Point Inside Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Content Tools Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, free snacks, interesting problems to solve, relative freedom to pursue projects. Chances to rise to higher positions or learn new skills are readily available.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not there. Occasionally (several times a month) asked to do some work from home on the weekends. Very occasionally late nights required. Salary not the most competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that when employees go home, they are no longer at work. Make salaries more competitive for the Seattle area. Offer more competitive benefits if you want to retain the best people..

  2. Winning start-up experience

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

    I have been working at Point Inside full-time

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

    Pros

    Smart, motivated colleagues
    Feels like everyone wants to do the right thing
    Work hard, show your stuff, advance from within
    Start-up vibe without the the crazy (OK, there's some crazy)
    Non-trivial problems to solve: machine learning, spatial data management, greenfield product dev...
    Growing company: teams, product, customers
    I work on software that I use, my family, and friends

    Cons

    Not enough project support, requirements are thin to minimal and product owner often inaccessible
    Growing pains transitioning from small to medium size (100 growing to 150 people this year!)
    Very busy sometimes, advance planning could be better
    Little formal training, depends on your team

    Advice to Management

    Let's stay as nimble as possible to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. We are at our absolute best when challenged with problems that are novel, hard, and are rewarded new licensing.

  3. A Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Point Inside (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for just over a year now and it has been a great experience. We are a busy company....we work hard...we are a startup with a lot of excitement happening around our product. That being said, we celebrate our accomplishments and have a lot of fun! The executive management team is an extremely smart and approachable group of people. The benefits are competitive too.

    Cons

    I have nothing to add.

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  5. Potential to be a great place, but ultimately just a stepping stone

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

    I worked at Point Inside (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and work with emerging technologies.

    Cons

    Being a female in the company, you feel a bit singled out. Its a very male dominated workplace. Limited career opportunities. Your voice isn't heard if you're not in management or above. People in lower positions seem afraid to go to upper management with their problems, so things don't get resolved. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your employees and listen to them. Make yourself available.

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    Startup Life

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

    I worked at Point Inside full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a small company. If you're starting from the bottom you can be in management. Some managers have got into upper management. Easy to make big changes. Lots of cutting edge technology. Focus on current development methods. Things are always changing.

    Cons

    It's a startup. Big focus on exit strategy being sale of the company. If you know anything about startups, the VC's and founders get most of the money. Expect to work much more than you are paid. High turnover. Questionable choices in leadership. Questionable choices by leadership. Good ole boy club in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to employees. Listen to employee feedback. Your workers are your biggest asset.

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