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  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flite (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extended employees an opportunity to grow professionally. Great teamwork / collaboration. Highly skilled and talented workforce. Friendly, easy going coworkers with good humor. Good work/life balance. General spirit of working together to make the clients successful and satisfied.

    Cons

    You could not open the windows but there was a balcony to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "The kind of place you look forward to going to for work everyday."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's rare to find such a talented group of people coupled with a spirit of collaboration and a genuine desire to do the best work possible.

    Cons

    It has been difficult to identify an ideal business model for the various product offerings, and thusly priorities and company focus shifts somewhat erratically.

    Advice to Management

    Adequate time, money and people energy should be spent investigating potential market places ready for disruption prior to investing in major software development.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interactive Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Interactive Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO, Giles Goodwin, seems to care about the employees.
    Company sponsored lunch on Wednesdays.
    Thirsty Thursdays.
    Fun environment
    Agile development
    Great location
    supportive management

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything to say here. In the few short months that I've been here, I've enjoyed it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Keep up the good work! Keep up the good work!


  4. "Start up in San Francisco"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flite full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Start up environment. Friendly co-workers. Agile development, elastic

    Cons

    Not much of a work life balance. Unrealistic every changing expectations. Unfocussed business plan. Very reactionary in guiding company.


  5. "Pleasure to be a part of a hardworking team at Flite"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flite full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Employees treat each other with respect
    -Independence given for your tasks
    -Fast pace agile environment, yet no micro-management
    -Good communication with managers and leaders
    -Fun environment to be a part of.
    -Good work and Life balance
    -"Unlimited PTO"

    Cons

    -As a growing start up, sometimes limited in man power. Work seems to pile up as you work on bigger tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Lets keep at it!


  6. "Love working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone really cares about each other
    The company really cares about everyone's wellbeing and personal growth
    It's easy to make a big difference in the company
    The atmosphere is laid back, but productive
    Smart people working together to make ads better

    Cons

    Company is still in its infancy so there are still a lot of things to be worked out, often leaving employees slightly directionless


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, decent benefits, still finding direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flite full-time

    Pros

    Some really smart people in engineering.
    Good teamwork, good attitude.
    Does not tolerate incompetence.
    Dedication to employee's well-being.
    First-class web app is defines its category. No one else comes close.

    Cons

    Still finding their niche. A late-stage startup that has a good team but their strategy continues to shift.
    Turn-over has been high due to both dismissals for performance reasons and poaching; and lately, due to downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to getting strategy right, morale is next biggest problem due to recent downsizing. Keep up morale of employees during turn-around.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Flite full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Were willing to take a chance on hiring me in spite of inexact skills match. Lots of opportunity to learn new technology, good ability to actually take time off, good compensation, lots of attention to benefits.

    Cons

    Senior management's actions don't always match stated values, especially when it comes to transparency and promoting from within. Lack of feedback about things they wish were different.

    Advice to Management

    You provided a lot of training about giving feedback. You should actually give the feedback!


  9. "Great company, going in the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flite full-time

    Pros

    My work day to day is challenging and the people are great! Working in cross functional teams give a great overview of how all the pieces fit together. Big customers! Awesome location. Work-life balance is recommended with a "use what you need: pto plan. There is a good culture of transparency and fun. Lots of change regularly but sufficient prep and ability to adapt.

    Cons

    There has been multiple shifts in priorities and it's hard to stay aligned. Focusing on customer success will help.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and work as a team.


  10. "Company on a solid trajectory, great culture, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Flite full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, savvy, highly-talented team. Transparent and open management style. Honest company culture is fun and opinions are valued even if they sometimes dissent. Great, transformative product. Atmosphere is a unique balance of start-up innnovation and advertising savvy.

    Cons

    Open floor-plan helps with alignment, but noise is sometimes distracting. Rapid growth and product development sometimes means last-minute fire drills.


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