Energetic, able to get involved in a lot of different things beyond your role, flexible work environment, great people
Lack of process which is typical in startup but a little more intense here as many members of management lack ability to drive process change. Some older mgmt members lack ability to make clear decisions.
Advice to Management
Headed in right direction with recent changes, need to invest in infrastructure now
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at SodaStream (Cherry Hill, NJ).
Terrible interaction with HR, but once I got through to the actual person I'd be reporting to, things improved. It seems like HR is completely disconnected from the needs of the business.
Once if got through to the manager, the shenanigans stopped and I was treated nicely. Manager seemed honestly interested in making sure the 'culture' was a good match, but didn't spend much time making sure the 'skills' matched. In the end, that was fine for me, but it probably doesn't always work that way.
Ask lots of questions, like "Who are your competitors" "Where is the company going in the next 3-4 years."
Go in with some salary research, they like to underpay and talk up the benefits packages. 401k matching was 6%, which is nice, but the medical plan isn't anything special.
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