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"technical incompetence"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Marchex full-time

Pros

engineers can do what they want

Cons

systems are chewing gum and duct tape, eng managers are technically incompetent

Advice to Management

software does not magically write itself just because you sprinkled some agile fairy dust

Other Employee Reviews for Marchex

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, especially in the beginning, but re-organizations are a killer."

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

    I worked at Marchex full-time

    Pros

    * Get to work on interesting projects and technology. There is some respect for CS theory.
    * Company supports learning and professional self-improvement.
    * Tolerable work environment.
    * A few good engineers, and a few good managers.

    Cons

    * Reorganizations / crackdowns. People have limits.
    * Too many PMs per engineer. Cooks in Kitchen problem.
    * Company products are flat in terms of profitability / visibility / reputation.
    * Borderline ethical business, murky gray area between advertising and spam culture.
    * Company has problems distinguishing between healthy change and unhealthy change.

    Advice to Management

    * Fully autonomous engineers don't make good products and aren't very productive.
    * Engage with engineers positively. Exploit them for their strengths.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, Great place to work at."

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

    I have been working at Marchex full-time

    Pros

    Great balance of work & play.
    Fun culture.
    Smart people.
    Get to be a part of an innovative industry.

    Cons

    There are no major cons to the day to day workflow at Marchex. However, the pay could be more competitive.

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