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Updated 11 Nov 2019

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3.1
50%
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Hired CEO Mehul Patel (no image)
Mehul Patel
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "A few catered lunches a week and some candy/snacks is nice(in 10 reviews)

  • "fun environment; intelligent, intellectually curious co workers; start up office feel; great work/life balance/integration(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "GRowing pains, processes are not super efficient, some miscommunication from management(in 16 reviews)

  • "Middle management is what brought this company down(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Best place I've ever worked! 2.5 years and going for 5+!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best coworkers - Hired hires for people with shared values and passion for our mission. This is the first place I've felt I can bring my full self to work Great pay - Hired offers competitive base salaries and our new commission structure rolling out in Q1 is even better than before for equity Office - beautiful SF, NY, etc offices. I work remote now and feel very lucky my company is allowing me to do so!... Inclusion - Hired gives tons of support to pay equity and building a diverse workplace. They give our ERGs fairly large budgets every quarter to put on events and drive important conversations with our coworkers CEO - I believe that Mehul is not only a great leader, but a really good person and this makes me happy to stay and grow my career here

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    Cons

    Middle management in sales are mostly first time managers - all great people who genuinely care about their teams but I do wish for more experienced leadership sometimes As we've grown, not all our new hires are gems. I wish we would grow more carefully and gradually (i.e. not hiring 10 people for a new team at once who then have a hard time ramping) A couple of toxic people in leadership who have begun to... negatively affect our newer hiring choices and office culture

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    Advice to Management

    Hire carefully, not quickly Make sure your new hires are set up for success More manager training (not all successful ICs make great managers) Make sure to let go of toxic leaders - they are mostly amazing but the trickle down effect is really clear here as we are rapidly growing

    Hired2019-01-10
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bumps in the road, but the concept is gold"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Actually disrupting recruiting and fixing long-time issues (transparency in hiring), efficiency, finding the right candidates. This concept is the future of recruiting and is not going to go away. We have a lot of copy-cats and are working hard to stay at the head of the pack. - The people! A lot of older favorites (who have been here 3+ years have been leaving lately, but that is common in tech). Don't be turned... off by some of the recent reviews. It's been a bumpy year so far with turnover, but that is normal at this stage of growth. The leadership team is actively making changes to address the other reviews and I'm confident (as an individual contributor) that there will be a lot of positive changes over the next 6+ months. - Incredibly equipped and qualified leadership team has been built out over the past 12 months. It's only up from here and I have full faith in this leadership team to help re-focus the company on its goal: finding everyone a job they love. - Very flexible work schedule and vacation, the managers here honestly care about your wellbeing - The benefits are really good, base salary is slightly lower than at other companies for sales roles, but worth it now that we have commission - I love working for a company where I not only trust but also like our executive leadership. They are great people and I trust their judgement.

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    Cons

    - With all of the changes and new leadership, there have been delays in promotions and career progression. The leadership team is very aware of it and to me, it is worth it to ride this out because I love the team and what we do. - A lot of middle management and newer leadership seem to be butting heads on the direction of the company right now. Middle (and OG management) need to listen to people who were hired for... their experience and know how to scale the company. We have a gold concept and strong product and now just need to unify under a common vision to bring Hired to the next level.

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    Advice to Management

    Please keep your promises about fixing our career pathing issues. Most of the people here love the company and their teams, which is why we stay even if it causes hold ups in our career progression. Don't take that for granted and make sure that internal promotions are a high priority over the next few months or you will continue to see turnover from valuable people.

    Hired2017-06-15
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  4. Helpful (19)

    "Great product. Promising future. Major growing pains."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hired is without question disrupting a very important space. The brand is strong and growing stronger literally by the day. The executive team has a clear and promising path for the future and that's well communicated internally. The paid healthcare is a great perk, catered lunches are nice. The majority of people working here are wonderful people. As with any Corp, there are a few culture killers, but all in all- ... the people are great. If you came from a recruiting agency, this place will feel like heaven in comparison. Easy place to make work friends across all departments. High growth mode, which poses natural challenges, but can be fun for people who like that. Open vacation policy is nice if you have a manager that honors it. Flexibility to work in other markets, again if you have a manager that honors it. Some managers are more open than others.

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    Cons

    There's a very toxic layer of management that has been making people absolutely miserable. For a company this size, the middle management is heavier than you see at other places. Hired has quickly gone from feeling like a startup, to feeling like a major Corp. Think startup work expectations with a lot of increasing politics, which feels like a direct reflection of middle management. Also, unless you're an engineer... or at a very senior level, the pay is exceptionally low, especially for the work load. Very Low reward/appreciation for how much pressure and expectation there is- and there's A LOT with more on the way. Losing perks pretty quickly and not really compensating for it any way. The company is also dealing with a retention problem, mostly in new markets and on the west coast. Seems like people are staying a year and leaving mainly due to the issues above. Career growth opportunities aren't very clear, and there's a weird policy in place for promotion opps.

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    Hired2015-11-15
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Impersonal hole"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    growing company, but this actually shoots them in the foot because they don't know how to expand properly

    Cons

    awful organizational structure, weak middle management in place that leads to disorder and chaos in individual teams

    Advice to Management

    hire and train better team leaders, they're the face of the company to those below you.

    Hired2015-01-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "You bond with your peers"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You bond with your peers on an intense level because you’re all going through this bad experience together. No one really respects the working day and regularly don’t make it into the office so there’s flexibility to be lazy. Everyone openly talks about interviewing elsewhere so you’ll have friends to help edit your resume. Some clients are great contacts to have, but seems like most brands are leaving for... competition. Hired has hired some great new people, but unfortunately middle management with tenure make it impossible for the new people to have an impact.

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    Cons

    Middle management is what brought this company down. East coast account leadership in particular is extremely concerning and will consistently spread rumors about folks in the office but more importantly lead through fear based tactics and lean on micromanaging to make it seem like they’re doing their job. They offer no support or training to employees. Dishonest and conniving are words frequently used to describe... them. Managers become managers of teams they have no professional experience with. They only care about climbing the corporate ladder to achieve a higher title and will step on all of their direct reports to do so. The sales team is always laughably behind goals. The running joke is how disconnected the CEO is from what’s actually happening because they surround themself with yes men and middle managers who paint a very different picture than what the reality is. You can be a top performer but if you don’t play politics, you’ll be the first to leave when the company does lay-offs which seem to happen every other year.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop telling clients that you release salary bands, because you don’t! Hired will be the first company to host wage gap awareness panels, however have an extreme wage gap themselves, mostly due to female leadership holding other females back. They do not practice what they preach. The product is old with little to offer the current market, and it’s overall a very stagnant place to work.

    Hired2019-11-11
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