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Giftcards.com Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Salary is reasonable, but priorities change from one minute to the next

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHP Developer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giftcards.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Onsite training/employee onboard process is very thorough, and the trainers attentive. Generous paid time off (plus benefits package) and friendly/supportive co-workers make for a positive work environment the vast majority of the time. Full time work from home is a huge plus. Long weekend's almost always mean leaving a few hours early (with pay!), which is again a bonus.

    Cons

    Priorities can change overnight and mis-communications can result in several weeks of code being scrapped and/or re-written. Management and QA do not always understand how things should/do work, and it can be frustrating explaining the same thing 3 different ways.

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    Salaries could use improvement - as a contractor I was receiving a generous $86,000/yr, but when I was hired as a full time employee (and switched from hourly to salaried exempt) it dropped considerably to $72,000/yr.

    Perhaps more forethought into upcoming priorities so time can be efficiently managed (versus changing direction mid project)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative company with a good moral compass

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giftcards.com full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture. A lot of great personalities around the office make it fun to come to work. Management goes out of their way to encourage bottom up feedback and discourage office politics.

    A lot of cutting edge ideas and technology. The company is a leader in the gift card space and the brand recognition is growing each year.

    Extremely charitable company. Each employee gets $500/year to donate to the charity of their choice, and the CEO gives thousands more every year to children in need. Worth noting that these actions are done without any marketing or publicity efforts so they truly are for charity.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow, more people tend to want to cover their butts rather than make decisions or take responsibility.

    Decisions are made quick, often times without proper analysis done to support that decision. Sometimes this works out but when it doesn't, it typically means a loss of productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Making people smile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giftcards.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like the mission of this company most - to make people smile. They do it by creating a great product, by giving to charities, and helping the less fortunate. I like the highly professional team, and that they work together.

    Cons

    Probably that its fast paced and that the industry is competitive with small profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people that care, and reject people that dont have a caring attitude - they wont get the mission.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giftcards.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fast-paced company
    Company is growing very fast
    Very organic management
    Excellent learning experience
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Company is almost growing too fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing company

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

    I have been working at Giftcards.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An 'A 'list founder, executive team, and intellectual property protecting all products and services. Every one works hard and well together to get the work done.

    Cons

    As a nimble company we may start something but toss it quickly as we discover a better\different approach. These changes while being understood can be frustrating at times especially when it's your work being scrapped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain course!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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