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Roman Stanek
89 Ratings
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  • "Senior management approach made a lot of smart and talented people to leave(in 5 reviews)

  • "toxic company culture, lot of politics, hate and whispers, very limited trust(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "GoodData is changing for the better!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoodData full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    GoodData just finished with its best quarter, morale is high and outlook is optimistic. Existing clients love the GoodData platform and keep expanding. Most people you work with are friendly and engaging.

    Cons

    The company is growing up and making changes for the better. As with all type of changes, not everyone will love it or make the cut. During this transition, there are some pain points associated with employee attrition and new hires ramping. Typical start-up challenge with rapid changes and ambiguity - the right people will love it, the wrong people will not thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right seats, and let go of the ones that don't fit quickly. Seats on the rocket ship are limited, choose wisely. Communicate more with your teams.

  2. Helpful (17)

    "Toxic Culture in the US (And I worked Remote)"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The platform is solid and works great. Any customer looking at GoodData can and will succeed with GoodData. The comp and benefits package is great and the company is based in SF 2 blocks from the Giants Stadium.

    Cons

    In the US, the toxic culture starts with the CEO and trickles downward. There is no trust and some things don't pass the smell test. There is confusion and misalignment from the messaging to the internal execution. If you get on the CEO's bad side for any reason, look for a new job. The CEO dives into the most granular details you can imagine, for example, reading a reps prospecting emails. The CEO has shiny...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the culture. Make sure if someone has a responsibility, they must have authority to go along with it.

    GoodData Response

    August 1, 2018Sr. Manager, People Operations

    GoodData’s technically advanced platform and analytics solutions are our promise to enable customer success. We also recognize people are our biggest assets by providing competitive compensation and benefits package. In response to the observation about our CEO dived into the details ...

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  3. Helpful (11)

    "Cares little about its people"

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

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

    Pros

    Founder is smart and accomplished. Product seems good, many customers seem to like it.

    Cons

    Founder couldn't care less about the people who work for him. If you work there, you'll be a disposable cog in his machine. He won't give you a second thought unless you show some backbone and speak up for yourself. In that case, you may be flagged as a troublemaker.

  4. Helpful (25)

    "Avoid this company like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Realizing all the things a company shouldn't do and what you can learn from a plethora of mistakes that are made when you don't have product market fit with your solution, are in an overcrowded sector, and constantly are reminded how disinterested your CEO is when he'd rather be on FB in meetings than being fully committed to the company.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, a revolving door of senior leadership, an ever changing corp strategy, and a feeling of so much politics in the business you constantly ask yourself why you don't just work at SAP or Oracle.

    Advice to Management

    In your process of downsizing the business by more than half learn how to treat people with a modicum of humanity and respect.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GoodData

    Pros

    Excellent Business Intelligence Company, excellent services and product department

    Cons

    Does not really have any

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Hard but fun. Rewarding demands and a fulfilling career."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at GoodData, and look forward to continuing my career here. There are many opportunities to work on inspiring projects. The more I raise my hand, the more my position expands. I feel that I am able to make a positive impact on the company while also learning and gaining incredible experience. The work keeps me engaged and interested, and the people make all the difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload is intense, but I can imagine the ebbs and flows are pretty normal in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management has done a great job recently communicating strategy and intentions. I would advise them to continue this trend and keep building on organization of trust.

  7. Helpful (28)

    "The ship keeps taking on water but everyone on the bridge says full steam ahead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Competitive compensation and benefits package -Ability to work with different groups in different areas (Prague, US Regions, Europe) -Majority of rank and file employees were very intelligent, fun, and (used to be) great to work with (see below about turnover) -Good work-life balance with some typical Silicon Valley startup perks -Technology still decent and relevant (assuming they don't pivot again...) -A lot of...

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    Cons

    -Leadership were not effective at running a company of GoodData's size and maturity, and many leaders were totally lost in such a dysfunctional environment. Many people got big title upgrades and promotions compared to previous jobs -The leadership washing machine went like this: 1-New manager/VP comes onboard with motivation to succeed, bought into whatever company told him/her during interview 2-By 3-6 months,...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire an operational leader with proven results that knows what they are doing with a company of your size and scope and give him or her the power to reorganize and run the company. Reading press releases it looks like there is another big pivot happening so try to start over the right way instead extending the slow and confusing spiral downward

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Enterprise Grade, Innovative Company"

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    Current Employee - Services in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moving to the Enterprise space was difficult but our hard work has paid off! GD has an incredible group of people who are carving a niche in a crowded space by solving a real pain point for large Enterprises. Work life balance, culture, and compensation are top notch.

    Cons

    While moving to the Enterprise space, GD had to make some difficult decisions and some employees had a poor transition experience. It's disappointing to see some negative reviews on this site especially when we are seeing some major wins in our leadership execution.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get feedback from the employees on what's working and what's not.

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Hot startup, hotter upside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoodData full-time

    Pros

    Industry Fit: - GoodData is not your typical BI company, and that's a very good thing. The startup is working on innovative business applications that incorporate machine learning / predictive algorithms. It's a very exciting time to be at a place that is capitalizing on this huge market opportunity. - Healthy variety of customers, from SMBs to large enterprises / Fortune 500 companies. The collection of logos on GoodData's...

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    Cons

    GoodData is experiencing several growing pains as a result of a major strategic / go-to-market shift in 2016. As a result, there has been a fair amount of employee turnover in the past 6 months and the sales cycle is now very different. While the course correction has been necessary, the overall sentiment / attitude isn't as positive and energetic as it used to be. However, these course corrections aren't unique to GoodData...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to share priorities / shifts in strategy to the broader company so that all employees are aligned and can effectively work toward common goals.

    GoodData Response

    February 6, 2017Chief People Officer

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Its great to hear that our culture is aligned with the progressive and diverse needs of our talented teams. While our journey has certainly not been easy it has definitely been defined by the teamwork and high aspirations of our amazing team - ...

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  10. Helpful (34)

    "Toxic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GoodData full-time

    Pros

    A few years ago, the company was really fun. Office location was great. There is also flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    The exec team has failed the company. The team is ineffective at managing people. Moreover, the CEO is easily manipulated and so everyone schemes to gain advantage, not by actual performance and outcomes, but through political maneuvering. Also, pay is sub par, perks are limited, stock options are worthless. The company has been shrinking in headcount in recent years which is a sure sign that the company is heading...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire an effective management team.

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