WillowTree - Loving Your Job 101 | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Loving Your Job 101"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WillowTree full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at WillowTree is a constant lesson in how to love your job. The management and employees work as hard as the can to make sure that everyone is excited to come in every day. Whether it is bussing everyone to the CEO's in-laws' house for launching pumpkins on the day before thanksgiving or surprising everyone with boozy brunch the day after a company-wide party, this company knows how to live by the work-hard,... play-hard attitude.

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    Cons

    Dealing with clients can sometimes puncture the bubble of an otherwise perfect work environment. As release dates approach, coordinating with teams at other companies can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain culture during this super exciting time of transition. As the company gets bigger, it will be even harder to make sure everyone is still having an amazing time working here.

    WillowTree2015-12-09
  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WillowTree

    Pros

    Flat management structure avoids red tape. Wonderful office spaces and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Open office plan isn't for everyone.

    WillowTree2019-12-01
  2. "Solid Agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Designer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WillowTree full-time

    Pros

    - I'm impressed by the leadership team. They communicate clearly. They're transparent. They give shoutouts to those who deserve it. They're willing to admit when they're wrong, and adapt accordingly. They're inspiring. And here's maybe what is most important to me: they are clear that everything they do has a business goal. Even if something they do is deeply human, they don't try and trick you into the dangerous... trap of thinking a company is a family. It's a team with a shared purpose — building products people love. - I'm impressed by the people. Folks here are nice human beings, but they also seem to care a lot about pushing themselves in their work. I like this, because my goal in working for a great company is not to make friends (that's what my personal life is for). I'm here to accomplish great things that I could't do on my own. I believe that's possible here. - I'm impressed with the workspace. Normally I qualify office accoutrements as the "sprinkles," but in many cases here it's the "ice cream." What I mean is that the office in Durham supports different work styles, and it's not just trying to be fancy. Open offices aren't great for me, but luckily there are many different places I can get my work done in the office. We have a library that is divine for an introvert who likes quiet, enjoys plants and plenty of sunlight, and appreciates quality interior design. The Charlottesville team has an incredible new office space in the works!

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    Cons

    - It may seem strange to say this, but I think WillowTree has TOO many learning opportunities. There are so many people here hungry to educate, that I often feel like I can't absorb it all. However, this is ultimately a great challenge, and I think they're actively working towards solving this problem. - In a similar vein, it might benefit the team for WillowTree to set the tone early on that saying "no" is OK.... Folks are so enthusiastic to jump in that sometimes I think they can bite off too much. - Tech in conference rooms could be more intuitive. I know this seems petty, but with remote calls with clients being so vital, A/V needs to be effortless.

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    Advice to Management

    Proceed and be bold.

    WillowTree2019-10-22

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