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Switchfly Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.0 7 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Switchfly CEO Daniel Farrar

Daniel Farrar

(5 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Very knowledgeable, growing experience

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsI'm always learning new technologies; the culture and atmosphere is very friendly; I love being able to work with others; my managers are always desiring for me to grow;

    ConsYou don't always know what's going across different departments; a lot of the projects you work do end up being very similar and mundane; might have to work late shifts some time;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Circus act with clown at the top

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood office location in SF
    Lunch once a week
    Pays well
    Lifestyle job with little oversight
    Nice people in many areas
    Many skilled employees

    ConsCEO totally clueless and doesn't even show up most of the time
    Wastes tons of money
    Dishonest
    No real plan or strategy
    Many good people have left or leaving
    Embarrassing CEO who is trying to be an "internet guy" but so isn't. Uses words like ninja. Built his own private gym in the office.
    Managers openly admit there is no faith in leadership or a plan
    Left with junior directors after senior team quit

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a real leader
    Be honest that it's a lifestyle job
    Continue to provide lots of benefits so people don't leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare working here .... Anyplace is better than here!

    Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Ping Pong Table
    - Catered Lunch once a week
    - Talented Developers & IT support

    Cons- Incompetent directors and managers who scratch each other's backs since most of them are long timers. This comment applies especially to senior level folks in Engineering and Product Management. Common practice for these folks is to get new hires to get work done, take credit for work performed by them and then fire the new hires
    - Teams are very cliquish and behave like teenagers with minimal professionalism

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand issues of your direct reports and help them in resolving issues if required rather than firing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, good people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly people, great location, good pay, fun office atmosphere

    ConsTheir product isn't the most exciting thing in the world, so it is difficult to be super passionate

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    24/7 Fire Drill

    (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGenerally hard working group of people that care about each other and have a "Get it done" personality

    Company has broad reach across the travel industry

    Good mix of talents

    Good office location in downtown SF

    ConsWeak planning leads to fire drill mentality all the time and leaves no room for innovative products

    Devs are treated well and held in high regard (warranted or not), other teams, not so much

    No clear standard on employee growth and progression, unqualified people promoted.

    Cronyism among ex Hotwire and Travelocity senior management combined with a non-travel CEO stifles innovation. Programs to change lead innovation have been started and discontinued

    Stale product - boring from the tech side of things

    Lack of an on boarding and program creates sloppy work and makes it difficult to grow new hires - be prepared to make friends quickly to train yourself

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus on providing tools, processes, and leadership that enable employees to be successful.

    Less focus on spending to entertain customers and others in the tech industry

    Be clear about corporate goals and objectives - monthly repeats of canned information is not the way to go

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, decent bennies

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPeople work hard and have fun, very few jerks, reasonable expectations, a good product for it's space, hard-working sales team, dev managers are excellent

    ConsAs a dev, travel space is not very interesting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Fun & Learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement, Compensation, Culture, People, Technology

    ConsHR/Legal, Travel industry is not that much exciting space to be in

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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