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CashStar Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CashStar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment, great flexibility, parking subsidies

    Cons

    Undergoing changes due to acquisition

    CashStar2019-03-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, under new management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CashStar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people with infectious energy and excitement for what they do, freedom to be creative, opportunities to work remote yet great location in Portland, Maine's Old Port.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by a large company, health insurance has skyrocketed for 2018 to over 200% of what we are currently paying, pinching pennies when it comes to technology.

    Advice to Management

    It is my hope that Cashstar will continue to foster creativity and excitement among a young and energetic group of great developers.

    CashStar2018-01-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best company in Portland, Maine to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CashStar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great people -Great culture -Tons of opportunity to take on new challenges -Modern agile style -Small super nimble teams -Performance and scale like no one around

    Cons

    -Will need more space soon as hiring continues (good problem to have)

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to be transparent

    CashStar2017-06-26
  4. "Great, Fair Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CashStar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Competitive salary, with merit-based raises 'out of the blue' -Wonderful colleagues -Access to senior leadership -Work-life balance, flexibility -Beautiful office

    Cons

    -Not easy to unplug after hours -Not a lot of room for professional development on certain teams

    Advice to Management

    -Keep on keeping on! -Provide opportunities for personal professional growth in areas other than engineering

    CashStar2017-03-01
  5. "Seasonal Risk Analyst position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at CashStar

    Pros

    - Well stocked kitchen for snacks and drinks - Open office space overlooking downtown Portland - Ability to make decisions without being micromanaged - Co-workers are friendly and upbeat - Investigating orders - In-depth training for the seasonal staff

    Cons

    - Having to lie to people all day - No real phone script to speak of - Supervisors didn't want to take escalated phone calls

    CashStar2017-02-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendliest place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maine in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CashStar part-time

    Pros

    Manager sets the tone - a warm, friendly, open workplace. The physical location is gorgeous. The work can be challenging, but at least you're not bored. Workers are treated like adults, and there are really interesting people who work there. Overall feeling of kindness and good humor pervades the culture.

    Cons

    Usual workplace irritants, and stresses of doing customer service, but I have worked in enough call centers to know CashStar is heaven.

    Advice to Management

    Reward folks occasionally - its a great workplace, but its still a stressful job, especially during the busy season, and occasional incentatives would help perk up the staff.

    CashStar2016-11-05
  7. Helpful (4)

    "A Wonderful Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CashStar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cashstar employees get to work in a spacious, modern environment in a phenomenal location with lots of natural light and great views alongside some of the best people you're likely to meet. It's the kind of work experience that will inform your perspective and decision making for years to come. The management team has worked very hard to make sure that people have what they need to be at their best. The office is...

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    Cons

    #1 - Work load: Being an agile shop in a fast-moving market in a fast-moving industry, we do move fast, the work is hard and sometimes intense, and a lot is expected of you. Because of Cashstar's culture of "if you can do stuff, then do it", you might find your work/life balance get, well, out of balance as you accrue roles and responsibilities. It's really your responsibility to define where that line is, recharge when...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication and culture! Resist the impulse to become overly traditional, corporate and top-down and instead, work on becoming more data-driven, leveraging lean and agile startup methods, and continuing to give great people the capacity to innovate.

    CashStar2016-08-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best tech company in Portland"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CashStar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sales growth, product and tech stack, real agile, engineering talent, compensation and benefits, culture, leadership

    Cons

    Typical crap - probably less than most places.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused. Keep hiring good people. Get rid of slackers.

    CashStar2016-06-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CashStar

    Pros

    Teams are small and engineers are empowered. There is very little overhead and a flat structure so teams can work quickly. Modern technology, progressive team, fun people, and in a great location.

    Cons

    I have no major concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work building a great culture.

    CashStar2016-06-22
  10. "Rising company fails in management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CashStar full-time

    Pros

    The location and view are great! The company appears to be thriving. There are also some really great people that work there.

    Cons

    Management has some issues to work on. They're either massive micromanagers or have no idea what's going on in their departments. Employees can be very clique-ish and it can sometimes feel like high school.

    Advice to Management

    Work on finding an even keel in management styles. Try to be more inclusive with all employees. Tell your employees to clean up after themselves and respect other coworkers.

    CashStar2016-05-28
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