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Good place to work - some cons

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at thePlatform

Pros

interesting work
great people
pretty nice office
good benefits
fair salary
fun to see Kabletown referred to on 30 Rock and you get the inside joke

Cons

- bad understanding of resource management and staffing
- little real product management
- shifting priorities all the time
- predictable busy times are not staffed for and then you get to work 60 hours a week
- small raises yearly from Comcast due to slow economy (all the while they are buying NBC)
- lots of long term employees who are all super burned out

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to people's complaints
The exec team are not the only people who are smart - stop thinking you are the smartest

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    A pretty nice work place, with decent benefits & salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at thePlatform

    Pros

    Great workplace. Company provides free snacks and pop, and semi regular events like parties or catered lunch for everyone. There are some very smart people in lead positions that don't mind helping other engineers out when asked.

    Cons

    Hard to figure out how raises and promotions work, annual reviews don't really give much feedback on how to get that raise or promotion. This may have to do with how the economy has been doing lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency on raises and promotions. It sucks to find out that raises will be 1-2% 1 month before they are given out. Also, a better bonus structure if raises aren't happening so employees have some motivation to excel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at thePlatform

    Pros

    Smart people
    Interesting technical challenges
    Good work/life balance
    Really good benefits package
    Backed by Comcast so there are resources for longer term goals

    Cons

    Low turnover rate can sometimes lead to stagnation.
    Lack of career path
    Lack of coordination at senior levels for strategic vision
    No training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider brining in more outside talent
    Ensure that employees have a clear career path
    Offer more training and conference opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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