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  • "Benefits are good and usually very competitive with the market(in 767 reviews)
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    1. 2.0
      Apr 23, 2013
      Vice President
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      - Work/Life Balance is great (if you ask for it and make your expectations clear) - Strong overall talent pool - JV platform is an excellent platform especially once the major push for fixes was completed - Development Opportunities (if you push for it)


      - Compensation: Most employees have not gotten a raise outside of senior management or employees very well connected to senior managers - Bonuses: Despite strong quarters in recent times, the company has not distributed bonuses to rank and file in lieu of base compensation increases - Turnover: Firm will pay 50% more for an unproven external hire which leads to longer tenured employees leaving. Significant loss of intellectual capital in this process.

      1. 5.0
        Jun 16, 2021
        Software Engineer
        Current Employee
        Atlanta, GA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Good work life balance even though you will be on call and have to put in changes after hours. Smart Engineers and good culture


        Lots of approvals for pretty much anything you can think of

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