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GoGrid Cloud Hosting Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
22 Reviews
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    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 (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for learning and advancing your skills in the tech industry.

    Cons

    Management went from good to worst. Employee morals are down due to all the lay offs that occurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees and have them do your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    • 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 GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (more than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clouds in the sky

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    CEO breeds dysfunction.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  7. 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 (less than an 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales a Sinking Ship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time (more than an 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company with vision but needing work to promote, retain & inspire the team

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    • 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 GoGrid Cloud Hosting full-time

    Pros

    GoGrid has a start-up feel but with some serious dreams to go big. People are friendly. Some of them are quite smart. Being a leader and innovator in the cloud is nice. Free drinks, good perks, free Friday lunch all nice.

    Cons

    Needs to reward its employees more. Start up feel is nice but need to work harder to retain smart talent with much more aggressive salaries. Becoming more corporate in procedures is taking away some of the fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to retain employees...pay very competitive salaries and you will retain employees and attract more and better talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's been OK.

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

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting

    Pros

    The opportunity to build your resume is the best. You will get to config systems that you'd have to work at other companies for years to have access. Since GoGrid is a hosting provider you get to learn and use just about every OS that anyone has ever used for a site or application.

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive. Job descriptions rely heavily on "other responsibilities as required by a small business." Reviews are annual, and you're be performing the duties of any promotion you should receive long before you will see compensation for it. The Friday lunch doesn't have enough variety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, even the ones that are leaving. Do regular department meetings. Acknowledge the employees that are doing an exceptional job.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intensive Experience Overload

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

    I have been working at GoGrid Cloud Hosting

    Pros

    unlimited beverages, company events, friday company lunches, schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Pay does not accommodate work load demanded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Pay = Better Employee Retention

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