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"Next Generation StumbleUpon"

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  • 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 StumbleUpon full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great small company feel, with no walls between teams and leadership
Benefits (food, health care, time off, etc) are great!
Tech challenges are around and tech debt is high, but that is being changed

Cons

turnover has been high, but needed due to old defensive mentality

Advice to Management

Stay the course, big bets = beg reward, tech debt can kill a company that needs to move fast.

Other Employee Reviews for StumbleUpon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A once great company ruined by incompetent management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation and perks, free breakfast/lunch, transit reimbursement, uber credit, etc.

    Cons

    Most of the most experienced and smartest people have departed or were forced out, most of the remaining engineers have little experience, management has no vision, engineering has become increasingly buzzword-driven, with no compelling reasons for many decisions, constructive criticism is often taken as a personal attack by certain people in management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't decide to rewrite the whole stack and rely on tech that is unproven in production when your resources are so severely constrained. Develop iteratively, not with projects that take months/over a year to get into the phase where they can actually be used for significant production traffic. Realize the value and importance of having actually senior engineers (with >10 years experience) that have seen and know how to deal with issues in your problem space.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "New culture and new team for a new company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at StumbleUpon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun turnaround job with little risk
    Strong business model
    Growing user base
    Best benefits in town
    New culture
    New team
    Data-driven product decisions

    Most of these negative reviews are from people who caused SU to stumble in the first place (pun intended). I wouldn't take their review as serious as they either were let go or quit over the new modern architecture or lean culture

    Cons

    Technical debt
    Cultural baggage
    Old architecture (being worked on)

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the new culture and hire people who believe in the vision.


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