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Loads of great ideas at ORM.

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at O'Reilly Media full-time

Pros

Smart co-workers, freedom to experiment, and willing to depart from the status quo made my time at ORM enjoyable. Senior management was also very gracious with paid time off around the holiday season, which made for well rested employees when the new year rolled around.

Cons

At times, there would be too many voices while trying to make a decision on which direction to go. This made for slow progress when testing new ideas.

Advice to Management

Trust your employees to do what they do best.

Other Employee Reviews for O'Reilly Media

  1. O'Reilly is a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a pleasant work environment. The benefits are good, the people are nice, generous time off and decent hours.

    Cons

    Changes are very slow, people seem stuck in doing things the familiar way, work can get very hectic with alot of energy spent trying to get changes done.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Very pleasant, but watch out for the deadwood

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Decline to State
    Former Employee - Decline to State
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll encounter lots of interesting, smart people. Free books, and they are liberal with training. Notably absent are standard corporate pathologies like faceless bureaucracy, heavy-handed policies, and the like. A friendly atmosphere, and you won't have to work too hard.

    Cons

    Then again, there's not a whole lot of benefit to working hard. If you're a hard-charger who likes to get a lot done, you'll be frustrated here. The pace is often lackadaisical, and management has a hard time sticking to decisions, so there's lots of false starts and wasted work. But if you're the easy-going sort who doesn't mind the occasional snipe hunt, you'll do quite well. If anything, managers are too nice, and too forgiving.

    Advice to Management

    They have some talented and knowledgeable technologists working for them, but they don't trust them enough, and upper management seems a bit too enamored of "big ideas" and "the future"... which would be fine, if they were equally adept at managing "the details" and "the present".


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