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I worked at SAY Media full-time (More than 5 years)
Flexible and challenging work environment. Typical startup style in that there is more to do than there are people to do it, so for self-starters and motivated folks this can mean a lot of opportunities to get your hands dirty and learn new things. Good vacation policy and work-life balance.
In my last 3 year stretch there I had at least four different managers. The company re-orgs constantly, and with that, goals get changed and lost all the time. Also the company seems to have settled into a pattern of miscalculating the market every two years or so, and responding with widespread layoffs. This is a cycle I saw repeat itself multiple times. Also underpays for internal hires. Within two months of leaving I received an offer for 20% over my last wage at Say, and my suspicion is they considered that a bargain.
Advice to Management
Don't jerk your employees around, and don't try to do too many things at once, but make sure that whoever is deciding what to actually do is plugged in and committed and really understands the market. Figure out how to break out of the cycle of being reactive to everything, and find a way to be a leader again.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SAY Media (Portland, OR) in June 2016.
I applied through an online job posting board. The responses were timely and the process was very transparent. There were a total of four interviews with different points of contact. The focus was on culture and brand fit.