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A Unique and Wonderful Place (very thankful to have this opportunity!)

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time

Pros

* lovely, motivated, hard-working, and kind individuals.
* extremely collaborative environment
* awesome example of leadership and professionalism found in our CEO
* exciting time/place to work in the Social space
* Gorgeous office setting
* Snacks/Perks are decent
* Co-workers quickly become friends

Cons

* atmosphere can become too collegiate (only occasionally!)
* I sometimes wish managers took more of a hands on approach. I appreciate being respected enough to do my own thing, but sometimes guidance is helpful.
* sometimes we run out of Diet Coke
* as we've grown, overall communication from the top down has become a little less transparent (understandable)
* tedious commute from SF

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work actively to improve communication with your team/those underneath you. This will be crucial as we officially transition from a "late-stage start-up" into a larger company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspiring but Not Quite There

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Many people in this company are motivated individuals. Many people are friendly and create an atmosphere where people are interested in building relationships with their coworkers to strengthening the company.

    The marketing team has generated great excitement for the company. The company is making headway the market with clients and the public.

    The little perks are nice; snacks, drinks.

    There is definitely lateral mobility within workplace.

    Many people feel as if they have a chance to really make a visible impact on the business.

    The CEO, Victoria Ransom is inspiring, great energy and comfortable to work for.

    Cons

    Commuting from San Francisco to Redwood City is time consuming and energy killing. (Other companies offer free shuttle services from multiple stop points in SF to their offices in redwood city and SV). I understand this is not management's fault that I live in SF, but your company recruited me, and I like living in SF- same with half the office.

    Also related to the LONG commute: Work from home days are very limited. I usually feel a negative push back from management when I ask to work from home. Previous CV companies I have worked for allowed me to work from home one day a week. Helps a lot.

    Super long hours, even by industry standards. (with low pay, doesn't help) Compared to similar companies in this field, the benefits and pay are not up to par. (salary, medical, 401k, etc.).

    Need more mentors, leaders for the entry level employees (ex. sales teams need more mentors/managers).

    Many employees work after office hours (especially in Sales/Client Services) but management doesn't seem to care if you're not in office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about offering a shuttle from the city of SF to the office. It may save the company money in cal train tickets for their employees. Ans it will save the employees money on an hours drive of gas. You may have more energized and happier employees at the end of the day.

    Recognize the hard work and efforts that your employees putting into the company and share their accomplishments with other teams.

    Salaries and benefits need major upgrades.

    When bringing on new sales managers, maybe train them a little longer (In the end they train us).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    True Startup Life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    - Strong leadership from our CEO, Victoria Ransom. She is a visionary and someone who inspires all of us. Victoria is always eager to listen to her colleagues and take action where appropriate.
    - Very smart and passionate people.
    - Biggest and best social media software company in the space.
    - Transparent management team.
    - Lot of opportunity for professional development and even personal growth. This has been an accelerated MBA program for myself that will ultimately help me in my future entrepreneurial ventures.
    - Autonomous environment.

    ... and it's fun!

    Cons

    - Benefits could be better but there is now a focus on improvement in that area.
    - There are some growing pains, but that comes with the territory when you grow from 40 employees to 300+ in the 2 or so years I've been here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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