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"Fun place to work with lots of challenging projects"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at SurveyMonkey full-time

Pros

Leading company in its space
Great executive team
Great culture
Rapidly growing
Lots of free food
Unlimited PTO (yep really unlimited. Not even tracked)
Generous commuting benefits

Cons

An ambitious set of projects and a big merger= lots of work to be done
All this growth makes it a challenge to keep everyone on the same page
Subsequently number of meetings each week seems to be growing rapidly
Despite lots of improvements, legacy architecture and codebase can create headaches

Advice to Management

You've got a great foundation for success. The challenge now is to maintain the company culture and level of talent while growing rapidly.

Other Employee Reviews for SurveyMonkey

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    A nice place to work. A comfortable, well-paying job with good benefits and friendly co-workers. Centrally located office, plenty of small perks.

    Cons

    Absolutely no opportunity for professional advancement from the customer support team, no matter how much ambition you show. Too much corporate double-speak from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that in the future management will show more interest in professional development and promoting from within. Other than that, I have no complaints about my time at SurveyMonkey.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Best culture I have seen at a company without sacrificing professionalism"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people. The food. The pay. The opportunities.

    The monkey has a very chill environment. The company has acquired three companies over the past couple years, the biggest of which was Wufoo. One of the things that made the Wufoo acquisition so seamless was that the teams get along so well.

    There is also a great snack bar at each office, and there is usually a well catered meal once a week with plenty of left overs that last a couple extra days, and a catered brunch/breakfast one morning a week.

    The company also has a very stable and impressive revenue while remaining relatively small (~100 people in 2011). This allows the company to offer very competitive salaries.

    Finally, the company is re-envisioning every product from the ground up to use modern web technologies with better interaction, so it is a perfect place to get a great experience using new technologies while also maintaining the product's scalability for use by millions of users. In addition, many completely new features are being added to the product, if you're more interested in breaking into new products.

    For those who are technical - SurveyMonkey operates on a .NET framework, but the architecture is migrating to Python and Pyramid. The Python engineers there are top notch, so it's a great place to work if you are interested in getting Python experience, especially in a web environment. There is also a TON of front end work to be done, especially javascript, and the front end team is also very talented and includes the creator of css-tricks.com (originally from Wufoo).

    Cons

    They are still organizing a system for defining the job hierarchy and advancement. At this point, management is pretty horizontal there, which personally I love, but for those that like roles to be more concretely defined, it might not be your cup of tea

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