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Amplify Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • A great group of smart people and work-life balance is great (in 30 reviews)

  • You're surrounded by lots of quality, smart people all in one place (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • No transparency from upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior Management has the leadership qualities of a gerbil; decisions seem to be made with a dart board in a vacuum (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great people. Important work. Lots of potential."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    My experience at Amplify has been amazing. I work with some of the most accomplished and motivated colleagues of my career. The company is run by people who recognize talent. The work we do is truly innovative and important. The variety of disciplines that make up product teams is unlike anywhere I’ve ever worked. The opportunity to make an impact on the world is real. And the day to day is fun and flexible.

    Cons

    The company has taken some time to find focus. (Happy to say that in past perfect.)

    Advice to Management

    Employee motivation and buy-in are on the way up. Keep the communication channels open. Keep the plan steady.


  2. "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company allows for a remote schedule with flexible work hours. Lots of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    As a remote employee, sometimes it's hard to stay connected to people within all departments.


  3. "Research Test Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Test Administrator in Madison, CT
    Current Employee - Test Administrator in Madison, CT

    Pros

    Supportive, approachable leadership and well paid

    Cons

    Project decision making could be better organized


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  5. "Lead Game Design Researcher and Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Game Design Research and Product Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Game Design Research and Product Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great mission, great management, very smart people.

    Cons

    Not the most friendly culture, low on the pay balance scale (compensated with great work life balance)


  6. "Great Shop, amazing people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Such a wonderful group of colleagues to collaborate with. Smart and focused on key aspects of improving education for students everywhere

    Cons

    Unfortunately there were some many initiatives going at once that there was difficulty in prioritizing and making all of it come to fruition.


  7. "Great people, horrific leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify full-time

    Pros

    Telecommuting allowed; creative teamwork (sometimes); cool office.

    Cons

    Back-biting; disorganization; chaos; misguided objectives; infighting among senior leadership; arrogance at the top.


  8. "Great relaxed environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amplify (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved it Environment is relaxed co-workers was a blast to work with.

    Cons

    Wish they paid more money other than that great company to work for


  9. "Was good while it lasted"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amplify full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was on the tablet team. The tech team there was great. Sad to see it go away.

    Cons

    We rarely asked what we really helped users with.


  10. "Associate Customer Support Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Support Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Support Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Need more positions to get promoted into.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to move up, creative environment, innovative company. Good work to life balanced. Very nice office space

    Cons

    Disorganized and a very odd structure. Management doesn't seem to know what is going on. A lot of time wasted.

    Advice to Management

    You have very talented individuals working for you, don't let it go to waste. Keep treating your employees right.



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