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So I recently got an offer at Tiktok but I’m not actually interested in joining due to their poor WLB. TC is currently 30% higher than what I make. Can I share this with my manager and ask for a counter offer? Counter offer seems pretty common at our company, but they don’t necessarily match the bump exactly, which is fine. Is there a chance that he is taken aback that I’ve been interviewing during work time and kicks me out? Don’t want to take the risk of actually accepting Tiktok…
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So I wanted to share this... Was contacted by the General Manager for a very senior (new) role at another start-up and this was the experience..... week 1 - 30 minute call. week 2 - 45 minute call. week 3 - 1 hour prepared presentation of my marcom achievements. week 5 - 1.5 hour prepared MOCK 2024 marketing plan... quite extensive week 7 - 45 minute team meet week 7 - SORRY BUT EVEN THOUGH YOU CHECK ALL THE BOXES, WE ARE GOING ANOTHER ROUTE Is this the norm? beyond painful
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- "bad management" (in 10 reviews)
- "based leadership across the executive team in response to Tony, which results in micromanagement, irrational or stalled decision" (in 6 reviews)
- "There are so many managers and so little people who actually do the job." (in 5 reviews)
- "Too much work to do" (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Mar 20, 2016Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
The title says it all. - Overall a very good company to work for in Silicon Valley. - Has some of the most hard working and talented engineers and designers. - Every body is crazily obsessed with design and user experience and that is what makes the products click with customers. - Has some of the best employee benefits and perks program among similar tech companies. - Has a very open culture within the organization. - Has a CEO (Tony Fadell) that get's involved in the nitty-gritty details of product design/engineering because every single person in the company is working towards the same mission - making great products!
- Currently facing some growing pains. - Needs to find ways to shorten product development cycles. - Needs to find the right balance while walking the tight rope between having an identity of its own while also adopting technology/best practices from Google.
- 3.0Sep 7, 2016Anonymous InternFormer Intern
Benefits & Free Food.... nice people to work with in general
Too high of expectations out of interns and was at the company during a time of turmoil (CEO change)
- 4.0Jul 3, 2016Program ManagerCurrent EmployeePalo Alto, CA
Coworkers: I am continually impressed with my my coworkers. Almost everyone is accomplished and experienced in their field. People make the time to educate each other, I have never been 'shooed away' if I have a technical question to engineering. People are super friendly as well and genuinely enjoy each others company. Teamwork: I find that if you have a reasonably sounding plan and are able to communicate how that plan will resolve a problem facing the team, folks generally allow for you to try it out. In that way it feels very collaborative and open. There is a lot of emphasis on working together in teams and spending time together with your product and functional group. Senior Management: Senior Executives are very seasoned, sharp, and inspiring. I personally look up to my chief executive, as well as some of her peers. I love the direction and shape the company is headed in. Benefits & Pay: We receive all benefits of being part of Alphabet (Google) without the big company feel. It's pretty great. Flexible Work Schedules: There are periods of time where work peaks, however as a whole our schedules are very flexible. There isn't any emphasis on being 'butts in seats' from 9-5 or associated guilt from leaving early, working from home, going on vacation, etc. My work life balance is better then it has been here then in some past companies. Roughly work 45-55 hours a week. Career Development: There is a lot of emphasis in my department in providing people with great career development opportunities. I feel like my development is definitely at the forefront of my manager's mind. A lot of people are being promoted from within to more senior roles, which is great to see as an employee. Creates a positive work environment.
Perfectionists: Everyone here is an A+ player, A- work is considered a bit of a faliure. We are trying to optimize in every direction. This can lead to some functional conflict around how to prioritize points that cannot be optimized at the same time. Also, the drive to perfection can sometimes seemingly slow down development, but personally I'd rather ship excellent product a little later than a mediocre product today. From past experience, this is pretty typical in high performing teams... First Line Management: Some percentage of the first line managers is less seasoned then the senior executives, but is being continuously trained and improving. They occasionally make some 'new manager' type judgement errors. Nothing really terrible, but this can sometimes rub people the wrong way in the lower ranks.1
- 5.0Jul 7, 2016MBA Summer InternFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCiudad de Mexico
Has great employee benefits. Has a great retention rate, and opportunities of professional development. High possibility to transfer to other offices around the world.
I worked as an MBA intern during last summer in the past weekend for Latin America, and unfortunately they do not have a program to hire MBAs such as they have them in other regions, so you end your summer without an offer, though it is a great experience and a great name in your resume.
- 4.0Jul 5, 2015Software Test EngineerCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
Great people and work environment.
For contracors most of benefits are unavailable and if you don't have working wxperience like 5-10 years in Apple/Microsoft/IBM, probability to get full-time job here is very low.
- 1.0Jan 8, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Selling to Google was the best move the company made. It is very apparent we'd have failed without their help. It is also refreshing to see more and more Googlers coming over that have been at Google 8+ years as they are bringing in fresh ideas and ways of working together. The benefits are great now that we are under their umbrella but there is a culture clash. New office is 1000x better than the old. There is still a ton of potential if we course correct and get some more new senior management.
Yes, there is a culture problem. People have brought this up in all hands and it gets brushed aside and they are obviously adding reviews here now like the one “Building a global brand in record time.” (total PR damage control) We have become ultra political with little teamwork and communication happening, despite the fact that everyone is in meetings all day. The result is that nothing is getting down now. It's come to a screeching halt. To add to it, the company is adding 600+ people without thinking about how well function at that size. This has by far been the worst experience in the work place I've ever had so as my title states can it get any worse?36
- 2.0Sep 24, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Amazing benefits since Google acquired the company. Fun, smart group of people who generally want to do the right thing and believe in the potential of Nest to change the world.
Fear-based leadership across the executive team in response to Tony, which results in micromanagement, irrational or stalled decision-making, and a very reactionary culture. People work hard at Nest, but spend most of it chasing their tails and scratching their heads rather than being inspired or empowered to do their best work.43
- 5.0Apr 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeePalo Alto, CA
I have a lot of freedom in my role, and I'm trusted to make a lot of decisions on my own. We have a lot of tools and a lot of assets. So, there's a lot of opportunity to collaborate and involve other people, but I haven't had anyone looking over my shoulder since I've been here. We have a lot of freedom to get what we need as long as we can make a case for it (being a part of Alphabet opens a lot of doors). The daily perks are amazing and the long-term benefits are really meaningful. It's the only job I've ever had where friends will send me articles asking me if I knew how many cool things my company offered. Above all, I've had great support from the entire organization. Everyone from engineering to VPs have helped me on projects, and I've never been worried about reaching out to make a connection or ask for help.
We are busy. Really buys. I've never been pressured to work harder than I was comfortable doing, but there's always something to do. This isn't just a matter of hiring or people setting unreasonable goals, though. We are still in transition from startup to established company, and we are working on tools that allow teams of 10 to accomplish much more than twice as much as a team of five could do. I hope this is a sign that management doesn't want to hire someone in January if there want be a place for them in July.2