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"Interesting Work, OK work environment"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- get to work with very intelligent people on genuinely interesting, cutting edge projects
- due to the small company size, you get to work directly with the CEO and other higher ups
-The CEO (Bill Tan) is very intelligent and it's a nice experience being able to work with him

Cons

-not the best work environment (everyone is a little overworked)
-no sense of company "culture"

Other Employee Reviews for LanguageMate

  1. Helpful (4)

    "The management does not make sense."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, talented, and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional, unfocused, and indecisive. Management is also ill-informed about the nature of the company's work, leading to unrealistic expectations. Each employee job title does not begin to describe the inevitable responsibilities for the employee, who winds up taking on the responsibilities of many employees, and fulfilling job functions that are entirely unrelated to their field.

    There is also an overall atmosphere of mistrust between the employees and management. Management rarely listens to advice from employees (who are educated and/or experienced in their fields).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice of your employees. In their field, they are experts and you know very little. Your employees have no reason to lie to you or purposely do a bad job. In the current company climate, it quickly feels futile to offer opinions and, eventually, to care at all. Especially when employees are continuously being made to feel, simultaneously, lectured about company transparency and mislead about topics such as the state of the company and its various projects.

    You would also do well to realize that your employees are already doing the impossible by meeting various deadlines and expectations, and your inability to put forth concrete, lasting decisions, accurately describe expectations, or avoid contradictions creates inefficiency and extra work, which leads employees to have little faith in company procedures


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Immediate team is fantastic but CEO has no regard for any ideas other than his own and creates a demoralizing workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, fun colleagues
    Accommodating and flexible paid time off
    Casual environment
    Constructive reviews and reasonable raises

    Cons

    Demoralizing work culture
    Lack of focus for company leads to effort that seems wasted with no real results to see the light of day
    Poor management (mainly top down) creates a disjointed workplace rather than teams working synergistically

    Advice to Management

    Reflect on management style and approach to work
    Accept constructive criticism and work on being better leader's in the company to bring a fresh, positive air to the company
    Embrace humility and accept that there is always room for improvement in oneself
    Be open to ideas and actually listen. It's obvious when you don't when nothing is maple tented and employees quickly stop caring to provide any further feedback or even for the company as a whole

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