Simply Measured

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Simply Measured Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A growing company in a unique space

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Simply Measured full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and a growing company. My colleagues were smart and hard working.
    Fast growing and challenging (in a good way) work environment
    I loved the product we were selling.

    Cons

    Quotas changed more than I would have liked.
    Benefits were adequate but could have been better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would offer more training on the sales side. Other than that I was pretty happy at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great product and brilliant passionate people.

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

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work alongside brilliant people
    Management encourages and provides career development
    Amazing product with really ambitious plans for improvements and expansion in the future

    Cons

    No 401K as of yet, but management told company they will implement in 2015

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I bit of a rollercoaster: it's meant for some, not for others.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Simply Measured full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Simply Measured was a great chance to try new things and grow. For self-starters, there are many opportunities to take on projects and experiment. For those who can self-advocate, there are many opportunities for advancement. Simply Measured has above-average base pay and excellent health care benefits. There are also additional perks, like transportation, food in the kitchen, views of Elliott Bay, a kegerator, and a very real putting green in the office. Simply Measured has company values that leadership strives to live by. I cannot stress how smart and passionate all of the employees are at Simply Measured, and combining this with a fast-paced environment (think Tableau), you will get far more experience in 1 year than you would at any other similarly-sized company.

    Cons

    Simply Measured has grown very fast and there are growing pains associated with this-- it's a wild start-up in a medium-size company's body that is looking to go big. That's a lot of changes to account for.

    I want to note that I would not recommend this place of work to a friend at this time, particularly for the role I was in. However, I do hope to see this return to an environment which is good for most any amazing employee to succeed in and enjoy. Currently, below is what I would consider cons regarding working for Simply Measured:

    There is a lot of distraction and stress in this environment at times, and leadership could provide more clarity and professionalism to individual contributors. There continues to be confusion around roles and responsibilities, and I have seen employees be set up to fail in this environment, even those who have a lot of potential. Training for new hires is present in some portions of the org, and completely non-existent in others. I also found that the work-life balance at Simply Measured is very not aligned with my personal style (even as someone who genuinely likes to work), and after some reflection I attribute much of this to the disorganization and lack of clear communication among teams and the leadership. I currently do not see this company living by their values, but I know the intention is there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make clear lines of decision-making, and provide employees with the environment and tools they need to succeed. Do not cut corners when it comes to investing in people. Listen to and trust the people you hire, regardless of their place on the org chart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hands down the best company I've ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers are the smartest, most driven, most fun-loving people I've ever worked with. They make me excited to walk into the office every day.

    The office environment is a weird combination of relaxed and intense. It's hard to describe, but it's an environment that really facilitates me doing me best work. There's just kind of a special feeling in the air.

    The market opportunity we're tackling is a big, exciting, challenging one. We all recognize it, and it's part of what drives us. It's very fun to be on the cutting edge of our space.

    Cons

    The breakneck growth the company has experienced has come with its own set of challenges. Everything from our processes to our infrastructure to our culture to our physical office has to scale. There are always some growing pains that come along with the insane growth we've experienced. But I consider this a good problem to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being accountable and transparent. The people here really look up to Simple Measured's leadership, with good reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone cares about the work they are doing and how it can help the company succeed, endless encouragement, lots of perks!

    Cons

    Can be slightly cliquey, but with a little energy it isn't hard to make friends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer camp with your smartest friends.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Choose your own adventure! It's a quickly growing company jam-packed with the sharpest tools in the shed, so opportunities are available in every nook and cranny. It's challenging, but you have the potential to make a real difference in not only the company, but the industry.

    Bonus: everyone genuinely likes each other. Everyone in the office is so happy and aligned with the company vision that it sometimes feels like you're stepping outside of rainy Seattle and into an alternate reality.

    Cons

    Too many openings, not enough qualified candidates!

    In all seriousness, there aren't a lot of cons. The company does an amazing job of identifying problems and working to resolve them quickly and effectively. The leadership is outstanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to our values (with the potential addition of #winning?) and keep hiring folks that share them. A company growing this quickly is bound to encounter some growing pains, but keeping these at top of mind will ensure we continue on the path to success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The most fun I've ever had at work

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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 Simply Measured

    Pros

    I don't even know where to start. I love going to work every day! It's a great group of people who work hard because they're passionate, and play hard because they enjoy being around each other. I feel challenged and I love that effective processes have been put into place that allow my voice to be heard. My supervisors are great mentors and I learn so much through working with them. I feel well compensated and we have great office perks. Our founders and leadership are incredibly accessible and approachable.

    Cons

    There is not much to report. Standard growing pains that you would expect from a start up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping to the company values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working with the smartest, most passionate people around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are amazing - from the longest-tenured to the newest addition. We have a ton of different roles here, but everyone loves their particulate role and you can see that in how they attack work every day. I think it says a lot when you see people not just working together, but having fun and actually relating - and that's what happens here.

    Everyone has a good idea of how what they do here makes the company a better place and makes our clients love the product/company. That's something that definitely sets Simply Measured apart from other companies - a direct line between what each individual does and the success of the company.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are any cons here, but i'm sure others may have areas they might want to see improved. We have an open communication plan that helps people share their frustrations and suggestions for solving them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Simply Measured is by far the best career experience I've had.

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

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love that we're truly a values-driven company. We're all encouraged and expected to make decisions based on company values.

    It's important to me to be surrounded by stunning talent, so I appreciate that we hire A-Players and we help each other learn and grow and bring their best everyday.

    I'm also connected to our vision to help our customers do their best work, simply. I think this is good for the world.

    Cons

    There's a saying around the office "we're having all the right problems". It's true, all of the tough problems we're trying to solve are exactly the right problems to have right now. They are a sign of our previous success and future opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing inspiring leadership, heaps of clarity, and values-driven decision making!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fun, family-like company with strong values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Market Development Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Simply Measured full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A very friendly atmosphere at the forefront of social media measurement. It's incredible to watch this company grow each and every month.

    Cons

    When a con comes up, I'll let you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin' on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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