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10 English questions out of 10

June 20, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Webspec Design?

Pros

Flexible hours, Decent benefits, Good location, Annual reviews

Cons

PTO used to be more flexible

Flexible hours, Decent benefits, Good location, Annual reviews

June 20, 2019

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June 20, 2019

What is paid time off like at Webspec Design?

Pros

Flexible hours, Decent benefits, Good location, Annual reviews

Cons

PTO used to be more flexible

PTO used to be more flexible

June 20, 2019

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November 28, 2019

How is management perceived at Webspec Design?

Pros

Friendly, laid back environment. Good people with low drama. Team cares about doing good work.

Cons

Management (3 whole people over 80+ people) are out of touch and are inexperienced in leading a team. They don’t understand what keeps people loyal and want to stay, like areas to be promoted, or give bonuses for introducing time-saving processes and up-skilled work. If I learned something new, taught myself how to improve my work and gave the client a better outcome, maybe someone would notice and say great, but there was no bonus, perks or anything after that. They don’t want to pay people enough to stick around, and don’t have a real salary or bonus structure. You basically ask at your annual review and get a lame answer about the company can’t afford it. They spend money on a fleet of cars, remodeling and toys for the office (writeoffs) but we had to beg and fight to get a raise, buy a useful web app/ tool or go learn something to help us improve our skills. They think a cool office and culture is enough to make it a great workplace. The team is behind the times and need to hire more expert level skilled leads to bring the team to a competitive level. They keep hiring mostly inexperienced (cheap) people with no communication or problem solving skills, and we’d keep losing clients due to them not understanding our value. Management just babysits and puts out fires instead of leading and teaching any expertise. There has to be more than a few senior level people in a mentoring position (actually doing the work and keeping up with the latest industry changes) with time to train, to give people a way to grow and improve on an ongoing basis. Management acts open minded and hears ideas, but the owner is cheap and only they only act on the things they agree with (and understand) and refuse to listen to their people. They don’t really value anyone who is not a developer as far as paying them according to industry standards. I heard only a select few get profit sharing. I was told they used to have it for everyone but did away with it when the owner started creating and buying up other businesses and agencies.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge what you don’t know and hire an experienced management team or consultants that will help grow the company in a responsible way and keep employees longer than a few years. Learn the type of people your competitors are hiring, what bonuses and perks they offer and how much they are paying. Don’t flaunt all the money you’re spending to the people who are not seeing any of it in their paychecks.

Management (3 whole people over 80+ people) are out of touch and are inexperienced in leading a team.

November 28, 2019

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November 28, 2019

What is the company culture at Webspec Design?

Pros

Friendly, laid back environment. Good people with low drama. Team cares about doing good work.

Cons

Management (3 whole people over 80+ people) are out of touch and are inexperienced in leading a team. They don’t understand what keeps people loyal and want to stay, like areas to be promoted, or give bonuses for introducing time-saving processes and up-skilled work. If I learned something new, taught myself how to improve my work and gave the client a better outcome, maybe someone would notice and say great, but there was no bonus, perks or anything after that. They don’t want to pay people enough to stick around, and don’t have a real salary or bonus structure. You basically ask at your annual review and get a lame answer about the company can’t afford it. They spend money on a fleet of cars, remodeling and toys for the office (writeoffs) but we had to beg and fight to get a raise, buy a useful web app/ tool or go learn something to help us improve our skills. They think a cool office and culture is enough to make it a great workplace. The team is behind the times and need to hire more expert level skilled leads to bring the team to a competitive level. They keep hiring mostly inexperienced (cheap) people with no communication or problem solving skills, and we’d keep losing clients due to them not understanding our value. Management just babysits and puts out fires instead of leading and teaching any expertise. There has to be more than a few senior level people in a mentoring position (actually doing the work and keeping up with the latest industry changes) with time to train, to give people a way to grow and improve on an ongoing basis. Management acts open minded and hears ideas, but the owner is cheap and only they only act on the things they agree with (and understand) and refuse to listen to their people. They don’t really value anyone who is not a developer as far as paying them according to industry standards. I heard only a select few get profit sharing. I was told they used to have it for everyone but did away with it when the owner started creating and buying up other businesses and agencies.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge what you don’t know and hire an experienced management team or consultants that will help grow the company in a responsible way and keep employees longer than a few years. Learn the type of people your competitors are hiring, what bonuses and perks they offer and how much they are paying. Don’t flaunt all the money you’re spending to the people who are not seeing any of it in their paychecks.

They think a cool office and culture is enough to make it a great workplace.

November 28, 2019

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November 28, 2019

What are co-workers like at Webspec Design?

Pros

Friendly, laid back environment. Good people with low drama. Team cares about doing good work.

Cons

Management (3 whole people over 80+ people) are out of touch and are inexperienced in leading a team. They don’t understand what keeps people loyal and want to stay, like areas to be promoted, or give bonuses for introducing time-saving processes and up-skilled work. If I learned something new, taught myself how to improve my work and gave the client a better outcome, maybe someone would notice and say great, but there was no bonus, perks or anything after that. They don’t want to pay people enough to stick around, and don’t have a real salary or bonus structure. You basically ask at your annual review and get a lame answer about the company can’t afford it. They spend money on a fleet of cars, remodeling and toys for the office (writeoffs) but we had to beg and fight to get a raise, buy a useful web app/ tool or go learn something to help us improve our skills. They think a cool office and culture is enough to make it a great workplace. The team is behind the times and need to hire more expert level skilled leads to bring the team to a competitive level. They keep hiring mostly inexperienced (cheap) people with no communication or problem solving skills, and we’d keep losing clients due to them not understanding our value. Management just babysits and puts out fires instead of leading and teaching any expertise. There has to be more than a few senior level people in a mentoring position (actually doing the work and keeping up with the latest industry changes) with time to train, to give people a way to grow and improve on an ongoing basis. Management acts open minded and hears ideas, but the owner is cheap and only they only act on the things they agree with (and understand) and refuse to listen to their people. They don’t really value anyone who is not a developer as far as paying them according to industry standards. I heard only a select few get profit sharing. I was told they used to have it for everyone but did away with it when the owner started creating and buying up other businesses and agencies.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge what you don’t know and hire an experienced management team or consultants that will help grow the company in a responsible way and keep employees longer than a few years. Learn the type of people your competitors are hiring, what bonuses and perks they offer and how much they are paying. Don’t flaunt all the money you’re spending to the people who are not seeing any of it in their paychecks.

Good people with low drama.

November 28, 2019

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