Trulia

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Best company I've ever worked for

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

I have been working at Trulia full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Work / life balance
Respect for employees
Team outings
Great people and culture
You have a voice
Your ideas matter
Transparency from upper management
Competency of employees
Attitude of employees
Quality of products we build
Upward mobility and growth
Career advancement opportunities

Cons

A lot of technical debt in the code.
Integrating new employees has been challenging.
I have too much to do and not enough time. That's probably true at any dot-com, but some of it may be due to the technical debt problem and assisting so many new hires all the time.
Snack and drink options are lacking. I've seen the kitchens of some other tech startups and they put ours to shame.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing. Stay transparent and communicative. Keep employees involved in the process of change.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Working Hard to Offer The Worst Employee Experience in America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO

    I worked at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, Good benefits, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Management is absolutely delusional. If you are a top producer, you're commission statements should be viewed as evidence of a crime. Here's the thing... A lot of the supervisors and executives come from Dish or T-Mobile, and think that Trulia's commissions should be on pace with call centers. When salespeople complain about the payouts they talk about how they are fair because they are on pace with Dish or Comcast. Dish was literally ranked by Glassdoor as the worst company in America to work for... Way to set the bar real high guys. And then management has the audacity to constantly talk about how they are building a professional sales environment and not a call center.

    Dish "salespeople" are order-takers who set-up customers who specifically called in to set up their Dish service... not even a real sales position. People on top teams at Trulia are asked to sell like 50K/mo of their services. Basically, trying to convince Real Estate Agents that it is a good idea to spend anywhere from a few hundred/mo to upwards of a grand/month to have their picture show up in a tiny box with 3 other agents. Not exactly the easiest proposition in the world. Even when you hit their ridiculous quotas, you're gonna be slated for a payout of like $2,500. Yes you are reading that correct, even when you hit their absurd expectations, you are looking at about a 5% commission... Downright criminal.

    If you are quality salesperson who can actually generate meaningful revenue, stay as far away as possible because the more you sell, the more cheated you will feel. And don't be fooled by the relatively good overall score for Trulia on Glassdoor, it's a well known fact that HR WRITES A TON OF FAKE REVIEWS TO COMBAT ALL THE REAL BAD ONES... Just read how generic sounding the good ones are and you'll see what I mean.

    Because there are so many unhappy employees, Trulia's mantra has become, "if you don't like it, then quit," Welp you guys said it.... Thanks for the sage advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pete accept any offer you get for a buyout.... I do mean any offer. You have done phenomenal job of stepping on a lot of people's throats to get the stock way up short-term, but this is the most unsustainable business model I have ever seen, and it will come crashing down like a house of cards.... Guaranteed.

    Other than that, just quit life.... Trulia is bad for employees, and a waste of money for most agents that decide to invest. The day Trulia goes belly-up, will be a good day for America's economy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A Truly Awesome Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web App Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Web App Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Trulia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The top reason to work at Trulia is the people that work here. The people working in Trulia's Engineering and Product divisions are creative, talented, knowledgable and most remarkably: open, friendly and easy going. The next reasons include a brilliant work-life balance, comfortable office environment, excellent benefits, engaging events and challenging and rewarding products, goals, projects and internal initiatives. It is a very inclusive, open and progressive environment.

    Cons

    You may never find a better place :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the consistent and inspiring message and drive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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