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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at AkitaBox.

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21 English questions out of 21

January 28, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at AkitaBox?

Pros

Most of the company is full of the best and most talented people imaginable, and they're the only reason my overall rating isn't lower. There isn't a single non-leadership colleague I wouldn't hang out with outside of work. Everyone works hard and believes in the mission. It's also nice to have a decent work-life balance and not be micromanaged. And while the office space leaves something to be desired, it's dog friendly, which is great!

Cons

People are burnt out. The leadership team has had a lot of recent turnover and it seems the newer members are disconnected with the rest of the office. Morale is obviously very low at the moment. Employees who have been here for 1.5 years or more have now seen 3 rounds of layoffs, which means many of their friends have been let go with no explanation or chance to say goodbye. That's hard when your coworkers feel like your family like they do here. Also, very few non-leadership employees have gotten a raise in over 2 years. We are instead actively having perks and benefits taken AWAY from us. For example, employees used to get a monthly phone stipend because we use our personal cell phones as work phones, and they're taking that away. We have to pay for our own parking downtown, get no 401k match, and no budget for professional development. All this, and we're having to put more and more time and energy into the job, spending more hours at the office, taking on more work as hardworking employees are laid off and we have to pick up their projects, etc. And for what? Right now it feels like absolutely nothing. And the most frustrating part is that it feels like there's no way for the average employee to communicate how we feel to leadership, because along with new leadership members coming in, they got rid of the method we used to use to communicate those things.

Advice to Management

Everyone knows the company clearly needed a change to make it work, but enough with the "boys club" and hardy-har-har-ing. Ask your employees how they feel. Get your head out of the clouds, because you can't do this without us, especially if there's a mass exodus. So many of us really love this company and want it to succeed, and I'm sure with the recent changes it WILL succeed, but the energy is just getting worse and worse, and it's your job to do something about it.

We are instead actively having perks and benefits taken AWAY from us.

January 28, 2020

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February 4, 2020

Does AkitaBox offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

It's been a lot of fun working here for almost a year, but things are changing. There are great coworkers and a wonderful culture to become immersed in. The work is steady and you have to be agile to learn new things. The pay is fine and reimbursement comes regularly, if not quickly, and I haven't had to pay for anything out of pocket for a long time. We seem to be a progressive company that wants to lead our sector, so there's excitement to be here.

Cons

Lots of change recently with the company pivoting to new markets. A new CEO who seems very competent, but other management leaving. There is an air of uncertainty about the future, but leadership seems optimistic.

Advice to Management

Keep the startup culture the same and people will want to stay and work hard

The pay is fine and reimbursement comes regularly, if not quickly, and I haven't had to pay for anything out of pocket for a long time.

February 4, 2020

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August 23, 2020

Does AkitaBox offer unlimited time off?

Pros

The people are amazing, built multiple strong friendships, unlimited PTO, ability to have ideas heard and be valued

Cons

New leadership has left company in limbo. They are smart but theres a big disconnect with employees. culture has diminished noticeably. A lot of transitional issues and disconnect. 3 layoffs in the past year

Advice to Management

Don't forget what AkitaBox started as. A great company culture that people were proud to be a part of and work hard for. Hold on to that even with all the vast changes.

The people are amazing, built multiple strong friendships, unlimited PTO, ability to have ideas heard and be valued

August 23, 2020

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January 28, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at AkitaBox?

Pros

Most of the company is full of the best and most talented people imaginable, and they're the only reason my overall rating isn't lower. There isn't a single non-leadership colleague I wouldn't hang out with outside of work. Everyone works hard and believes in the mission. It's also nice to have a decent work-life balance and not be micromanaged. And while the office space leaves something to be desired, it's dog friendly, which is great!

Cons

People are burnt out. The leadership team has had a lot of recent turnover and it seems the newer members are disconnected with the rest of the office. Morale is obviously very low at the moment. Employees who have been here for 1.5 years or more have now seen 3 rounds of layoffs, which means many of their friends have been let go with no explanation or chance to say goodbye. That's hard when your coworkers feel like your family like they do here. Also, very few non-leadership employees have gotten a raise in over 2 years. We are instead actively having perks and benefits taken AWAY from us. For example, employees used to get a monthly phone stipend because we use our personal cell phones as work phones, and they're taking that away. We have to pay for our own parking downtown, get no 401k match, and no budget for professional development. All this, and we're having to put more and more time and energy into the job, spending more hours at the office, taking on more work as hardworking employees are laid off and we have to pick up their projects, etc. And for what? Right now it feels like absolutely nothing. And the most frustrating part is that it feels like there's no way for the average employee to communicate how we feel to leadership, because along with new leadership members coming in, they got rid of the method we used to use to communicate those things.

Advice to Management

Everyone knows the company clearly needed a change to make it work, but enough with the "boys club" and hardy-har-har-ing. Ask your employees how they feel. Get your head out of the clouds, because you can't do this without us, especially if there's a mass exodus. So many of us really love this company and want it to succeed, and I'm sure with the recent changes it WILL succeed, but the energy is just getting worse and worse, and it's your job to do something about it.

We have to pay for our own parking downtown, get no 401k match, and no budget for professional development.

January 28, 2020

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August 23, 2020

What is paid time off like at AkitaBox?

Pros

The people are amazing, built multiple strong friendships, unlimited PTO, ability to have ideas heard and be valued

Cons

New leadership has left company in limbo. They are smart but theres a big disconnect with employees. culture has diminished noticeably. A lot of transitional issues and disconnect. 3 layoffs in the past year

Advice to Management

Don't forget what AkitaBox started as. A great company culture that people were proud to be a part of and work hard for. Hold on to that even with all the vast changes.

The people are amazing, built multiple strong friendships, unlimited PTO, ability to have ideas heard and be valued

August 23, 2020

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