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Domo Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Breakfast options along with catered lunch and dinner everyday (in 22 reviews)

  • It doesn't hurt that they have great benefits and free food also (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could improve for a company this size (in 8 reviews)

  • They are experiencing the typical growing pains any startup goes through (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great employer, lots of politics"

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

    I worked at Domo full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and perks are unbeatable. Catered meals, snacks and drinks always stocked, great company events.

    Cons

    The politics are more than you might expect to see at a company of this size. An employee's success is as much or more a factor of their political maneuvering as it is of real merit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Domo Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, fast paced tech environment, endless resources and mentors

    Cons

    Still a start up working out small kinks.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interview Process"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The recruiter communicated to be very well.

    Friendly environment to meet and talk with interviewers.

    Great open communication about work environment as well as the benefits and opportunity within Domo.

    Cons

    It was a very good experience and I don't have any cons.


  4. Helpful (47)

    "A polished veneer covering up a Machiavellian cesspool."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    **For informational purposes: Domo pushes new employees to write positive Glassdoor reviews as part of new employees' "Domo Social" mandatory experience**

    From an outside perspective, who wouldn't want to work at Domo? The salary and fringe benefits seem to blow everything else out of the water in Utah Valley. They're really the only big "pro" to working at Domo.

    - High starting salaries (see con section)
    - $500 to buy an iPad or tablet of choice upon hire.
    - Gym membership to Vasa for free or $30 a month for gym membership of choice
    - Stock options (see con section)
    - Couple health plan options (I did high deductible and company contributed $125 per month to HSA)
    - Good Dental
    - 401k with 4% match
    - 4 weeks vacation to start with, add a day for every year employed up to 5 weeks total (see con section)
    - Baby benefit of around $3,000 for having a child
    - Maternity and paternity leave
    - Cold breakfast food (muffins, cereal, donuts, bagels) and catered lunch and dinner every day, breakroom stocked with all kinds of snacks, drinks, frozen microwaveables. Full time staff on hand to keep kitchen full of stuff. (See con section)
    - Tailgate party every year with food trucks, Christmas formal party, May the 4th party. Domo likes to party.

    Aside from fringe benefits:

    - Teammates. Hands down the best coworkers I've ever had anywhere.

    - The work. Considering nothing else, I loved the Domo platform and the challenges that working inside it brought each day. The variety of customers was incredible and awesome, and I have some huge names under my belt because of the company. The experience was incredibly valuable.

    - The product. It's a simple and relatively intuitive product, the time to value for any business user will be less than other platforms (Tableau, Power BI, Microstrat). It's fun to use, honestly. A good analyst can spend hours just playing around with data and viz and it's really engaging. A fun time.

    Cons

    So you may be asking yourself, the above sounds great, so why only two stars? I'm going to address this from my experience working inside client services consulting perspective.

    - Management: First time managers galore. Most of them hadn't managed technical employees, that combined with little to no software/data experience led to a ton of unmet expectations due to management not understanding limitations of the product and limitations of project timeline. This led to more unhappy customers than I can count. For a time the turnover for customers was 70+ percent.

    Most managers are in it for their own careers. They will stomp all over anyone and everyone to get ahead. They will use their teams for their own gain. I rarely saw real "lead from the front" mentality. It was seemingly constant setting of unrealistic expectations, no real involvement in projects, and finger pointing back at subordinates when things went badly. Taking credit for reports hard work without any real contribution was rampant.

    Consulting management had the mentality of "utilization is everything" so not only were billable hours tracked, but each hour of the day also had to be entered meticulously, because management thought they could glean useful insights into what was being worked on. Picture $100k+ salaried employees entering time into a timecard every day. Resentment festered, hours were constantly sandbagged by everyone to meet "utilization" requirements (for bonuses), which means customers were overbilled constantly.

    Turnover was pretty insane in consulting for the type of job and pay. Nobody in management would admit anything was wrong.

    - Salaries: You start out relatively high and you don't get raises, unless you're constantly shouting your name and bowing down and yes sir-ing and no sir-ing your way to management/promotions.

    - Stock options: Minimal stock amount at varying strike prices. So much funding taken that stock is devalued so much you'll probably never see a return. Not a selling point.

    - Lots of vacation time, guilt for using it: When you max out your vacation time you stop accruing it, and most on my time rarely used vacation due to overwork and the feeling of guilt when you try to enjoy a day off, perpetuated by management.

    - Work-life balance: They feed you meals to keep you in your chair. They want to overwork you. You will be expected to work 60+ hour weeks and get no comp days or even gratitude. You can't work from home really (guilt) and if you leave early management is always watching (guilt) and will even talk to you if they feel you're leaving too close to 5pm. (more guilt)

    - Won't listen to employee feedback: any suggestions are taken as "fighting" against the system, and constantly being told that Domo is a "startup" and things will get worked out eventually gets old after 5+ years. Basically a "be grateful you work here" mentality and to keep your mouth shut.

    - Hype, hype and more hype. Josh James is a salesman at his very core. No matter how dry the sales pipeline or any other problem, management talks about the company like its going to rule the BI space and every other platform will bow down to it. Just Ignore the problems with the product and the company completely.

    - Fiscally irresponsible: Domo blows a ton of money on parties, events, A and B list entertainment and other frivolous things. It's hard to be at a company that you know isn't profitable, yet is spending hundreds of millions a year.

    - Employee awards: Each quarter/year Domo recognizes a select few "top performers" and bestows upon them a big bonus and stock options. The rest of the employees get a small gift. The "Domosapien" of the year award ($25k) the years I was there always went to a VP or higher. Someone who was probably already sitting on tens of thousands of stock options and a high six figure salary. Maybe throw everyone a smaller bone instead of lining the pockets of the top company bigwigs? More a personal gripe than anything else, i'll admit.

    TL/DR: Micromanagement, awful politics, guilt.

    Advice to Management

    - Be honest with your employees about company performance.
    - Make more fiscally responsible business decisions.
    - Look after all employees, not just those at the top. Give employees freedom to do the work and take care of customers.
    - Recognize and reward hard work at the lowest, front-line levels. Allow more flexible working hours and working from home.
    - Get tech people to manage tech people.
    - Get rid of micromanagement and guilt.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "All hype, no delivery"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and cool perks.

    Cons

    Domo is all about smoke and mirrors and creating hype. Decisions aren't based on what is useful to their customers, they are made based on if something will sell.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great Idea - Execution Failing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great culture, fun company, and lots of growth and continually change.

    Cons

    No raises. Unrealistic expectations. Very buggy product. C-suite only cares about sales.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises if you want the talented people to stick around. Stop trying to make the product wider and fix the basic functionality and improve the overall ease of use. Stop slowly increasing the workload.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of great engineering talent hamstrung by management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the best engineers in the area work here. The product is real and interesting for both front- and back-end developers. Raises are very performance-dependent, but they can be generous. The engineering department is still small enough for one voice to make a big difference.

    Cons

    Initiatives are chosen and resources allocated in a very top-down "waterfall" manner. Features are often implemented and released in their minimum-viable state, and technical debt and improvements are often backlogged. Management has a hard time with both hiring and firing.

    Advice to Management

    Improvements to existing features in the product may not be as easy to demo at Domopalooza, but they could absolutely change Domo from a product whose "beauty is only skin deep" (according to some reviews by data professionals) into one that is as powerful as it is pretty.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are fantastic. Upside of working for a private company that could go public. For the most part coworkers are bright and motivated.

    Cons

    Company priorities seem to shift frequently, understandable for a startup but without executive transparency into changes it can cause confusion.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  9. "ADH"

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

    I worked at Domo full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great pay. Benefits are incredible. Its one of the few places that you can really have fun and work with great people.

    Cons

    Very volatile within a few months you can go from making great money to making nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep consistency with pay structure.


  10. "AE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool, disruptive technology.
    Good AE/ADM/SC balance.
    Fair quotas and good comp plan

    Cons

    No career path. If you're happy grinding it out in a roll long term it can be bearable.

    Advice to Management

    Momentum is gone. Too many outside hires that don't seem to know what they're doing.


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