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Great Company with an awesome work culture

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

Pros

Great work environment with awesome benefits including free food and other perks. For a software engineer it provides awesome startup culture with benefits of a financial firm. Most engineers are highly experienced or are from best schools like MIT.

Cons

Drive to Boston from outside is the hard part.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more stock options for engineers

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of Potential, Not Well Managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Lots of young, bright employees, great benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Overall lack of communication and focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LevelUp/SCVNGR definitely has potential as a product, that I truly believe. However, the management is not focused at all. They constantly change their strategy and lack communication with all facets of the company. They're also constantly putting off some seriously needed updates to the product itself - things that have been requested for over a year at this point.

    When I first started working here I was extremely excited, and now I'm kind of lackluster about the whole thing. The company will still probably be in business for another year, but I don't know about the future beyond that. It's frustrating when you see all the issues within the company, but you can't do a thing about it. LevelUp is really good at hiring talented people; they're also really bad at keeping them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Very exciting product, great people, office culture, and benefits. Good place to work & getting better, but not perfect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in Boston, MA

    Pros

    You can expect a great work-life balance, fun office outings/events, great perks (full espresso machine, blender, snacks, fresh fruits, catered lunches, all the food/drink you could want), and strong benefits surrounded by young, ambitious, interesting group of people/friends. If you don't like having a high-touch management experience and like the independence of knowing what your goals are and being given the freedom to do what it takes to make it happen, you'll love it at LevelUp. Pretty fast-paced, ever changing product/pricing/marketing, etc which keeps things exciting. HR manager is amazing & is a great resource to help you get your feet under you. Good-sized company. You'll do very well if you're ambitious, not afraid to ask questions, and live by a personal credo "Ask for forgiveness, not for permission." Change/responsibility tends to be given when it is directly asked for, not proactively given. **some of this is more advise. There's a tremendous alumni community as LevelUp tends to hire smart, driven, and (athletic) people. Expect opportunities to do 200 mile relay races, run in zombie races, rock climb, learn how to build 3D printers, share good music, etc.
    It's also a pretty LGBTQ-friendly office.
    - Generally it's an exciting time to be at LevelUp as the leader in the space that could soon explode, and my primary reason for leaving was for a larger change in career path.

    Cons

    - Currently the product direction is pretty top-down.
    - - > Structural changes or product roadmap additions are slow to happen when suggested bottom-up
    - Sales team is pretty unstructured with hands-off management style. Pro/con depending on your style. I work fairly independently, but would have been nice to have more structure to the team and sales process/organization.
    - Not very transparent around larger decisions being made, firings, financing, etc., but slowly getting better.
    - Could be more active/proactive focus placed on personal/professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice if more attention were paid to focusing on personal growth objectives and placing good people in positions that make employees happy and keep good people even if it means making positions and being getting creative. I think part of it is just that senior mgmt is overly busy at times & needs to focus more on managing.

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