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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  • "The people are great.(in 43 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and HR worked super hard to give us a better package(in 18 reviews)
  • "Great work/life balance(in 14 reviews)
  • "There was free food every day which came from actual restaurants around the Bay Area.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Great office in a good location (3rd and market).(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work culture, caring company

    Feb 7, 2022 - Data Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
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    Pros

    Cutting edge Tech stack Work life balance

    Cons

    Cross team migration can become easier to support talent and interests.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    It's complicated ...

    Apr 29, 2017 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some very smart colleagues, and difficult, interesting problems that need solving. Some teams have wonderful managers who work tirelessly to clear obstacles and protect their people. Work life balance is excellent. Offices equipped with video monitors means working remotely is easy, so if you need to be home with a sick kid or to take your car to the mechanic, it's no problem.

    Cons

    It's great to have a protective manager. It's less great that having a protective manager is so essential in Climate right now. Senior leadership is seriously lacking in vision and and even basic data science skills. They are also painfully slow to act, and do not see it as their responsibility to maintain a healthy company culture, which has become intensely political. If you are politically astute and get a little lucky, there are opportunities for advancement, but a lot of really smart people who do good, important work are passed over.

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    15 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Benefits and Work Life Balance

    Oct 13, 2016 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work life balance here is incredible. Amazing office. Benefits are great. Lots of paid time off. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    The company has gone through alot of change from acquired then selling off the insurance portion of the business so that they could focus on software, this has created alot of technical debt which we are currently climbing our way out of.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Unfortunate Culture

    Sep 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Intelligent, hopeful & enthusiastic coworkers. Semi start up vibe with GREAT perks, free breakfast, lunch & dinner. Competitive salary + bonus. Work life balance seems to be in order.

    Cons

    Terrible C level management embodied by a soul sucking COO. The culture here is totally dampened by inadequate leaders that are being guided and blindly directed by their COO. In my 20 years within the technology industry I have yet to come across a person more entitled and obnoxious.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Very enjoyable place to work with a few growing pains

    Aug 26, 2021 - Technical Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work is cutting edge and the people are fantastic. Great work life balance and plenty of ways to advance.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains with some high turnover at the moment.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Solid place to work

    Jun 3, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good work life balance Chill

    Cons

    Leadership needs to prioritize things better

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Always hard to change but good progress

    Aug 27, 2015 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Attempting to impact the world by creating new technology Very nice people Great work/life balance - people have interesting work but don't have to kill themselves Work hard to create a good place for people to come to work everyday Great benefits and HR worked super hard to give us a better package A lot of attempts to avoid bureaucracy from the big Monsanto

    Cons

    Confusing leadership structure Some pouty legacy employees who are more than a year ago who complain but stick around and blame management and HR for everything Working for Monsanto is a hard PR thing but isn't a big deal if you understand the issues A lot of career growth will only be in the midwest

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    You could easily find a worse place to work than TCC. You could also do far better.

    Nov 29, 2021 - Software Engineering Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance is probably among the best in the midwest. Comp for midwest is good compared to other midwest companies. However, it is mediocre at best compared to what you can get working fully remote. Being part of a larger company means that there are many options for career growth.

    Cons

    TCC is now a department within Bayer. It used to be treated as a separate company. That's no longer the case. TCC Company leadership doesn't have a ton of autonomy to decide much of anything. For example, pay scales are defined by Bayer, so no one at TCC appears to have the ability to change them when they see they're woefully out of whack due to the rise of remote work. The company has some extraordinarily conservative goals. You'll see goals set for 2030 that a startup would set for next quarter. This isn't the place if a fast paced environment is desirable, although I could see this being a Pro for some. The parent company (Bayer) focuses entirely on cost savings. The focus on cost savings means that given a choice between a software tool that costs money and provides obvious productivity benefits to anyone that actually uses it, or another piece of software that is free but crashes 10 times a day, you'll be using the latter. No feedback regarding tooling is sought from people that use those tools. The only feedback that matters is from those that maintain budgets. You do not have ANY autonomy to make these sorts of decisions for your own team. The focus on cost savings means that wayward leaders can pitch a project that they say will generate $1M per year in cost savings, and it will inevitably get the greenlight. Doesn't matter if every IC in the company knows that it will cost 10x that amount to implement and will decrease productivity and quality. It doesn't matter that some of the best Engineers will leave because they get tired of spending all of their time on things that only serve to make it harder to accomplish work.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Dec 20, 2021 - Data Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company with a good mission Excellent coworkers Good balance of work and life

    Cons

    Contracts do not lead to permanent roles Contract roles underpay compared to other companies, esp. when no benefits provided

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Interesting experience, micromanaged, lack of accountability is a norm

    Feb 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great niche space Very few really smart engineers, front line managers and product managers are a delight to work with Great compensation package (may be for a reason? ;) ) Daily catered lunches. This is truly impressive. Beautiful office but mostly empty. Company has a massive work from home culture(problem!). Also teams are spread across multiple locations. A great place if you are driven to make a change within your realm. This also means you will burn out and leave soon. A lot of smart, driven people have left within a year. Employees who are not bothered can have a nice work life balance. Personally, had a great team to work with amidst problems. Others weren't that lucky and left sooner.

    Cons

    Middle management could be micromanaging. Patronising those reporting to them is a constant pain to endure. Teams are territorial. Product team is a bit of a mess and apart from a very few , there is a general Lack of vision. Some PMs will not document requirements or play along in an agile world. This forces Others to pick and run with it. Accountability is missing. Concept of buy in doesn't exist across tiers. Top/middle management pull people out of teams without so much of an explanation or a transition plan. This jeopardises projects and throws teams and projects in a limbo. This also ensures bad players continue to exist. Uninspiring leadership

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    8 people found this review helpful
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