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"Great place to work but has its issues"

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Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Fluid full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Has the usual high ceiling, hardwood floor, lots of food and parties vibe typical of any San Francisco startup. Great co-workers who are smart and have ideas, lots of great customers. Very innovative approach to ecommerce with great products and great site redesigns for customers

Cons

Lots of layoffs that leave you scratching your head as to why people were hired in the first place. Lots of VP's and Directors in the same department which leads to more top heavy management.

Advice to Management

Rethink the number of people you promote and even out your middle managers

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Going nowhere fast..."

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    Current Employee - Creative Department in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Department in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the old timers that are still there are cool, but most seem to be ill treated and those with a conscience or any values probably won't stick around for long.

    Cons

    - Poor pay, no career growth, poor benefits
    - Employees are not valued and viewed as expendable
    - You'd think there'd be a lot of creative thinking here with all of their "innovation" mantras, but most of the work is rote and ideas, other than those of the leadership are not given much weight
    - Lots of talk, lots of promises, no action
    - Burning through cash quickly with lots of misses in hiring senior "leadership"
    - Most of the good people that were really smart and had something to offer were fired or chased out
    - Come up with a bunch of nonsense like "defining goals for yourself" with snappy acronyms that are complete bull****
    - Edict to "live and breathe the client" but when you work 16 hour days who has time for that
    - Completely egotistical and self serving management does not know how to grow a company externally or internally
    - HR is surface deep, many poor hires
    - Inability to deliver on projects time and again - especially when it comes to technology - many unhappy clients
    - Great culture that once existed and drew many people to this company is now completely gone

    Advice to Management

    Skim off the cream or step back and get off of your high horse and hire people that know what they are doing, know how to run and grow a company, know how to hire and retain people of value and turn this ship around before it is too late.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fluid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really nice people, but most are on their way out anyway.

    Cons

    This company used to be good to work for but has become progressively worse. You'll work long hours with no recognition and no value is placed on you or your work. For such a small company it's crazy how you're viewed as just another cog in the machine. You're encouraged to "tell on" your peers and people that have been there for years that are super smart and dedicated are gone in an instant without rhyme or reason. In a nutshell, you'd be better off unemployed than working for this company. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand, you're running this business into the ground.

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