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Catalist, LLC Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "WONDERFUL employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalist, LLC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small company, so it can go either way

    Cons

    Everything; a pool table, ping pong table, game system, staff events and a CEO with an open door policy

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting better


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalist, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, doing something you care about, a fun work environment, interesting challenges, and a great setting.

    Cons

    It can get very demanding and everything can be very urgent. Some may wish the problems were better defined. You have to feel your way through a lot, but that can be fun as well.

    Advice to Management

    There are times when more direction would be good, but I've enjoyed the hands off management style at Catalist. You're largely expected to solve your own problems, and for the most part the people here do.

  3. "Overall, a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    In a lot of ways, the work is it's own reward. Catalist is a big deal in the progressive community, I hope it starts to act that way.

    Cons

    Senior management can occasionally be difficult to work with. I think more professionalism at all levels would be a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    More consistency from management would be a good thing.


  4. "Excellent place to start out in politics."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Working for an excellent cause and truly making history. Members of the team are allowed to use all of their skills, so there's always interesting work to be done across the whole company. Most people in the company are gratious about talking through what they do, taking suggestions, etc. The people who work there all have interesting and varied backgrounds.

    Cons

    Because it's a small company, there are limits on the advancement opportunities, and also very few fringe benefits. However, the management cares greatly about the lives of employees, and everyone there is a member of the team.

    There could be a more formalized review process, clear project requirements, and communication that's product oriented rather than developer driven.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Also, look at the benefit package, product management, and communication within departments.


  5. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalist, LLC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to learn about the business end of data work

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and nice office

    Cons

    management can improve, need better understanding of the companies work


  7. "good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great oportunity to learn new technologies,

    Cons

    management needs to support more their employees

  8. "Great employer...."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catalist, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great team with high motivation, high IQ, high tolerance for diversity

    Cons

    too many managers. too few workers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff to ease the overwork burden


  9. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting, diverse staff, fun events (pizza lunches, etc), pool table.

    Cons

    The building is not aesthetically pleasing from the outside.


  10. "Fun interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalist, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Learning and working with analytics and working on fun hard engineering problems.

    Cons

    Dealing with election cycles and the deadlines and planning they require. Don't particularly enjoy working with some of the "old" code, but hopefully soon only old code that exists will be new code I've written. ;)


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