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GoGrid Cloud Hosting Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well meaning but no execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great engineering staff tackles challenging projects. You can own major parts of a cloud IaaS company and build them the way you think they should be.

    Cons

    Management is oblivious. Top brass chooses initiatives that the market won't care about, then engineers are driven like rented mules until they leave for higher pay and better work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have talented employees. Give them a little rein to built exceptional products for you, and forbid middle management from over-planning them into despair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative and great place to get hand on experience on various job types rather than being stuck to one task if you wish.

    Cons

    pay is not as competitive within its industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to set your career path.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be given laptops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing technology and great work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relatively drama-free. Friendly people. Lots of company social events and catered lunches on Friday.

    Cons

    Some accumulated tech debt can make developing new products slower than it could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce tech debt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clouds in the sky

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GoGrid likes to innovate and create their own solutions with various opensource technologies. This gives you a wide breadth of options and the ability to see what the community is doing instead of being pinned down to vendor contracts or software license agreements (as a developer)

    Cons

    Sometimes getting a product or project to market comes at the sacrifice of a more complete solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe show how a product's spend (cost to develop) returns the company by sales and how much money we're making on that. Celebrate those successes and then continue to iterate on that feature (which is making money).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    CEO breeds dysfunction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch on Friday's, frequent company fun activities. Good benefits, $10 Crunch fitness, good medical plans, 401K match. Location is good.

    Cons

    The CEO gets an idea for a product and wants it released to our customers before it is barely a V1 beta, thus our great new products that have potential never get fully bug tested or vetted. Then you have your best customers using those products and when they fail, you spend your time trying to save the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the developers develop a fully functioning product before releasing it, don't cut corners. Someone stand up to the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Same old, same old

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time

    Pros

    The people here are amazing.

    Cons

    Continued bad strategy judgement calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Trust that they know how to do their job but allow them to make mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to learn. Stagnant company growth lacking ingenuity in market place .

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can essentially get your industry knowledge of cloud services here but you wont get it from management . You have to learn from techs, support, and systems folks.

    Cons

    At the helm there is very little in catering to the market place.Unwilling to adapt with what market actually needs is killing growth. Passing off a half baked solution as full fledged and turnkey is what kills this place. The folks at the head of product, and marketing ( vp's and managers) are completely out of touch with the actual customer base and lack industry knowledge . This makes sales efforts trivial and damages good people that have a passion to succeed in this space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire VP's of Sales and marketing that know the space and pay them well. Stop hiring people in management that takes 2 to 3 years until you figure out they have no clue what they are doing. Build brand loyalty, it is not about the products or technology, but how you make it easier for customers do business with you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales a Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch on Friday. Nice benefits. Good place to get your foot in the door into an IaaS provider.

    Cons

    There isn't a realistic vision how to grow sales. Management is clueless. Lost the start up culture to macho sales environment that doesn't mix well with tech team.

    Lots of turn over.

    The CEO is a tech guy, not a sales guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to veteran employees. If you ask opinions don't disregard them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting

    Pros

    Location is ideal
    No micromanagement
    Flexibility to create or establish your own role

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid
    Culture is changing too quickly and there's new employee older employee tensions
    Company direction is reactionary
    Company thinks its an 800 lbs gorilla and it's not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look internally to support much needed infrastructures. You can't grow the business if you don't fix the problems with the internal systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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