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Foursquare Reviews

Updated December 27, 2017
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  1. "Fun Company, lots of perks"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Management respected my opinion and time, interesting development work going on.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of meetings.


  2. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, positive culture, free food and adult beverages and regular company events.

    Cons

    Not a lot of established growth trajectory because it's still being built out.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to bring in some more SME's to get the job done-- the type of people who know how to take the company public and expand beyond the 250 person mark.

  3. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Catered Lunch, Incredible Culture/Environment, everyone really cares about their role and what they contribute to the company, company shares, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Start up environment can be a con to some but its definitely that kind of environment- always be ready to grind!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A+ Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I interned at foursquare on an eng. team. It was a great experience. I was given a lot of freedom to work on the projects that I wanted to and plenty of autonomy.

    Cons

    It can be a little overwhelming like most startups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The premier tech company in New York"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Foursquare is a very special place to work. I'm surrounded by smartest and most respectful and nicest coworkers that I've ever met. The work is fun, and the company is doing well.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on your efforts to hire a diverse engineering team!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tech Startup Turned Grown Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, fast-paced, promotes within, good employee perks & benefits, relaxed culture

    Cons

    Lack of manager tools/training, sometimes we move too fast without proper support or infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Require manager trainings and employee growth plans


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Really fun work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never has so much fun. So many fun company events, networking functions, free perks almost constantly and extremely transparent with company meetings and really thorough onboarding. Best days are demo days!

    Cons

    There's definitely a HUGE divide between product and sales. Feels like the a completely different world. Also, not a lot of cross team mingling. Engineers stick to themselves. Design, Support and Marketing seem the most approachable and social, while Sales side feels extremely cliquey and disparate from rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more active getting to know members of all teams.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, like a family."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat org and they really value everyone's opinion. I loved working there.

    Cons

    The hole from upstairs and the noise from above.

    Advice to Management

    Jeff is a bit of a know it all.


  9. "Brand Partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Openness in Culture.

    Cons

    Would rather pay someone from the outside rather than pay their current proven employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your current employees and not "experience."


  10. Helpful (28)

    "Not a good place for women"

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

    I worked at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    Flexible vacation, pays well, snacks.

    Cons

    I honestly thought foursquare would be so great, but I was wrong. Engineering is king there, but also mostly male. They have no initiatives to hire women in engineering and the few women they have are simply by accident. The CEO's flippant attitude in a company meeting when someone asked about this was appalling (When asked about the lack of women in a task force to make major app decisions he said "well that's just the way it is."). Sexual harassment was a major problem and they let the male employees get away with it. I worked way too many hours and was expected to do so, despite being a lower level employee. The sales team was horrendous, full of gossip. Drinking to excess was encouraged. I was honestly embarrassed to work there and left after 7 months.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Care about their well being, work life balance, and how your actions effect their morale. Though to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if they even care about what people write about them on here - the CEO has little to no empathy.


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