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A company that values total quality of life of the employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Schakra

Pros

Schakra values total quality of life of its employees. All the benefits offered at Schakra speak this loud and clear. The core intention of the benefits is to enable employees become financially indepdent to support them and their families without any fear of losing a job - e.g. excellent medical plans, long term savings in terms of 401K, whole life insurance, convenience at home with paid internet and phone, heath and wellness benefits for the entire family, child education programs and many more! No one can ask for more caring from an employer!

All the people who work at the company are very smart. It is a very competitive enviornment (healthy competition) and exciting to spend your typical day in. There is not one day where the job is not challenging.

Cons

Can't think of any really ... Well, the heater should be switched on during weekends... whenever I drop in for an hour or two, it gets very cold!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to be transparent with employees and increase the level of communication.

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    An okay experience - but limited

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Schakra

    Pros

    It's a small company, so you can choose what you want to work on (to some degree)
    It has its fingers in many pies, and considering Microsoft is across the street, there is tremendous opportunity to learn new stuff.

    Cons

    It's a small company, so there's more pressure and have to work longer hours.
    Since it's growing, management hasn't been able to keep up lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schakra has made a really good start. But as the company grows, the management needs to keep up with increased expectations. When better people opt to work for schakra, they'll expect to be treated that way: both in terms of pay as well as work environment.
    Secondly, management needs to understand that there's life outside of work. Granted that Schakra is a small company, but most employees seem tired most of the time.

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    A good place for a developer to work on work on a variety of projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Schakra

    Pros

    The management shows an interest in promoting a healthy life for its employees with some interesting and unique benefits. From a learning standpoint there are opportunities to work on several different projects over time, making use of new technologies. In less than 1 year I have worked on open source projects as well as Microsoft projects. The atmosphere is engineering and quality focused, and politics does not play a big role.

    Cons

    Since most of the work is based on contracts, you are somewhat at the mercy of other companies whims regarding what work is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having more frequent communication about what the various teams are doing would make people feel more like they are part of the whole company and not just working on a contract.

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