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"Once Great, Maybe Okay agin Soon?"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at SAY Media full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The technology stack is very interesting. Almost every fancy language makes an appearance--node, python, JS, CSS, HTML5, Go. They own a lot of their internal code, as well, which means a lot of things to learn, but a lot of ways to improve. The company is constantly struggling to define itself and is working to pivot majorly. Employees have a chance to make a major impact, especially considering the size of the company.

Cons

They own everything in house, which means constant struggle against in-house made code. Little collaboration with the outside world. They pivot every 3 months -- full re-org, new tech stack, new goals, new people, new desks. The churn is insane.

Advice to Management

Do something even if it's wrong. You're afraid of failing, but that's hampering your chance to succeed. Decide if you want to become a big 10 company or go IPO or get bought out. Figure out some way to promote people.

Other Employee Reviews for SAY Media

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dont make friends too quickly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at Say are nice but they're making this up as they go along. Vacation policy is 'take as much as you need' but the people who take advantage are usually very junior.

    Cons

    Managers are looking out only for themselves and often do not give credit to underlings. They do not support advancement. They do not give raises. They only time they give raises is if someone they are really keen on threatens to leave. Oh, they also re-org four to five times a year and have had several rounds of layoffs, especially with the new investors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying for big named editors who you think will get you the headlines you need to be in the game. Invest in the people doing the work. Stop laying off the core of your business. Sanchez should stop playing favorites and show his face from time to time.


  2. "Micro Managed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAY Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and they have fun things after work.

    Cons

    Management picks favorites and same level co-workers think they are managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work spaces are too small. Hard to have phone conversations with clients without person next to having to be quiet. Why no 401k?

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