PeopleBrowsr

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PeopleBrowsr Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    already reviewed.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PeopleBrowsr

    Pros

    there are no pros here

    Cons

    it's all terrible working here

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work environment leaves much to be desired.

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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 PeopleBrowsr as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Both the clients and the industry is exciting, and the money is decent.

    Cons

    No benefits, no work-life balance, no company culture, unsteady vision of the company, and a rather demoralizing place to work. Also, I find it funny that there's a huge lack of communication, which is baffling because there's a large table that everyone sits around, but noone is allowed to talk with each other. Instead, we are encouraged to use email protocol, which is actually just a way for the owner to feel like he has control over everything that's happening in the company. It's a startup, but in reality, is the antithesis to everything a startup should be. It employs no agile methodologies, and when things don't work out because of a lack of A-B testing, we need to pivot (yet again), which just results in a macro-level frustration funneling from upper management down to the lowliest employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firstly, please A-B test an idea before launching it. This will save so much money and heartache. Secondly, respect employee time and treat them like you value them. It'll make for more loyal employees. Thirdly, get rid of this need for control, and allow your employees to communicate freely in a way that should foster real growth and true innovation. Fourthly, take investor money based on a more realistic evaluation so that Silicon Valley's most influential people will actually care about your company and not allow Twitter to bully it around the way they currently can. Lastly, K.I.S.S. and makeup: keep your solutions simple to understand. The Kred score, as intricate as it may be, is too complicated for people to grasp its value. This is the same issue for the entire UI on the PeopleBrowsr website. Simplicity and user-friendliness creates golden opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaos

    • 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 PeopleBrowsr full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok in some areas. Very flexible in how/when/where you work if you are in the right area and in the good books (basically just the tech side). Some nice people. Interesting industry area.

    Cons

    Everything said by everyone previous is true.
    No structure of any kind. No management except CEO micromanaging via email. Strategy is completely fluid. Everything changes on a whim and yesterdays game changer product is forgotten tomorrow in favour of whatever pops into the CEOs mind. The few managers that do exist are clueless children with more energy spent trying to get their own careers to take off than actually achieve anything. Constant pennypinching. Never had a party or celebration in the companys entire lifespan. Never reflects on any past or current failures, or successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some.

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

    Horrible Place to Work.

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr as a contractor

    Pros

    Interesting platform to work with, social metrics is a fun space to be in.

    Cons

    Too many to list.
    The CEO micromanages the show and is not well organized, the projects/priorities change as frequently as he changes his mind. Everyone is on egg shells and is expected to jump when he snaps.
    No one is treated like a person, but rather a means to an end, that is constantly changing.
    This stressful, hostile work environment is extremely unproductive despite long hours many put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is unfortunate that the company is so poorly managed. Appreciated employees works harder and better.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could've been a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -cool industry
    -social media still has a lot of potential
    -you're literally writing the history books when you're in this industry
    -HQ located in SF SOMA

    Cons

    -everything said in the other reviews is true
    -no commitment to employees
    -employees are not treated like human beings (everyone consistently not being paid on time, disregard for employees' personal time, etc)
    -bugs/projects are tracked via email. Yes, email. No implementation of any tools to manage bugs or projects
    -products are built without thoughts of longevity or customers in mind
    -barely any documentation exists for any of the products - no manuals, whitepapers, or even sales decks
    -lack of company culture...but for the one that exists, it's a "vicious culture". Employees hang onto information without passing any of it on so that they are guaranteed job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -solid, steadfast goals or vision for the company is missing
    -treat employees like human beings
    -a great company starts from the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warning: Stay Away! I wish I had read these reviews before taking a position

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very few. Casual dress is a plus.
    Office location is nice. Good food in neighborhood.
    SF start-up in a hot and trendy industry, social influencer marketing.

    Cons

    where to begin?

    1) employees are treated like contractors
    2) no investment in employees
    3) employees must bring/use their own computers, phones, office supplies, water
    4) the only company I have seen in 20 years that provides "tap water only" to guests and employees
    5) no business card, benefits, 401K, bonuses, equity
    6) Employees often asked/suggested to work til late at night or weekends on non-priority or work that has no deadline or reason not to be done at a regular hour.
    7) employees/contractors checks late, bounce, bills not paid, vendors not happy
    8) no processes. no HR.
    9) upper management takes credit for almost everything done below them
    10) No training, onboarding or almost any communication to new employees
    11) very under-qualified mgmt making critical decisions
    12) Passive aggressive/abusive mgmt style. Have witnessed employees crying and running off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings. The lack of documentation, lack of process and the brevity of employees as an asset has led to a host of issues that there is no return from without a complete culture shift. There are some great tools and products built that no one uses or knows how to use because of the turnover rate. The hours and cycles to continually track down and relearn who does what is a vicious circle of non-productivity.

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

    Get in. Get out.

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr as a contractor

    Pros

    If you're looking to get your foot in the door at a social media startup, this would be the place to accrue some experience.

    Cons

    No medical benefits / equity. Lack of direction and focus product-wise. CEO is autocratic. Senior managers have little to no decision making power. High turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Appalling corporate culture combined with a toxic work environment = Stay Away!

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting concepts - Many of the companies products are well received by consumers. The majority of the team is a pleasure to work with and have outstanding work ethic. The knowledge and relationships attained during my experience are invaluable.

    Cons

    Terrible culture with shockingly poor management. Orders are given from the CEO and there is no room for creative input. CEO has no regard for his employees work/life balance and clearly does not have a gauge when it comes to employee happiness. VP of Marketing will never side with you. She is clearly a slave to the CEO and has no valuable contributions to the team. In fact, she is a huge factor in the overwhelmingly high turnover within the organization. Many people have expressed that they have never been treated more poorly from anyone in their lives.

    Employees are required to work from their own personal computers and are provided with no additional resources. The office is a virtual dungeon and no laughing, talking or enjoyment permitted on the clock. Employees are severely underpaid and overworked. Unrealistic expectations are a constant and half-baked work is the result.

    I can not comment on the benefits package because there is none offered at PeopleBrowsr. They do not have the decency to at least offer their employees a simple health package. Many employees are known to have been on San Franciscos heath initiative.

    Simply put - PeopleBrowsr is terrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management - perhaps someone with some formal education and a soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A startup company with great potential but horrendous execution

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A startup is a startup. If you're new to the arena and would like to rack up some experience, they are always looking to hire new sales people.

    Cons

    Where to start, poor execution of products and services. No focus on their datamine or analysis of any kind. No appetite to expand into new verticals for business growth. Unstable product that is difficult to sell and retain accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in VC funding, remove the current CEO/Founder. Pivot the product offering to only API calls for data. Move away from influence scores to social relationship mapping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Worst company ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time

    Pros

    Micromanaged environment
    No culture
    Extremely controlled
    No direction
    Massive knowledge gap

    Cons

    Casual wear ....... And that is where it stops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy people, happy workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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