Cuker Reviews | Glassdoor

Cuker Reviews

Updated Aug 28, 2017

To filter reviews, or .

Found 11 reviews

4.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
69%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Aaron Cuker
8 Ratings
  1. "Systems Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cuker full-time

    Pros

    Whole place is like working with family/friends. Great beach culture/vibe. I even had my dog under my desk fairly regularly, though I think they changed that later ;) Very intelligent, creative, cool group of people.

    Cons

    As others have said, parking is tough. Advice: move to Solana Beach, and walk/bike to work :)

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a set of cuker bicycles down the street somewhere, next to parking? ;)

    Cuker2016-02-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Cool Beach Location...Difficult Management...Unorganized"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cuker full-time

    Pros

    - great location steps to beach - open office space - some cool clients - friendly employees

    Cons

    - difficult management - micromanaging and disorganization - compensation on low end compared to market value

    Cuker2017-08-28
  3. "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cuker for more than a year

    Pros

    Team of great and talented people Great culture 1 block from the ocean Surfing at lunch break

    Cons

    Parking can be a pain sometimes and you might get a ticket if you forget to move your car.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Cuker2016-02-04

    Cuker Response

    February 13, 2016CEO

    Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate the time you've dedicated with us and your contribution to our team. I hope you learned a lot and end enjoyed working with some great brands. I wish you the best of luck in the future. If you ever need anything, just let us know. ...

    Show More
  4. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent agency to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cuker for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment (walking distance to the beach, restaurants, cool and open workspace), exciting work (I lost count of the amount of awards we've received), and a group of talented people who makes you feel like family. What else can you ask for? One of the things I like working at Cuker is the trust and freedom you're given. You don't have to punch in on a time card or worry about having short lunches like you might...

    Show More

    Cons

    If you're used to big corporations or government work, the health/dental benefits may not be as attractive, but I believe it's what a company our size can afford. Other than that, working near the beach does mean more traffic and harder parking at certain times. But with the flexible schedule that's usually not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe look into better benefit packages

    Cuker2015-09-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Team, Great Projects, Great Place to Work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cuker

    Pros

    Very experienced, knowledgable and talented core team that have been there and done that - teaching me new things everyday! Really love the integrated approach we take to every client engagement, bringing together creatives, marketers and developers earlier rather than later really saves headaches down the line. Coworkers from all over the country (and world). Everyone has a cool, unique, story of what brought them...

    Show More

    Cons

    Commute can be tough at times!

    Advice to Management

    Really appreciate the blood, sweat and weekends you all put in and the support and guidance you've passed along.

    Cuker2015-09-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best agency I've ever worked for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, beautiful design, and industry leading marketing. I've worked for other agencies that were decent in one of the above fields and not very good in the other two. Cuker is great in all of them. I have over ten years of content management experience and we have the best CMS I've ever used. There aren't many agencies that have their own CMS with built in eCommerce. Everything is done in house so you...

    Show More

    Cons

    Parking is a bit of a pain. Cedros Ave. has a 3 hour limit. It's not a huge deal because I normally head out for lunch and a different spot is waiting when I return.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and thank you for the nurturing environment. The work / life balance is unequaled in the agency world.

    Cuker2015-09-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cuker full-time

      Pros

      The agency creates beautiful websites, work with really cool clients and have a very talented creative and marketing team. It's a great location near the beach and a pretty laid back working environment. I've been working for the agency for over 5 years now and its been great!!

      Cons

      Parking can be difficult at times but you can usually find a spot!

      Cuker2015-09-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Best Job I've Ever Had!"

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cuker full-time

        Pros

        I have been with Cuker for the past 9 ½ years. Since its inception, Cuker has grown from a small Studio to a multi-award winning Agency. It is very exciting and rewarding to be a part of such a successful Team. The Agency itself is open and airy. There are no offices with closed doors. It is a caring family environment where personal milestones are recognized and celebrated. Our Team is very professional and works extremely...

        Show More

        Cons

        Parking is challenging in the Cedros Design District.

        Advice to Management

        Their hard work is definitely noticed and very much appreciated. We would not be where we are without them!

        Cuker2015-09-16
      • Helpful (16)

        "Great work/life balance, aweful management"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Cuker full-time

        Pros

        • Great work life/balance • Great location • Most employees are easy to get along with and very laid back. • Some cool clients. • Amazing workplace set-up

        Cons

        • CEO can't creative direct, but insists on wearing both hats. He refuses to relinquish control, yet has very limited hands-on design experience. Anyone who understands design can see through his cookie-cuter approach. He's very savvy when it comes to the business side of design, but lacks the practical experience to properly understand actual design. Prepare to flatline as a creative. • Management is the worst. Poor...

        Show More

        Advice to Management

        Cut ties to the managing parter. Hire a capable CD, and give him ownership of design.

        Cuker2015-04-10
      • Helpful (6)

        "Great Work/Life Balance"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cuker full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Beautiful location, talented and creative team, dynamic/compassionate CEO.

        Cons

        The occasional difficult client, longish commute from San Diego.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to empower team members to utilize their creativity and talent.

        Cuker2015-02-03
      Found 11 reviews