WillowTree - Loving Your Job 101 | Glassdoor
Pros
  • "Work life balance is more than just the hours" (in 11 reviews)

  • "There is a lot of thought put into ways the work environment can be made better for team members" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on your projects, work/life balance can get erratic for a bit" (in 12 reviews)

  • "This isn't just an "end of the project" crunch time; it's a "this entire project is a crunch time" crunch time" (in 5 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Loving Your Job 101"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at WillowTree full-time (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.

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.

WillowTree Response

Dec 10, 2015 – VP of HR & Recruiting

WillowTree is definitely a work hard, play hard kind of place. Glad you are enjoying it. Release dates are stressful, but the payoff of shipped code that actually gets used by the world is rewarding... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Best culture I've ever dealt with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WillowTree as an intern

    Pros

    A fun, relaxing atmosphere that facilities job performance and social interaction

    Cons

    Focus on good work often leads to long hours

    Advice to Management

    Plan out projects better so employees don't have to pull long shifts


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WillowTree as an intern

    Pros

    Willowtree has a ton of extremely intelligent, positive, friendly people which creates a culture that makes working fun. The company's expectation is to create excellent products for its clients, which they definitely do. Every employee I had the opportunity to work with was committed to doing their job to the best of their ability, and didn't cut corners on projects. The management style is very hands off, which is refreshing. You don't have someone looking over your shoulder all day making sure you're doing your work because the management trusts the people they hire to do their job and do it well. It all goes back to Willowtree's goal to hire the best talent and the best people, and to let the rest fall into place. I had an amazing time interning here over the summer, learned A TON by working on real client projects, and would definitely recommend the company to friends.

    Cons

    Despite the downstairs addition, the office is yet again getting a bit crowded. But the treehouse (new building / addition a few blocks away) is about to open!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic work!

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