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    Not a fun place!

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Germantown, MD

    I worked at WeatherBug as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for beginners, out of college grads, people are helpful in the beginning and let you settle in and understand their products etc.

    Cons

    After a point, your work and skills stagnate. Not many channels of communication, can't talk to managers or co-workers for suggestions. Not a very friendly environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more interaction within the company, provide platform for growth, talk to managers on how they can make work more interesting for their team. More team building required.

  2.  

    Awful!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WeatherBug full-time

    Pros

    -My co-workers were fantastic and helpful
    -I received very good training

    Cons

    My Manager was awful! Very Disrespectful! If you want to feel like your back in High School. Imagine your manager is the "big man on campus" and thrives on making fun of everyone.
    No Work-Life Balance. If he doesnt like you for any reason, Good Luck keeping your job because they will come up with anything to get rid of you. Its pretty pathetic
    Underpaid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company could be doing so many good things but instead of spending the money to make it better, the upper management has decided to skimp and therefore is lacking serious skills within the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ad Sales is a Hot Mess

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Nice smart colleagues, good product

    Cons

    Ad Sales Management is constantly shifting priorities and not sharing with management. You will be chewed out for not performing a task you didn't know you should be performing. Priorities are constantly shifting, and today's fire drill will be forgotten tomorrow. No differentiation between direct sales products and networks. Management is far more concerned with managing their own job security than developing staff or products that fit. When clients present objections, or when the market place presents challanges, the answer is always "Push harder, push harder". Seagull management at its finest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy salespeople are key to your success. Stop with the abuse and empty threats. Change your strategy per market feedback. Definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results:

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a fun place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WeatherBug

    Pros

    Get to work on multiple projects and take the lead on some of them
    You will work with some great, friendly people

    Cons

    Unnecessary stress with last minute projects
    Company direction is confusing and changes constantly
    Unrealistic expectations and priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the workers work and stop meddling
    Quit placing blame and start pointing the finger at yourself

  6.  

    Stressful.. don't like the enviroment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WeatherBug full-time

    Pros

    Average benefit, smart IT people,Generous Personal Time off,$3000 - $5000 paid training each year

    Cons

    Senior management wanedt to reform everyday but messed up very often,No long term thinking/goals by upper management.Lack of communication between departments many complaints each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be communicative to employees on floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company being pulled into too many random directions

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Very Good opportunities
    Excellent people to work with
    Can learn an awful lot

    Cons

    Very Confused Strategies
    Too many things to do at a time which could possibly reduce the quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a Clear Strategy and stop random priorities flowing into the roadmap

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hoggish Greedly is a villain not s savior.

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    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Germantown, MD

    I worked at WeatherBug full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for quite a while, and totally enjoyed the previous years back with the bug. The people I'd worked with were great. It was once family oriented teams and niches, which it was like being back at school but thing always seem to work in ways for the better. All technology team always shared a common goal, get the goal done with quality, but management puts a twist on that. You will definitively learn a lot from this company, which you will need to figure things out quick.

    Cons

    From the past years, things has change for the worst.

    Company view: changes every year, the only that doesn't change is making money. There's no such thing of QOS, only what can be made from the projects. Everything is a rush job where quality take a toll and support of the project becomes a nightmare to manage.

    From the technology point of view: Everything is down to cost saving and even if is taking down system . Upper management are pushing buttons without acknowledging the people that work on the system day in and day out to keep the system up and running. The blame still has finger pointed to the employees. Lots of lack of communication between management and the employees.

    Management: Upper management lacks respect for their employees. Middle management does not have much say into things where they are pretty much Pinocchio without a soul. They are being used as a buffer of course but all order are coming from the top. Remember the word contradictory, sadistic and machismo. That the picture of upper tech management. Voices and opinion are often ignore from employee for the greater upper management regime.

    HR: Needs to be change to Robot Resource. Company really doesn't care what employees complain about. All voices flows into deaf ears. I remember where they use to care about what was occurring around the office spaces and of course this was change due to the new regime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're not always right, don't blame your employee for the thing you have fouled up. Listen and work closer with the employee. Respect goes both way, remember that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here was a horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Sales in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Germantown, MD

    I worked at WeatherBug full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I suppose it's a job, nice to have in a down economy.

    Cons

    Since moving on from Weatherbug I can tell you that they grossly underpay, care very little about you as a person, no work/life balance, the product is overpriced and you're selling to school's who have no money. Quota will be hit by a maybe 10% of the sales team who have been in their territories forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, motivate with positive reinforcement, award and recognize excellence when it's in front of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Revolving Soor. Very incompetent sales management

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

    I worked at WeatherBug

    Pros

    Great product, the best out there

    Cons

    Very Poor Sales Management team. No checks and balances from corporate leaders..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean to lead, not whine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Potential but Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I worked at WeatherBug

    Pros

    Very smart people and a nice atmosphere to work. When i first started there was much potential and exciting products. I liked the idea of working in a scientific environment. Fairly free to manage my projects as I needed and allowed to pursue approaches to my work.

    Cons

    The company isinvolved in too many projects which pull resources every which way. You start a project and then all the sudden there was another priority project. The business managers drove the projects without any discussions with engineering as to the do-ability and time constraints. The cart was put before the horse far too much!

    To many products with no focus. They try to be an end all and end up with weak product sets.

    Creating product requirements and specification before building is virtually never done. Its a shoot from the hip approach to product design and as consequence they waste time. money and engineering resources.

    The infrastructure is a mess, too may databases and systems; very convoluted. Could be more streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional product managers to drive product development. Learn how to build product in more thoughtful process. Use established development practices; you not working in a garage any more!
    Too many one off products for customers, they need to defined products and features and sell those with very little exception.

    Better leadership is sorely need at the senior and middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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