PeopleBrowsr Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    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. Helpful (2)

    Chaos

    • 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 PeopleBrowsr full-time

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

    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 Management

    Get some.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Could've been a great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (4)

    Deceptive start-up, appalling management, poor products

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr

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

    Pros

    When the CEO is overseas the staff seems less suicidal

    Cons

    There are three reasons why you’d work for PeopleBrowsr: * You have been there for so long that no one else would employ you * You got absolutely nothing on your resume and “just need a job” * You are truly desperate potentially looking at becoming homeless The CEO Jodee Rich clearly has no concept of employee satisfaction. The office is a depressing dungeon with no happiness or joy. Personal conversations are not allowed and God forbid if someone accidentally forget to switch their phone to silent - because then “The Mighty Vampire Overlord shall raise his iron fist!” He treats his employees worse than sex slaves, verbally abuses staff and outside office hours he’ll hunt you down until he gets what he wants. The tech is bad. Marketing is bad. The hours are bad. The culture is bad. I wish I had read the reviews on Glassdoor before taking on this job. Oh, and for your information the only 5 star positive review here is written by the CEO :-)

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO


  8. Helpful (2)

    I have been working at PeopleBrowsr full-time

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

    Pros

    PeopleBrowsr is in an expansion phase. Its CEO Registry has grown quickly over the last 12 months. There are huge internal opportunities for motivated team players Options. Strong management team. Great tech. Experienced CEO.

    Cons

    Long hours. Not for people who want a 9 to 5 job. Systems evolving as the company grows. Tough CEO. Priorities change rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Go for it. Make sure you hire the right people who will grow with the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Worst company ever

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time

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

    Pros

    Micromanaged environment No culture Extremely controlled No direction Massive knowledge gap

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Happy people, happy workplace.


  10. Helpful (4)

    The worst company I have ever worked for!..I wish I had seen these reviews before I took the job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    None..... although you did get paid eventually

    Cons

    Everything mentioned on the other reviews is true... Paid late with no warning and then made to chase payments. Micro-managed by CEO who treats people no better than paid servants and speaks to them ever worse. Senior management have no direction or idea how to run a start up. Changes in product made over night with out any notification to staff.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  11. Helpful (5)

    Feudal fiefdom run with iron fist by bizarre vampire overlord

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

    I worked at PeopleBrowsr full-time

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

    Pros

    They do pay actual money for the work you do.

    Cons

    Too many to mention. Terrible work environment. No support for employees. This is a start up and employees are forced to work on their own personal computers. All these poor people hunched over their netbooks because the company is too cheap to provide computers. The owner tries to manage the entire company via email, there is no process in place in any way. Deadlines are arbitrary and the management technique seems to involve some sort of intense Australian glowering and yelling. Technical decisions are terrible as well. At any given time the entire infrastructure is on the brink of catastrophe. Products have launch times set before development has even begun. There is no version control, no technical process and no testing.

    Advice to Management

    The management is the problem. There is no advice that will fix this company.



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