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"Amazing opportunity at a soaring company."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Medallia full-time

Pros

It's a very innovative, modern workplace filled with brilliant people. Medallia really strives to hire only the best people, and it shows - plus, they take extremely good care of their employees. Best of all, the company is in an explosive growth phase and will soon go IPO. I couldn't even think of a better company to work at in this point in time.

Cons

My only complaint would be the managers at this company - most of them have at best amateur managerial skills. In a way it can be convenient because bosses let you do your thing without much pressure or oversight, but on the other hand there's kind of a lack of guidance.

Advice to Management

Start training the squad leaders to be real managers. And stop promoting people to squad leaders just because they're good at what they do - it doesn't mean they're good leaders or bosses.

Other Employee Reviews for Medallia

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best career decision I have ever made"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People here are ridiculously smart, driven passionate, but very humble as well. Everyone cares...from leadership all the way down. You have impact as soon as you start - no bumbling around wondering what the busy-work you are doing goes to. I was nervous to leave an established career for a small company, but it was by-far-and-away, the best decision I have made in my career.

    Cons

    This is hard work...the hardest thing I have ever done. I do not see that as a true con, as I love a challenge, but this is not a place you can just do the minimum and get by.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - the culture you have built is incredible. I look forward to seeing how it grows as the company grows.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "How many Stanford MBA's does it take to run a tech company?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product & Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product & Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The general idea behind the company is great.

    Cons

    However, executive management is obsessed with accolade from top management schools which doesn't gel with engineering culture. Innovative and entrepreneurial people leave the company because there's no achievement beyond the initial market traction. Working hard for a promotion does not longer work, your next boss will be recruited from outside.

    Advice to Management

    1. Get people with experience in leadership position - especially engineering.
    2. Restructure product teams around people with vision.
    3. Build attractive career paths for people.
    4. Establish better culture in engineering to stop the most talented from leaving.

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