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3 people found this helpful  

boring and bland but with dangling carrot

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Current Employee - I Tick and I Travel Over the Hotwire  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - I Tick and I Travel Over the Hotwire in San Francisco, CA

Pros

great place to have a child, very fair. great place if you really want to disappear so to speak. i.e. get little done and just coast. a ton of people have left so a lot of openings are there for people to rise into to. lax hours. some people come at 11 and leave at 4, even a the high up. great stock grants and options over there years to keep you chugging along. very generous bonus which keeps us around! clem (president) is really a great guy who i think is trying to handle things the best he can.

Cons

lot of management heaped on top of more management. it seems like there is a 1-4 or 1-3 ratio of managers to contributors in some departments. so that is a super big pain in getting anything done. way too much process. they tried agile and that did not work with those involved. so now they have a new thing called queues which is like mini waterfalls but is turning out to be just as slow and painful. but with just less people in each one. a lot of deadweight even at the high high up. they really can take any fun out of anything while getting big big salaries. a lot of people have been leaving as well which is really sad and ironically its a lot of smart people who are going. so the weak ones stay. ugh.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fire all those slackers. get rid of all the managers. flatten the org. get rid of that horrific waterfall structure. merge product and fd together and make people accountable. reward those that work. not those who kiss ass.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor management.

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

    Pros

    Great location. Many fun company events.

    Cons

    Manager was clueless. Every small issue was a major fire. Manager/reports ratio too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the incompetent managers without regard for seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Below average in Bay Area standards

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    - nice people, nice locations

    Cons

    - compensations are way below the market
    - they cant attract top talents

    Approves of CEO
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