- 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.
Other Employee Reviews
- Former Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great cultureMay 24, 2023 - Independent Contractor in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great culture, no B.S., a group of smart, talented pros who work collaboratively
Working across timezones was a drain
- 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