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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too Late"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cooking.com (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely good, talented people at Cooking.com

    Cons

    Bought by Target Corp and leadership handed over to the wrong person... the company is now permanentl closed and hundreds of people are out of work.


  2. "Just okay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, nice staff.

    Cons

    Was a decent job, wouldn't consider making a career here.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture - Poor Structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and a great team dynamic.

    Cons

    Lack of structure lead to double work and contradicting goals.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Really good co workers.
    Amazing work life balance.
    Good place to try something new. Everybody appreciates it!!!

    Cons

    This company is shutdown by Parent company Target

    Advice to Management

    You could have done better and kept eyes open and saved so many jobs


  5. "Work Hard"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooking.com (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work hard, gain experience and learn a lot. Also, good about time off, which helps with life balance.

    Cons

    Company acquired by Target and terminated.


  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cooking.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, good team, good management , lot of scope to learn and explore.

    Cons

    small team, not a such place for individual growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company is Slowly Disolving"

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

    I worked at Cooking.com (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that can be thought of at this point

    Cons

    Company is 'folding' into the sister company, which means mass layoffs and low morale. The people left to do the work are all looking elsewhere and trying get off the sinking ship.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GlassDoor suggests I should consider discussing company values and culture here, both of which were horrible.

    Cons

    Company culture or lack thereof; Lack of vision; Bad office energy; Upper management doesn't know what they're doing as Target tries to absorb the company instead of treat it like a separate entity; Internal teams are rude to each other

    Advice to Management

    I had a stomachache coming to work each day and when I quit, I received a phone call from someone very high up in the company, who I respect, who was shocked that I had left. I was told that I wasn't "the only one who gets a stomachache everyday before work" and that if things didn't change within the next few months, said person would be leaving the company as well. This is not okay and I sincerely hope that things have changed, but I doubt it. In addition to this higher-up, I was told via email and phone by three different people that they understood why I quit and some wanted to as well but couldn't for various personal reasons.

    Stop walking on eggshells with Target. They're trying to steal your advertising ideas and then oust the entire ad team. Culture is formed from the top-down, so create some! The company has been a wreck ever since it was acquired by Target - massive layoffs, too much red tape, confusion over the general goals and values for the company, one person doing the work of three, people who are afraid to be assertive... The list goes on.

    I'd like to wake up inspired to go to work; instead I dreaded it with Cooking.com. View Simon Sinek's Ted Talk called 'Start with Why' and make every higher-up watch it. Then host an open forum so that the higher-ups can rediscover what makes Cooking.com the company that it is as well as solidify it's goals for the future. Now share it with all of your employees. There is no unified company vision and I don't see passion or a love of Cooking.com at any level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad technical leadership ... only one person praised in technology"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooking.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    scope to learn new technology. flexible working hours. everyone does everything

    Cons

    Bad Manager ... One person get credit for all project launch.
    Need to change Manager.
    Increase compensation.
    Don't loose good people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what people are doing in each department and reward hardworking people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cooking.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being a small company there is not much hierarchy, good for beginners as everybody does everything. Management likes to maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    No process in place for anything. Management depend on single individual for all technical advises. Need a strong development manager to lead and deliver high quality software product.

    Advice to Management

    Put some process in place!!!


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