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Updated Sep 29, 2022

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4.4
87%
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96%
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Apeel Sciences Founder and CEO James Rogers
James Rogers
102 Ratings

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  • "The pay is a bit low but this could change in upcoming years as Apeel grows.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Can be long hours but worth it!(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing Company

    Aug 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There is an amazing atmosphere of learning and growth. Along with nothing but amazing people willing to go out of the way to help you grow and learn.

    Cons

    Still growing company so there will be some growing pains as the company continues to grow

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Beware of new management and culture

    Sep 29, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great teammates and mission, pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    New management structure has destroyed the company culture

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Sep 28, 2022 - Sustaining Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance Pay Great Mission

    Cons

    Need to understand running a business a little better.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lacking strategy/focus

    Sep 15, 2022 - Product Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome people! Great learning and development opportunities Flexible working environment Good core mission - mission needs to be remembered while growing the company.

    Cons

    The company strategy was unclear for my ~3yrs there. The target was ever changing with no clear direction from the top. There is a lack of proper management throughout. It is very evident that a specific type of person/personality is promoted and rewarded.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Do your research

    Sep 10, 2022 - Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool people, cool mission. Great benefits. Making some missteps as they grow

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership with awkward interaction into the industry they’re operating in

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience at the time

    Aug 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Never bored - always a lot going on, ability to manage own workflow, exciting product

    Cons

    Strategic direction felt opaque at times, too fast-paced at times resulting in rushed efforts

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great opportunity/people but at a low cost

    Jul 27, 2022 - Scientist in Goleta, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    -Open PTO -Great people -Fast-paced -Mission-driven -Many opportunities to grow your career -Many opportunities to travel

    Cons

    -Low pay -Usually not willing to negotiate salaries/raises -Working weekends/holidays are normalized

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Caution drinking the cool-aid

    Jun 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people at Apeel are very nice, friendly, kind people. The benefits are awesome too. I also had a really great onboarding experience. Working at Apeel does fill that satisfaction of working at a do good company who's ultimate goal is helping the environment, so you feel good about the work you do. Incredible product and idea, and the CFO couldn't be better, which gives everyone confidence in the company.

    Cons

    Don't go into Apeel blind. Read this. Overall, I would caution heavily against joining Apeel. Even though the bulk of reviews will be glowing, I would bargain almost everyone that has left the company, and even a chunk of people currently there, would agree with the points below. Although there are a handful of good mgrs/leaders there, everyone was always drowning in work, and not able to get approvals, had the resources, or even had the time to get what was needed done. Everyone wants to believe in the company and see it succeed, even after leaving, but in my experience, similar to many others, the cool-aid only lasts for so long. Top cons: - Significantly under pays compared to market, and it's close to impossible to grow your salary from where you start. - Zero opportunities for promotions, unless you're an OG or a "favorite"; Don't believe you'll be an expectation/ favorite no matter how great you likely are. - Some promoted to mgt/senior mgt roles don't have the necessary experience and skills to be at the level they are, which isn't a good for the business or some of their egos. -Apeel doesn't always set mgt up for success either as some are just thrown into the deep end without training or support, so they are set up to fail - Gossipy culture at times; I heard people talking behind other's backs but nice to their face so watch what you say - Terrible communication from CEO and top leadership when big changes or hard conversations need to happen, felt like some things were ignored, made to be smaller than they were, or brushed under the rug. CEO's should be able to deliver the hard news/changes or have those uncomfortable conversations. - Lack of faith in CEO running the company successfully at this stage of the business; good CEO's know when it's time to take a step back and let someone with better/more experience step in.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome place to work!

    May 27, 2022 - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Continues to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Tough industry and economic situation

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Berry Apeeling

    May 15, 2022 - S S E(Senior Software Engineer) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Caring team, focused on sustainability, incredible product, mission driven, ownership of projects, good learning experience, challenging problems

    Cons

    Complicated business with lots of moving pieces

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Apeel Sciences Reviews FAQs

Apeel Sciences has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 159 reviews left anonymously by employees. 87% of employees would recommend working at Apeel Sciences to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Apeel Sciences employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Apeel Sciences. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

87% of Apeel Sciences employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Apeel Sciences 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Apeel Sciences to be senior leadership, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, compensation.

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