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  1.  

    Good idea but never got traction in the marketplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to make an impact and work with some really talented people. High traffic website that looked pretty cool and had some good products.

    Cons

    Inability to change course or direction when users were leaving service. Too much bureaucracy for a small startup. Negative energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change to fit the markets needs needs to be faster. The vision was not working. Needed to change direction sooner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A sinking ship....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    --Free lunches
    --Casual environment
    --Great office space
    --A paycheck

    Cons

    --After four years of existence, the product is still broken and undefined.
    --Leadership continues to turn a blind eye towards metrics.
    --A "groupthink" mentality exists among the company, where they convince themselves that what they're doing is good without listening to any kind of third-party or user feedback.
    --A culture of fear is set in place due to A) the fact that funding is running out and B) the history of massive turnover.
    --Stop focusing on the perks, the shiny benefits package and the extra fancy stuff, and go back to the drawing board on your product. It's never worked, and never will unless you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. It's 2013, you're almost out of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hello... do you guys know what you are doing?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    we have moved into new offices that are in a good location and clean
    you can play ping pong at work
    there is free food

    Cons

    no direction, strategy or business model
    we are at the verge of running out of funding
    management team is a clique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need new management. management is the problem. there is a ton of talent in the organization but not for what we are trying to build. no one knows what we are building or who we are building it for. isnt that a problem?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Ignore the fake reviews on this site. Please do not work for this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Free food.
    -Ping pong table.
    -Listening to annoying rap music blasted by the creative director's speakers so the entire -office could hear (this is a joke, people).

    Cons

    -Staff was turned over three times during my tenure. I even saw one guy get fired before he even started.
    -The company has gone through four HR staff during my tenure.
    -The product metamorphosis went something like this: try to be everything to everything --> try to be Pinterest (and take credit for coming up with the idea first) --> rebrand into a completely different site
    - Speculation around inflated metrics/traffic numbers completely speak for themselves. You can read between the lines and see through the smokescreen on them so easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice can save this company. Sorry. Even their so-called "re-branding" to Ador.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting Acquired

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    Former Employee - Director, Lockerz Photos  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Lockerz Photos in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lockerz acquired the company I built and was the CTO of, Plixi. Being an integral part of a KPCB backed company is a great learning experience for anyone that works for Lockerz. You'll hopefully grow lifelong relationships with the leaders, mentors, and investors of Lockerz.

    If you work hard, you get to work on things that interest you and have a big impact to a wide audience. Also, the pay was good for senior people.

    Cons

    There was always a Seattle vs. San Diego attitude once the Plixi team was acquired and there were two offices. Even two years after the acquisition when most of the people in Seattle were new, there was still this animosity between the two offices. Everything is 100% in Seattle now, which is a good thing for the company. Working remotely was never set up in the companies culture, thus the company never strongly benefited on the strengths of remote workers.

    For a small company, there were a lot of politics involved. People were more worried about he-said-she-said stuff rather than just working on the product and making it better for the users.

    For a startup-type company that doesn't have its product quite figured out yet, and doesn't have crazy growth traffic, there's no need to have a huge enterprise software/hardware stack. It was the opposite of the Lean Startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Don't assume you know what the users want. Use the data you gather to make product decisions. Though at the same time don't be afraid to put something out there. If you just keep building and rehashing the same idea, no one will get to see the awesome things the team built.
    2. Try to find partners that have no contracts or 30-day out contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Continuous Abysmal Experience

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    Current Employee - Development  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Development in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time

    Pros

    * Food
    * Pay

    Some co-workers provide a good support structure to get through another day at Lockerz.

    Cons

    * Getting ahead is all about politics
    * Innovation is stifled
    * Still don't know what Lockerz actually does
    * Employees are treated like assets to be used, then tossed
    * Management lacks fundamental leadership skills
    * Company lacks direction
    * No focus on data to support decision-making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more lies, no more politics, and figure out what Lockerz' actual product is.

    Most of all, please stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Merchandising  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch at Seattle headquarters.

    Cons

    A Frankenstein product that's losing users and money everyday.

    Employees below average, only want a paycheck or can't get another job. Problem employees are not dealt with and instead given fake leadership positions.

    There are good reasons the former CEO isn't there any more, ask around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The writings on the wall, why drag it out?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great talented team and on the right path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very talented team
    Much improved DNA in areas of need
    Fun working environment
    Some great initiatives underway
    Leadership is great and committed to make this a great place to work

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are still some misconceptions about working at Lockerz. Team is working on it, but you might hear out of date information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on making company more open and transparent. Take proactive steps in the community to show that things have changed. There are some great opportunities ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work, will miss it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Lockerz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - CTO & CPO are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, great people to work for
    - Marketing team is fun, smart, amazing
    - Entire team in general is talented, culture has 180'd to awesome, they've done a lot in the last year and am so excited to see what they pump out in 2013
    - Catered lunch 3x per week

    Cons

    - Stop printing, it's 2013! ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lockerz is an AWESOME company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lockerz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Leadership, Great CTO, great perks, Voted Seattle's #1 Start-Up 2012

    Cons

    Had technical troubles with the site for a long time, but the new CTO turned it around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to customer experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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