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"Very different than how it looks from the outside"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Chance to take on different roles
Get to see company being built from the bottom
Challenging tasks
Get to work with smart idaelistic coworkers

Cons

No PTO and forever on "crunch time" (12+hrs everyday)
No work life balance or respect for employees personal lives
The founder's parents watch everyone like hawks to make sure everyone is working all the time
Very sad to see smart coworkers get burnt out and disillusioned

Advice to Management

There are very smart people in airy who can do much better if they arent micromanaged
You might get better results from happy employees instead of trying to make everyone work and work all the time

Other Employee Reviews for Airy Labs

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Intense but rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Early stage startup, tons of stuff to do
    Team is really smart and I think we're doing something very worthwhile
    What we're working on is very exciting and there's tons of potential for changing how kids learn, plus an enormous market for it.

    Cons

    It's hard work and a lot is expected out of you - you're expected to produce every day and there's pressure from the management to deliver; it's being run like a classic startup, and we're in the office for a long time every day - not much work life balance at this stage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on focusing our games on the educational mission because that's what so many of us joined for; don't lose it!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work with talented team with plenty of experience under their belt.
    You believe in the goals of Airy Labs in the beginning.
    Management tries to provide basic accommodations but that does not make up for poor management.
    Good office location.
    Personal chef (you pay a % of the meals) and yoga instructor.

    Cons

    Management is split between the CEO and his father. That is not necessarily a con however it makes communication difficult if both needs to be present. Logically speaking it is better to deal with one competent leader.
    No light at the end of the tunnel. When can schedules be scaled back to just 10 hours?
    Personal and team meetings held after normal working hours regularly.
    You feel as though you are constantly "on call". No work and personal life separation.
    You can easily become unhealthy due to lack of sleep and exercise and therefore lose motivation to continue. Burn out.
    System of nearly nightly evaluations.

    Advice to Management

    Decisive leadership in business and sympathy for the human condition.
    I wish Airy Labs the best.


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