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"Great Culture and Smart People!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hearsay Systems full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Everyone here is really smart and really dedicated to the product and their work. They are also some of the nicest people you will ever meet - including the engineers! All of the awesome startup perks are also offered including onsite fitness classes, catered lunch everyday and team off-sites. Overall it's a great place to work and there's not much to complain about.

Cons

The location is a little out of the way and being so close to the ballpark can be tough on game days with all of the auto and pedestrian traffic. We are also experiencing some minor growing pains as we continue to hire aggressively while attempting to maintain the startup culture.

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Hearsay Systems Response

Oct 28, 2014 – CTO

Glad that you're here and happy! I do agree, though, the location has been particularly inconvenient with the World Series played next door two of the last three years! ;)

Other Employee Reviews for Hearsay Systems

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Good and Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Non exec employees are all very nice
    - Smart people
    - Fun atmosphere
    - Free food
    - Good location

    Cons

    - Stanford elitism mentality exists here - coming from the top down (founders both Stanford alums). Didn't go to Stanford? You're 2nd class
    - Not much transparency from upper management to rest of company
    - Bitter employees do exist here - you'll come across many whispering in conference rooms spreading general negativity
    - They over promise and under deliver when it comes to your career trajectory
    - C-execs have favorites - don't expect to move up unless you're one of them

    Hearsay Systems Response

    Sep 23, 2014 – CTO

    Glad that you're enjoying at least some parts of the company!

    As for Stanford elitism, Clara & I did go to Stanford--but none of the rest of the executive team did, and as far as I know only 1 of... More


  2. "Falling down a pit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearsay Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, CEO with huge visibility, solid vision, you can make it by work 4-5 hours tops here (if that is your thing)

    Cons

    Poor rotten product it is more of a vision than a real thing
    Executives are blind to the mood of the company try to address it but fail to even speak to employees
    Only reason they are afloat is because of CEO
    Not all things are financial but CFO now makes most major decisions so this is lost in the weeds

    Advice to Management

    Just get bought already

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