Clinc Reviews

Updated May 1, 2020

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Clinc Co-CEO Lingjia Tang and Michael Laurenzano (no image)
Lingjia Tang and Michael Laurenzano
4 Ratings
  1. "Both company and employees are setup to succeed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible in working hours and situations. I feel like my interests and skills are taken into consideration so that I'm not only setup to succeed up that work doesn't feel like work. Win-win for all.

    Cons

    The combined expertise in management makes it feel like a startup. Growing pains and all.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Don't Work Here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At one time, Clinc had done an impressive job in hiring young talent and there was a sense of camaraderie amongst employees. This was necessary to endure the inexcusable culture and poor management of leadership. The technology has potential and is an exciting field.

    Cons

    Leadership lets inexcusable behavior slide. If they are honest with themselves, they know that they were fully aware of the actions of the former CEO and helped enable his behavior and pattern of inappropriate (I'm being kind using that word) actions. These enablers are still at the company and there is no remorse for what their employees endured. The company is rife with ego. Management across the board contains leaders who surround themselves with 'yes'-men, and have contempt for opposing views (especially if those happen to come from women or younger employees). Clinc is experiencing significant layoffs that have been impending far before Covid, due to leadership spending in excess on intercontinental first class flights (often spontaneously booked a day before), bottle service at the club, and many other inappropriate expenditures. Money was flying out the window purely for the purpose of padding the CEO & other's egos. After raising 52M less than a year ago, it is worth emphasizing that these actions contributed directly to individuals losing their jobs.

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "It really has its up and downs."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You'll find some of the smartest people you've ever worked with at Clinc. Some managers are open for suggestions and will allow you to take charge of your tasks. The product - as slow as it might be - is literally unmatched in the industry.

    Cons

    For starters, the code base is absolutely horrendous - you'll be frustrated, and all the tech debt will drag you down a lot. In addition, certain managers and higher-ups are an absolute pain to work with, absolutely refuse to listen to their "subjects" even a little bit, and as much as the company would like you to believe that you're part of the Clinc community, in the end you're just another tool to be used & discarded by the investors.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Squandered Potential"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best and most hard working people are here Relatively high pay Great potential for promotion if you're noticed Lots of schedule flexibility, get stuff done and go to meetings and nobody bothers you

    Cons

    Since Jason's ouster there have been some small positive changes, but the weight of structural issues and tech debt is starting to cause the company to buckle. Management takes a reactive and tactical approach instead of strategic and deliberate: this has lead to issues that lower level people have brought up being ignored, only to subsequently run into those issues. Morale is low and has been since Jason was thrown out. For longtime employees there is a feeling of severe disappointment: first joining a company with a market advantage and charismatic leadership and then subsequently watching its' slow crawl as both talent and competitive advantage bleeds as the former rally-master has been accused of sexual assault. Despite his departure, he still owns a large stake in the company. Hours are nuts, people are routinely working from morning until midnight on death march projects that were oversold to large companies. I've mentioned in the pros section that there's a lot of flexibility in terms of schedule, but a LOT of work in a given week needs to get done on projects. The saddest part of this is that individually most people at Clinc are wonderful and caring, including the leadership. Something is just very awry with the work culture, sales process, and management process.

  5. Helpful (9)

    "Poorly Managed"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinc full-time

    Pros

    Conversational AI is an interesting area to work in

    Cons

    I wish I would have read and heeded the glassdoor reviews. As long as any of the original founders are at the company, expect poor management. PhD's just don't know how to run a company at any scale. Some of the issues are baked in now. For example most of the workforce is trying hard, but is very junior. While given the opportunity to hire competent middle management, the founders have not, probably due to the fear of what would happen if the company was run correctly. I would not work for this company under any capacity under it's current leadership.

  6. Helpful (7)

    "AVOID AT ALL COSTS"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are very few to mention

    Cons

    Google: Jason Mars The Verge - THAT is Clinc...his wife now the CEO lack of leadership astounding lack of resources questionable integrity way more to the Verge story; former CFO leaves after a few weeks? shell companies? cash payouts?

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks, nice office space, free parking/ bus passes

    Cons

    Horribly managed. CEO would often go on tangents and assign us work that made no sense.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Do not trust this company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Their technology initially looks quite interesting, but it isn't nearly as advanced or unique as they think it is. It is also very easily replicated. It won't be long before the likes of Amazon, Google, IBM etc have effectively made Clinc technology defunct.

    Cons

    Extremely inexperienced and incapable leadership team. They need to turn to treat employees like people instead of like drones to be used up and spat out. If they carry on this way, it won't be long before all the money they have is used up and they have to sell the company for well below market value.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clinc Ann Arbor"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experience Owner in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in Ann Arbor. Lots of opportunities to make a mark on a rapidly growing startup.

    Cons

    Not really a downside, but the typical startup growing pains exist.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinc part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work environment, meaningful work, good snacks, visionary CEO

    Cons

    fast-growing but maybe a little unstructured

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