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Let's be clear, this is what private equity companies do

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great employees whom work hard to achieve their goals

Cons

Poor exec decisions Behind the eight ball on innovation Favoritism from Execs for chosen employees

Advice to Management

Be transparent with employees about plans for the company. With Symphony in place as a new parent company the goal is to drive down cost and ramp profits quickly so this company can be flipped. It's not about the employees or being a great place to work, it's about Symphony and the executive team cashing out.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shopzilla (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great core group, of the workers who actually care aka the workers and line managers not the executive team. Social Responsibility they give back to the community Great Parties They provide a lunch time variety of lunch specials both hot, cold, and grab it and go and yes it is free as long as you sit at your desk like a worker bee. (nothing is really free, right?) The other freebie's like fruit, water, soda's and coffee, and it is Starbucks is cool, and the best option really.

    Cons

    Passive Aggressive culture Leaders don't engage you they talk at you, they are a group of bulldozers and they all fight to be hero's. There is absolutely no collaboration, at all caution to anyone who thinks they could come in at a leadership role and actually win/win. Leaders plot and sabotage each other and talk badly behind one another everyone would have knifes sticking out their back like a funny Tim Burton animation movie or better yet beetle juice! I'm still not sure what the purpose or the direction of the company is since the take over in July 2011? Is it to annoy the B2C shoppers with more pop up windows; so you click them away thinking they will magically disappear? Nope they come back like a bad habit, the more you click the more they make for being an agitator of your time and the tracing of your cookies, to the put they know everything about your spending habits and then some.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your end goal and really be open and honest for a change, embrace your values on your web site. Remember leaders actions speaks volumes to your words which have time and time again given or equal to empty promises. Plus, if your goal is to sell say it and make sure people really know why they are coding for hours and hours on a project like a journeyman with a nail and hammer, what are "you" building the same architecture over and over the same legacy code. I wish you well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great intern program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shopzilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -friendly work environment -delicious free catered food everyday and stocked coolers full of premium drinks -learn an incredible amount about making web applications and the software development process -get placed on engineering teams working directly on projects to be pushed to production and made live to potentially millions of daily users -given your own office with personal computer and telephone -very approachable colleagues and managers -get to attend extremely fun company social events and outings

    Cons

    -lack of adequate company documentation, as the intern program is relatively new


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