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"You never know when the axe is coming for you."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

In a software startup environment, ideas flow freely. People are less concerned with procedure and rules and more willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Cons

On the flip side, there are few procedures or rules. Management changes its mind on company direction often, and when that happens, heads roll.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to pick a direction and stick with it. I realize that life as a startup is a life of danger and volatility, but in order to keep employees productive and not constantly fearing for their safety, some sort of assurances must be made.

Other Employee Reviews for Strands

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Strands is a fun and relaxed work environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and laid-back. There is a good camaraderie among the employees. The company takes care to ensure that employees are happy and have a good work environment. Fresh bagels every morning. They provide everyone with a MacBook Pro and a secondary monitor, which increases efficiency. The benefits package offered is very comprehensive and average salaries are very competitive. Management is very flexible and allows employees to work however best suits them.

    Cons

    There is not always good communication concerning the goals of the company or the goals of an individual project. Although management doesn't breathe down employees' necks, there is sometimes a lack of clarity in job descriptions.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate a road map and the goals that the company wants to achieve. Motivate the team with specific goals.


  2. "Great company with lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, challenging projects all the time, possibility to travel, very well done core product.

    It's grown a lot lately not only in size but also in quality. New departments, a lot of new people, new products, better processes, etc.

    Management leaves employees a lot of freedom and room to grow, but they also provide guidance and help when needed. All management is very accesible.

    Cons

    Communication between offices in different countries could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Improve mechanisms for communication with colleagues in other offices (temporal exchanges, management outside of Barcelona office, more flexible working hours, etc)

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