I worked at SodaStream (More than 3 years)
Exciting Product, Room for Growth, Nice Office-Culture
In an effort to be 'nimble' there is a woeful lack of planning, which results in every project becoming a bum-rush. In the end, this makes the company LESS able to respond to the market, which shows in the current sales cool-down
Advice to Management
Don't believe your own BS, the numbers don't lie.
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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