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Helpful (4)

The pleasure of building something useful.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director of Product in Sausalito, CA
Current Employee - Director of Product in Sausalito, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

1) I've worked on a bunch of different consumer web and mobile applications. Glassdoor is the first one where I've had the experience of strangers thanking me for building a great product that made their lives better. Frequently, I meet new people and tell them that I work here, and they say, "Wow, cool, I use that. That's such a useful {site / app}. It just helped me {negotiate my salary / prepare for an interview / find a new job / avoid taking a job at a company that would have been bad for me / etc.}". 2) It's fast growing and successful, which is exciting. This, combined with the pleasure of building something useful, makes for extremely high morale among the employees. It makes it fun to come to work every day. 3) I commute by bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge every day to Sausalito. It's a short trip, and it's gorgeous. The office is in a really beautiful spot by the water. There's a really nice deck with a view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline, with a grill and a kegerator full of beer. There's good quality of life working here.

Cons

The down side of fast growth is that we spend a lot of time on hiring and training new employees, which takes time away from "real" work. Also, it's tough trying to get into a rhythm, when we're constantly adding new team members.

Advice to Management

It's awesome to work here. Please try to keep this same passion and close-knit team spirit as we expand, evolve, go public, get bigger customers, move to bigger offices, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Glassdoor

  1. Helpful (1)

    Watching the company grow & change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is very good, but likely not sustainable into the future There are some very good leaders within the organization The career opportunities are increasing as the company is growing There is a clear opportunity to be more than just a # as the company is still small enough for you to make an impact Training is so much better than in the past Sales employees are treated and compensated fairly There isn't much "dog eat dog" in the sales department Finally seeing more promotions from within

    Cons

    The growth in which we've experienced is watering down the culture (which was and can still be absolutely amazing) I feel like hiring in the sales department needs to slow down a bit, particularly in "enterprise" Starting this job as a remote rep isn't a good strategy. Reps need to spend at least their first year in the office I believe we need to promote more from within. A better balance is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to understand who your leaders are in the sales org. Also, sales leaders that have been hired from the outside need to be sure to spend a lot of time "getting their hands dirty" to understand the sales process/objections/etc. We need more people with experience selling our product in those leadership roles to be able to lean on. I believe we need a better mix of leaders and sales people from the outside who have sold marketing products, not necessarily software, or even talent solutions. This will help give us a unique and much needed perspective on things. Lots to be excited about at Glassdoor if executed properly!


  2. Glassdoor is the perfect work environment for opportunity, growth and great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Sausalito, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Fun atmosphere 2) All the employees are incredibly talented with great personalities! 3) Flexible work schedule 4) The work is very exciting 5) I am surrounded with highly experienced team members that help me grow individually and professionally. My team rocks! My supervisor is teaching me more than I could have imagined. He is always cool, calm and collective- an overall great leader! 6) I work with everyone in the office, the culture is very team-oriented! 7) I love the dog-friendly work environment 8) My team is very supportive and encouraging 9) I could not have asked for a more enjoyable work environment. There is never a dull moment! 10) I enjoy coming into work each day!

    Cons

    The only con is there should be healthier snacks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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