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"top startup for engineers"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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Pros

- extremely talented team, top-tier engineers. 40% from Google with great reputations, all are academically trained computer science graduates
- true engineering and product culture, 60-70% of the 100 employees can code
- constant launches
- cutting edge stack (scala, mongo db, aws, elastic mapreduce) and engineering leadership that believes in using whatever is the best tool for the job
- clear market opportunity (local advertising) with a unique value proposition for businesses
- true innovation in the mobile space
- most fascinating data set (using billions of check-ins to make a personalized recommendation engine for places)
- frequent travel (if you want) between new york and san francisco
- best industry connections and exposure

Cons

- perception that the product is simply a 'check-in' game
- misperceptions about engineering structure.
- over emphasis on ceo over talented team (the media's fault, not the company or ceo's though)
- extremely crowded space with lots of "me too" startup companies diluting the brand and concept
- split engineering between san francisco / new york can be awesome, but harder to sync over the time zone difference (otherwise we're in constant communication between campfire, ipad, live portals, etc)

Advice to Management

i'm extremely satisfied with the company management. i feel confident about the product, the vision, and where the larger team is headed, especially compared to friends at competing startups.

Other Employee Reviews for Foursquare

  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foursquare part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great food, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  2. "Tech Startup Turned Grown Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, fast-paced, promotes within, good employee perks & benefits, relaxed culture

    Cons

    Lack of manager tools/training, sometimes we move too fast without proper support or infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Require manager trainings and employee growth plans

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