Mission: To transform the online commerce marketplace, as the preeminent curator of product information.
I have been working at Codifyd full-time (More than a year)
Because it's a small company and has a start-up, constantly-changing culture, there's a lot of room to grow and move up in the company. The culture is pretty laid back - little to no micromanagement, at least on my team. The new COO has completely changed things for the better from when I first started. There's a lot more structure, respect for feedback from employees of all levels, room for professional growth, and generally fun interactions.
We still haven't perfected internal communication and structure. Different departments rarely communicate with each other. The non-sales & marketing employees do not understand the importance of marketing, therefore they don't participate in improving it (even though all depts should be involved). A lot of employees don't fully understand our clients unless they're directly in contact with them. But I'm very optimistic that new leadership is pushing us in the right direction, and we'll soon be the leader in our industry.
Advice to Management
Set clearer goals for employees and check-in often. Make sure employees are collaborating and are comfortable with each other. Create a culture where we communicate with each other more, and have fun doing it. Host way more employee outing and activities. Properly introduce new employees to the company and check in to make sure they're mingling with old employees. I think office culture is our #1 problem. Reward your employees way more for achievements. Create a much higher budget for providing for employees - quarterly potlucks are cool, but providing lunches, breakfasts and snacks is a normal thing a lot of small companies do. Have more realistic expectations of employees. Upper management needs to respond better when things aren't going right - don't scold employees, or belittle them for messing up. Don't treat employees differently based on personal relationships. Put way more emphasis on pre-sales and marketing. Create a balance in emphasis - more sales/marketing employees, less busy work type employees, like content. No 401k match is pretty lame especially for those of us just starting our careers. Salaries should be higher, especially for employees that have stuck through for many years. Hire more people with leadership qualities, even if they're not in leadership roles. All of these suggestions should be properly distributed among upper management, rather than simply replied to by HR. Make us feel heard!
I applied online. I interviewed at Codifyd (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.
Several interviews in a row. I was at the office for about 3 or 4 hours one of the times, meeting most of management. Even though I was apprehensive about the job before coming in, the employees I met made me excited and inspired at the possibility of working here. And I absolutely loved the office - amazing views!
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