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46 English questions out of 46

April 14, 2020

What is paid time off like at PayScale?

Pros

Unlimited PTO, overall benefits, Happy Hours (lots of team bonding opportunities) Great Humans and for the most party kind hearted and well intended, product and data that can bring value to businesses. You will definitely have a work life balance and flexibility with your schedule. Low pressure actually zero pressure job, the only person pushing you to improve will be yourself. Many people that have left PayScale over the past year have left with sentiments of, “there’s a lot of potential but a lack of drive and discipline.”

Cons

No Accountability, lack of structure, no metrics to track performance, variable pay structure, leadership expertise especially in middle management and sr. management. If you were to dig deeper for results and accomplishments I’m not sure what you’d find? I found myself question whether or not fraudulent behavior was happening when it came to reporting results and any type of performance management. As a new employee you really rely on your peers for training and support, not sure what managers are doing but they are not hands on, strategic and focused on helping their teams achieve success. During my time at PS my team and the majority of individuals did not hit their goals, not even close.

Advice to Management

Francisco Partners should dig a little deeper into performance metrics and how teams are being managed/ supported regarding hitting company objectives. I really don’t understand what metrics executives are currently looking at and why there is not more of a sense of urgency to improve. With the new investment partners I believe things will eventually change but it will be difficult to start driving results with the majority of the current team because of the lack of accountability and innovation that has been required this far. I’m unsure of what will happen to PayScale and the only word I can think of when saying that is “unfortunate.” Bring in outside management with experienced leadership skills, strong business acumen and proven results. I genuinely worry that more employees will be laid off and how they will fare in applying for new jobs.

Unlimited PTO, overall benefits, Happy Hours (lots of team bonding opportunities) Great Humans and for the most party kind hearted and well intended, product and data that can bring value to businesses.

April 14, 2020

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February 19, 2020

Does PayScale offer massages?

Pros

Flexible work schedules, dog-friendly office, free food culture, free coffee and fruit, alcohol-friendly events, casual office attire

Cons

Constant messaging that "transparency improves relationships between employer and employee" but when employee needs help, management and HR fall short on promises to assist. Career growth is only an option if you can make money for the company, get on an exec's good side, or have a previously existing relationship with senior management outside of work, regardless of actual performance/experience. Management will excuse chronic toxic behavior if the culprit does good work, at the expense of affected employees. HR is in on the nepotism at the company and likely has their hands tied when certain employees are questioned. Even when data is provided, problems are not addressed in a timely manner. Trend of people being "managed out". Many are underpaid compared to industry standards, and culture/benefits don't always balance this out.

Advice to Management

The double standards and insidious gossip need to be addressed. Please listen to the employees who are struggling. Follow through on the lessons taught at counseling and coaching provided or don't offer it at all. Transparent communication needs to improve across the board.

friendly office, free food culture, free coffee and fruit, alcohol

February 19, 2020

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May 11, 2022

Does PayScale offer family leave?

Pros

Unlimited PTO Remote working environment Dogs allowed in office

Cons

If you are a loyal employee who works hard you will go nowhere here. Absolutely no room for growth unless you are a brown noser and even then your hard work goes unrecognized. The company will not follow their own pay practices and you barely make a fraction of what other companies offer in pay even when they are a COMPENSATION company. New internal system roll outs that are unorganized and constant unhappy customers because the system roll out has continuously been pushed back and pricing is nearly doubling. Don’t expect any promotions if you utilize the PTO benefits and parental leave. You are basically penalized for having a life outside of work. Don’t walk RUN away at all costs - unless you are looking for a low paying job with a lot of frustration.

Advice to Management

If you want to maintain your employees start treating them properly. Pay them accurately, recognize them for their hard work and promote within instead of continuously hiring outside the company. Also get organized. It’s a giant mess internally.

Don’t expect any promotions if you utilize the PTO benefits and parental leave.

May 11, 2022

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December 18, 2020

Does PayScale offer life insurance?

Pros

- I felt a sense of community with many coworkers - great insurance options - flexible schedule

Cons

- high management overturn made me feel insecure, especially after major layoffs in the spring - when people leave or are let go they are often not replaced and the team takes on more work for the same pay - working for a company that didn't practice what they preached (no competitive pay, no diversity program) was demoralizing - speaking honestly and openly felt frowned upon

Advice to Management

learn to accept feedback with grace

great insurance options

December 18, 2020

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February 26, 2021

Does PayScale offer a wellness program?

Pros

Great people to collaborate with internally-- A great mix from all backgrounds (Comp, HR and other tech industries). Suggestions for improvement are well received by leadership and implemented quickly if they are applicable and agreed upon. Great benefits and perks include unexpected days off for mental health, Juneteenth and holiday extensions.

Cons

Tons of fast change-- Training was often supplemented with "oh, that's the way we used to do it... Now we do it this way". This isn't a con for me, but maybe for others. I prefer this environment over a stagnant work environment.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Great benefits and perks include unexpected days off for mental health, Juneteenth and holiday extensions.

February 26, 2021

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