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A sinking ship....

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

Pros

--Free lunches
--Casual environment
--Great office space
--A paycheck

Cons

--After four years of existence, the product is still broken and undefined.
--Leadership continues to turn a blind eye towards metrics.
--A "groupthink" mentality exists among the company, where they convince themselves that what they're doing is good without listening to any kind of third-party or user feedback.
--A culture of fear is set in place due to A) the fact that funding is running out and B) the history of massive turnover.
--Stop focusing on the perks, the shiny benefits package and the extra fancy stuff, and go back to the drawing board on your product. It's never worked, and never will unless you do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up. It's 2013, you're almost out of money.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1.  

    Ignore the fake reviews on this site. Please do not work for this company.

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

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Free food.
    -Ping pong table.
    -Listening to annoying rap music blasted by the creative director's speakers so the entire -office could hear (this is a joke, people).

    Cons

    -Staff was turned over three times during my tenure. I even saw one guy get fired before he even started.
    -The company has gone through four HR staff during my tenure.
    -The product metamorphosis went something like this: try to be everything to everything --> try to be Pinterest (and take credit for coming up with the idea first) --> rebrand into a completely different site
    - Speculation around inflated metrics/traffic numbers completely speak for themselves. You can read between the lines and see through the smokescreen on them so easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice can save this company. Sorry. Even their so-called "re-branding" to Ador.

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    Getting Acquired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Lockerz Photos  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Lockerz Photos in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lockerz acquired the company I built and was the CTO of, Plixi. Being an integral part of a KPCB backed company is a great learning experience for anyone that works for Lockerz. You'll hopefully grow lifelong relationships with the leaders, mentors, and investors of Lockerz.

    If you work hard, you get to work on things that interest you and have a big impact to a wide audience. Also, the pay was good for senior people.

    Cons

    There was always a Seattle vs. San Diego attitude once the Plixi team was acquired and there were two offices. Even two years after the acquisition when most of the people in Seattle were new, there was still this animosity between the two offices. Everything is 100% in Seattle now, which is a good thing for the company. Working remotely was never set up in the companies culture, thus the company never strongly benefited on the strengths of remote workers.

    For a small company, there were a lot of politics involved. People were more worried about he-said-she-said stuff rather than just working on the product and making it better for the users.

    For a startup-type company that doesn't have its product quite figured out yet, and doesn't have crazy growth traffic, there's no need to have a huge enterprise software/hardware stack. It was the opposite of the Lean Startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Don't assume you know what the users want. Use the data you gather to make product decisions. Though at the same time don't be afraid to put something out there. If you just keep building and rehashing the same idea, no one will get to see the awesome things the team built.
    2. Try to find partners that have no contracts or 30-day out contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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