Tech Support in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Tech Support in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at DreamHost

Pros

The people are real friendly, and are always willing to help. You can always request time off or sick days as long as you explain briefly why. They provide snacks & drinks, a foosball table to take your frustrations on as well as a pool table. Very friendly environment, with freedom to do what you want with your computer set up (install anything as well as install whatever OS you decide). Desks are NOT cubicles, which of course makes it feel less like a slave environment, and some La-Z Boy chairs. Very relaxed place to work. Ability to work from home some days, and you can chose to work on holidays for half the day at home as well. For pregnancies, they give you 4 weeks paid off, and 4 weeks working from home which is a lot more than any other place I've worked at.

Cons

The starting pay was a little below average in my opinion, but I suppose it makes up in the amount of benefits and perks that you receive (like Health, Dental & Vision).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They were glad to help you out and would help you personally if you fell behind in your daily numbers. Are always flexible to assist you with any problems that you may have, like hours or days worked.

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    Fun culture and passionate employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I have been working at DreamHost

    Pros

    DreamHost is really quite a relaxing place to work at, and the hours are flexible for many positions. The company makes its fun, "startup-y" culture a priority, as evidenced by the ping-pong and foosball tables. Great people to work with too, they all seem to love what they do. There are definitely many opportunities to interact with all the employees both at the Brea and LA offices.

    Cons

    Salary was a bit lower than average. Also, not much diversity around the office, but that's Orange County for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    a company that cares about the bottom line, and not much else.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Brea, CA

    I worked at DreamHost full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and interesting work environment. Coworkers are easy to talk to and are passionate about what they do. The company was listed as one of the top workplaces in California for three years in a row (based on employee feedback), but they haven't been able to maintain that status the past few years for good reason.

    Cons

    Management seems to only care about numbers and the bottom line. The company seems to neglect quality of service and treats employees and customers like a herd of cattle. Management would rather herd customers through the system rather than giving customers individual attention. Management has made some poor investments in the past that has caused employees to suffer as a result. The company was listed as one of the top workplaces in California for three years in a row (based on employee feedback), but they haven't been able to maintain that status the past few years for good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If you truly care about customers and employees experiences with the company, don't treat them like cattle. Loosen up on quota demands. Give customers better resources for help and instructions. Provide better technical documentation for employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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