Whitepages

www.whitepagesinc.com
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Small company with big reach

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Whitepages full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

40 engineers addressing 40 million users means you can have huge impact as a development contributor. Big data, big audience, ambitious plans, striving for excellence, fostering innovation.

Cons

Over 12 years in business with several paradigm shifting changes in direction and development philosophy means there's layers and layers of legacy systems spanning divergent levels of technological maturity spun together with gum and string. Working out of the quagmire, but it can be a burden.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome! I was given a lot of responsibility but also held accountable.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Whitepages

    Pros

    I loved the open culture that the CEO had built and that everyone was accountable for their work. This isn't the kind of place where all the VPs get to slack off and everyone else does the work.

    Cons

    I would encourage the company to continue to find balance between work and personal life. It's something that is already done well but can always be improved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very flexible, plenty of perks, regretful work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages

    Pros

    Lots of free lunches
    Decent Benefits
    Some very hard working fun engineers
    Flexible time scheduling

    The best things about whitepages are the things that have the least to do with being a software engineer.

    Cons

    management driven projects
    poor management
    aged ( old ) website infrastructure
    EXTREMELY difficult release process
    test suite that is non-deterministic and flaky at best

    Overall the experience of working at whitepages is on of attrition or denial. Any moves to truly shift from old school management driven work to forward thinking innovation are snuffed by an exceedingly long cycle for making such cultural changes.

    The rails stack is aging and unbearable to work with.

    Most of the MVP developer / engineers have left the company to start / work at start ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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