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David Clark
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "FreeWheel is the place to work at in 2019"

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    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Comcast investment and business strategy is positioned to win in marketplace - New leaders to take organization in a new direction - Culture adjustment through org transformation and hiring new employees globally the last 18 months

    Cons

    - FreeWheel is a Comcast property. Be proud of it, continue promotions in market, with customers and the staff - Change Management should be a core competency across entire organization. Business has gone through much transformation and will continue to achieve results

    Advice to Management

    - Increase communications for set goals/initiatives throughout year as that will benefit all - Employees not onboard with company's direction, should get off the bus... Desire and ambition are not qualities that happen organically or is trained, be flexible on prior backgrounds and stringent on personality traits - Continue taking risks with business investments; We are behind you and look forward to it!

    FreeWheel2019-01-02
  2. "A fantastic team you'll want to join"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FreeWheel has a very welcoming environment that allows new-hires to immediately feel they've been here for years. The leadership team embodies this welcoming nature as well. A very work hard, play hard atmosphere.

    Cons

    Integration with Comcast IT was difficult when first getting started

    FreeWheel2019-05-14
  3. "Growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FreeWheel full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is really nice and I enjoyed working with amazing people. There is a good balance between personal life and professional life with good perks. Freewheel is a growing company with investment in technology.

    Cons

    The company has evolved a lot with new acquisitions but there is a lack of plans to evolve in the company. There is a lot of progress to do in management.

    FreeWheel2019-05-12
  4. "lead"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

      Pros

      very friendly during the job

      Cons

      Not too famous in China

      FreeWheel2019-05-08
    • "SRE"

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      Former Employee - SRE in Beijing, Beijing
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at FreeWheel full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Work Life Balance and Good benefit.

      Cons

      Inefficiency on decision making .

      Advice to Management

      Make a clear plan and make it happen.

      FreeWheel2019-04-05
    • Helpful (11)

      "Worse after acquisition"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at FreeWheel full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      1. Big new office 2. Same benefits as Comcast, compared with other small startups

      Cons

      Career side: 1. Less career growth, as other review mentioned, the promotion path is weird. Some people who contributed less but has better relationship with the managers are promoted faster than those who work hard 2. Naive management skills, some managers have less experience how to build a team. And there are too many managers than the people who actual finished the tasks. 3. Too many meetings, sometimes a trivial...

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      Advice to Management

      Be bold and fire some bad apples, reduce the verbose meetings and focus on the task instead of the bragging

      FreeWheel2019-03-06
    • "software engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at FreeWheel full-time

      Pros

      Great working environment. People are nice.

      Cons

      Pay less than other IT giants

      FreeWheel2019-03-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good place for growing your career in software and modern TV advertising"

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      Current Employee - Engineering 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FreeWheel full-time

      Pros

      Pros mentioned in other reviews. Mainstream tech and software eng practices. Golang as default language, Reactjs for UI, AWS/Kubernetes, typical CI/CD (Jenkins etc), Big Data on Presto and Spark. Full release cycle is 1-2 months with 2-3 weeks sprints. Working with major TV/cable companies helps you get first hand knowledge with the advertising industry with focus on TV/video, including business, workflows, tech...

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      Cons

      A lot of changes within the company and the industry though some things started to calm down. Transparency and communication can be improved. Due to the changes disconnects are quite common. For newcomers it may be challenging to navigate through. Company direction is clear but execution and planning can be improved.

      Advice to Management

      More transparency/communication. Focus on execution with practical and solid plans.

      FreeWheel2019-02-24
    • "Lead Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at FreeWheel full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good engineering culture Good transparency Flexible working hours Free lunch, drink, and slacks

      Cons

      Small company Area of work is relatively fixed

      FreeWheel2019-02-24
    • Helpful (2)

      "Definitely above average as a tech company in NYC"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at FreeWheel full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      keeps startup culture in heart; engineering-oriented; diversity; good compensation; stable work env

      Cons

      only one co-founder stays, and the high mgmt seems to lack the energy to push forward the company; slow growing; much more hierarchy

      FreeWheel2019-02-20
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