Porch

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Porch Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
58 Reviews
3.5
58 Reviews
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Matt Ehrlichman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very impressive C-level executives and with everyone sitting on the same floor (no offices) they are approachable (in 4 reviews)

  • We have an amazing roof top to work and hang out on, boccie ball, a putting green, free lunch Fridays, a stocked fridge and a keg (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is an absolute joke - they're ineffective cheerleaders, at best (in 5 reviews)

  • i have seen a few great sales reps leave because they tried to sell a sub par product with integrity (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Growing so fast, hoping the good culture remains

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    Current Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Porch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, smart people, the CEO

    Cons

    some middle management, lack of public knowledge, some partnerships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep office culture at the top of the list. Porch is getting huge fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, awesome management, amazing coworkers and a truly fun environment. Worked there only 6 weeks and loved it

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    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The environment was fun and supportive. It was a great place to be and the managers were always there to help you at any given point. I loved my coworkers and the atmosphere more than any place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    I took a position that I was over qualified for and didn't enjoy it. I moved on after receiving an offer from a more suitable company for my future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people who are already there know that they have the opportunity to grow from within the company. Don't just say it as a "Maybe in the future this can happen..." but instead SHOW them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Local Market

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porch full-time

    Pros

    fun, young team with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    work you hard for not a lot of money

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  5.  

    Local Market Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porch

    Pros

    Cool office, easy to make friends, some great leaders

    Cons

    some terrible middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the 20 somethings out of middle management and give people nicer computers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-Growing Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A scrappy startup with the feel of a big company.

    Cons

    Compensation. One is in a startup to learn, not earn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Porch as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly at porch. Love the atmosphere. Company is not afraid of addressing its shortcomings at all-hands meetings and seems to be headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Cliques easily formed around roles, makes it tough to get ot know people outside of your role. Moving a bit too fast for things to keep up sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think people were scared of Matt. He's friendly enough but aloof.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Big Dreams, Meh Execution

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

    I have been working at Porch full-time

    Pros

    Company is growing very fast. There's a definite sense of working on something that could be big. The features and products they talk about building are are grand and noble. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is low and work-life balance is poor. 10+ hour days are basically expected. Execution on the grand ideals has so far been middling. There seems to be a lack of strong management, with day to day direction constantly shifting and no real clear explanation. Along with the rapid growth in the size of the company, there has been a lot of turnover, including at relatively high-level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people better and get some stronger management who can clearly and effectively execute on a well-defined strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The perfect job for a talented recent graduate

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    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist
    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great People. Everyone who works there is legit and driven. They do fun things unheard of at other companies and you will get some solid skills and work experience

    Cons

    Start-ups require a big personal commitment more than do other businesses. It's not for everybody, and contract work is especially taxing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing transportation/ parking assistance for all everybody, FTE and contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work, surrounded by a great team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Porch is a young innovative company. I believe in the product, the passion and the value. There is a great team atmosphere at Porch. Look forward to working hard and growing with this company.

    Cons

    You definitely feel the pains of growing quickly, but growth is a good thing. I am willing to put the comfort of a cushy office aside to be a part of a successful company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Call Center!

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    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Local Market Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Cool office with an open concept (multiple bathrooms, rooftop deck, occasionally its acceptable to drink a beer out of the office keg). Lots of smart young people working here. Over 33 million secured in funding.

    Cons

    Do not be fooled. This is a call center. Cold calling makes up for over 95 percent of this job. "keep your head down", "one more dial" are common expressions. Compared to other sales jobs, employees here are underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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