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16 English questions out of 16

March 2, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Bitly?

Pros

Good culture, good team, changing company good benefits

Cons

Lots of change happening without clear guidelines, explanation, not a lot of transparency between leaders and their employees, no clear path towards internal growth/opportunities

Advice to Management

Lead and guide your team to be the best they can be and make yourself available to listen, understand, and support them

Good culture, good team, changing company good benefits

March 2, 2019

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November 8, 2019

Does Bitly offer unlimited time off?

Pros

Snacks! Dog friendly Unlimited PTO Unlimited work from home

Cons

None to mention at this time

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing! You've created something pretty special here and continue to put an emphasis on employee happiness.

Unlimited PTO

November 8, 2019

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November 8, 2019

What is paid time off like at Bitly?

Pros

Snacks! Dog friendly Unlimited PTO Unlimited work from home

Cons

None to mention at this time

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing! You've created something pretty special here and continue to put an emphasis on employee happiness.

Unlimited PTO

November 8, 2019

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September 3, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Bitly?

Pros

The people are all amazing. Mid-level management has our backs. Leadership can admit when they're wrong. Company has a strong vision.

Cons

For a company with less than 150 employees, there is a major bureaucratic attitude at the top. Mid -level managers and below are all fantastic and have a team oriented mindset, but with VPs and above coming from large companies like Salesforce, there is way to much of a hierarchal mentality. While they can admit when poor decisions are made, many of these decisions would be avoidable if they took all opinions into account. With a company this size, that shouldn't be difficult to do. Likewise, decisions are all made excruciatingly slowly. It seems as though no one in leadership is very decisive, and the lack of decision making impacts everyone in the organization. The culture is dropping at a substantial rate because not only is the revenue org being negatively impacted by changes, but because we have an "I told you so" mindset after being completely ignored.

Advice to Management

It happened- there was too much confidence in our product and the sales team was inflated way too quickly with a lack of demand. The people on the bottom saw that coming. Self service was put up after we said it would hurt revenue, we saw that coming. Have faith in the people that you hire to have worthy opinions. It is not too late to turn things around, but senior management needs to start listening. We have a town hall meeting and are talked AT without the ability to discuss. We have dreams and are talked AT with 2 minutes for questions. We've been right twice and two mistakes could have been avoided had we been listened to. Your people feel undervalued. The easiest way to fix that is to show you trust them and listen.

It seems as though no one in leadership is very decisive, and the lack of decision making impacts everyone in the organization.

September 3, 2019

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February 3, 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Bitly?

Pros

Very nice people. Good snacks. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Newer employees are starting to make good changes despite resistance.

Cons

Too many bosses considering the number of employees. There's more discussing than doing. Things move far too slow for a modern small company and everything is micromanaged. Most employees who have been there for a while drag things down by trying the same mediocre things over and over and looking for cross-company consensus - a way to avoid responsibility. Some have left and a few more continue making everything stagnant and uncomfortable. It feels like being in academia. Product is bad to meh.

Advice to Management

You talk a good game, now put more players on the field. Good people are stretched thin and can't execute plans well. As we have seen, they will not stay long under these conditions. Stop being afraid of taking acceptable risks. We're small enough to correct quickly. And the product! For goodness sake, make it useful if not necessary!

a way to avoid responsibility.

February 3, 2020

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