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Astound Commerce Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Like a cool challenge? Join Astound Commerce!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astound Commerce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Here it's all about the evolution. Constant change, something dies off, something sticks, grows and becomes an efficient tool. I like living like that, it can be tough, it can be even disheartening at times, but boring it is not. The employees are a great bunch to hang out with. The company is global and you may end up working with someone from another hemisphere in the middle of the night. Thankfully, flexible hours are the cultural norm and most likely you'll be able to have your beauty sleep a bit later. If you have an initiative and perseverance to implement your ideas it won't go unnoticed and unrewarded.

    Cons

    A very distributed nature of the company can be impeding at times. Many people, especially in business, feel the necessity to make an effort and learn another language to facilitate the processes.


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    "A company with bright future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment. Lots to do and learn. Lots of interesting international customers. Get to work with people from different cultures all over the world. Everyone works hard to deliver projects for customers, train new personnel, continuously improve processes as the company grows.

    Cons

    There is no slacking off here. In some roles there is a lot of travel. Some projects are stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on corporate culture as the company grows and becomes more and more diverse.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astound Commerce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, global clients, high impact work, amazing people and great leadership. Ecommerce is changing the world and Astound Commerce is working with global brands on revolutionizing the way they do business. Very exciting space and projects.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an easy job this company is not for you. Long hours, international travel. Very demanding clients and this can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to focus on existing clients and your team.


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  5. "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Astound Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Oh did I say steady? I meant often delayed.

    Cons

    Mass exodus of top talent. Micromanagement. Hiring random Brits that are blowing smoke and fleecing the company by contracting out work to their friends. Failed ventures like EngageUI.

    Advice to Management

    Founders: step aside and have someone else run the company. Truly, hands off would be the best approach here. Far too dysfunctional as it stands.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "So much potential, wasted."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Astound Commerce full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with great clients, some really big names and very interesting projects. Salaries are decent, but below industry standards.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. Three cofounders that are not aligned at all. Two are at each other's throats, while the third just stays out of the way and gets work done (he's the smart one, and should probably run the company!) Unprofessional treatment of employees by management (harassment, rudeness, general aggression).

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Invest in building proper teams, and not just the cheapest/fastest/dirtiest way to and end goal. The rest will come naturally. A "global reorganization" (i.e., unnecessary bureaucracy) will not save you – just being decent people, honest with your clients, and trying to do what's best for them will naturally net you success.

    Probably a good idea to hire an outside CEO/management team who knows how to turn a company around.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Kiev"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Java Developer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Lead Java Developer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Astound Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros working for AstoundCommerce. They have great career opportunities, a never ending supply of interesting work, competitive compensation, wonderful benefits, great people, wonderful training programs, a tremendous number of brilliant professionals in their fields ready to help, and great core values.

    Cons

    This is not an opportunity for those that do not want to work. At AstoundCommerce everyone has a load of work to do and often times under very tight customer time lines. It is a challenge that I enjoy but many might find it stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. AstoundCommerce is on a path to not only financial success but also to cultural success which is a much hard thing to achieve.