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Wize Commerce Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
11 Reviews
3.2
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  1.  

    Awesome culture, fast-paced interesting work, visibility to upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance & M&A in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Finance & M&A in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with, both younger and older employees mostly have a good attitude and are easy to approach & work with
    - Work is interesting and feels like a start-up even though the company is over 12 years old
    - Visibility to upper management is available and if you do a good job, it gets recognized by everyone on the team & many other teams as word goes around
    - People seem honest & tell it how it is
    - Work-life balance is good & good hours & sometimes work from home
    - Mobility within the company happens often so you get to work on various projects and teams if desired
    - Casual (jeans)

    Cons

    - No matching for 401K
    - Small selection of complimentary food with very little healthy options
    - Small cafeteria with not-so-good food, but it encourages people to go out to eat!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep it feeling like a start-up =]

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Real Future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Working with very smart people
    - Free soda, chips, snacks
    -That is about it

    Cons

    -The executive team keeps the rest of the company in the dark when it comes to the companies future
    -You never know the status of the health of the company due to management not holding meetings, haven't had a company meeting since July
    - Most of your co workers are looking for new jobs
    - The term "That's not my job" is very popular among co workers. Nothing gets finished on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold a monthly meeting and update your employees face to face...not through random posts or emails. Be honest about the health of the company. Most of your employees are looking for new work due to the reasons mentioned above. The company will not survive the next year without your attention on these topics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't go there

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

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros I can think of.

    Cons

    Poor culture, management, product, everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unclear future direction, but great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits at Nextag/Wize Commcerce aren't exceptional, but in general, it wasn't a terrible place to work. I personally liked my manager (although he was somewhat ineffective and probably was promoted to a high-level position prematurely), and my team was for the most part dedicated to a good product and intelligent. Other departments were staffed by people I also enjoyed seeing on a daily basis, and HR made a very strong effort to grow morale in an authentic manner.

    Cons

    There is a lot of over-leveling at this company; far too many VPs and people in senior roles who are not qualified to hold them. There is also a large amount of empire-building which is not discouraged; for example, the platform team routinely would block all front-end development without any meaningful backlash. Most of the development has been off-shored to India, and while the India team is very capable, the communication between them and the US team is not as rigorous as it should be.

    From a managerial perspective, the messaging from and skills around the management teams here is not impressive. Any efforts to improve people who are considered "key" are often squashed in order to keep them from leaving. Repeated large layoffs have hurt morale. Finally, the company direction is unclear, since the market surrounding CSEs has fallen away so sharply.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the team you're on, some of the work can be very interesting. Food is okay-ish, though I guess it's free so can't complain too much.

    Cons

    - Business side is completely lost and confused. Google will eat you alive if you're trying to compete with them. You need a new business model that doesn't involve 1. competing with google. 2. Getting most of your traffic from google.
    - You need to have more patience with new products and try to innovate. You can't try a new project for a few months, not give it any resources, and scrap the entire thing if it wasn't a stellar success.
    - stop judging your revenue based on clicks or ad exposure. Try building a product that would get users to eagerly come and visit your website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Everything above. Get rid of the CEO, get more open exposure and communication with your employees.
    - Stop firing / making it uncomfortable for anyone who dares to express an opinion that differs from the CEO.

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

    Company churns through employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office is very clean and there are ping pong tables. There are still some decent people there even though they have fired anybody that disagrees with the CEO.

    Cons

    This company was formerly called Nextag. Read those reviews they speak for themselves. 2.5 Rating even with older good reviews. Senior management doesn't care about people and has destroyed a lot of the previous management's good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to find a business model that Google can't just take away from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Comfortable Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Wize Commerce

    Pros

    Flexible work timings + Open cafeteria + Free cabs. What more do you want!

    Cons

    Better growth aspects could be encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    High Salary, Flexible Working Hours, Good team

    Cons

    Coordination, Extra curricular, Food/Snack options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan before execution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for business learning, technology stack and work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology stack, work life balance.You will learn a lot in short amount of time. Also the gurgaon campus is next to DLF cyberhub which is one of the most happening places in the town.

    Cons

    No mentoring, hidden decisions, career path is not visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of a career path for the employees along with appropriate mentoring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wize Commerce India

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

    I worked at Wize Commerce

    Pros

    Good technical learning
    Satisfactory package
    Flexibility in timings

    Cons

    Loads of work
    No process
    Bad work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should concentrate on employee satisfaction

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