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CommonBond Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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  1. "Get ready to work hard and have fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working here, you actually feel like you have a real impact on people's lives.
    - Everyone who works here is really smart and talented. It's a collaborative environment, and you learn a lot from your colleagues.
    - CommonBond actually cares about your career success and growth. They value professional development and the HR team is transparent about career opportunities.
    - Lots of great benefits!

    Cons

    - I wouldn't recommend working here to people who aren't used to being high achievers or putting in 110% percent. Be prepared to work hard.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Watch out for layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CommonBond full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    unlimited vacation, smart people, weekly free lunch and breakfast

    Cons

    volitile employment with market fluctuation

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on your profit/loss margins.

  3. "Good but scattered"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CommonBond full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good people, good pay, alot of free food

    Cons

    alot of internal shifting, can be confusing with goals and teams always changing


  4. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CommonBond full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Company is full of high achievers but people are collaborative. Company works to create a good culture.

    Cons

    Expectations are quite high, but resources are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Recalibrate goals and expectations to match the companies resources.


  5. "Great Place To Work!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and positive environment! CommonBond cares about the career path you want and helps you get there. The people who work here are great!

    Cons

    Expectations are high but not unfair.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Glad I Made The Move"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CommonBond full-time

    Pros

    Was recruited to come work for CommonBond and I am incredibly pleased with my decision to leave my old company and come here. The culture is great, there's a lot of transparency, hours are flexible, ability to WFH, lots of great perks and people.

    Cons

    It's a start-up, so if being self-sufficent and innovative is not what you are looking for, then it's not a good fit.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Decent place to work but lacks clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CommonBond full-time

    Pros

    - Growing company
    - Convenient office location
    - Smart colleagues and great coworkers

    Cons

    - No clear direction
    - Management pivots strategies too often
    - Career growth limited, no retention and career path defined

    Advice to Management

    Lack of direction and career growth makes retention difficult. Upper management does not seem to care about their employees and there is a revolving door of talent. CommonBond has unable to adjust from the startup of ~20 people to ~100 people and it is clearly evident in their strategy, management, retention, and career growth.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work, learn, and grow"

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

    Pros

    Its a great to place to work if you want to be surrounded by smart and driven colleagues. Everyone here is incredibly nice and the environment is laid back. We have catered breakfast on Mondays, and lunch on Fridays. The office location is in SoHo, which is a great neighborhood to work in, easy commute from Brooklyn or Manhattan.

    There is a nice work/life balance which is appreciated by the employees and there is also tons of room for growth as the company continues to flourish and grow rapidly.

    Cons

    No Cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice that I can think of.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering"

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

    I have been working at CommonBond full-time

    Pros

    It's been a great experience working here so far. Everyone is really smart and friendly and I am really learning a lot here. HR has done an amazing job helping me settle in and becoming integrated with the company.

    Cons

    The workload can be very hectic at times. There are a lot of projects and so many goals that we want to hit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team in line to company goals and ensure that our priorities are properly maintained.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Lack of Direction Evident"

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CommonBond full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - the social promise
    - free lunches every week
    - smart, driven colleagues
    - you're truly helping customers every day

    Cons

    - lack of consistent strategy
    - lack of focus from senior management
    - lack of long term plan
    - quick to burnout

    Advice to Management

    They are drifting from strategy to strategy, trying to find that solution that turns them from a solid organization to a unicorn. Unfortunately, the dithering leads to poor employee morale, misallocation of precious resources and an overall malaise across the organization. Avoid the burnout if you can.