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FreeWheel Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "FreeWheel and Comcast"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT work environment - & the WORK
     smart fun colleagues
     excellent benefits
     good HR and talent support
    good internal technical support team
    good office admin support team - love the cold brew coffee keg
    solid communication from leadership

    Cons

    People need to clean up their dishes

    Advice to Management

    FreeWheel has a unique culture. THANK YOU for supporting and maintaing it.


  2. "Culture"

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

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    Takes giving back to a whole new level. Deeply caring initiatives all year long with two major fundraisers Bowling for Breast Cancer and Movember.

    Cons

    West Coast office relocated from San Mateo to San Francisco. Personal commute is now unbearable from San Jose.

  3. "Campaign Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, strong potential for steady career growth

    Cons

    No downsides in my opinion


  4. "FreeWheel A Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, very collaborative and fun.

    Cons

    Owned by Comcast and causing attrition and a slower pace


  5. "Freewheel is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    An incredibly fun and smart group of people leading an industry

    Cons

    In the middle of changes, which can also be appealing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good, but not perfect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Competitive salaries
    - "Fun" work environment (occasional happy hours, younger employees)
    - Feels startupy even though FreeWheel is well beyond its start-up years
    - Smart people who work hard
    - Career growth is decent (advancing in the company, switching roles)

    Cons

    - We oftentimes act like we're the best at everything, but there is strength in admitting to weaknesses, which people at FreeWheel don't do a lot
    - Work hours can get long, the workload can feel endless at times
    - Being owned by Comcast is never great to tell your family or friends
    - There is some fear that Comcast is changing FreeWheel for the worse. More and more Comcast policies are being added to the FreeWheel agenda. This was all inevitable after the acquisition anyway.
    - Internal conflict sometimes occurs due to conflicts of interest between different FreeWheel teams

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about the weaknesses that exist within the company


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company I've Ever Worked for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, accepting culture
    Smart, likeable and passionate co-workers
    Lots of ownership
    Exciting work paving the future of the industry

    Cons

    Some growing pains maintaining agility while scaling up in terms of size. Management has been doing a good job addressing this though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. We love you guys.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Challenging projects
    - Great benefits
    - Knowledgeable coworkers
    - Competitive Salary

    Cons

    No cons as of yet.


  9. "like other companies a lot of algorithm and no system design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    HR is very nice and vp is also very nice, have a nice communication

    Cons

    a lot of engineers are too new, do not have a lot of work experience


  10. "good"

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

    Pros

    working env is good. everyone is nice. work and life is very very balanced. located in New York

    Cons

    not good for visa. It is relative a small company. If your dream of working in google or amazon, may be not so wise choice.


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