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A great startup to work for

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at foursquare full-time

Pros

- Great culture: open and fun.
- Great team: talented and genuinely nice people who get along with each other very well.
- Great projects: As an engineer I had lots of freedom to work on very interesting problems.
- Great learning opportunities: because of the open and super friendly environment, you talk to people outside of your area all the time and learn tons of stuff.

Cons

- Creating the killer product in local search and discovery that billions of users will love is challenging.
- Split of teams that work on the same thing between SF and NY may pose difficulties in some cases.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was great and learned a ton working there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at foursquare

    Pros

    The management is great. They have an extremely transparent environment and everyone is willing to hear you out and help when needed. There is a lot of cross collaboration among different teams throughout the company.

    Cons

    At times people can get very involved in their current projects that you can passed by them and people will not acknowledge each other. But this a typical behavior within any work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Interesting problems to think about. It's still easy to move fast and launch things.
    - We are well positioned to bring innovation and invent things.
    - Engineering management is very technical and hands-on.
    - Freedom to work on things that you find interesting. Coming up with your own ideas is encouraged.
    - Top engineering talent. I can hardly imagine a startup with people who are that good. A lot of ex-Google engineers, but still a no-ego and no-layers culture. Most hires have >5 years of experience, some more, some less.
    - Very social and friendly place. Regular outings for drinks (only if you want to, no problem if you don't).
    - Transparency. I don't think there's anything hidden from anyone. Dennis and everyone else is very open to answering any question that you have and asking questions is actively encouraged.
    - Meetings are kept to a minimum if you're an engineer.
    - Good work-life balance for a startup.
    - Great opportunities for smart people to learn a lot at a fast pace.

    Cons

    - Team is split between SF and New York, so it's easy to miss on conversations.
    - It's a startup, pay is less than a big company. Still quite reasonable though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the values of the company that it was started with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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