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  1. "Great internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Causes as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I never really felt like an intern. I was treated on the same level as an employee, and felt like an employee. Some people were surprised to later learn I was an intern. The job was full of diverse challenges, and I had the ability to shape and direct a lot of my own activity. Great company culture: open, friendly. I spent a lot of time hanging out after work with people I liked.

    Cons

    The office got bigger and bigger, and with that, there became more rigidity in the company direction, and more hierarchy. Occasionally people got fired, and it was handled awkwardly and uncomfortably. As an intern, I was not allowed to work overtime, but I saw how little work-life balance others in the company had. In the end I decided the fast-paced, stressful setting wasn't for me.


  2. "Great Culture, Horrible Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A wonderful culture full of nice, smart people.

    Cons

    Despite the intelligence of the team, management has no idea what they're doing. They have no experience running a company, or a product, and are severely lack interpersonal skills. It's sad to see so many nice, smart people wasting their time and talents on this product. Sean Parker kept the company afloat for years and has continued to do so after buying the company and renaming us Brigade.


  3. "Great coworkers, terrible leadership, no competition for funding leaves product without market fit"

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    Former Employee - Technical in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Causes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were amazing. Loved pretty much all of them.

    Cons

    Low Salary. Immature Leadership. Sean Parker's injection of cash into a company that has no market.


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  5. "Okay place to be"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, amazing team and everyone's nice. Pair programming, communication, a modern stack, and other engineering tenets were great. Very conscious of work-life balance, everyone leaves at 6pm.

    Cons

    Serious doubts about senior management, product doesn't make sense in current iteration. Not sure some of the VPs belong in their position, and the CEO is very detached from the product and processes in place.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  6. "Bright people with a mission"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Causes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Causes has a very smart team with diverse talents. The tech stack is relatively up-to-date. Compensation and perks are competitive.

    Cons

    Still hasn't found product/market fit after nearly seven years. Relatively high staff turnover. Product itself still needs a lot of work.


  7. "Building a product that matters, with an amazing team of people."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer () in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer () in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Fulfilling work. Our users love to use Causes and there are some really good success stories that keep me motivated.
    * Great team. I learn something new every day and can always go to my teammates for help.
    * Real impact. It may be cliché but it's fun to be able to actually impact the product in a substantive way, every day.

    Cons

    * Long-term future of the company is unclear. (But that's pretty normal for startups)


  8. "Decent place to work, with some shortcomings."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were nice and generally pretty smart. The code that was written was following good practices. The mission of the company is generally a good one.

    Cons

    A few strange practices - people argued against adding comments to my code, for example. Company seems to be spinning its wheels.


  9. "I really like working at Causes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - I work with a really great team
    - There are no office politics
    - I feel that my work is meaningful
    - I am empowered to work on what I believe are the most important things

    Cons

    - The rent in San Francisco is too d@mn high


  10. "Exceptional team, incredible mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - World-class team of developers, product designers, community managers and BD folks
    - Double-bottom line company with a mission devoted to individual empowerment and greater civic engagement
    - Downtown SF location one-block from BART and with a phenomenal view of the city
    - Great comp, benefits and perks

    Cons

    None that I can think of; not enough time in the day?