Bitcasa - High-intensity, adrenaline-inducing ride - not without your typical startup problems, but ultimately satisfying | Glassdoor
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"High-intensity, adrenaline-inducing ride - not without your typical startup problems, but ultimately satisfying"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Early Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Early Employee in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Bitcasa full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Fantastic team synergy. There's a real sense of camaraderie among employees, bridging diverse ethnicity and age gaps.
- Even though team is growing at fanatic pace, the management / development planning structure is still horizontal - you own your product and have direct control over what to prioritize and implement.
- Awesome workplace / location/ perks, on par with other hottest startups in Silicon Valley
- Fundamentally different approach to cloud storage - infinite, always available, extremely secure

Cons

- Not suitable for "I'm satisfied with my 9-5 job maintaining the same code for 2 years" or "I can't take a simple criticism" kind of employees.
- Critical bug in your production code? You have to own up to your mistakes and fix it. This might mean a few (really) late nighters.
- CEO, at times, can be super intense ... but what CEO of a successful startup isn't? Make sure to proactively engage in conversations with him; he's ultimately a reasonable && good guy at heart.
- Still lots of hacks holding everything together.

Advice to Management

Very impressed (professionally and personally) with the team so far. Probably need more engineers. And more types of beef jerkies... one can never have enough jerkies.

Other Employee Reviews for Bitcasa

  1. Helpful (2)

    "An amazing place to work and discover what you can do!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We're doing some incredible things in the cloud storage industry. We're an early stage start-up that works hard on solving new problems everyday. New technologies = New challenges. We pay for lunch every day and dinner when needed and we have endless snacks and beverages, and do monthly team outings.

    Cons

    Like I said above: New Technologies = New Problems. We have some late nights trying to solve issues that haven't been solved before.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep going in a positive direction.


  2. "Damn Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bitcasa (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing team
    - Engaged management
    - Employees are highly valued
    - Promotes from within
    - Encourages growth

    Overall I can't say enough good stuff about my experience with the team. Every day was equal parts challenging and fun. There were some tough patches at times but the company did will with pivots and there was a ton of potential

    Cons

    Cloud storage is a crowded space with little room for competition outside of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the talent


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