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You never know when the axe is coming for you.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Corvallis, OR
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR

Pros

In a software startup environment, ideas flow freely. People are less concerned with procedure and rules and more willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Cons

On the flip side, there are few procedures or rules. Management changes its mind on company direction often, and when that happens, heads roll.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice would be to pick a direction and stick with it. I realize that life as a startup is a life of danger and volatility, but in order to keep employees productive and not constantly fearing for their safety, some sort of assurances must be made.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Perfect atmosphere and good conditions

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    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)

    Pros

    Friendly and talented people, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    You work for banks, so it's hard sometimes to deal with them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strands is a fun and relaxed work environment.

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    Current Employee - Community Manager  in  Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Corvallis, OR

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and laid-back. There is a good camaraderie among the employees. The company takes care to ensure that employees are happy and have a good work environment. Fresh bagels every morning. They provide everyone with a MacBook Pro and a secondary monitor, which increases efficiency. The benefits package offered is very comprehensive and average salaries are very competitive. Management is very flexible and allows employees to work however best suits them.

    Cons

    There is not always good communication concerning the goals of the company or the goals of an individual project. Although management doesn't breathe down employees' necks, there is sometimes a lack of clarity in job descriptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly communicate a road map and the goals that the company wants to achieve. Motivate the team with specific goals.

    Recommends
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