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"Engineer"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fun problems to solve, tons of smart people, great benefits.

Cons

Product higher ups are clueless.

Advice to Management

Fear is not a way to drive products.

Other Employee Reviews for BitTorrent

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Neutral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FREE BEER!
    Working with stuff on a large scale.
    Working in a rapidly changing environment.
    Free food.
    Friendly people.
    Great area.

    Cons

    BAD BEER!
    Management is Agile; projects are not Agile.
    Working in a rapidly changing environment. It's also a con.
    Very few opportunities for growth in the company. The non-startup startup.
    Lots of incompetent employees - especially outside of engineering.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With over 120,000,000 *active* users, BitTorrent offers a great opportunity to make a big difference. The company is extremely generous with Salary, bonuses, resources, perks and shwag. The atmosphere is casual and full of interesting people.

    Cons

    Products are completely design-driven with little regard for technical complexity or platform UI conventions. Shipped products often receive little support. Some managers have very poor leadership skills though others are excellent. Choose your boss carefully and try to hang onto the good ones.

    Advice to Management

    Giving designers and developers equal control of designs will foster greater cooperation and help assure more positive product receptions in the market. Try to avoid over-designing products. Instead, start simple and then grow or eliminate products based on metrics and feedback in order to publish earlier and reduce the expense of extensive rework or product failures.


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