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CauseLabs Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "A company focused on impact and quality of life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CauseLabs part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    An incredible culture that transcends the buzz words, and delivers genuine value to the individuals and projects that are taken on. A meticulously crafted vision to truly positively change the world with every ounce of the company's efforts.

    Cons

    The culture of balance sometimes clashes with the rest of the world, especially in a capital driven market. These high impact projects don't come from the most revenue rich customers, but you won't end up working on UI for delivery systems for defense contractors or sugar water companies that have a neutral positive impact on the planet at best.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder, have a bit more gusto, market the hell out of this company. It's a truly great company, and it needs to succeed over the others that are full of B.S.


  2. "Poor decisions from owner lead to massive changes"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CauseLabs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Company culture
    - Team is amazing
    - Work/Life balance is the best I've ever had!
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Owner. He made a poor decision the end of 2016 that caused 2/3rd's of the team to leave (including former CEO and CFO/COO and head of design). He cared how the company was run at the time of that decision, and months after it was made - we were told that he no longer cares. Apparently it is now the CEO's company to run and manage. Pick a side and stick with it! Either care and get involved, or don't care and get out.
    - Struggling to make ends meet due to a poor decision made by the owner at the end of 2016

    Advice to Management

    The current management is at no fault with the troubles that CauseLabs has been experiencing since the end of 2016. Current management is doing all that they can to keep the company moving forward, as the team gets smaller. While the team is down to 1/3rd of what it was the beginning of November 2016, management has managed to keep bills paid and continues to bring in new work. My advice is - keep doing what you're doing!

  3. "I look forward to coming to work each day."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close-knit company culture, where everyone feels invested in each others' success. Projects that are far from mundane, and often push us to expand our skills and experience. At the end of the day, the work you do has a positive impact on the lives of others. Everybody has input into the direction and structure of the company. Visionary leadership. Remote workplace, which mean you can travel and still get your work done. Lots of rewards and recognition.

    Cons

    On occasion, we have to work under really tight deadlines. Evolution of the company structure means that there's often quite a bit of change.


  4. "Fantastic work experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CauseLabs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Work from home
    * Positive culture
    * Respects my family and private life
    * Fun and challenging projects

    Cons

    No cons for me. Working from home can be challenging for some people, so keep that in mind.


  5. "Great people and great mission."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Designer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has an outstanding culture and mission and I'll never forget my experiences there. The projects we worked on were all for truly wonderful causes. Each one was different from the last and presented their own interesting challenges. It's priceless to know that our hard work was making the world a better place. Around once a month we'd take a full day to work on internal projects which I always looked forward to -- some of them were outstanding including an idea for an app that eventually went on to hit the App Store and bring in revenue which was split fairly between the company and the employees who created it. CauseLabs employees are a great bunch overall and I still stay in touch with many of them.

    Cons

    Working remotely isn't for everyone. It was my first time doing it and I enjoyed it a lot, but there were times when I feel I could've done better work if we were in the same place. However, the company does do an awesome annual retreat and there are many occasions a group would be flown out for a week to work together on a particular project.


  6. "Great work from home job working in agile with unseasoned leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CauseLabs full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to mobile projects and lots of work from home flexibility. Good team structure and role definition as well as a functional agile approach makes the actual work quite pleasurable and effective.

    Cons

    Despite a cool and transparent culture on the surface Causelabs actually driven by a nepotistic leadership team that rewards close friends over effectiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people smarter than you not your friends.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people and amazing experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CauseLabs full-time

    Pros

    CauseLabs is a fun, energetic, and rewarding company. Lots of great work is going on along with a real passion for how their work can change the world.

    Cons

    It's still a young company and has a road ahead of it to mature processes and engagement methodology.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development, marketing, and keeping the culture intact.

  8. "I belong at HiDef"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    HiDef Culture
    Serving Great Causes
    Talented Team
    Innovative Projects

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cutting edge technology minus the good pay and backing of upper mgmt."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, virtual company. Work with new technologies and mobile devices. Nice to not have to drive to work or dress up.

    Cons

    The pay is really low for the work we are producing. Mgmt thinks we should work for less since we are working for great causes, to bad not everyone believes in the Bible. Also if you speak up about an issue and the core team doesn't like it, they will not back you up. Core team only wants yes people.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to start backing up employees. Everyone believes if you don't say yes to everything core team wants you will be put on the short list to get canned.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating and high level of struggle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Remote work, flexible hours, challenging projects

    Cons

    dysfunctional management, inconsistent execution of work policies, lack of support of employees

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with your policies and give more opportunities for employees to make amends when they make mistakes


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