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Updated Mar 6, 2019

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Found 4 reviews

2.6
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6%
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David Clark
1 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Stop Saying You're Top Tech and Start Acting Like It"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FreeWheel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Generally nice people * Good work/life balance * Decent pay * Decent vacation * Decent office/location * Good 401k match (from Comcast)

    Cons

    * Feeling of distrust between engineering and engineering leadership. * Lack of genuine interest/involvement in career growth from engineering leadership. * 'Authoritarian' engineering leadership - very much a "do as I say" mentality with little regard for decisions coming up from the bottom. * Leadership shows clear lack of interest and response to high attrition rates. * No room for growth - no established career...

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    Advice to Management

    * Hire legitimately experienced engineering architects and VPs that actually deserve the titles they hold. Make sure they focus their efforts on best engineering practices and the career growth and well-being of engineers rather than themselves. * Promote experienced software developers/architects into leadership positions. There are currently a core handful of engineers/managers that maintain tight control over technical...

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    FreeWheel2019-02-18
  2. 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 5 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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Fw reviews"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWheel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good, rarely need overwork. Friendly peers(mostly). Pay is ok. Snack provided. Hr team is professional. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Too much "process" in a not so big company. Blind worship to leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more. When there is an online issue, work the bug out together instead of blaming first. Respect colleagues, do not ask "where is your brain?" kind of questions.

    FreeWheel2017-09-08
  4. "Nice work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FreeWheel for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice tech team and nice engineering culture.

    Cons

    Nothing. I don't think there is Cons for this Company.

    FreeWheel2015-07-10
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