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Good place to learn if you a willing to put up with under compensation and are very self-guided.

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Former Employee - Systems Developer  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Systems Developer in Chicago, IL

Pros

Challenging scaling issues due to management's unwillingness to spend money.

Cons

Employees treated very unfairly and under compensated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in smart people, not warm bodies.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learn a lot, but get out after getting a bit of experience

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about open source technologies, linux, web hosting, and the internet.

    They had some interesting development practices when I started. You could automatically sign up for a new development database and it would be provisioned for you. They had a framework that could analyze a mysql db and write data access code automatically, etc. I'm not sure if that stuff is still around tho.

    Cons

    They only paid employees once a month, at the end of the month. It got monotonous, and I felt I spent a lot of time integrating other people's open source work into hostway's collective - I would have rather gotten a chance to code more. Also, they wanted to roll out a new platform but set ridiculous arbitrary internal deadlines to meet it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect. Listen to them, everyone I met there was competent and cared about their job.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice Company to Work with

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Great work Environment, Flexible timings and lots of benefits. Good Culture. Team outing every months. Movies. Good Cafeteria.

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Similar kind of work. After certain period not much of learning happends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as such.

    Recommends
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