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Updated Jan 11, 2022

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3.6
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    I've worked at 8 software startups in my career and this is the best.

    Sep 4, 2020 - Enterprise Solution Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing team, Great culture, and Solid product

    Cons

    You have to wear a lot hats (like any startup) and strategy is a little "fluid" but you won't find a better team or product.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Don't Recommend

    Jan 11, 2022 - Marketing Director 
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    Pros

    Some fun co-workers to interact with

    Cons

    Poor management and lots of waste

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Sunken Ship

    Nov 19, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Freedom to do your work

    Cons

    Everything is terrible, they are delusional and have no paying clients

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Recent Managerial Changes Facilitated a Dream Workplace

    Jul 7, 2020 - Anonymous 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The new executive management understands the nature of the industry and has consistently displayed an openness to feedback and change while still maintining a strong vision and plan for the future. Zero micro-managing from leadership. Endless opportunity to learn and grow and create. Inteliigent, competent team of professionals.

    Cons

    If you're not a self-starter or do not have the initiative/desire to create and adapt in a growing, changing industry then you may have a difficult time. You'll get out what you put in. We've gotten rid of the "frills" that most tech startups throw at their employees, replaced by better fiscal management and incentive structures. A "Pro" for me but potentially a "Con" if that's something you desire.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company- Recent Changes in Leadership

    Jul 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    As the result of the recent changes- Big Squid is now much more focused, transparent and has a product that is headed in a great direction. Co-workers are great to work with (and hangout with) and the company is small enough that any employee can have real influence.

    Cons

    The company is small, but ambitious- so trying to balance vision and execution is a challenge.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    New Squid

    Jun 30, 2020 - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company has made a number of changes over the past few months including new leadership, revised vision and values, and goals. There's renewed energy and I'm enthusiastic about the future.

    Cons

    We've lost some employees recently, but given the market downturn and focus on improving profitability, this isn't surprising. The company is now very lean and we should continue to add people in the future.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Exciting 2020 & Beyond Ahead with Lots of Positive Change!

    Jun 30, 2020 - Data Science Consultant 
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    Pros

    We have a cohesive leadership team moving us into the future of 2020 and beyond. Our machine learning technology is growing like crazy and really hitting home in the market. The company mentality of supporting, listening and educating is amazing and keeps me confident in many more years to come at Big Squid

    Cons

    The ML space is competitive and adapting to change and the market keeps us on our toes, but all those efforts are well supported by leadership.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Complete 180 w/ Management Change + New Focus on Product Experience

    Jun 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Pros

    The validation you get to experience from talking to prospective customers every day is refreshing and invigorating. To know that not only are you in a space that's bursting at the seams with activity, but that you are targeting a regularly neglected yet quickly growing segment is motivation to bust your butt everyday. There's been a complete reorganization at the leadership level and it shows in immeasurably large ways. Talking to the new CEO is like talking to a friend. Everyone banters and challenges preconceived notions and assumptions in a way that instills faith in everyone throughout the entire organization. It truly feels like a startup that's innovating and not like a big corporation, and exciting is the simplest way to describe it.

    Cons

    In the same vein as above (it's a startup and not a corporation), you have to be willing to break the mold of "9 to 5" sometimes. You don't get to just check boxes and say you did the minimum work required, sometimes you have to put in a late night if it means getting something done on time. The good side of that is it is very much "work hard play hard". If you're getting close to burning out or we've just been through a sprint, it's not uncommon to tack a few days onto your weekend for a staycation.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    The Underdog in AutoML

    Jun 22, 2020 - Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Big Squid has recently restructured and operates with a lean and agile culture. Machine learning and AI technologies are evolving rapidly and gaining in popularity. There is incredible market opportunity for Big Squid, and their user experience approach is unlike any other product in the market. Executive leadership drives a transparent, goal oriented culture with clear direction on objectives required to achieve success. The teams within Big Squid are amazing to work with. Through trust and agility, we can move quickly to respond to the evolving marketplace, and have confidence that everyone is playing their position exactly as we need them.

    Cons

    Market leaders in our category have significantly larger budgets to attack a relatively nascent marketplace.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Abusive leadership unhealthy work environment

    Nov 19, 2019 - Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people on the teams are great. There's good communication and teamwork, and they have client interests in mind when communicating expectations.

    Cons

    Upper management (CEO) creates an abusive work environment belittling employees, blaming them when he is caught in lies, and manipulating others to vilify individuals who upset him.

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67% of Big Squid employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Big Squid 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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