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Mani Kulasooriya
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  1. "Great Company, Culture & CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great startup culture, with corporate backing (in Sysco Food Services). This produces the casual environment, filled with extremely intelligent, hard-working individuals with the greater sense of security from corporate backing.
    -Coolest CEO of all time!
    -Great work/life balance.
    -Convenient Peninsula location.
    -Great perks -- fully stocked kitchen and company sponsored lunch.

    Cons

    I think with all start-ups communication is the biggest con. Although, they are doing great - it seems that cross-departmental communication can continue to improve. And cross-office communication (in the sense that some of the remote offices don't feel the same inclusion as HQ).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! And keep advocating for maintaining this start-up environment!


  2. "Best place ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working for 8 places before I join and this is the place i'm celebrating my 6th year. Feel like home. I love it.

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say about it with compared to all my previous places I worked for.

    CAKE Corporation Response

    Aug 9, 2016 – HR Director, People Operations

    Wow! 6 years? That's awesome to hear. We do our best to create a positive experience for our folks here. It's great to know that it feels like home for you. ;)


  3. "Sales Development Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Amazing management, they give you clear goals and help when needed. Everyone is supportive of each other and help when needed

    Cons

    Haven't come across any cons yet. Really enjoying the environment. There are quite a few systems to learn at first.

    CAKE Corporation Response

    Jul 10, 2016 – HR Director, People Operations

    Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on our company. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!


  4. "Great place to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for Sales
    Super chill workplace
    Management team is great in the sales department

    Cons

    No cons at all. Well so far. But its been all pros so far

    CAKE Corporation Response

    Aug 9, 2016 – HR Director, People Operations

    Thanks for taking the time provide feedback for CAKE. We strive to provide a positive experience for folks here so glad to read this.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management
    Solid long term plan for the company
    Fun, motivated co-workers

    Cons

    Some people should be recognized more than they are for what they contribute..

    CAKE Corporation Response

    Jul 10, 2016 – HR Director, People Operations

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback for our company. We agree. Employees should be recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. Currently we utilize a platform which ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Product, Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Restaurant Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a great community and culture here at CAKE. Lots of people that love what they do, helping restaurants.

    Cons

    101 traffic. Need I say more?


  7. "The pieces are coming together"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - California in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All growing companies have their ups and downs (which you may see here based on the timing of other reviews)...But I have to say that the pieces are really starting to come together for Cake. The sales team has been absolutely blowing the doors off sales targets -and are doing way more with less using an innovative new inside sales model. The leadership team is experienced and gives everyone else the autonomy and authority to do great things. This company has the best culture of anywhere I've worked and everyone is genuinely happy to be here!

    Cons

    The development team (half the company) is based in Sri Lanka, (12hrs time difference) which can be a challenge for getting software out smoothly. Although, when it's working well you can move a product forward non-stop 24/7!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. More focus on fewer but stronger products would be a benefit.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hands down - CAKE is an awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Incredible culture (people work really hard but enjoy doing it)
    - Lots of leeway to brainstorm and execute your ideas
    - Mani is a visionary and makes smart (and sometimes tough) decisions well
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Technology platform is strong, and is constantly evaluated and iterated on
    - Well funded
    - Zero company politics, friendly working environment

    Cons

    - No maternity or paternity paid leave

    Advice to Management

    - Continue working on brand awareness


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Favorite Job Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work with great people, it's like a second family here
    - Co-workers who work hard to solve big problems
    - Opportunity to pitch options and solutions both large and small, There seems to be no bias for or against departments or seniority
    - Community is strong here, people rally around a problem to help solutions come to life
    - Fairly flexible workschedule

    Cons

    Yoga was cancelled recently and no one seems to know why. It was a big part of my day. Would love to have more fitness resources and programs.


  10. "Amazing people, exciting products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAKE Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the people I work with. Smart, funny, creative, passionate about the food industry, willing to say when something isn't good enough and to work hard to get us there. This is the most fun job I have ever had. I have a lot of freedom to pitch new ideas to management and we are a small enough company where we know and care about everyone working here.

    Cons

    We are still a start up which sometimes means we use that as an excuse for not planning ahead better. To be clear, I don't think this happens a lot from a company-wide perspective, but it sometimes happens at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice except that I think we're doing great things and thank you for the job I get to do!


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