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An okay experience - but limited

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a pleasant experience

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

    I have been working at Schakra

    Pros

    A small friendly work atmosphere. Lot of young and potential talent. A mixed crowd of developers who are the foot soldiers and the managers who walk away with the big chunk of the pie.

    Cons

    Secretive leadership team. Makes false promises and willingly deceive employees. Heavy workload with average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share the wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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