Jasper Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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Jasper CEO Jahangir Mohammed
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    a great place for the entrepreneurially-minded but difficult to thrive

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

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

    Pros

    - lots of autonomy and room to demonstrate competency/expertise
    - fast pace and exposure to cross-departmental activities
    - highly collaborative (if you want)
    - family-like atmosphere
    - passionate and hard working CEO

    Cons

    - high turnover, low level talent
    - shoestring budgets
    - last minute planning, poor execution
    - zero redundancy
    - overly passionate/zealous CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    'doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.' embrace change. think more outside the box. invest in people as much as you do in product. create a culture where people *want* to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good, promising industry (IOT), mediocre product quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    -The company tries to hire best candidates, so the overall level of capabilities are pretty high
    -People try to be nice to each other
    -Very rapidly growing industry, has pretty high potential
    -Wide customer base

    Cons

    -Code quality is low, documentation is far from sufficient, not much effort in improve quality
    -Engineering has high dependency on mood swings of its leader(s)
    -Preference is given to person-to-person interactions vs proper design and implemenation
    -Don't expect much flexibility from eng. mgmt - they insist on their way of doing things, however wrong it may be
    -They value customer service type of work vs product work, so it is NOT a product company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept objective criticism and provide better industry training to personnel, be more adept to better practices and rewrite troublesome pieces of code that keep dragging everyone down with maintenance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Disrespectful & Unhealthy Environment

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

    I worked at Jasper full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are selece employees that are enjoyable to work with.
    Monthly Gym Stipend

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership
    Expect to work terribly long hours all the time with nothing in return
    The worst "professional" environment and useless HR department
    Always a fire drill due to lack of leadership in particular departments
    Would not advise working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To take a closer look at the leadership team and how they treat those below them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    One of the most exciting start-up environments I have experienced.

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

    I have been working at Jasper full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not for the faint of heart! This is an exciting, fast-paced environment that comes with demands. But if you like exciting job content and leading edge technology....this is the place to be!

    Cons

    You have to be committed to work at a start-up. The infrastructure and processes have not yet had time to mature. Every position is a "hands-on" role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep thinking about your employees......their well being, incentives and competitive edge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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