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Huddle Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Have learnt a lot from the senior management team (in 7 reviews)

  • 500 tax free to spend on what you want), free breakfast/drinks, Huddle lunch every Wednesday, share options pension and pru healthcare (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of change of people and limited internal knowledge due to this in certain areas (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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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 Huddle full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Huddle are amazing, all the office locations are great in good cities, and there is the ability to learn a lot if you work hard enough.

    Cons

    There has been a bit of attrition, and the bonus / comp structures need improvement. The product has not been very updated with big changes in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate the product and release bigger features, faster.


  2. "Smart People, crap management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Huddle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decently cool office in SOMA, SF
    Smart people at dev, sales and CS teams

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive to market
    Massive "boys club" mentality in upper management (aka misogynist)
    No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth within teams and departments
    Pay your people better


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Opportunity wasted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    No innovation, product is not suited for enterprise customers the company is targeting

    Advice to Management

    Fix the product


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company, Lots of Competition"

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

    I worked at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    Great people, cool office, awesome space to work in, one of the most competitive SaaS verticals, a great place to gain experience and work with smart entrepreneurial people.

    Cons

    Competing against the highest burn rate companies on the public market who achieved scale through top line revenue growth at the expense of profitability -- a tough space to compete in as a smaller startup in a tougher funding environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on revenue, use data to drive decisions, and position for a sale or near-term profitability. Don't ignore the lower end of the market


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Place Ever"

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of empty chairs if you need something to rest your feet on.

    Cons

    Antiquated software. Zero innovation. Terrible place to work. No energy. Tense office. People are leaving the company every week.

    The company plateaued 3 years ago and is starting to sink.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on suits and secret handshakes to sell technology. Dump some money into Silicon Valley developers rather than second tier UK developers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was Great but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    Great product! Company has wonderful benefits and perks. Seems that London and San Fran happy for most part, not so much in NYC and DC.

    Cons

    Management is non existent in remote offices. They cater to London and San Francisco. Almost everyone from when I was hired is no longer there. Zero training and support.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to how it used to be.


  8. "Awesome company!"

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

    Pros

    Huddle is a truly inspiring place to work. Exceptionally talented, determined team that really enjoy building and selling a product that makes an impact in the world of collaboration. Nice sized company with strong global presence. The management team is extremely talented and diverse. Great perks and good work-life balance. An all around great startup where employees work hard and have fun!

    Cons

    Early mornings to accommodate different time zones but that's normal in any company with offices and clients in different continents.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to attract and retain top talent to grow Huddle to its full potential.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Loving it!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great vibe and energy of a startup
    - Awesome product - creating a whole new category in content collaboration
    - Terrific team - diverse team across 2 countries, loads of fun to work with

    Cons

    - Early start to accommodate meetings with London office. Not so bad for people who live in the city, but with a long commute it can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve our marketing and sales execution. We are probably the best kept secret in the industry, just need to be more visible with potential customers.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not as bad or good as all these reviews say!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    Very nice office and very nice people for the most part. They give breakfast Monday and Lunch wednesday and drinks on Friday. It seems like these reviews are written either by happy london office people or angry SF people which makes some sense in terms of the how the company is.

    Cons

    This company closed in SF once so it is not as much of a startup as they like to say. It opened in 2006 and then closed in SF and then opened again. Other than FedRAMP Huddle has no features that stand out and the features people ask for will probably never be delivered but on the other hand it is a well functioning and secure collaboration platform.

    Advice to Management

    Well I would start with saying the communication could be better. Why is it not asking me if I approve of the CEO? I don't really, not because of anything bad to say but because there's not much that's good to say.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Dead End, No Thru Street"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hires great talent in general, so you can make great connections while you're there. Generous benefits. Fun parties.

    Cons

    Leadership. The president/cofounder/CMO/temporary Sales director (yes all one person) wants to be involved in everything but doesn't make good decisions. CEO doesn't seem to care. Communications are really terrible for a company that sells collaboration.

    They also tend to hire managers and above from outside, so there's not much room to grow. Overturn is extremely high. Morale is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring "yes men" and limit the power that any one executive has. Look, really look, at numbers. Your team is yearning to succeed, so give them the tools to actually do so.



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