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"It was great and learned a ton working there."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The management is great. They have an extremely transparent environment and everyone is willing to hear you out and help when needed. There is a lot of cross collaboration among different teams throughout the company.

Cons

At times people can get very involved in their current projects that you can passed by them and people will not acknowledge each other. But this a typical behavior within any work environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Foursquare

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work as a Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Foursquare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with a very smart group of folks. Foursquare has a very special company culture that you have to work here to feel it. Work/life balance. People in general are very friendly and resourceful. Foursquare is a truly one of the best NY-based startups.

    Cons

    People outside think the company is irrelevant nowadays which is not true. The management or leadership team definitely need to figure out how to move the company to the right direction. It had amazing people and products potential, but somehow it got screwed up over time. It hard to say app splitting is a successful strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Product Vision (no matter it is about apps or about the platform)


  2. "They listen to EVERY voice - even the intern's!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Support Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Support Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foursquare as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I always felt my opinion was heard and valued. Foursquare has a vibrant culture and office space to match. It's a fun experience to work in a company where everyone is using the consumer apps on a regular basis.

    Free lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays, ridiculously stocked snack corner, and beer/wine on tap. Very transparent work environment. Information is not silo-ed or hidden from the entirety of the company, so everyone can provide input at Tuesday team meetings.

    Unfortunately, the Support Intern role does not include a full-time job opportunity as the role is constantly rotating with new interns. But I still recommend current students/new grads apply, because you'll meet great people and, hopefully, awesome connections!

    Cons

    It would be great if Foursquare offered a full-time offer for high-performing interns within this position.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define Foursquare's business and OKRs. Marketing and branding sometimes felt inconsistent internally. Are you a utilitarian app, a gaming app, or providing location-based marketing solutions?

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