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Become.com Reviews

Updated November 7, 2016
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  1. "Become Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Peers were great to work with,
    Fun culture
    Hard Working Enviroment

    Cons

    Manangement needs to have a clear direction.


  2. "A great place for honing marketing technologies"

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Become.com full-time

    Pros

    Cool place to learn and/or continue to develop advanced marketing technologies. There was a great deal of interaction across departments, very stimulating, and to be expected for a start-up.

    Cons

    CEO Alex at that time had to axe a lot of the operations due to previous mismanagement. Everybody knows that, and hopefully things are better.

    Advice to Management

    Its hard to advise management at this time since I do not know how much things have changed since the big shake-up. The only thing that I am pretty sure remains constant is the lack of flexibility in office hours or lack of ability to work from home.


  3. "friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly and like family. Sunnyvale Caltrain station and downtown is working distance.

    Cons

    no thing was bad with me


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  5. "SEO Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great job to get your foot into the business world.

    Cons

    Competitive on the "island," especially when competing for a single fulltime job with the company.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Become.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to learn. Management was very nice to employees and showed interest in employee development.

    Cons

    It was hard to launch new products

    Advice to Management

    Test new ideas and innovate


  7. "Great management, unfortunate industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management team. Positive reinforcement all day long and are willing to help out their employees.

    Cons

    Poor industry that was destroyed by Google. Unfortunate, but it's the way the tech world works.

    Advice to Management

    Great job managing the company and the employees. Hopefully there will be another opportunity for success down the road.


  8. "Was a good experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Become.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
     - Opportunity for learning and growth
     - Features that competitors didn't have
     - Inter-department communication was pretty good

    Cons

    - Difficult to get desired departmental changes in place, even though there was lots of engineering talent
     - The CSE market went on a down-slide, and Become was no exception
     - Massive, repeated lay-offs where management did not handle overall morale well
     - Talented people left and Become didn't backfill

    Advice to Management

    - Well done on selling it off so you could focus on other opportunities


  9. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Become.com full-time

    Pros

    pay that is not bad
    friendly co-workers
    good employee benefit

    Cons

    inflexible company structure
    stringent on required years of experience for advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Run like a engineering co.


  10. "Great work environment."

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Become.com part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very chill environment with a lot of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    There are some days that are very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. "It was a good place for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Become.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good and friendly engineering team, opportunity to learn e-commerce related technologies, particularly search.

    Good benefits, perks and office location near downtown Sunnyvale.

    Cons

    Downsizing due to market conditions effectively ended the good engineering environment.. Management is not able to cope effectively with fast changes in the market.

    Advice to Management

    It's not going to work without taking some risks. Innovate more.



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