Babbel - Freelance Recruiter | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company / product but the CEO..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Babbel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong company culture of learning Bright and competent colleagues Decent product - development could be faster

    Cons

    CEO is suspicious of team, asserting dominance despite lack of expertise...even controlling the copy. She creates an uncomfortable working environment lacking in trust.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to step back, learn to trust the team and focus on long term strategy

    Babbel2018-12-06

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  1. "sales"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Smyrna, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Babbel full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      job was there that is it

      Cons

      there is not enough room to list,

      Babbel2018-10-01
    • Helpful (17)

      "US Office is a Bummer, mainly due to CEO"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Babbel for more than a year

      Pros

      For the most part, the team US team is diverse, easy to work with, and driven. It's small so can feel a bit insular, but generally lovely people The company is based in Berlin, and if you are lucky enough to work over there you'll work at an amazing space with great perks and benefits and really nice atmosphere. The US office comes with none of the perks, benefits, or general pizazz of the startup culture they are trying...

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      Cons

      -The US CEO is a soulless, visionless bot. Run. Run far away from her. She seems genuinely unhappy in her job and like she's taking it out on everyone around her. -The product itself is mediocre due to a backlog of tech and engineering issues. The strategy is focused on marketing the hell out of this sub-par paid product (in a climate of lots of free products) rather than actually improving it. - The vast disparity...

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      Advice to Management

      - Hire a new US CEO - Create more parity between the two offices, particularly around benefits and culture - Prioritize product improvement over brand recognition

      Babbel2018-01-17

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