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Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
31 Reviews
3.6
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    Dysfunctional cult of sociopaths

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA

    I worked at Snagajob full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Fun and open work environment.
    Free coffee, popcorn, and sometimes beer.
    Some great use of technology and some very bright people work there, although the crazies far outnumber them.

    Cons

    First off, let me say this review is for my time at Snagajob in the Spring of 2012. I never wrote a review then because I was so thoroughly disgusted after leaving that I could not have cared less. But after recently seeing that this place has a favorable rating of 3.7 on Glassdoor, I owed it to readers to know my story. I've been in IT for over two decades and Snagajob is the absolute worst, and I've had some major disappointments in both the private and government sector.

    I worked at Snagajob for less than a month. The first week was great, but then I got the most disrespectful, unwarranted, condescending beat down in my entire life on week two. I was talked to with complete disdain by a person who was a complete micromanager, who was a horrible low-talker, who didn't have any personal skills, who was obviously unqualified for the job, and who completely disregarded my wealth of experience and knowledge, that would have totally crushed her work if I would have ended up staying at that asylum. At the end of the second week, she took me aside in a conference room for 30 minutes and proceeded to berate me in a very offensive, passive-aggressive manner that was the most bizarre thing I ever experienced in the workplace. Complete sociopath, as were a handful of her co-workers that I encountered.

    At the start of week three I was looking forward to working with a different person assigned to me during the so-called 6-week bootcamp, but the first thing she did that Monday morning was inform me I'd be spending another week with her because my "performance was so abysmal" the week before. Those were her exact words. How's that for a good morning?

    Since my quick exit from that mess in 2012, I've encountered seven other former Snaggers with similar experiences. I even tried talking one guy out of going there, but he didn't listen. Five months later he was let go after being set up for failure. This scenario is not uncommon there. Avoid it like the plague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit that you spend more time on marketing your facade and phony reputation and not enough time on your products or your people. Fire the sociopaths and control freaks, and rebuild that crazy culture from the ground up. I don't know how you can get any new employees with your horrible reputation in Richmond, and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This place is a joke.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA

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

    Pros

    Some great co-workers.
    Nice location by the pavilion.
    Hardly ever worked over 40 hours.

    Cons

    The say "work hard, play hard" all the time, but don't do the play hard.
    They can't figure out how to move forward, they keep rewriting the same code and processes over and over.
    If you aren't a drinker, you won't fit in.
    There used to be a drive to improve the site in speed and relevancy, now it's all about increasing advertising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Complete Train Wreck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I worked at Snagajob full-time

    Pros

    - Some genuinely nice people who want to do the right thing
    - Incredible office space
    - Creative environment

    Cons

    - The culture is absolutely horrible. Don't believe the hype. Tons of backstabbing, management favoritism, heavy use of character assassination by senior management.
    - Executive management values tenure more than career experience. If you're an experienced professional, your experience won't be valued.
    - Expect to be moved around to new positions as management tries to "figure it out."
    - In an effort to keep everyone happy, everyone winds up miserable.
    - Overwhelming fear of change throughout the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have proven that you are completely untrustworthy. In an effort to save yourself, you are hurting an incredible number of people. Show some real courage by doing what might be hard for you, but right for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Culture" is a clever guise, don't be a part of the meat market if you're in sales

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Snagajob full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Free coffee and water
    - A pretty comfortable chair to sit in

    Cons

    - Sales people treated bad.
    - Company-wide support and performance are poor.
    - A meat market for sales people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should do a better job of portraying the true nature of the sales positions and deflect candidates that won't enjoy telemarketing. Also, you hired way outside of your predicted market opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    All fluff and no substance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Snagajob

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay
    Solid financial backing
    Poised for growth
    Charitable activities
    Experienced executive leadership team
    Ping pong and slide

    Cons

    Weekly company meetings
    Incompetent HR group
    Incompetent Accounting Group
    Incompetent middle management
    Favoritism
    No process
    Key resources leaving the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define processes
    Keep your word
    Open door policy
    Become more transparent
    Set realistic and achievable goals
    Don't keep employees in the dark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A Management Mess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snagajob full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Younger, hard working teams that promote social atmosphere and volunteerism. Lots of events and opportunities to feel good.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lack of leadership on most levels. External spin of amazing place to work with awards, but behind the scenes a lot of burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear plan before you veer left then right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of potential just missing some key players.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Sales in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager, Sales in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Fun and very competitive with great pay.

    Cons

    Not very realistic goals that are based off of numbers that are not proven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag...overall bad taste

    Former Employee - Programmer
    Former Employee - Programmer

    I worked at Snagajob

    Pros

    1. I think there are some genuinely great people there
    2. The benefits were pretty good from what I remember

    Cons

    1. I had a horribly rude manager experience during a team meeting
    2. My impression of the general morale there is that the people are not happy
    3. The culture preach is way overblown...its more of a fabricated culture than an organic true one...that's my view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company needs some serious overhaul...I wasn't there long enough to really say what all needs done...

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Refusal to do Management cleanup i.e. Client Services

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Snagajob full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture, competitive compensation and strong CEO

    Cons

    SnagAJob.com continues to hold on to and even promote managers who kill employee morale and ultimately the complete vision that the founder has for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why SnagAJob continues to hold on to some of these folks in management is one of the secrets of the universe. Listen to your employees and the feedback that they have provided. All the consultants in the world will not change the fact that some of these Managers and Directors should not be managing.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is NOT a #1 small company to work for

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

    I worked at Snagajob

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are competitive and the casual dress code

    Cons

    Work-life balance does not exist
    Does not live up to the internal values that are preached on the walls
    Do not be fooled by the casual dress, the environment is cut-throat
    Favoritism from middle management means there's a lot of room for unfair decision-making
    Unhealthy and unbalanced company
    Little room for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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