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Usablenet Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
95 Reviews

2.3
95 Reviews
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Nick Taylor
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fellow workmates, great people with a sense of humour (you need one to work here (in 7 reviews)

  • Easier to sign new clients since all they have to do is look at all of the existing client list (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The innovative, smart ones do all the hard work to make the vague statement of works a reality (in 5 reviews)

  • Abysmal and deteriorating quality of middle management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends

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

    Pros

    work life balance, Interesting projects..

    Cons

    there is no HR, Most men are flirtatious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire HR team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    fulfilling but long way to go

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    opportunity to learn, to work with smart people, to expand your knowledge of new mobile markets

    Cons

    lack of confidence in ability to execute in the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring development to the US

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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

    Pros

    Strong compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    Senior management is weak, and middle management is leaving. Alot of turnover. Losing clients left and right while struggling to bring in new clients is a losing formula. Usablenet has priced itself out of the marketplace and offers a value proposition comparable to competitors that are less than 1/2 their implementation price. The future of the company is uncertain at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a winning strategy to keep talented individuals at the company while fixing your broken business model to survive as an ongoing entity. Take accountability.

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

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Young, eager co-workers
    Snacks
    Big clients - many have left or are leaving

    Cons

    Burnt out resources
    Mass exodus
    No new "logos" coming in (aka) companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying we are the leaders in the market. The pipeline is DRY.

    The mass exodus and pink slips are huge red flags. What are you doing to stay competitive?

    Also, stop promoting people without management experience, so they don't leave. Try training people then promote.

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

    Not very promising!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    smart people, exciting technology, people are very excited and want to do well. tremendous turnover in Sales

    Cons

    all the development is outside the US, in a black hole. Senior management not in touch with staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what people have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Italy, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Italy, TX

    Pros

    If you love tech this is a great place.
    Great team, great skills to learn.

    Cons

    Work-life balancer can be a challenge. Lots of stress in some postions. That being said, things are improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work in an exciting industry with extremely smart and friendly people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees. The benefits are great, including a ping pong table in the common area. There are also tons of healthy snacks in the kitchen pantry. The people are superb. Everyone is approachable and friendly. The senior employees, along those that have been here for more than one year, are super supportive. They want to see you succeed and grow at the company. This is something that few companies focus on, but Usablenet does a great job at. The clients are mostly fortune 1000 so you get to work with some interesting clients. Also, the company is constantly innovating to release best in class technology. It is very rewarding to work at company that is always on the cutting edge of the exciting mobile device market.

    Cons

    The snacks are too good and hard to stay away from

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Despite all the negative reviews below from disgruntled employees, things are really amazing here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Huge clients and great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Travel the world, but not too much
    Amazing offices in London, Austin, Santa Monica, & Manhattan
    Large focus on career growth and internal promotions with new HR director
    Potential pay is amazing and even base salaries are great
    Easier to sign new clients since all they have to do is look at all of the existing client list
    Amazing innovation ideas
    Clients vary so much on what they want, new solutions everyday
    Same CEO and CIO and owners for the full 14 years they've been around
    Only 350 employees yet they're undisputedly the global leaders in their space
    Start-up feel and great office atmosphere

    Cons

    None that come to mind...

    When I first started - it took awhile to get my new work cell (not a big deal but that's all that comes to mind)

    New HR director has been promoted from within so most of peoples negative reviews (from the past) are now resolved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to add here - Usablenet is great at evolving to whatever need there is in the mobile and multichannel world so they will stay on top. If I was a used car salesman - it would be a lot easier to sell BMW's then Kia's to customers and that's the difference between Usablenet and their competitors. The clients are excited to spend their mobile and IT budget getting new mobile "bells and whistles" and custom solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Upper management is extremely corrupt

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment
    Some of the great people(devs) to work with
    A ot to learn

    Cons

    I have met some of the biggest cockroaches here. Management is there for themselves not for there employees.

    Upper management is extremely corrupt.

    Racism is one thing that exist in this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big name clients and a lot of action

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Company is flexible if you need to work from home every so often. The pay is fair with opportunity for bonus'. Free snacks and coffee are provided daily and occasionally there are after work social events. Pretty you group of people who like to work hard and play hard

    Cons

    There does not seem to be much of an HR department. So far I have not had any problems or anything but it is nice to know that there is someone watching out for you. It can be unclear what standards you are working against to get your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have not been here that long but I like it so far. Just keep making good on promises and give people opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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