W3i Holdings Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small business freedom with big corporation benefits

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    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at W3i Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Because its so small and growing, W3i gives you a lot of freedom to grow out your own products and create innovation. Developers get 1 work day a week to just innovate.

    Cons

    The desktop product line is kinda sketchy and the mobile product line is kinda lame. (both make boatloads of money though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize worth of projects and then actually use those projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Development in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Development in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at W3i Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some opportunity to travel. Some good people work there. If you don't mind not having a life, then the pay is decent.

    Cons

    Very paranoid work environment with a "big-brother" type of mentality. Preach about work-life balance but frown on employees that work less than 60 hours per week... They offer 5 weeks of vacation in the first year, but exalt those that don't actually use it. Terrible experience for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set proper expectations to prospective employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top heavy start-up ... Management milks it to dry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sartell, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sartell, MN

    I worked at W3i Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Used to be a magnet for cool and smart people
    Innovation is welcomed ... as long as it makes more money
    Lets face it .. In a small town it is the place to be
    Free pop ... to compensate for lack of bonuses

    Cons

    from 100 employees half are managers, directors or Vice Presidents
    no career growth plan or opportunities
    new CEO could care less about people
    Bottom line always rules
    No overtime pay, but no more start-up promises either
    Before every board of directors (aka this is the money we made for you) feels like on a chopping block

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people who make all the money for you...
    Once and a while take a pick in the mirror and see if you like it what you see there
    Empower people based on their potential, not your personal insecurities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    excellent company - great place to work and develop your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at W3i Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovation, personal freedom to excel, great place to learn

    Cons

    Legacy products and reputation are an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to be the best in the field, embrace innovation, more whiteboards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very dynamic company to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sartell, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sartell, MN

    I have been working at W3i Holdings

    Pros

    Very good opportunities available for everyone

    Cons

    It is in a small town

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great company with culture needed to succeed in fast-pace digital advertising business

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    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at W3i Holdings full-time

    Pros

    transparent organization, company culture around accountability, strong technical knowledge, passion for winning

    Cons

    growth at company causes roles sometimes to not be well-defined, core products in performance-based advertising require continued commitment to delivering client success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to fight the big company disease and strive for continued trans-formative growth for people and company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Watch out!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W3i Holdings

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits. Opportunity to travel across the country. The company is definitely "Minnesota Nice" :)

    Free pop in the lunchroom, pingpong table available, wii available for employee use as well.

    Cons

    Expectations are that you'll put the company above any personal needs. I've been asked to work more than 80 hours in a given week (with no overtime)

    The Wii is no longer hooked up to a TV, and don't get caught playing ping pong....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really, the biggest issue is trust. And, though we all love the company, and we've been commissioned to work as individual owners of the company, it's crazy to expect us to work 80+ hours per week under any circumstances - Especially when it's evident that we won't be hitting budgeted numbers and receiving any "extra" bonuses...

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