Zoosk

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Combines the fast-paced dev cycle of a young startup with the professional maturity and stability of a much older outfit

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

The agile environment means a lot of time is spent developing features. It is difficult to be bored because you rarely spend more than two weeks on any given project before moving onto the next venture.

Cons

Sometimes the heavy focus on feature development means a sacrifice in going back to clear up old technical debt which can be a bit frustrating for the engineering-minded. But, of course, given the choice I would much rather work on features than bugs and code refactoring.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

32 Other Employee Reviews for Zoosk (View Most Recent)

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    Great environment at a company with potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zoosk full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of cross-pollination between different teams. Co-workers are usually open to new ideas and working together to solve problems. In my experience team leaders have been more than willing to invest time into developing the skills of younger employees, so working here has been a great opportunity to learn. Management seems to attract employees who are friendly and engaging so the atmosphere is pretty jovial, overall.

    The company and the product itself are *truly* driven by big-data and should stay ahead of the curve as the industry and competition evolve. Most people here have faith in the products (website, apps, etc.) as well as the trajectory of the business as it continues to grow.

    As with most tech companies, the benefits package is great. There are free snacks, drinks, catered dinner nightly and (I think) everyone gets a complimentary gym membership. Some say that it's not as generous as other tech companies, but I personally don't feel the need to have Street Fighter II or Dance Dance Revolution in my office :)

    Cons

    The location -- on 6th and Market -- can be a bit off-putting. Things are getting better, though, as the tech industry presence increases (Spotify, Zendesk, Twitter, and others are all close by). The quality of local businesses and cleanliness of the neighborhood are consequently improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great employees make Zoosk a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zoosk full-time

    Pros

    Zoosk is great for people who appreciate the energy of a start up environment balanced with the security of working for a successful, established company. Employees are generally smart and teamwork is emphasized over ego.

    Cons

    Mid Market location isn't ideal, but the area has seen a noticeable improvement in the past year. It does help to have other startups are in the vicinity bringing young professionals into the neighborhood during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries are not as competitive as other tech companies in the area. This can change to reduce turnover of top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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