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Updated September 18, 2018
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  • "Not an environment for someone who is not adaptable and cannot keep up with fast-paced environment" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Growing pains, recruiting is happening fast and they need to catch up with getting more space, and organize onboarding" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome team!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, smart, hard-working, and super-helpful to newbies like me!

    Cons

    Not enough dogs in the office these days.

    Advice to Management

    Build teamwork by sending more employees from MV to BA and vice versa!


  2. "Impressed with the transparency"

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

    I have been working at Elementum full-time

    Pros

    I've been at several companies before this one, and I've never had the exec team share the presentation they make to the Board of Directors with the whole company. Shows a lot of trust in the employees.

    Cons

    Internal communications & documentation is very weak. No one seems to actually own this.

    Advice to Management

    We have too many employees and offices to have so much adhoc collaboration. Need more structured internal communications.

  3. "Great company, awesome culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People on my team have gone out of their way to help me get up to speed and be productive right away

    Public celebration of accomplishments -- I've never seen so many promotions announced at an all-company all-hands

    Cons

    My manager has been super busy so I haven't gotten a lot of feedback from him, but like I said above, a lot of the other people on the team have been super helpful

    Advice to Management

    More details about the business trajectory please!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing, supportive team
    -Challenging technical problems (biggest graph data volumes I've seen)
    -Dogs in the office!!

    Cons

    -Internal collab systems too fragmented (gmail/gchat, slack, trello, jira, wiki, google sites intranet, salesforce, reflektive?)

    Advice to Management

    Better onboarding and a single internal company collab platform so everyone can interact in one place


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-Paced, Challenging & Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Elementum full-time

    Pros

    -Fast-paced
    -Lots of interesting challenges to work on = Opportunity for those willing to take advantage
    -Unique positioning
    -Smart, fun, hard-working colleagues
    -Exposure to +tools/tech, catered lunch/dinner, unlimited PTO, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    -Onboarding is informal and a bit too fast-paced, but peers are always willing to jump in and help
    -Meeting heavy
    -Working through some growing pains

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to be open to feedback, listening at all levels
    -Invest in strong mid-level management as we grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging world problem"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - scope of problem is a daily challenge
    - good team mates -- can always find someone to turn to for help
    - nice perks (like catered lunches) and good health benefits
    - leadership listens and growing with the company
    - people getting started in their career lots of growth potential

    Cons

    - Never a dull moment. Work long hours for high targets
    - Company is growing and communication is sometimes not good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and keep involving the lower level teams in high strategy.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, big challenges!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and hardest working people I've worked with.
    The data volumes and complex interdependencies in this space create really interesting engineering challenges.
    Huge customers that have gone all-in with Elementum (many multi-million $ deals)

    Cons

    Many 1st-line managers don't seem to have the same values that the founders/CEO talk about -- they only seem to care about driving tasks/operational OKRs. I can't remember the last time my manager asked about my career development goals.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what you SAY, it's what the managers below you DO.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Grow your career"

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

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

    Pros

    - The reason why I joined Elementum and the biggest reason I love coming to work is still the same - this company has huge vision.

    - This is a place you can grow your career. I've been given opportunity after opportunity to try projects I showed an interest in, and I know others feel the same way. We're a young company, so that means there's a lot of room to develop yourself and try things out you maybe wouldn't have otherwise at a bigger company.

    - We rev fast. It feels like there's momentum across the teams to always keep learning and trying new approaches. That is infectious.

    - You feel the impact of your work

    Cons

    - It's a startup at the end of the day. If you are used to a super structured, super corporate environment, it may not be the right fit.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, I think it's going to be hard for us to keep some of our community. Find ways to connect our teams because we only make each other stronger when we share ideas.


  9. "Good experience overall"

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

    I worked at Elementum full-time

    Pros

    -Awesome team and smart coworkers
    -Challenging projects.
    -Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Many changes on the product directions.
    Very engineer driven environment.
    Still running like a start up but with less communication than before.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Elementum is a Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + High confidence in future success. I have been at the company for over three years. Through the ups and downs, I have never had more confidence in the direction we're heading and our future success. We try things. Admit mistakes. Learn fast. Iterate. We're honest about our weaknesses and are doubling down on our strengths.

    + High confidence in mgmt. I have seen upper management take the hit while making the right decision for the company. Whether it was related to company bonuses, OKRs, admitting personal failures. It is not a culture of machismo or needing to be the smartest person in the room.

    + High confidence in cultural values. The DNA of the company sets us apart and sets us up to succeed in the long term. Success of the company > success of the individual. The best ideas win. We can operate in ambiguity and thrive in volatility.

    Cons

    - We know we need to get better at repeatability and process to move quickly and scale. This is nothing unique to rapidly growing companies, but the evolving environment can be challenging for some.

    - It's a team sport at Elementum. Any ego will show up and be rigorously cut down. The best ideas win. If you feel the need to justify your own existence or need to take the credit or pass the buck, you will not fit in at this company.

    Advice to Management

    * Don't underestimate the positive cultural impact of you genuinely, publicly admitting your own short-comings.

    * Stay focused on what matters, and help us filter out everything that doesn't.

    * Don't underestimate the positive cultural impact of BBQs.


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