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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good environment and coworkers

    Nov 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Strongly supportive group of people, from the highest level of management down. Extremely friendly and welcoming environment - I feel encouraged to do well here both because I feel supported if I make mistakes and because I feel that I want to do right by my friends. It's also a good place to take ownership over things - my manager is very open to letting me take on projects or problems that I see and take control of the process. No pressure to stay late or pull long hours (not to say that this doesn't happen for big projects/releases/end of quarter) but it's not the culture. Good internal movement opportunities, the company is very open to it and it's not looked upon as "stealing from other departments" but rather helping you do what you want to be doing or are good at doing. Good location for food and public transit commuting, right by Union Station. Upper management is open about how the company is doing and what we're doing. They are not living in an ivory tower, interpersonal interactions with upper management are positive and actually personal. Good job defining and adhering to the values of the company. Free ORCA Card is a major plus! Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) all provided. 15 days of PTO, 9 sick days, 11 holidays.

    Cons

    From what I've gathered, it's on the lower end of Seattle tech in terms of benefits and salary, and a couple of friends who've left have cited "really good offers" or "offers they can't refuse" as reasons for leaving. And this can be a good and bad thing, but I feel like there are still a lot of small gaps that need to be filled in across the company. It means opportunities to do small projects, but it can also mean small hindrances along the way that can add up. Although there is a garage, it still costs $$$ to park there even after the subsidy from WatchGuard, so it's not the greatest if you're a car commuter.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company to work for but not competitive benefits package

    Jul 23, 2022 - Sales Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture, co-workers, and c-level leadership. Great products, vision and go to market strategy.

    Cons

    Poor employee development plans, no drive to exceed quota or how to, too focused on the channel and not enough on the end-user. No focus on strategic relationships.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good work life balance

    Jul 19, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of PTO, wellness days, fridays end at 1pm

    Cons

    No growth Career opportunities are limited

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