Elementum - A mixed bag of good and bad | Glassdoor
  1. "A mixed bag of good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elementum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well funded. Fun company culture. Good place to expand professional experience. Huge market opportunity.

    Cons

    The product needs help. Recent org restructure has hit the employee morale pretty hard.

    Advice to Management

    Rejuvenate the company's motivation ASAP. Bring in more skill & experience to boost the product and make real progress on capturing this market.

    Elementum2019-05-18
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Best wishes to Elementum"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elementum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging topics and problems to solve. Supply chain industry is very interesting. Solving these real problems gives you sense of achievement Talented, humble and friendly engineers. Low quality free lunch Used to have very good immigration policy Tech stacks are state of the art and popular for the market Engineering in Argentina is doing great Nice office building

    Cons

    Lots of talented people left in the past year Limited training fund available to employees Hiring decisions are not always fair nor merit-based.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time at Elementum in the past two years. Best wishes to you all.

    Elementum2019-06-11
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Keep looking elsewhere"

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

    I worked at Elementum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Product is aimed at solving ambitious challenge with big TAM. In Mountain View you could be offered Silicon Valley level comp and perks (but don't get excited too fast: a proper discount is embedded in the low quality of experience and poor job security). Some people find it cool to have blue chip companies as customers.

    Cons

    Product-market fit is not found, which is a bit overdue. Company has lost times more customers than it has retained. Long implementation time and feedback loop. With product being sold in 3 year deals, value to the client is realized only many months into the contract, if at all. High management turnover. Chances are, you'll get to work for a person with small tenure who is still figuring stuff out, not... trusted by top management, looks for her/his own next gig elsewhere and has no incentive for investing in you. There is no basis for expecting a consistent culture. Personality and skill set of the CEO. Nader is charismatic and probably personally responsible for all revenue company has. Without relationships he built with customers there is probably no company. However, resulting confidence in his own judgement could be getting in the way of hearing other people and making best decisions for the company.

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    Advice to Management

    There is potential for Board to find a way to light a bigger fire under Nader. CEO and COO could benefit from getting professional help on enabling managers to do their jobs and hiring the right people. It also makes sense to consider further scaling down and getting out of high cost locations - you need more runway to figure out what are you doing.

    Elementum2019-09-03

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