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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
  2.  

    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

    thePlatform hires really good people... smart, dedicated, engaged employees. That it is a good place to work is shown by the very low turnover of the staff.
    Good benefit package.
    Being backed by Comcast helps in a slow economy.

    Cons

    Slow to learn from mistakes.
    Little evidence of business analysis.
    Unwillingness to negotiate from a position of strength with customers.
    Unorganized and ad-hoc processes across the company.
    Opportunities for career growth are unclear.
    Lack of training.
    Laissez-faire management style allowing some people to get away with more than you would hope would be allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Solicit feedback.
    Train employees to be better able to hit the ground running.
    Offer more opportunities to move up within organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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