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Updated Dec 3, 2018

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Alpha is an amazing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Alpha has all of the ingredients for something special and is quickly becoming the best place I have ever worked. I have never worked with a group of people that combine intelligence and caring the way my coworkers do. I’ve had other sales people drop what they are doing to help me in a pinch, product managers that jump in to help me with a pitch, and customer success managers help train me to have ninja skills on the...

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    Cons

    None really. But if I have to give one it’s the fomo that I get when the nyc team rolls to a cool event together.

    Advice to Management

    We are growing and growing fast. Let’s bottle this awesomeness as we scale.

    Alpha2018-10-03

    Alpha Response

    October 4, 2018Cofounder

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feedback! We're working on extending the culture and community we've developed in NYC to our other offices. We promise Chi-town will painted blue quite soon :)

  2. "Alpha is Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My co-workers are smart, friendly, gritty and adventurous. There is a mission I believe in to improve how people work and how products are being built and there is a real need by large customers for our platform. Every day there is a new challenge to tackle or problem we can help solve for our clients. This job certainly isn't boring!

    Cons

    Some of the internal processes could be improved but these seem like normal startup challenges. I know management is improving on this so not much else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people! Please continue to invest in our training as it is really important.

    Alpha2018-12-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, with a few caveats"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alpha full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super nice people and a team that was growing very fast. They are very laid back which allows for a great work life balance and had no problem with people working from home. The culture is quite good with company outings happening regularly, not to mention team lunch on Fridays. Client work is interesting and exposes you to a ton of different ideas and products that might not be in market yet.

    Cons

    In the past, senior management did not really set/enforce any structure around how work should be done and what the goals were for the company so it was very easy for teams to do the bare minimum for extended periods of time. This coupled with the nebulous (at the best of times) product vision and a penchant for leaving development goals in the hands of junior employees lent itself to a lot of frustration across teams....

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    Advice to Management

    You need a solid product roadmap, and to really get into the nitty gritty of implementing scalable/repeatable processes.

    Alpha2018-11-02
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing culture, fun startup challenges"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Partnerships in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The co-founders have pulled together an amazing group of people, The platform we're building is new to the industries we operate in, so lots of fun exploration. There is a great energy in the company at all times. There is a good mix of people in later stages of their career, mixed with people just starting out.

    Cons

    Keeping the culture great means we sometimes don't hire quickly, which means important roles go unfilled for a while.

    Advice to Management

    What would it look like if we improved our hiring process?

    Alpha2018-10-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional Startup"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Value proposition is real and clients are happy. Alpha is transforming product management. - Growing quickly, with a strong mix of industry veterans and ambitious career upstarts. - Atmosphere of both experimentation and accountability. You are expected and empowered to exercise good judgment, which means that you are bound by results, not process. - Great culture. Weekly team lunch (out of the office!). Lots of...

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    Cons

    - Most tasks have little structure; it's on you to decide the best way to accomplish any goal. There's support and guidance, of course, but ultimate accountability lies with you. For some this is a pro, but others may have difficulty in this environment. - Hiring process (especially at the interview phase and on) not as streamlined as it should be, yet.

    Advice to Management

    - Expand the satellite offices - Figure out what makes the culture 'tick', as we grow it will be harder to maintain

    Alpha2018-10-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work culture around a terrific product!

    Cons

    I can think of nothing

    Alpha2018-10-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Revolutionizing the workplace experience"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I started working at Alpha a few months ago and I must say this company is so unique in terms of the environment it provides its employees. The culture here is unmatched, its vibrant, exciting and collaborative. People dont take themselves too seriously but love what they do and are extremely hard working. The workplace is very decentralized which allows employees to truly be independent and innovate, no one is over...

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    Cons

    You will probably gain some weight from all the food that is in the office daily.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep doing what you are doing!

    Alpha2018-10-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - New Business Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment Amazing, exciting product that is at the forefront of the direction all industries MUST go in order to remain relevant

    Cons

    That I didn't start earlier

    Alpha2018-10-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of culture events, fast paced, and be ready to become a Product Manager, even when you're not. Everyone has input into where the product should go, even the Software Engineers. Definitely a unique experience that you won't get anywhere else.

    Cons

    As a software engineer, we get black boxed sometimes. This really is dependent on the team as a whole, since individuals get stuck on some larger projects here and there.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide a gym or fitness discount/reimbursement every month!

    Alpha2018-10-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Truly Great Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha full-time

    Pros

    Alpha, truly values their product, vision and employees. Whether it is an offsite team building event or fun internal workshops, Alpha's leaders place a huge emphasis on making sure their employees have the resources to succeed. The exciting work has brought together some of the smartest people in the industry, who will literally drop what their doing to assist you with a question or problem. This organization welcomes...

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    Cons

    There are zero Cons right now

    Alpha2018-10-10
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