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Foursquare Reviews

Updated December 29, 2016
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  1. "Loved it"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Foursquare as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people who really care about the problems they work on.
    Really great friendly culture

    Cons

    Difficult decisions to be made on the product side


  2. "Great company vision, but still working on the execution."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - unlimited snacks and catered lunch on Tuesday/Thursday
    - everyone is open to help interns learn and grow (no one says no to coffee chats!)
    - great SoHo location (close proximity to trendy eats and events)

    Cons

    - the company is going through a stage of hyper growth and there are growing pains


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Really fun work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, like a family."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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.


  6. "Excellent Company Culture"

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

    I worked at Foursquare as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Truly an amazing place to work. The leadership team is competent and inspiring; the people are talented, smart, and creative; and the office culture is unparalleled.

    Cons

    There really aren't any company-wide flaws I can think of. Sure, there a bones to pick here and there with various people you might work with, but nothing that is endemic to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to return value to the employees who've worked so hard to make the company what it is now, and continue to do out of love and belief in the product.


  7. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foursquare part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great food, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  8. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    So many brilliant people to learn from. Very sociable atmosphere. Free food.

    Cons

    Coming from a 20 person company, it's hard for me to actually know all 200 employees here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing place to work - exceeds all expectations."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, amazing people, support from above and below and both sides.

    Cons

    I really can't come up with any. There's a lot of snacks and sometimes it's hard to lose weight because they're all up in your face.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Foursquare is an amazing place to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Support in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Support in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foursquare as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -transparent company
    -welcoming/coffee culture
    -building a growing, exciting product
    -a lot of brilliant, amazing people who are always willing to listen and help
    -great food from around New York
    -awesome location in SoHo

    Cons

    -tough to get hired internally
    -sometimes work can get a bit routine

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing! it's incredibly exciting to be part of Foursquare at this time.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "A great startup to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Foursquare full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture: open and fun.
    - Great team: talented and genuinely nice people who get along with each other very well.
    - Great projects: As an engineer I had lots of freedom to work on very interesting problems.
    - Great learning opportunities: because of the open and super friendly environment, you talk to people outside of your area all the time and learn tons of stuff.

    Cons

    - Creating the killer product in local search and discovery that billions of users will love is challenging.
    - Split of teams that work on the same thing between SF and NY may pose difficulties in some cases.



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