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Great place to work but has its issues

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

I worked at Fluid full-time for less than a year

Pros

Has the usual high ceiling, hardwood floor, lots of food and parties vibe typical of any San Francisco startup. Great co-workers who are smart and have ideas, lots of great customers. Very innovative approach to ecommerce with great products and great site redesigns for customers

Cons

Lots of layoffs that leave you scratching your head as to why people were hired in the first place. Lots of VP's and Directors in the same department which leads to more top heavy management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rethink the number of people you promote and even out your middle managers

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Highs and Lows, too many lows these days

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Fluid full-time

    Pros

    Working with some great day to day coworkers.
    Some interesting projects and technologies.
    Good telecommuting options, many people work 100% offsite.
    Good flextime.

    Cons

    It hurts to read the other reviews, but all the more painful because what they say is true. There has been changes the last few years, camaraderie and culture have eroded badly. Trust between company leadership and employees is damaged. Morale continues to deteriorate. More people continue to quit and others are eyeing the exits. People are not compensated appropriately. Some technology projects are very dull. Resourcing is almost always a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all your employees with respect and compensate properly. Watch out: once culture is gone its very hard to get it back. Get a new CEO who has a real plan and vision and can execute it instead of just throwing f-bombs. Not sure what HR does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, low pay, little up-side.

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    Current Employee - Executive
    Current Employee - Executive

    I have been working at Fluid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people--some really cool people work there. They also do some fun things, e.g. parties, events.

    Cons

    Management treats people like objects: happy to do lay offs when business slows down, happy to not be up front about difficult financial situations with the company overall (will paint a happy picture, then lay people off two weeks later). Management doesn't always do what they say. Management doesn't make hard decisions quickly, or sometimes at all. Fluid tends to low-ball when hiring, then allocates very little $ for raises. Your likelihood of increasing your income in line with the industry at Fluid is very low. The founders don't want to sell, or IPO, so the stock options are also unlikely to be of any value. Only Directors and above get options also.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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