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5 people found this helpful  

Rebuilding and Culture is improving

Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsTransparency, even when it hurts
Finally focusing on engineering and rewarding long term planning
Making tough more long term planning decision and ignores short term sugar highs with no real long term impact (this was a past mistake)
Culture of collaboration is strengthening. Focus on user community and innovation on personalization.
Strong revenue, profitable, and investing the user community

ConsCompany grew very fast on the business and marketing side for a couple of years instead of focusing on engineering. The correction back to Eng was painful but long overdue
Team attrition, but getting more stable and has great Head of Eng in place to steady the ship

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep thinking long term
Don't be distracted by short term wins with no long term benefit
The underlying product is solid. People love StumbleUpon...double down on the experience
Keep investing in Recommendation/Personalization team...it's your core IP

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Love the product and how the company puts employees and the user community first

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at StumbleUpon full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Millions of engaged monthly users Profitable and strong revenues (this is public) Engineering centric culture. We are a personalization engine so investing heavily in Applied Research and… Cons: Shifting back to engineering roots. Correction has a been a painful, but necessary. Attrition over the last 12 months as old timers move on.… Advice to Senior Management: Fail fast, course correct and move on Keep investing in engineering talent Community, Personalization need to be the focus.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    Scared

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at StumbleUpon full-time for more than a year


    Pros: - Good pay - Free food - Good hardware - Talented staff Cons: - Too many tiers of management - Too much technical debt - Lack of an… Advice to Senior Management: Hire a veteran product manager, pouch someone from Zynga, Facebook, Google, etc. I left a great company to join Stumble. Due to broken promises made… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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