Gazelle Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
29 Reviews
3.8
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Gazelle full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very smart people, and amazing leadership in the software department. They allow for experimentation which led to pretty good ideas and fun projects to work on. Managers and members of other departments were accessible and will give you the time you need for whatever idea or question you might have. Snacks and breakfast were always on offer with a pretty good selection. The company get-togethers were fun and people did actually get into them. Overall a healthy place to work, that allows you room to grow. Great leadership in the engineering department that sets realistic goals and does a great job providing the necessary tools for a person to succeed.

    Cons

    Really hard to find some, the HR department could do with solid goals to go after...they are overall great at what they do though. The team is on the smaller side so the hours can get brutal at times but that's expected in a firm of this size.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Crazy awesome? Well maybe half right.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gazelle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work in a relatively stress free environment. Wonderful healthcare benefits and vacation accrual. The company has an awesome potential, let's just give it some time and see.

    Cons

    Pay is low even for difficulty of the work. You are exposed to extreme heat and cold as the warehouse isn't climate controlled. Too many layers of "management". Power struggles are obvious and the workers are caught in the middle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assumptions that because someone has been there for a long time means they are supervisor or management material will cause troubles. If you are really interested in what happens in every area, observe the area. Don't just ask the supervisor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for some good for others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gazelle full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, everyone seemed to get along. CEO is extremely approachable, and the building is in a fantastic location. The reCommerce movement is innovative and worthwhile.

    Cons

    Did not see a lot of movement / advancement opportunities within the company. Salary could have been better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the core values taught to us the first day and you will be fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not so crazy awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gazelle

    Pros

    Pretty great people to work with. Slightly cutting edge industry. Some what flexible environment. Cool technology.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Salaries arent exactly competitive. Lack of transparency. Not nearly as "crazy awesome" as they want to make it seem... the leadership team clearly plays favorites and doesnt always practice what they preach. HR is a joke (if they cant get this simple dept right I shudder to think what else isnt functioning that we dont see!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to recognize people for performance and not for drinking the Kool Aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing some things well

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are some of the smartest people I've worked with, the location is great, and most of the senior leadership team consistently lives our core values and develop solid, unique programs that deliver great business results. The company has grown among an increasingly competitive landscape. Solid benefits, but confusing to use.

    Cons

    Very slow moving on new ideas - seems more reactive than proactive. They claim to be "flexible" but regard face time over results more. I'm not sure why, but they really have not figured out the HR function despite many [unsuccessful] attempts to get it right - in both locations. Pay does not match other local tech companies with similar profiles. Small team, so career pathing can be challenging, but not impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Trust your employees more and let innovation happen. Don't give up before new programs have been given a chance to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so crazy awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great. Location is convenient. Core values are meaningful and generally followed by most employees. CEO genuinely cares about the business and the employees. Birthday cupcakes are always a big hit. Feedback is mostly constructive.

    Cons

    They just can't find the right HR team for the business. There have been several changes in HR management, to no avail. Awful. New healthcare/dental plans cost more and offers less. If you're not in a leadership role, you're in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should practice what they preach; most do, but all should. Salaries should be reviewed to be more inline with other companies of the same size in the same sector as well as graded to job performance, not just job title. Lead by example, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment For Younger Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Gazelle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work environment was great
    Upper Management was accessible
    Lots of responsibility for almost every position in the company

    Cons

    Slow moving forward with ideas from lower levels
    Poor job with working out kinks in operations systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the ship tight at home before trying to expand too much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working @ Gazelle

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, open to taking risks and trying/iterating different things.
    We use the best tools for the job.
    Co-workers are great. No jerks here. We have a lot of fun.
    Challenging problems to solve: scaling, performance, keeping up with a fast changing gadget industry.
    Weekly dev talks given by different engineers.
    Ruby/Rails/AWS

    Cons

    None really. Best place I've worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Open and flexible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great team-mates, open corporate structure, receptive to suggestions, flexible hours, good location, good mix of technologies

    Cons

    Hard to think of any, this is a great place to work.

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Gazelle is a fast growing cool company that is a fast paced and a fun place to work. It allows people to be creative and stretch themselves. People are encouraged to suggest new ways to make the business better. Customer focus is excellent.

    Cons

    The company's revenue is growing very fast but the headcount is growing at a slower pace so promotion opportunities can be a challenge - but they do happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the absence of rapid promotion opportunities, keep providing ways for employees to develop personally by expanding their scope of responsibilities within their roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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