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1 person found this helpful  

Great experience that stretches abilities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at StumbleUpon

Pros

- Startup excitement and challenges.
- Stability and generosity of larger companies.
- Small-company environment where you can get to know your coworkers well.
- Flexible and fun culture.

Cons

- For those looking for large brand names, this isn't really it. Join if you want to contribute to creating a brand name (not just be associated with existing popular brands).
- Success is never certain. If you're not able to handle uncertainty and challenges, then this isn't the place for you either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Don't be afraid to take more time to evaluate and consider important decisions for the future, longer-term growth of the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best of both worlds: start-up excitement, big company security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at StumbleUpon

    Pros

    Series A start-up which means lots of cheap stock options but proven and executing business model, and the company is profitable. They really only hire the best people, and best means no arseholes. The founders are very cool, the CEO is the perfect balance of good to work for and ambitiously aggressive. Benefits are great, location in SF is great, work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    For a company that has been around since 2001, you'd think they would have made more progress? Maybe the eBay acquisition hampered them?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, you guys are rocking it. Make sure you do exit interviews to figure out why people really leave, the reasons aren't that big and uncorrectable, but it's worthwhile to listen!

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits but company is unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at StumbleUpon

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Not many start ups do 401k matching, and SU does. You get lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the lunches are really good. There is breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This isn't an amazing perk as many companies will serve you lunch every day, but the quality of the food is top notch. You get 4 weeks of vacation time, and this year (for the first time) the company is being giving the week between Christmas and New Years off. I don't know if this will continue though.

    Cons

    Communication and collaboration are. People, as well management, just make decisions and go with it. It results in bad decisions and bad code being pushed out that no one else knows about. This means that bugs and breaks that could have been found earlier (or avoided altogether), aren't found until later. The culture seems to be "every man for him/herself" and there isn't much teamwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture that is brewing at SU needs to be changed from the top down. Also, they should implement a release schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
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