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E la Carte Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Filled with experienced Leadership that supports your career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E la Carte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Benefits (Free Lunch, Free Parking, Free, Caltrain, Very generous PTO, and Sick, 401K option, stock options)
    + Great Mentorship, and chance to get your hands dirty, and create processes
    + Chance to learn high level responsibilities, and understand the business to the detail
    + Friendly People
    + Happy hours every Friday, and really good Pingpong players in-house
    + Located in the heart of RWC
    + Highly collaborative place
    + Open desks policy
    + Casual start-up environment

    Cons

    - Not enough resources for employees, and the business
    - Need to build more structure

    Advice to Management

    * Please hear your employees feedback on the product more often, and value them.
    * Please


  2. "Great work environment, wide-array of technology"

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

    I have been working at E la Carte full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities:
     - Business works with enterprise accounts, small & medium sized accounts
     - Engineering works with new hardware, invents new form-factors, optimizes backend-data infrastructure, designs front-end customer facing UX, integrates with a variety of 3rd party systems.

    -Perks like Caltrain pass, company-provided lunches, happy-hour, full benefits.
    -Management trusts employees to get work done

    Cons

    -Restaurant industry can be slow to move
    -Enterprise deals take a long time and the sales cycle can be frustrating
    -Priorities shift frequently so it is difficult to stay focused

    Advice to Management

    -Keep the transparency as the company grows
    -Continue investing in employees


  3. "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E la Carte full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome, interesting people. Great support and management. Good benefits. Everyone can make a impact at ELC. Very creative and open environments for professionals to thrive.Many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Many challenges as any startup company comes with obstacles and hard works but with great rewards and satifactions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, Bomb location"

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

    Pros

    - Great group of people to work with
    - Ideal location in downtown Redwood City, next to Caltrain
    - Product has lots of potential
    - Flexible schedule
    - Good benefits
    - Lots of opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    - Priorities change frequently, due to customer demands
    - Causes office to be stressed at times

    Advice to Management

    More company outings and dinners!


  6. "Technical Support Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, industry, product, location, snacks.

    Cons

    Leadership, lack of direction, stuck behind hardware cost.


  7. "Start-up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere
    - Great employees
    - Flexible schedule
    - Voice is heard

    Cons

    - Can be hectic at times


  8. "Mostly good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E la Carte full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros are nice location, interesting colleagues, decent perks and engaging work. Not a place for easy work, but can learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    Cons are typical of any startup, can be long hours some days, small team. Either you love it or hate it

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on management decisions. but it's been getting a lot better recently


  9. "Mixed reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E la Carte (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, fun to work with. Lot to learn.

    Cons

    Long work hours, management and leadership not so impressive.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more work to developers and QA and don't enforce unrealistic deadlines.


  10. "Great people with growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at E la Carte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great people, hard-working and sharp
    - Great downtown location, lots of restaurants, movies and caltrain nearby
    - Company is growing fast in a big market as one of the leaders in the space
    - Different types of interesting challenges with hardware / software product in restaurant dining rooms

    Cons

    - Restaurants can be tough customers, but they have tough jobs so it's understandable
    - We used to have more monthly events, would be great to bring those back

    Advice to Management

    More snacks!


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch --sometimes. Near the train station and downtown Redwood City. lot of restaurants near by and a great area to talk a walk

    Cons

    company started in 2008 and it's 2015 and it still doesnt have any idea what it is doing...upper management is mean and weird....CEO is in another planet -- this will be a company that goes BK soon enough --lots of smarts companies already doing this plus a lot more

    Advice to Management

    seek therapy



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