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Nice perks

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

I have been working at TheLadders

Pros

Flexible schedule, stocked kitchen, convenient work location, company functions are fun

Cons

Poor communication, incompetent managers, too much red tape and bureaucracy, technology is poorly done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus less on recruiting and more on retention.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Laid back place to work but don't look for a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Job Search Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Job Search Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at TheLadders

    Pros

    Best Reasons include well stock fridge and snacks. You can wear whatever you'd like to work to a certain extent. Clock in at 9 clock out at 6. No overtime. Banging Holiday Party. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not really a place where you can grow. You can be one of the most intelligent people but the company will never recognize that. People rewarded based on how long they have been at the company not on individual skill or merit. Mangers follow under this same guideline and don't posses the skills any experienced manager would. You hear more from gossip about the company then managers presenting you with information of what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication. Give your employees something to work towards.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    True decline in last few years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at TheLadders

    Pros

    The people are great
    Fun perks
    The hours were, at least in recent years - not so much a few years ago - regular

    Cons

    There seems to be two companies - staff & manager-level, and then VP & above. There is a huge gap between the two. Seems like the Senior Management team lies to the staff & managers, and instills a feeling of distrust. Also, seems like the VERY top-level (CEO...), is an over-micromanager who hires great people at the V- and C-level and then drives them to quit in 4-6 months. That's bad news man. Seems like senior management in presenting the "company vitals" to the masses each quarter takes information out of context and presents numbers that are not statistically significant and presents them as evidence on just how rosy everything is.... and then lays off a third of the company... every other year. For reference I was not let go in either of those layoffs so I'm not just a disgruntled recently-axed ex-employee.

    Really, the company seems a sinking ship that's moving towards functioning on life-support only with a skeleton staff and external contractors for its long-term sustainability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on hiring the great people you've hired, but, especially at the highest levels, step back and let them do the jobs that they're A) more qualified than you to do, and B) you hired them to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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