I Drive Safely Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at I Drive Safely (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, offer a 401K. Interpersonal communication within the company has improved greatly. New CEO has given the company a morale boost.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in position. Lots of turnover- mostly voluntary


  2. very positive, everyone was helpful

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

    I have been working at I Drive Safely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great environment, friendly co workers and upper management

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility, lack of company direction

    Advice to Management

    provide more motivation and opportunity to employees


  3. Disappointed...

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

    I have been working at I Drive Safely (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I worked here and in the beginning it was great. Once the company merged with another company it all went downhill.

    Cons

    No communication, double standards, low morale, unreasonable expectations, no help around when needed, managers stay locked in their offices

    Advice to Management

    You guys really need to communicate with the reps. If you did you would realize that a majority of them are seeking other jobs. A simple "thank you" or "great job" can go a long way...


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  5. dysfunctional place. Stay away at all cost

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

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

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Dysfunctional company. No culture. Dishonest C-Levels. A CEO who writes fake reviews. No professional development opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Company needs honest management.


  6. extremely dysfunctional place - stay away at any cost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    a few nice people still there

    Cons

    200% turn over, mostly voluntary; a few new hires did not even show up in their first day after being hired. Dishonest C-levels. Lack of Professional development. Lack of professionalism. Lack of basic work tools (i.e. laptop). CEO writes fake good reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Resign asap. Stop wasting the money of the private equity company that has been financing the company past 3 years.


  7. Awesome company to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provide better pay and growth opportunity

    Cons

    Not found as of now.


  8. Stuck in the Mud

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in Carlsbad, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules with every other Friday off and 11 work-from-home days every year. Benefits package is also a plus.

    Coworkers that are still left are mostly young, energetic, and genuinely nice.

    Cons

    Pay is significantly under market value.

    Most of the smart and talented people have left in the last year.
    What's left for the most part are older managers forced to oversee employees whose jobs fall far outside of their scope of expertise.

    Office environment is depressing.
    The company has decided to cut payroll through attrition after posting a $2.1M loss from last year, which has created a vast cubicle desert. Of the ~80 cubicles in the main office, only about 25 are filled. Talking aloud to the person next to you is frowned upon, and the company now employs Microsoft's Lync service to track each and every moment of the day. Leave your desk for 5 minutes? Lync will notify your boss and the rest of the office that you are away from your PC. Nothing says modern company with great environment like being able to hear a coworker quietly clear their throat while typing from 150ft away. The place used to be buzzing with chatter and a flow of ideas. Now? A librarian would have trouble dealing with so much silence.

    The example set by management.
    If you're looking to work in a place where your manager routinely holds hour-long meetings and dedicates half of that time to rehashing their dating adventures as a divorced parent, then by all means, apply at I Drive Safely.
     Don't be surprised when the same manager begins tracking you down to the minute for time spent away from your desk and on breaks. Get used to management spreading rumors, divulging personal information about coworkers FMLA, and following statements up with "If you repeat that to anyone I will deny it and fire you." Getting some juicy gossip is great, but not when you don't ask or care to know about it. These same managers take time off to fix their leaky faucets and paint their living rooms, but expect you to take the job seriously.

    The HR Department
    Be prepared for the ultimate display of hypocritical behavior. You'll be in a meeting discussing HR appropriate behavior one minute, and the next see the same HR manager sneaking alcohol into company events where everyone is on the clock. Pretty awesome when you consider we're a company built on safe driving, and most of the people drinking along and sneaking sips of alcohol here and there like high school students will be driving home. Ever wanted to relive your High School days? Well do it here! Like clockwork you too can have HR walk up and down the aisles and note who is and is not in their cubes at that moment, while also sitting in the company meetings and noting reactions and comments from each person.

    Apply here and you'll be pitched on a growing company that is pushing boundaries. What they'll leave out is that they are hemorrhaging money, and they aren't sure if and when things are going to turn around.

    Advice to Management

    There is still some untapped talent sprinkled throughout the building, but almost all of them are looking to leave. Invest in these people before they decide they've had enough.


  9. The new IDS

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

    I have been working at I Drive Safely

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

    Pros

    Alternative workweek (every other Friday off), lots of smart & talented individuals, new management is bringing about more internal promotions and a better office environment, great benefits, company is experiencing a lot of growth - excited to see what's to come.

    Cons

    Training opportunities aren't available for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the right direction


  10. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at I Drive Safely

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    Good advancement opportunity
    Lateral movement is very possible
    Challenging
    Causal environment
    Company is growing fast

    Cons

    There are some bad apples, but there are bad apples at every company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as of now.


  11. Pretty good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits package
    -Smart people
    -Well-established, stable company
    -Good products
    -Good, solid management with open communication
    -No micromanagement

    Cons

    -Working with development team overseas can be challenging
    -Not typical 8-5 day, much is expected
    -No Extra budget for technology or professional development

    Advice to Management

    Work a little more on company culture. Continue to work towards making the work environment a place people want to come to.



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