Fuze Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great new environment and positive energy

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

    I have been working at Fuze full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The new management is great and product is moving up. Free lunch Fridays and Pizza Thursdays. Nice energizing athmosphere with positive feeling. Company is spending resource for trainings to keep in touch with latest technologies.

    Cons

    A great product needs efforts to make it happen and this is why all people in the company are dedicated on that part. If you are willing to find a place to develop your skills, this is the right example. Not recommending to people willing just to lay out on the couches or play on the ping/pong table.

  2. Getting better ...

    • 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 Fuze full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent, trustworthy, down to earth, transparent management team who believe in the people and the product
    Product that's improved significantly in quality and has a better interface than most competitive products
    A lot of interesting challenges and problems to solve

    Cons

    With recent attrition there's a lot of work and hiring is an uphill battle

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the business
    Continue to build trust with the employees

  3. Helpful (5)

    Stellar product, amazing people, huge opportunity

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

    I have been working at Fuze full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fuze is loaded with talented individuals who work in a highly collaborative matter. Just check out our product! You can literally see progress in motion. Fuze addresses the Evolution of the Workplace: Mobile, Global, Always On. And we drink our own champagne. Here the employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility, but they are trusted to get the job done. The downtown SF location is awesome and will get even better with our move to the 9th floor next month. Gorgeous views.

    Cons

    Turnover over the past year has been distracting. Very aggressive growth targets which keeps everyone stretched thin.

    Advice to Management

    Make very smart hires in 2015. Continue to assign value to the unique nature of Fuze's culture. It's the heart of our organization.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good opportunity in a great culture

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

    I worked at Fuze full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid leadership that is pumping new blood into the company. The Executive Team has been successful at every other stop and it is only a matter of time before they start making serious gains on their competition. Good opportunity for a sales person as the sales team has been thinned out so the territories are large and the leads plentiful. Collaborative work environment, really great personalities in the company.

    Cons

    Obviously the last 2 years have been rocky. Still some people that don't believe in the new vision or direction, however I expect those people to leave soon. Transition has been painful but that pain is starting to alleviate a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Define go to market strategy, get creative with pricing structure, spend money on marketing, retain the great people still at Fuze by being transparent and incentivizing them to reach their goals.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Train wreck waiting to happen!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fuze as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goof group of worker's( sales, engineering and IT).. what is left of them.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership/management lacks integrity and "transparency." Which they base their new motto on. Everyone has executive and/ or high level titles but lack the training or competencies to follow through.
    Very high attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. Helpful (5)

    New CEO... Finally! The sacking was long overdue

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

    I worked at Fuze full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A New team, new board, new CEO. new transparency and possibly some real culture

    Cons

    recent CEO was sacked and it took the board far too long. we lost a lot of time, never built a culture and lost a lot of money and market momentum. New CEO is fresh, young and hungry and that's good. New Chairman actually cares and wants to make it work. We did lose enormous amounts of talent and I don't know if we can recover from that.

    Advice to Management

    work hard, be transparent

  8. Helpful (5)

    Showed a lot of promise, but seems to be in a death spin now

    • 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 Fuze full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great hard-core technical work. So good place to learn a lot. New management seems more transparent, and might actually have a chance of turning this company around.

    Cons

    The energy seems to have been sucked out of this place, since the last debacle. Employees have a very negative outlook towards the future of the company, and that create a vicious negative cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs something to really push employees in a positive state. Success of course is the biggest motivator. But until then what ? Management really needs to give this more thought.

  9. Helpful (16)

    Failing, miserable joke of a brand. Just laid off over 60 employees.

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

    I have been working at Fuze full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SF location
    Internally, people think the brand is game-changing
    Snacks on Fridays

    Cons

    It's a brand that can't take off.
    No success.
    No one uses this technology.
    People get hired and fired all of the time.
    Recently laid off over 60 people.
    Joke.

    Advice to Management

    Either fix the problem or just call it quits. No one uses this technology. Maybe it's time to surrender once and for all. Don't you think?

  10. Helpful (8)

    Approach with caution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fuze full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, nice office location

    Cons

    Executive team hires primarily from 2 sources - Salesforce and Yammer
    CEO is driven by his ego and wants to have that ego fed by those reporting to him.
    Sales Reps are not making quota nor making money.
    Ex Sales Reps have difficulty getting paid their commissions

    Advice to Management

    Ask the Board to find more competent Management

  11. Helpful (3)

    Incredible opportunity to make an impact & change the way the world communicates!

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

    I have been working at Fuze full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities at Fuze to really make a difference in your role, to the company, and to our position in the marketplace. Leadership empowers and trusts you to do your job and do it well. They have high expectations, and are helping inspire us to really change the FuzeBox of the past.

    Cons

    There are still some big changes coming for Fuze in 2014. Fuze is not a place where work processes are set in stone or inflexible: many of our internal processes are still being developed. I personally consider this a good thing, but I know some workers need more definition in their day-to-day. If you are a self-starter who is looking for a chance to make your mark on your team and help build out the internal processes and culture, then this is a fantastic time to join Fuze.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent about where Fuze is headed, especially within the bigger picture of the marketplace. Sharing our big vision for the future is important for inspiring employees.

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