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Urbanspoon Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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    Amazing group of people, great benefits, fun work environment

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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 Urbanspoon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation policy; fun and quirky group of people; you get to talk about food and dining all day long. Urbanspoon is small enough that you get to know everyone who works there, but is backed by a larger company so you have the resources to get things done.

    Cons

    The product is outdated and it feels like all of the competitors just keep passing us by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows, don't lose the flexibility and work-life balance that makes it such an accommodating place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly respected company coming in for wave 2

    • 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 Urbanspoon full-time

    Pros

    New leadership with great focus and experience
    Benefits
    Work/life balance
    Vision for the future of the product
    Owned by Ask.com / IAC - extremely strong backing
    This is a true technology company and if you join this team you will be working with some extremely smart people!
    Great opportunities to cross train and learn new skills - encouraged by leadership.

    Cons

    Fast moving company with freedom which can be a challenge to personal organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up - the culture, atmosphere and results are proof of a correct focus and direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun people, lost company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urbanspoon

    Pros

    Fun Staff, great facilities. IAC was generous with its in office treats. Company had good internal resources for things needed.

    Cons

    The general mission of the company was confusing and no real leadership existed or was ever passed down from ever changing execs.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They were a good company to work for… Keyword, WERE

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

    I worked at Urbanspoon

    Pros

    "Start-up" culture that was backed by a successful parent company

    Cons

    Since their acquisition by Ask.com, the business model was altered and subsequently all sales reps were laid-off with a 2 minute notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Relaxed atmosphere but in constant fear of losing your job

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Freedom to perform your job the way you see fit
    High salaries
    Full benefits
    Stable company backed by a billion dollar company

    Cons

    Constant fear of losing your job. You are forced to sign an at will contract and I have seen people fired without a reason. I was constantly watching every action of mine to ensure I never gave them a reason to let me go. It worked until they decided to get a new parent company and they just let everyone go without a reason. I have seen top performing sales reps let go because they just weren't liked that much. I have seen people forced out and let go for absolutely no reason. It's a scary place to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more stable environment for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Urbanspoon part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quirky, smart, and creative little company.
    Open to ask questions to various departments

    Cons

    more direction and vision with certain projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Urbanspoon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great leadership, fantastic growth potential - Directors really listen to the concerns of reps and to the customers. They all want to succeed

    Cons

    Urbanspoon goes head to head with Opentable that has the biggest penetration in many markets. This is not really a con - this is a great place for reps that love a challenge and see the vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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