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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unfocused, Demanding CEO is driving away talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FounderDating part-time

    Pros

    good business concept, big and growing community, great Q&A

    Cons

    horrible, rude CEO. Gaining a reputation. Beware. Makes arbitrary demands then shocked when you can't meet them.

    Advice to Management

    have some empathy. realize that garbage in = garbage out. you cant expect to recruit talent when you are always focused on your computer/email.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "There are much better opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    CEO doesn't value customer or employee feedback
    Extremely low team morale
    High employee turnover rate (employees leaving are masqueraded as getting the boot)
    Spammy emails

    Advice to Management

    A company is made of people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No respect for employees, treats customers poorly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FounderDating full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Enjoyed working with the rest of the employees
    - Good opportunity to network with others in the tech-startup space

    Cons

    - CEO expected us to work constantly, we typically worked until 8PM+ each night and from home on weekends
    - Very high turnover rate, although not surprising considering how employees were treated
    - The company tended to act in the interest of growth over the best interest of it's customers, even if that meant using growth strategies that were deceiving or upsetting to customers
    - In general, the CEO doesn't seem to care about employees, is rude to employees and customers, and is so focused on succeeding that she loses sight of the fact that she needs good employees to stick around to do so

    Advice to Management

    - Treat employees with respect
    - Understand that employees need work/life balance
    - Don't act like you are better than your customers, especially in front of them


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Should've listened to Glassdoor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FounderDating full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to network, this is a DREAM. If you work for FounderDating, you are literally in the business of networking, getting your face out there, being known and shaking hands.

    Cons

    FounderDating has the highest turnover rate I've seen in any company. The CEO doesn't treat anyone with respect and trashes her employees (as well as professional contacts) behind closed doors. The company does some shady things that could get them in a lot of trouble. If you work here, you might not be able to leave because she also gives awful backdoor references to anyone that tries to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and professional relationships. You should also abide by the law. It's really scary to work in a place that does shady things.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Shady, doesn't want to pay for services, lacks transparency"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FounderDating as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really cool idea, great team (at least the team that was there a year ago), cool use of technology.

    Cons

    CEO doesn't want to pay people for their services and expects "we're a startup" to be the excuse for any shortcomings, whether about the tightness of the wallet or the inability to just get it together.

    Much of the team is really cool and they could retain solid talent if only leadership wasn't so cheap, rude, and indifferent to outside opinion.

    High turnover. Nobody wants to be treated like crap, but since that's what FounderDating does, they're not going to keep anyone special at this rate.

    Additionally, it makes no sense to try to foster communities nationwide when the whole point is to get people to use the online network. The process clashes, and because it's a for-profit, community leaders across the country are less than enthused.

    Spammy emails are also a big issue. CEO wants to do the same thing she does to her employees: put words in someone's mouth and write the message for her users. This should not be how it works.

    This could be a great tool for communities across the country, but CEO doesn't care about that and is stuck in the SF/Bay bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people for their services. Don't put words in your employees' mouths when asking them to communicate with vendors.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "No respect for employees or customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product idea, but doesn't have what it takes to

    Cons

    -Extraordinarily high employee turnover
    -No transparency (internally and publicly) regarding company policies, changes, values, events, or marketing tactics
    -No trust or acknowledgement for employees in terms of career growth, work/life balance, or overall dedication and contributions
    -No health insurance for full-time employees
    -Zero benefits offered at all while team is expected to put in 12-15 hour days (including weekends)
    -Customers treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team and your customers with human decency and maybe they'll stick around