Marchex

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1 person found this helpful  

Fun culture & smart people

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Marchex

Pros

There is a laid back atmosphere, lots of autonomy in most job positions, free snacks, killer view of the water, the general culture makes it a fun place to work and the people are highly intelligent!

Cons

The biggest gripe is the pay, trying to get a raise is tough and they create job title barriers to get the salary you deserve. The annual raise is pretty insulting (1-3%)

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Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    technical incompetence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marchex full-time

    Pros

    engineers can do what they want

    Cons

    systems are chewing gum and duct tape, eng managers are technically incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    software does not magically write itself just because you sprinkled some agile fairy dust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, especially in the beginning, but re-organizations are a killer.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marchex full-time

    Pros

    * Get to work on interesting projects and technology. There is some respect for CS theory.
    * Company supports learning and professional self-improvement.
    * Tolerable work environment.
    * A few good engineers, and a few good managers.

    Cons

    * Reorganizations / crackdowns. People have limits.
    * Too many PMs per engineer. Cooks in Kitchen problem.
    * Company products are flat in terms of profitability / visibility / reputation.
    * Borderline ethical business, murky gray area between advertising and spam culture.
    * Company has problems distinguishing between healthy change and unhealthy change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Fully autonomous engineers don't make good products and aren't very productive.
    * Engage with engineers positively. Exploit them for their strengths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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