Elemental Technologies

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Cutting edge technology company, could use more direction and organization.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

Pros

Great coworkers and culture, a culmination of brilliant minds. This company is on the cutting edge of video processing and streaming and is overcoming even much bigger competitors for this reason. Company offers great benefits and pays insurance premiums for all employees

Cons

Company is in dire need of stronger direction and overall better management. Current management in-place has 'overall poor performance' and room for improvement. It's easy to get delayed by others because of this lack of direction, and the saying "blame goes downhill" very much holds true.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create distinct departments and processes and stick by them, don't create blur and confusion regarding what an employee or department is supposed to be doing at any given time. I know this is characteristic of start-ups, but I have seen it handled better even among smaller start-ups.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Elemental Technologies

  1.  

    Revitalizing, after not-so-hot experience in this space. Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR

    Pros

    - no sacred cows, sets the scene for innovation

    - holistic approach to the workplace - not just challenging and fun at work, but also community-involved and physical / emotion employee development (and having fun at it)

    - highly collaborative, really! Minimal-to-no amount of politics + voracious appetite for productivity and collaboration tools = truly collaborative workplace

    - well-hedged business in various vertical and geographic video market segments. Quite a feat a company this size. Speaking of which ...

    - great company size where it's big enough to punch out features at high velocity (and solid quality product), while small enough to be focused on business priorities and giving employees a chance to make a difference. Not too hot - not too cold - just right (size)

    - Portland is a great town (and I relocated here for Elemental from areas considered great places to live in)

    Cons

    - you may gain weight because of all the great cheese and snacks that are nicely prepared and presented every day - oh and the great Friday lunches catered from awesome Portland restaurants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - keep up the good work

    - hold out from selling the company as long as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    It's not just the advanced technology that makes Elemental an exciting place to work. The three founders lead through example based on core values that they really believe in.

    I was new to the video processing technology but not new to computing systems and software QA. The learning curve is steep and quite a challenge. Luckily there are lots of smart people here to help. But you have to work hard and push yourself. If you're looking for a "ride out your years" place, this isn't for you. Work hard, play hard.

    The founders expect nothing less than the highest integrity, customer centrism, and innovation. It is the first place I've worked at where I can honestly say the walk gets walked.

    I can also say that some of the smartest people I've ever worked with work here. But no one is treated like a primadonna. Everyone from the VP of Engineering to the entry level engineer will spend the time needed to answer a question. The teams are cohesive and work well together.

    Cons

    Don't come to Elemental unless you're willing to work hard. This is not a retirement home. In order to continue to innovate with cutting edge solutions, the team has to be firing on all cylinders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to why you formed this company and keep it the place you want it to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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