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- Upsight scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
What Employees Say
- "Kontagent" was the most mentioned Pro at Upsight.
- "No one" was the most mentioned Con at Upsight.
I have been working at Livefyre full-time for more than a year
- Incredibly cool and fun product - Warm family(like) environment - Honest and direct communication between departments and management to staff - Stunning office, beautiful rooftop deck, close to... all methods of transportation - Scrappy and positive outlook by team members - Kitchen rivals Whole Foods in its food, coffee and snack options
- Normal day to day start- up struggles, with too many things to do and not enough time in the day. - Needs a more concise plan for career paths and advancement
Advice to Management
It breaks my heart to read some of the scathing reviews. I have personally not had one day in the year and a half working at Livefyre when I didn't look forward to going to work, or did not have a... least a few belly laughs with my co-workers. Reading the comments about our CEO, Jordan as a "sociopath" are beyond ridiculous and words that I find offensive. He's young, optimistic and cares deeply for his employees. Is every decision made perfect? Of course not. Does he claim ownership when that happens? Absolutely. All companies big or small have growing pains and hiccups. All. Of. Them. Take a moment to read the biography of Steve Jobs and the plethora of issues that Apple faced as well as some of the tyranical behavior Jobs exhibited. To call someone a sociopath is to imply a lack of empathy and ill will. I have not seen any of that from our exec team. My advice to management is the same advice I would give anyone. Try to be 10% better tomorrow than you were today and it's all an upward trajectory.
I worked at Upsight full-time for more than 3 years
- Culture is hands down the best I've ever experienced. Management really tries to find people who are smart, hardworking *and* kind with the highest integrity. No politics there. You become real... friends with your coworkers, and maintain relationships with 90% of the people who move on. For all the business issues at Upsight, the executive team has excelled at building an inspirational culture that is hard to find anywhere else. I miss it. - You learn a lot here about very complex tech that can easily be applied to other industries and companies, and will serve you well in your career long term. But it's not for the faint hearted. You have to be willing to learn and dive deep into hard topics, and take initiatives on your own to advance. - No shortage of opportunities to learn and problems to solve. But again, you have to be a self-starter. Upsight moves fast so there is no hand holding. If you don't try to step up, you won't last long there. - Catered meals, transportation stipend, vacation bonus, fitness allowance, and pretty good benefits for a small startup
- Changing directions. Market moves fast and Upsight adapts quickly but that can be hard to keep up if you're a regular employee. - Product leader is stubborn and arrogant, and doesn't listen to... customers or external facing teams. Technology and engineering teams (some of smartest people I've met) are great but the actual product wasn't built to be easy to use or have defined use cases. Product likes to say no to external feedback and then build stuff they think is interesting but no one wants. Makes it hard for others to sell. Probably main reason nontech people leave. - Need to improve communications internally. Can be frustrating to not know what to focus on.
Advice to Management
Replace your product leader with someone who actually builds products that can sell to bigger market. Increase and improve internal communications and all hands meetings. Let your employees know... what's going on even if all the details aren't hammered out yet.