Sojern Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - My manager is seriously amazing & makes a huge effort to make sure the team feels appreciated and gets the resources we need to execute
    - Fantastic, down-to-earth, transparent leadership team
    - Smart, fun, down-to-earth colleagues
    - Unlimited PTO
    - Great company culture, lots of social events
    - Working in the travel industry
    - For the most part, they have their stuff together, compared to other companies and startups I've worked with
    - We're experiencing a lot of growth

    Cons

    We have pretty conservative budgets. On one hand, it's great that we don't waste money. On the other hand, there are some areas in need of investment and the extremely limited budgets will impact our ability to execute on our very lofty goals.

    Compensation & benefits are on par with other startups, but it would be nice to throw in wellness benefits, like a gym subsidy, & 401k matching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep up the communication around goals and strategy, to continuously help teams prioritize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Associate Account Manager- optimize marketing campaigns and provide account management services to clients.

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great pay and benefits. flexible work schedule- and you get to work with a lot of really intelligent and cool people!

    Cons

    They are very selective on hiring- and training process needs improvement. It is a start up so there is constantly change.

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

    Amazing team, creative and energizing environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    A fast-paced and energizing environment where everyone enjoys coming to work everyday. There are lots of perks common with Bay Area start-ups--catered lunches, happy hours, great benefits etc. Sojern really values their employees and wants them to feel happy, healthy and appreciated.

    Cons

    Since it's a start-up and growing quickly, it's not always clear what your roles and responsibilities are as they can shift day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Approves of CEO
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  5. Overall Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sojern

    Pros

    -Start up culture
    -PTO
    -smart and fun people
    -growth potential

    Cons

    -unorganized at times
    -some leadership
    -personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Leadership team and lots of opportunities to grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The team is great, super friendly down to earth people. They are very passionate and come from very interesting backgrounds with a lot of experience in the industry. There are office events and great snacks and lunches every so often... oh and unlimited vacation!

    Cons

    Growing really fast, so you need to be able to move fast and keep up... if you need a lot of hand holding and aren't able to execute quickly may not be the best fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company with even better work environment

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sojern full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Challenging but rewarding
    - Solid leadership
    - Good compensation and benefits
    - Unlimited paid vacation

    Cons

    It's fast-paced and change is the norm, but that's what the digital media industry is all about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and transparency. I worked here for 3 1/2 years and am proud to be apart of this company's growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Keep rockin'

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sojern full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with super smart people on a mission to transform the travel industry. Cool.

    Cons

    Evolving quickly which can leave some people behind the curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - we're on a roll!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Passive Aggressive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sojern full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are intelligent
    Good company office

    Cons

    Few benefits
    No raises/promotions
    Manager is incompetent
    Sexism
    no 401k matching
    awful healthcare
    They don't fire people. They just make them so uncomfortable that they eventually leave. I've seen it happen multiple times and it never leaves a good feeling.

    SF office has few benefits and isn't on par with other tech companies in the area. And when you see your few benefits (like the once a week lunch) vanish then you get nervous about the future and what we do have money for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an anonymous manager review system implemented. It doesn't count as anonymous if your manager can figure out who said what, or worse, misidentify and blame others for someone else's comments.
    An unlimited vacation policy doesn't count if you guilt people when they take vacation. (Unless you're management, then you can do whatever guilt-free apparently.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Sojern, an awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Analyst in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, fast paced environment, great people, and everyone is incredibly intelligent! Sojern is on it's way up and I'm glad that I'm now on the ride. Between the Friday afternoon beer hour, ping pong, stocked fridge, and shuffleboard table - there is something for everyone if you need a short break in the day.

    Cons

    None so far, the place is awesome!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to paint the growth image. It's one that will get everyone excited to come to work everyday!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Incredible place to be!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Amazing talent
    - Fantastic Leadership Team
    - Dedicated boss and mentor
    - Global - dedicated to expanding
    - Sincere open communications
    - Super cool office and location
    - Fun! Coolest people to hangout with!
    - Unlimited PTO

    Cons

    There isn't anything I can think of. It's been a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees! Continue to develop meaningful career paths. Would love more training and more opportunities to work in other offices temporarily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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