- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
craziest time of my lifeAug 23, 2016 - Marketing Associate in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Amazing people, incredible environment, you're continuously being challenged to do new work or try something different, highly talented peers and co-workers, people are all incredibly driven to see work to completion, content and projects never seems to be the same or boring, there was always something new and exciting to work on.
Management is a constant struggle, they aren't hiring the right people for management yet. There is a complete lack of role clarify. Job descriptions and teams structures are never fully flushed out. A lot of growing pains while the company is try to grow with scale.Continue reading
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great company, strong DS team, interesting work. Not so great for DS Managers.Mar 23, 2023 - Data Science Manager in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It is a great company to work for, very interesting problems to work on, super smart people around.
Great place to be an IC, don't come here looking for a Manager role. Not great career prospects in the management space. The org has been flattened, with managers pushed to do IC work, unless they have at least 8 DS reports (which most rarely do). With hiring slowed down since 2020, managers can't find enough ICs to fill a team.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good compensation, lackluster managementFeb 28, 2023 - Senior Software EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Pay and most benefits are well above industry average - Business & brand is strong - Most of the tech stack is pretty sophisticated, so it’s good for keeping skills up
- The culture is avoidant of honest feedback, people would prefer you keep criticisms to yourself - It’s unclear what responsibilities middle management has, or how to hold anyone accountable - Career advancement is limited due to how promotions are evaluated; pressure for “large scope” criteria motivates engineers to invent flashy but costly/unnecessary initiatives. Priorities are misaligned with the business. Managers pressure ICs to find a way to promotion without any real path actually existing. - Most middle managers are promoted from IC roles and don’t know what good management looks like, and are given no training. - Least amount of task visibility or project organization of any company I’ve worked for; Leads to lack of shared sense of accomplishment and siloing of work. - Company recently switched to a top-down decision-making strategy (I.e., waterfall), so engineers are even more siloed and have fewer opportunities for visibility & collaboration. Design often doesn’t factor in cost to build.Continue reading