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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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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good place to get exposure to lots of tech

    Nov 12, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer 
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    fast paced, risk embracing, developer centric culture trying to build a platform that punches up against the competition. lots of energy, good culture initiatives and flexible work life balance


    due to the rate of growth in hiring there's a constant churn of new folks which can make finding the right team to engage difficult. Due to rate of change in environment there is a lack of formalized process in many areas. Senior Management often presents a less than crisp vision of where projects are headed

    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Awful and only getting worse.

    Nov 6, 2016 - Software Engineer 
    CEO Approval
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    Decent benefits, job security if you're related to founders, free swag.


    Incompetent senior management, poor hiring decisions, unqualified leadership, no company direction, employees lack of engagement and care, engineering culture is lackluster with no growth opportunity. Poor engineering management and managers that just shouldn't be a manager.

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    12 people found this review helpful

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    VP, People

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm so sorry to hear you are unhappy. We're all pretty optimistic about the outlook for DO, with significant growth in our plans and a number of exciting products we'll be shipping out soon. It's disappointing to hear that's not aligned with your current experience. I encourage you to please reach out to me or anyone on the People team with your specific concerns so we can help. We're committed to an engaging and rewarding culture for everyone who works here and a big part of that is making sure you are well supported by your manager. If that's not the case for you we want to know so we can help impact that for the better.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Run don’t walk

    Oct 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Free food, various employee perks, growth industry


    Poor management, senior management still in start-up mentality.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to chill

    Sep 29, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer I in Amsterdam
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    Not high-pressure unless you want it to be


    Senior management is uninspiring, only managing the money

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