ShareBuilder

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Great experience with great a company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Retirement Advisor in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Retirement Advisor in Seattle, WA

I worked at ShareBuilder full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great work culture and awesome coworkers.

Cons

They hold on to sandbaggers a little too long.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make people earn their salaries, sometimes things are a little too relaxed.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excited with the idea of new opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ShareBuilder full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very capable co-workers
    Many opportunities to gain experience in fields other than your own
    The company cares about its workers and shows it through many at work events
    Recently purchased by Capital One which should improve upward mobility
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to receive promotions within the department you work for
    The pay is below average compared to similar positions at other companies
    Due to ownership changes it can sometimes seem impossible to move forward on a project due to bureaucratic slow down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lousy dinosaur managers keep others from being promoted and clean their hands off of employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ShareBuilder

    Pros

    It's an OK place to get some UX experience. Was a no-name but thanks to ING pouring gagillions of dollars into advertising, it's suddenly everywhere, so on the resume, it's fairly recognizable.
    Had a really well developed marketing research lab/environment for a small company.

    Cons

    Product Manager here does not translate to ownership. You will be taking implementation guidelines from marketing and finance and basically be a tool developing tools with the dev team that in itself gets little respect. Lies and deceipt all around -- hired in 2007 as a Product Manager, then for one reason or another demoted to Business Analyst to clean up dirty backlog work of the previous Business Analyst who was incompetent and left hundreds of bugs to clean up. No bug tracking tool, you build your own in the way you know how. Constant political battle with the Project Manager on the IT side, eventually that PM getting fired for incompetence. Promised to be promoted within 6 months and constantly praised for a job well done and even getting a bonus/raise and then used to clean the management's mess. When I proposed a mobile strategy and moving to online forms and SEO for this "online only" bank, it was all dismissed as a non-idea, and a year later, launched under the manager's name. Manager said that it took him 9 years to get promoted, and if someone thought they would be luckier, they should think again. This is not a high-tech start-up, but a dinosaur financial services company acting as if it is a technology company. Working there is demeaning, unless you are in marketing and get "perks" from your clients and partners. Same people have had the same position for 12 years -- that should tell you something. If mediocrity and blind execution without challenging is your style, this is the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for your product management leadership to retire and make way for intelligent young employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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