Amazing.com - Useless CEO, Useless Company , Constant Negative Change | Glassdoor
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    "Useless CEO, Useless Company , Constant Negative Change"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazing.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honestly cannot think of one

    Cons

    The CEO has no idea what he is doing. There is no direction of the company. There is no direction of product. Employees are given an ultimatum "Create a product that makes us money or we are closing down". Two founders have no idea how to run a company with people in it . They went from 60 people in one day to 25. People were let go over email. They ensure that they are listening and acting accordingly to people... concerns, which is absolute BS. Even if you are hired as a specialist in your area do not worry, you will be told that you are wrong since the two founders know everything from product management, through marketing to software development. People are "promoted" to position they should never be. Company structure changes every few weeks (This depends on what is hottest new company structure). Constant promises of bonuses, raises etc never actually happened.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't start a company if you have no idea how to run it.

    Amazing.com2017-11-01

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback are changing peoples' lives."

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    Current Contractor - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazing.com for more than a year

    Pros

    You can tell that the founders (Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback) truly care about helping people change their lives. (Matt Clark has a vision of helping people change their lives through entrepreneurship. Jason Katzenback is also passionate about changing people's lives through entrepreneurship but also very passionate about helping families get through the financial struggles of having a child going through cancer... treatment.) They are both super genuine people trying to do good things for the world. If helping people is important to you they are very awesome people to work for. There is never a dull moment. =) It is a fast paced environment with lots to learn and do. Amazing gives you lot of opportunity to learn new things and take on more responsibility. Great vision for the future. There are awesome things coming down the pipeline. It's a good time to be working at Amazing.com.

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    Cons

    This could be a pro or con depending on who is reading it. Haha. Working at Amazing is for the go-getter. You have to be willing to take full responsibility for achieving goals and making sure necessary things take place. If you don't know how to do something you have to figure it out. There are plenty of great people to ask for help but no one is going to hold you hand. If you need help you have to ask. If you need... someone to micromanage your work this is not the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great leaders to take things off your shoulders. This will allow you to focus on the important things that no one else can do.

    Amazing.com2018-08-21
  2. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazing.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people. Good working environment.

    Cons

    No strategy or vision going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management.

    Amazing.com2019-10-06

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