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"Wonderful company with poor management."

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Former Employee - Internet Researcher in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Internet Researcher in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at G2 Web Services full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Flex schedule for some, free snacks/drinks, bonus structure

Cons

Flex PTO can be abused and is, poor management, retaliation against employees

Advice to Management

Stop blaming the employees for a someone elses bad performance.

Other Employee Reviews for G2 Web Services

  1. "Fun, casual, empowered environment with smart people at all levels."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G2 Web Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company and its leaders trust and empower their employees, rewarding creativity, innovation, loyalty and commitment. Although growing exponentially, smart thought leaders researching, strategizing and setting achievable long and short-term goals.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any cons at this point. Like all growng companies, need to be cautious about workforce planning and organizational planning.

    Advice to Management

    I encourage management to meet the challenge of communicaiton to all members of staff regarding growth plans, goals and objectives. Identify and tap in house talent to participate in respective strategic plans and initiatives.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Too many chiefs, not enough Indians"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at G2 Web Services full-time

    Pros

    Bright and dedicated employees; current employees do a good job cherrypicking former coworkers to hire. Company is pretty stable. Sales team does a great job keeping revenue coming in. Lots of interest in (re)building sustainable infrastructure the right way. Small Agile teams. Great engineering management. Pretty good work/life balance, unless you're on call.

    Cons

    So many business owners that not only do priorities change mid-project or even mid-sprint, nearly every attempt to actually work on infrastructure gets sidelined before it can be completed. Even projects to release new versions of the company's products are often interrupted to change focus and direction by the various business owners, who then seek the heads of those who didn't complete those projects. Sales team has a tendency to sell products that don't exist, even on the back of a napkin. So many projects run at once that many engineers (dev and QA) split their time on more than one, leading to lots of inefficiency, especially with the number of production problems this situation causes. No effective IT/Ops process -- the only way to get anything done is to solicit individual Ops personnel directly. Salaries often below market. Company more or less sold to a pump-and-dump VC outfit, so a lot of the motivation to innovate is gone. Great engineering managers seem to burn out and leave when they can in frustration. Location in NW Bellevue is pretty awful to commute to if you're not the general manager.

    Advice to Management

    I would say "work to hire and retain engineering management and get completely out of their way", but at this point it's probably too late. Just make sure your employees are taken care of when your holding company does turn you over.

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