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Going on 2 years at current 500+ employee “unicorn” $1B SaaS company. My ~100 accounts have ~$75M annual revenue. The internal analytics systems I built are referenced by c-suites/executives, provide insight to guide product/content development, built the framework for how success teams operate, and are a pillar of the tech value stack for business partners. Salaried at $60k, no bonuses/commissions, never gotten a raise. How do I navigate that conversation? Nothing has come from my efforts.
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- "Amazing colleagues" (in 11 reviews)
- "Great people, great mentality, great products" (in 5 reviews)
- "Benefits are great: takes a lot of stress out of the equation" (in 5 reviews)
- "Work life balance, Freedom, Transparency, Care for employees, Corona situation handling, Home Office flexibility, care for diversity & inclusion, dogs in the office" (in 4 reviews)
- 5.0Jun 11, 2023Customer Service ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
- Freedom and trust to do the work you were hired to do - Entrepreneurial thinking encouraged - Amazing colleagues - Generally very positive work environment - Access to professional- level musical knowledge - Great benefits - High emphasis on work/life balance
- Freedom also means lack of guidance at times - Lack of mentorship available - Not the highest salary range - Requires a high amount of patience1
- 3.0Aug 25, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPasadena, CA
This is a great place to work if you are a musician and love the music industry. If you're in a customer-facing role, you'll interact with fellow musicians every day. Even if you aren't interacting with customers, your colleagues are comprised mostly of musicians, or at the very least, music lovers. The company's mission is admirable. When things are good, morale is amazing. If you are looking for an entry-level job and you love music, I would suggest Ableton.
Things move incredibly slowly and initiatives that could immediately 10x productivity are often ignored. The company is lagging behind, competitors appear much more modernized than Ableton does. Communication across offices in a remote setting is really, really bad. Morale is at an all-time low at the time of this review. If you are ambitious and are expecting to grow quickly in your career, do not join Ableton.6
- 1.0Oct 30, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
-People are awesome: The colleagues here are fantastic. They are supportive, friendly, and make coming to work a genuinely enjoyable experience. -Work-life balance: It's super uncommon to have a thriving work-life balance in the finance industry, but they somehow are able to manage it well. You won't be working yourself to the bone here -Benefits are great: takes a lot of stress out of the equation -"I work for Ableton" cool card
-Extremely low pay and no room for growth: The elephant in the room. The compensation is far from competitive, and it's disheartening to see no real opportunities for career advancement. It's hard to stay motivated when your efforts don't translate into financial or professional growth. Cheap pay here its so sad especially during hard times. -Lack of unity within the different sectors: There seems to be a significant lack of cohesion among the various sectors of the company. This leads to confusion, lack of direction, and a sluggish pace in decision-making. It feels like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. -Meetings and talks that lead nowhere: If you're a fan of endless meetings and discussions that ultimately yield no tangible results, this place has you covered. It's frustrating to see so much time and effort wasted on discussions that go nowhere. -Slow-moving processes: **Everything** that goes on within the company takes an excruciatingly long time.. Whether it's making important decisions or implementing changes, the snail's pace can be maddening, especially when it affects the livelihood of employees.9
- 1.0Oct 16, 2023MarketingFormer Employee, more than 5 years
- Remote work - Mostly cool people
- Too many to list! - Horrible below-market pay -Mis-understanding from an Executive level on the implementation of tools and strategy -Pretend they are saving the world, and employees should be honored to be a part of it. - And the worst; the CEO and CFO enriched themselves by putting the company in a public trust and paying themselves over 6 million to do so, whilst claiming financial trouble and laying off the company's key members. Curropt!5
- 3.0Aug 17, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPasadena, CA
Zero pressure workplace. In fact, I'd say it has negative pressure.
Remember this is a music job disguised as a tech job. Pay is marginal compared to other industries, gatekeeping and hiring from outside is more prevalent than promoting from within.5
- 3.0Jun 22, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Not expected to work more than 40 hrs Mission driven Consensus leadership
Pay is low Can be negative environment Slow to act1
- 5.0Jun 28, 2019Sales Support AgentFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPasadena, CA
Ableton really cares about their employees and their work/life balance. I felt super lucky and thus spoiled landing this job right out of school. Even as a customer support agent, there's always opportunity to take on extra curricular projects and initiatives towards the company's missions, goals, and objectives. You aren't just a number at this company; you will always be met with respect and feel valued. This is simply one of the best music software companies to work for. I was only met with support and encouragement when I decided to leave my position to pursue another career path, and that was really the icing on the cake for my outlook on this company.
I don't have any complaints.2
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Ableton has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 84 reviews left anonymously by employees. 43% of employees would recommend working at Ableton to a friend and 12% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -29% over the last 12 months.
43% of Ableton employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ableton 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.