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Socratic Technologies Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
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  1.  

    Good place to start your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Socratic Technologies

    Pros

    Flexible work time, people are always eager to help

    Cons

    May improve the company culture

  2.  

    Great place to work if you have the right boss

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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 Socratic Technologies

    Pros

    Learn a lot - it's a wonderful place to start
    Bosses are NOT micro-managers
    Extremely flexible work hours
    Work-from-home option

    Cons

    Extremely harsh deadlines
    Pay is very poor
    No additional monetary/non-monetary incentives to work
    People come and go like exodus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the office more fun and improve pay to retain good talents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Socratic Technologies

    Pros

    Very open environment. Easy to communicate with superiors. Small and unbeurocratic

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation, lot's of tight deadlines and long hours, 'unlimited' time off but with guilt culture surrounding it so you never quite feel comfortable taking it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalize vacation time. Pay better and make it easier to keep a regular 40 hr work week. Too many people burn out and leave the company for better opportunities elsewhere. Figure out how to keep talent around.

    Recommends
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    review

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

    I have been working at Socratic Technologies full-time

    Pros

    lots of autonomy for all

    Cons

    pace, constant work, hotheads, lack of professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and unpleasant culture

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

    I worked at Socratic Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn all of the nuts and bolts of online research - you have to because processes are quite manual and staffing is light. Project directors have broad responsibility for most aspects of a research project.

    Unlimited vacation is great in theory, but with staffing so light it's hard to take time off.

    Cons

    Pay is low relative to the industry, hours are long, training is all informal, and middle and senior management can be unpleasant/unprofessional in their interactions with staff.

    Turnover is higher than many management consultancy firms due to poor moral, burn out, and unpleasant culture.

    Manual processes and lack of formal training of analyst staff hurts quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The self-admitted values of senior management "I don't care if I'm liked as long as I'm respected" cause poor morale and unhealthy/inappropriate workplace interaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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