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A rather good company with some annoying hiccups

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

I have been working at StrongView full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

I actually enjoy going into work and a genuinely enjoy working with 99% of the people at the office. The area is bright, clean, and fun. There's a cooler stocked with drinks, beach balls, ping pong, a game room. They have started implementing some monthly events to promote fun within the company.
I've found all of the upper management to be extremely approachable and sometimes just striking up a conversation can lead to changes being made to the product.
The location around the office is amazing too. A beautiful view of the hills and the bay. There's a Spcalties right next door that you usually end up eating from so much you get a little sick of it but it's still great to have. And free fitness area downstairs and a free day on Friday with a weight training coach.

Cons

Some of the other criticisms on here ring true. Management seems to have a revolving door in some departments and it feels like it's a 'by the way, so-and-so isn't here anymore and this person is doing their job'.
Communication outside departments seems to be a little frustrating. Though there is the idea that the company is a big family there actually is a fair amount of confusion about what one group is doing and if any progress is being made.
And there doesn't seem to be any upward momentum. The pool is rather large but rarely deep. There have been positions within the company that have been waiting to be filled and people willing to fill them but they always seems to want to wait until someone from outside steps in to fill the role rather then promote within. I think this leads to a lot of the turnover.

Advice to Management

Work on retaining talented people and getting rid of the fluff. Work on communication and make it so that all of the departments know what each is doing.

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    No idea what they are doing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at StrongView full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Energetic team with diverse backgrounds. HQ in California has it the best

    Cons

    -Lack of clear direction and structure; there is no actual medium or long-term goal
    -Turnover in talent either in the lack of on-boarding or being removed in less than 6-9 months
    -Some departments are based on social connections and at times political

    Advice to Management

    They need to figure out exactly what they are supposed to do with the company instead of being easily influenced by VC pressure or the latest fads.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Can't seem to keep employes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at StrongView full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company is growing & obtaining new clients.

    Cons

    - High amount of turnover.
    - No clear company direction, it changed several times in the short time I was there.
    - Restructuring galore, several people were moved into different roles after a very short time. Normal HR guidelines dictate a person will fit into their position after 6 months, but they don't give people that long.
    - No set training or goals - Very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Be more certain of hires, I saw several people there for under 6 months let go. If you've already determined after 6 months that they are not a good fit, then you are not doing your due diligence before hiring.


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