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"great people, great leadership, - a great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Recommends

Pros

startup mentaility, team mentality- starts with the leadership team.

Cons

not a lot of praise for a job well done- more of a "what have you done for me lately" mentality.

Advice to Management

you have blown through funding so fast and it has obviously affected the business (2 rounds of layoffs)..let's get backto basics of feeling and spending like a startup- that when we saw our explosive growth.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Nice place to work, while it lasts...but it rarely lasts long"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly, pretty working environment with great people
    Terrific benefits, always striving to make employees as happy as possible--even increased PTO when employees complained that 10 days was insufficient
    Lots of social interaction for younger employees, company-sponsored parties and such
    Top of the line equipment
    Startup without the startup "work till you drop" attitude
    Plenty of autonomy, if not flexibility

    Cons

    VCs are destroying this wonderful company with poorly thought out knee-jerk decisions
    Two major layoffs in the first six months in 2011 with no notice or warning signs
    Revolving door upper management (no one except the three principals in upper management lasts more than six months)
    VCs have completely unrealistic earnings expectations that can't be met in a company this size or age
    For a company that advises other companies about the proper way to handle layoffs, they handle their own really badly.

    Advice to Management

    Reclaim your company! You had a great concept and a wonderful start. After the VCs sent you reeling in a bunch of different directions, the company lost focus and steam. Please come back to your original values and remember why you started this company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing learning experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, company outings, motivated employees, a growing company in the difficult silicon valley (high potential for future success)

    Cons

    Slow to transition projects and people. very busy industry with lots going on and high priorities in other areas within the company, causing some things to get overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring new and able people to head up major projects.

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