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Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Amazing team. Lived the Dream."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding experience to work with fantastic people. CEO / Co-Founder were strong leaders.

    Cons

    Cannot imagine how little Nest focused on cultural preservation.


  2. "Family reputation with fantastic product"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Management listens to team input; Teams get to work on great projects with self direction. Great office culture -- lunch, events, team updates.

    Cons

    What downsides? Projects are making the world better for all uses of wi-fi cameras. Home security to knowing what goes on when you are missing your pets -- its a great product and great team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building...even inside of the new owners. Keep the fires for new software, ease of use and focus on the customer.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "The dream that ended far too soon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dropcam was the best company to work for ever.
    Accountability for work and passion to excellence was the norm because everyone loved working there.
    Dropcam cultivated a work environment that encouraged all of it's constituents to be contributors of the ideal workplace environment. And as if the awesome perks (helicopter rides, awesome food, enviable work-life balance, an office in the heart of the greatest city in the continental US...) weren't enough, the dropcam product is unparalleled in quality and at the heart of its value is customer satisfaction, so Dropcam was definitely a product that one would be proud to represent and stand behind.

    Cons

    Dropcam was acquired by another company.

    Advice to Management

    You had the magic formula with Dropcam. If you could recreate a company like this, I would drop everything and bend over backwards to work for you again, hands down, bar-none, mic drop.


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  5. "Amazing, awesome, and the best learning experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The founders, my boss, my co-workers, the engineering talent, the overall talent of the entire team, the quality of the product, the culture, beer-30, the eggs in plastic, my friends, the uniqueness of everyone.

    Cons

    The commute is now longer due to relocation after the acquisition (but we have a gym :) ).

    Advice to Management

    Duffy and Aamir are amazing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best team I've ever worked with period"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All teams across all functions worked seamlessly together. This was the closet group I've ever worked with. Engineering, QA, PM, Marketing, Finance, Customer Support all worked their you know what off and were really passionate about what they were doing.

    Cons

    There were no cons. Only con is one of the best teams is about to die a slow painful death at the hands of Nest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real, that's what made this place great. No pretending, just cool smart people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting things done without killing yourself. Smart people. Lot to learn. Very employee friendly. Operating in a very hot area (internet of things) and building product that people love.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    (thumbsup) (mindblown)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding place to be. Great culture and people. Satisfying work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Great teams. People are motivated, encouraged and friendly. No politics. The Smart Home is a very exciting space to be in currently and Dropcam has great ideas.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Once in a lifetime"

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

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    Great product
    Big challenges
    Fantastic culture (#dropfam)
    Awesome location
    Good leadership
    Lifelong friendships

    This place was firing on all cylinders. Everyone worked brilliantly to get it big projects to the goal line. It was the kind of team that could complete each other's thoughts. Communication was efficient, needless meetings were nonexistent, and we achieved big things with big smiles on our faces while maintaining work-life balance. So many of us considered this our dream job and gave it all our energy and would have worked here for life.

    Cons

    None until now. Everything we built is being carelessly dismantled by after acquisition. Dropcam is dead.

    Advice to Management

    We had something going. This was a rocket ship. So much was right there within reach. And now, projects are cancelled, team is splintered, and the mojo is gone. That kind of mojo is a once in a lifetime kind of thing, and there was no reason it couldn't keep going. Nest just doesn't get it. Google gets it. Help us Google, you're our only hope... Long live Dropcam!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Death of a once beautiful company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was my favorite job and company to work for --- ever. the people, the business, the culture--everything was perfect.

    Cons

    Nest. They are killing everything that was special about working at Dropcam.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Nest and start a new company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A company that lives up to the hype"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dropcam full-time

    Pros

    - Team of smart people working together to solve problems
    - Good pay/benefits
    - Nice office in a good location
    - Probably truly the nicest group of people I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing stands out as being especially negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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