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Elementum Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Very fast paced, and some things can change very quickly (in 5 reviews)

  • Growing pains are happening everywhere and the scrum teams always commit to more work then they're capable of doing (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "After 3+ years, I'm still excited to come to work every day!"

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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

    Amazing people -- smart, hard-working, and supportive.
    Great culture -- people take their work seriously, but don't take themselves seriously. Lots of laughter and self-deprecating humor to alleviate the pressures of a fast-growing startup.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, and some things can change very quickly. Not for the faint of heart or those who need more structure/process.

    Advice to Management

    With such rapid growth, we need to do more to help new employees really understand and embrace our culture. Execs should give more real-life examples about how things have played out in practice over the years to really drive home what it means to stick to your values when things are tough.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excited to walk through the door every day"

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

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

    Pros

    Strategic, inspiring company vision
    Leadership vetted for humility, not just expertise
    Expansive opportunities at a company doubling this year

    Cons

    Not for complainers, egotists, or people on cruise control. Come here to make things better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep that hiring bar high in every area: EQ, IQ, CQ, and AQ.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very excited to be here!"

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

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

    Pros

    Super compelling company vision, enormous potential for growth, amazing leadership, highly passionate and capable set of employees, very conducive company culture, transparency at its best, great benefits, free catered food (all 5 days), free Caltrain go pass, weekly company updates, etc, etc.. I really have a long list to share here :) Can't thank myself enough to have picked Elementum among other options I had during my last job change.

    Cons

    I can't think of any so far, seriously.

    Advice to Management

    You folks have already made Elementum one of the best companies to work for, continue the momentum!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review - From a Full Time Empolyee"

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

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

    Pros

    CalTrains Go Pass Free, Free Catered Lunch daily, Snacks, Fruit, Soda, Water Juice, Tea and Coffee. Alcohol, Beer, electric car charging station. Free City Sports Gym Membership, No Dress code. Great People!!! Great Leadership!!!

    Cons

    Commute distance from my house, traffic. Not many desk near windows.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Team Member"

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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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture, and a vision for the future that makes it exciting to go into the office every day.

    Cons

    Typical start up challenges


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Very good place and time to be in..."

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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 a year)

    Pros

    I am working here for 1.5 year. Elementum gives you a lot of freedom with what you do and how you do it.

    Senior leadership is very transparent and is listening to company's employees. The leadership is also capable to admit mistakes and course-correct in real time unlike in other companies.

    The benefits and all kinds of office perks are super competitive across IT companies in Bay Area.

    I think Elementum is perfect for someone who has experience working in both small and large companies, and can value the treasures it has to offer.

    Cons

    for me personally commute is an issue, and remote work is not very optimal in my position. I need to be with the teams all the time to get things moving.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic high-growth company"

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    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting space, fast growth - in the past year, revenue has doubled, we've added some huge new global brand-name customers, and we opened a second engineering office (this one's in Buenos Aires!)
    The people are friendly and the leadership is down-to-earth. And it's a pet-friendly office!!

    Cons

    Things change REALLY QUICKLY. Sometimes is seems like if you go on PTO for 2-weeks, you are coming back to a different company!

    Advice to Management

    Senior mgmt should spend more time with the engineers and other individual workers so they don't become too out of touch with those on the front lines as we grow.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, amazing opportunity, but some growing pains"

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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

    Pros

    Unbelievable opportunity to be part of the next multi-billion dollar SaaS leader. The number of customers that have signed multi-year multi-million dollar contracts in just a few years is crazy.

    The people are great, fun and down-to-earth ("lighthearted" in the Elementum vernacular), and really go out of their way to help each other, even when they are busy.

    Cons

    The management and HR "infrastructure" hasn't developed as fast as the company has grown, and they are only now starting to work on clarifying levels, titles, career development paths, etc. Everyone here is well-intentioned, but it's well past time to grow up in these areas -- still lots of first-time managers who don't really know how to manage, people managing huge teams of 14-18 people, etc. It seems like things are moving in the right direction, but it's a startup and there's always some crisis or urgent issue that distracts from these things.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real managers who know how to manage people. Or if you want to keep promoting non-managers into managers, get them some real training & coaching.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very positive outlook!"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great vision and opportunity in the market
    - Sales is closing HUGE deals with well-known companies
    - Casual work environment w/ pets and catered lunches
    - Leadership is very approachable and shows appreciation for good work

    Cons

    - I think the company culture had some tough times in 2015 (before I joined), but it seems to have bounced back and is very good now
    - Engineering sometimes overestimates it's abilities, but is getting better about being realistic

    Advice to Management

    - Be careful not to grow too fast.
    - Ensure proper expectations are being set with customers so we can avoid being in a reactive mode


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great people, but some growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    People here go out of their way to help each other.
    Leadership is down-to-earth and willing to admit mistakes.
    The amazing list of customers signing HUGE deals continues to grow

    Cons

    Lack of process and structure which might have been ok at 75 people is starting to hurt at 150

    Advice to Management

    Culture is showing some cracks with the high customer/growth demands -- make sure you don't forget our core tenets of "no brilliant jerks", "look in the mirror don't point the finger out the window", etc.


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