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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 (1)

    "My best job so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The core application is treated with love and care, every time a new technology comes up they find a way to fit it or see if it improves any module of the app.
    Work environment is more than excellent, you'll find it very hard not to fit.
    It has that "startup" essence but within a company that works with the most important banks in the world.
    Transparency, lots of meetings, updates, hackatons, dinners, groceries (lots of them...) and very nice expectations for the future.

    Cons

    None directly related to the company that I could think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, talented people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly vibe with minimal red tape and bureaucracy, talented workers and a good development flow for the product.

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of. It's a crowded space, so we'll see what the future holds in terms product development, but Strands has a unique business model that has the potential to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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