14 West Senior Leadership FAQ

Read what 14 West employees think about senior leadership and the CEO at the company.

14 West has a Senior Management rating of 3.5 and a CEO Approval of 100%.

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July 25, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at 14 West?

Pros

Some of this might be specific to my team. So much learned already and still learning, amazing members on my team, building applications and systems from the ground up and researching new tools. Everyone on the tech side cares about making things better and dealing with tech debt.

Cons

Lots of layoffs, not as much support/political power from upper level tech leadership. Lately business people and other non technical people are making decisions like choosing technologies to use and architecting solutions... Not sure why that's being allowed to happen. Has been a less and less developer-friendly place to work lately.

Advice to Management

Respect your tech folks and hire high level tech managers with the power and responsibility to challenge business people

Lots of layoffs, not as much support/political power from upper level tech leadership.

July 25, 2020

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April 1, 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at 14 West?

Pros

Constant change keeps things interesting. In my time, we've had numerous MAJOR changes to the organization, and I think that with each one, we have seen incredible positive improvements. We recently had another reorganization, and in the midst of that we are suddenly all working from home for the indefinite foreseeable future, and we have adapted super quickly, and things have been almost seamless. The leadership team has embraced our distance and done a few major things to keep us feeling closer, and it has been absolutely incredible. The leadership team has been evolving over the past couple months, and I think that they are seeing the fruits of their efforts, as the level of collaboration across the organization has increased dramatically. An "outsider" came on board about 2 years ago to a leadership position, and the influence of that person has been amazing. It has shaped the way that we deliver results, develop software, and build relationships with our clients, all for the better. Goal-setting has changed in 2019 to OKRs (Objectives, and Key Results), which has transformed the ability of each Department to set their own OKRs to help attain the corporate OKRs, and each team can set their OKRs to meet the Department OKRs. It's been a great process, and I feel that in Q1 2020 we really got in a groove. Constant updates from teams and from leadership have kept us all moving along towards our goals, and the level of support and collaboration has increased as a result. I'm very grateful to work here, and hope to for many years to come.

Cons

Constant change is not for the faint of heart. You had better be ready to self-start and do what it takes to keep yourself relevant because the leadership team is always looking for a better way of doing things. This can be difficult for some, but for myself, I have learned to embrace it and use it to stay on top of my own game.

Advice to Management

The changes that you have made recently have no doubt been difficult, but you have done an incredible job of bringing the team together. The movement we have seen since has been very positive.

setting has changed in 2019 to OKRs (Objectives, and Key Results), which has transformed the ability of each Department to set their own OKRs to help attain the corporate OKRs, and each team can set their OKRs to meet the Department OKRs.

April 1, 2020

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