Optimizely Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Optimizely Co-Founder & CEO Dan Siroker
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  1. Fun, fast-paced company

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

    I have been working at Optimizely

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

    Pros

    Optimizely is a fantastic place to work. It's a very young company that moves fast and isn't afraid to take risks. It also prides itself on its culture of transparency - employees share all meeting notes, company data, and other information, which helps create an environment where people are expected to take ownership of their work and trusted to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it!


  2. Rocketship startup with an amazing culture

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

    I have been working at Optimizely full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Work with some of the smartest people in the industry and always be inspired
    -Culture that really values you as an individual with supportive management
    -A lot of ownership to develop your function and yourself professionally
    -Opinions at all levels are heard and matter
    -Incredibly inspiring and friendly co-founders - both have known my name since the day I started

    Cons

    -Sometimes organization is "too flat" and lacking direction
    -Management needs better alignment as to how to direct the efforts of its employees - too much going on at times, need prioritizing
    -Upward movement has slowed over the past few years and sometimes promotion/compensation decisions feel arbitrary


  3. Amazing 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 Optimizely full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Culture! The leadership here is amazing and it makes a tremendous impact on the way everyone behave. Dan and Pete set the standard.

    Cons

    A lot of young and smart people who don't always know what we are doing. We eventually figure it out, but it often takes longer than ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture change as the company grows.


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  5. Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Optimizely

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

    Pros

    From day one, it was clear to see how Optimizely was ranked the #1 place to work in SF from how much they spoil their employees. Being a part of the new office in NYC, it has been incredibly fun to help take that same culture and hard-working mentality at HQ, and transfer it over to a new team. Not only are the perks and benefits amazing that make being in the office enjoyable every day, but being surrounded by such intelligent and passionate people across all departments inspires you to contribute your best effort always.

    Cons

    Really no complaints so far. Being part of a new office branch, we do not have quite the same amount of resources and office perks as HQ, but that produces a close-knit group amongst the team and forces us all to be scrappy.


  6. Amazing company and culture!

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

    I have been working at Optimizely full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun product and industry, fearless culture that encourages people to take ownership over their work. Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    As we continue to grow, we'll encounter challenges we didn't have before but that's a great opportunity to take on new challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the bottoms up culture and keep pushing for the best. We have a big opportunity that is ours for the taking.


  7. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Optimizely

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

    Pros

    Amazingly Transparent, great people, culture, benefits, amazing product and future ahead of us.

    Cons

    N/A. there are not any cons to working here


  8. A special time and place

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

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

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

    Pros

    Transparency, openness, and dedication across the spectrum. You can trust that your co-workers are doing their best to push the state of the company forward. You can trust that leadership has a clear sense of where we are and where we're going.

    Cons

    Fast growing, fast changing. We have more to do than we have time for, but what startup doesn't?

    Advice to Management

    Our inward focus makes a world of difference in creating a happy, cohesive company-wide team. Please keep it up!


  9. Great!

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

    I have been working at Optimizely full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing culture, career opportunities, and product

    Cons

    The company is growing really fast, and we've got growing pains!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest and transparent!


  10. Best Place I have Every Worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. I actually love going to work everyday and it's because I'm continuously challenged, the people are amazing, and the perks are awesome!

    Cons

    There are no cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It's working!


  11. awesome company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment
    Former Employee - Recruitment

    I worked at Optimizely

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

    Pros

    no egos, awesome C-level execs. even though they were in a very rapid ramp up period, everyone was treated with the utmost consideration

    Cons

    cant think of any at this point

    Advice to Management

    keep up the awesomeness



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