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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Foundry9

Pros

Small company have access to everyone, free exchange of information, Management is open and receptive to discussion, great place to learn.

Cons

Hungry small company that requires a lot of dedication and time - can lead to imbalance in work/life style if you're one to take on a lot of work. Due to speed and growth, personal attention to career can be overlooked.

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    Great small company - get to learn a lot and a lot of hands on work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foundry9

    Pros

    Access to management, deep technological knowledge to bring interesting work to life, proactive workers are highly valued and nice sense of team mostly in one place so its easy to communicate. Has an entrepreneurial speed to things.

    Cons

    So fast growing your career can be overlooked. If you're looking to be mentored this is not necessarily the place for you. Limited clients mostly in the financial sector so culture is also very conservative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Start-up Growing Pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Foundry9 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great financial services experience
    - PM's are also client services / account managers, so it's a good opportunity to get client management and relationship management experience
    - On-site technical staff are mostly helpful and collaborative
    - Excellent location in the Flatiron district of Manhattan
    - Nice renovated offices with an open plan and enough conference room space.
    - Dedicated QA team
    - Highly experienced PM, technical, and UX leadership
    - Perks such as drinks and snacks

    Cons

    - Process is broken. It often is an obstacle rather than helpful. Too much time is spent on managing inadequate software, and not enough time solving major problems.
    - Communication is problematic. Leadership micro-manages. There is a culture of secrecy and punishment so employees are scared to communicate problems when they arise as a result. Some key employees don't even read e-mail due to the high volume created by the communication system in place.
    - PM's are used as scapegoats, but are relatively powerless to enact change.
    - Sweatshop environment caused by poor staff planning, broken process, and lack of a problem-solving management approach - all of these issues converge and result in many staff needing to work longer hours than necessary to deliver projects by the client's deadline
    - Lack of willingness to make decisions based on profitability
    - Too heavily reliant on one client
    - High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Conduct an anonymous employee survey to get honest feedback about the problems in your organization
    - Consider soliciting feedback from your clients as well
    - Make an effort to re-brand and re-structure, and improve the reputation of the company so that it can attract more qualified employees as well as clients
    - Agree with previous reviewer that a third party management consultant would be a good idea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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