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"Great Potential Not Being Managed Properly"

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

Pros

The original company goals are admirable
The employees are smart and fun, extremely talented
Great location
Great ideas and creativity amongst employees, but need to be better cultivated
Individual tasks relevant to job description are fun and challenging.

Cons

No PTO whatsoever--> quick burnout
Management treatment and administration policies vary widely from employee to employee
Lack of communication and clear vision on part of CEO/management
No sense of balance between work and personal life, extremely intrusive.
Needs more focused art/design direction.
Tasks are heavily micro managed
CEO's roles are spread way too thin; seems to be from lack of trust in senior staff

Advice to Management

You need to believe that your employees will work hard and passionately regardless of your over management. Refocus company goals and solidify team direction and product design.

Other Employee Reviews for Airy Labs

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Very different than how it looks from the outside"

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    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Intense but rewarding"

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    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!

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