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Evidon Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2018

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31 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "FAIL!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Evidon full-time

    Pros

    Some of the teams are made up of good people that are hard working. Free food and drinks. A lot of drinking, especially if you're in New York.

    Cons

    It really is a toxic environment. Dishonesty, no communication, unethical management team. Everyone tiptoes around the CTO and HR is the worst of them all! They will continue to hire and fire all day long- I've seen some of the hardest working team members get the boot because they brought to light some of the unethical practices of management.

    Advice to Management

    They don't want feedback, and don't give it to them otherwise you'll be sitting in HR's office getting the boot!

    Evidon2015-06-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "good tech startup"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined Ghostery a few months ago in their new SLC office. Unlimited snacks and drinks, decent equipment, tech side management are all current or former coders and have a clue, good location, not much to complain about. Hours so far have been pretty reasonable although we’ve had a couple pushes that involved weekends.

    Cons

    They are phasing out most open source projects so if that’s your thing then this won’t be the place for you. I haven’t been to the NYC office but I’ve heard they aren’t happy with the tech jobs moving to SLC which probably explains some of the other reviews I’ve read here. Vacation not great compared to other companies in the area (3 weeks).

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the vacation policy a bit.

    Evidon2015-06-26
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Couldn"

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    Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Evidon

    Pros

    The location is nice, but other than that, nada.

    Cons

    Hard to even know where to start... The CTO is clueless, CEO is delusional, the morale is low, prospects are dim, and the end is in sight. Management has been unable to retain any of the talent, and the current team is either the bottom of the barrel or, worse, hired buddies of CTO. Unable to understand the technologies, market, or even the basics of whats been built and its purpose. The culture reminds me of a... slave ship thats going in circles mixed in with just a pinch of incest. Ghostery is now a solid avoid, stay as far away as possible.

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    Advice to Management

    Lotsa luck! After this cluster, I'd be very surprised if there was a recovery. Also, don't forget to invite entire team to the wedding!

    Evidon2015-06-20
  4. Helpful (13)

    "Totally Tragic Decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Evidon full-time

    Pros

    Ghostery used to have vision and credibility. There are still a few employees around from that time but they're mostly disenfranchised. If you're an idealist who thinks you can right a sinking ship, maybe this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The leadership of this company has totally lost its way. The CTO is a bully who makes indefensible decisions both personally and professionally without any accountability. The CEO is either powerless to do anything about this or is a willing accomplice, and is without any cohesive vision about how to move forward. Anyone who points this out is labeled a problem employee and forced out. None of the architects of the... soul of this company are still around, and the remaining people from the good old days are just treading water. The company has passed the point of no return.

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    Advice to Management

    point·less (point′lĭs) adj. 1. providing advice to the management at Ghostery

    Evidon2015-06-18
  5. Helpful (14)

    "Shade of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Tech in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evidon full-time

    Pros

    Ghostery, or Evidon as it was called before the chain of bad decisions started, was an excellent company to work for. Great perks, enjoyable office environment and tons of intelligent coworkers to build products with using new and exciting technologies. However it went south, and fast. The greatest mistake they made was the hiring of their current CTO who refuses to listen to his employees and forced the tech... department into his terrible decisions which have only impeded the company from any further progress.

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    Cons

    It seems the only way to get promoted now is to sleep with your boss as evidenced by the CTO's fiancé's progression through the company. What was a great environment for programmers and engineers was destroyed so the CTO could build an office in SLC and hire all his buddies. The exec team was absolutely clueless at the time I left. Not just about the industry but about their own products. There is a serious... lack of understanding of how their products function or even what they do.

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    Advice to Management

    You blew up a great thing. Take a good hard look at where you are now and stop convincing yourself that it's alright.

    Evidon2015-06-18
  6. Helpful (15)

    "If you want to be fired in 6 months"

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    Product in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evidon

    Pros

    Kitchen is stocked The people still there are nice

    Cons

    C level people are liars / full of phoo No one is happy (from nyc to slc)

    Advice to Management

    You're all fired!

    Evidon2015-06-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evidon part-time

    Pros

    Love the Ghostery culture, work hard - play hard and great people! Overall employee benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    It's a very fast paced environment, which keeps it interesting. This is not really a con, one just needs to be quick on their feet!

    Evidon2015-06-04
  8. Helpful (17)

    "Disappointing"

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    Product in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evidon

    Pros

    Great people! Only one C-Level member is legit.

    Cons

    It's amazing how only two people have successfully ruined a great product and culture.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and CTO should resign immediately. If not the CEO (who is disingenuous) than definitely the CTO. The CTO is screwing the only employee that has gotten any type of raise.

    Evidon2015-04-21
  9. Helpful (12)

    "It was good"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Evidon

    Pros

    Great people and talent. Kitchen is always stocked with goodies.

    Cons

    Execs are clueless to what is going on with employees and don't seem to care that they are driving talent away. Moral is down and people don't know what to expect with little information coming from the top. it's a shame because the concepts for where the company wants to go is great just that those managing everything are screwing it up.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should get better advise on how to handle the change. Everything is not OK and the sooner the blinders come off the quicker things can be addressed.

    Evidon2015-01-23
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Fast growth, good overall."

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evidon

    Pros

    Growing very fast as of 12/14. Good working hours, there seems to be a work-hard, play-hard attitude. The products are in high demand. Nicely stocked kitchen, nurf gun wars, open office environment. Flexible with work from home when needed. (I would say that 5 star review is pretty accurate).

    Cons

    Lots and lots of changes, one can't help but feel nervous at times. Some of the GUI's for products aren't very pretty, but the company is working on upgrading them. Too many different technologies, company is working on fixing that as well.

    Evidon2014-12-23
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