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"Really Smart People. Lacking Direction"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Ladders full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The people at the company are amazing. This is a place full of smart, cool and friendly people who are honestly trying to do great work and build amazing products. If you don't want to always be the smartest person in the room, this could be a good place for you.

Cons

The leadership team is young, passionate and inexperienced. Hence they tend to make decisions about the direction of the company without necessarily thinking them through. Once a decision is made, they go all in - investing time, money and people into whatever the latest new initiative is. Then, when the going gets tougher than expected, they tend to completely abort the effort, laying waste to people's effort, time, work, and sometimes jobs.

Advice to Management

When you make strategy decisions, develop plans A, B and C. That way when things don't go as expected you can avoid a lot of panic and drama.

Other Employee Reviews for Ladders

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - --- in New York, NY
    Former Employee - --- in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ladders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Due to it being a growing company, there are opportunities for some (but not all) people. The HR team works hard to develop programs to make the environment and the organization as pleasant to work at as possible (and is successful). The kitchen is stocked with tasty goodies-- many chosen with feedback from teh employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is no talent development plan for the remainder of employees.

    At times the strategy is haphazard, with work and projects being cancelled due to reasons that possibly could have been foreseen.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mass lay-offs and Inconsistency while being fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are people you'd want to hit happy hour with, the Soho/TriBeCa location the office atmosphere is lax along its the dress-code

    Cons

    Terrible management, poor communication, no direction

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and stop just adding titles to your LinkedIn page

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