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Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Omaze as an intern

    Pros

    Great team
    People REALLY care
    Lots of fun, love, free food, celebrations of all birthdays/promotions/national holidays/anything, very fun start up vibe
    Truly inspiring, incredible work done every day for diverse non-profits

    Cons

    The employees who have been around from day 1 treat make it feel a bit too casual, almost cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the encouragement and professionalism!


  2. "Typical Startup"

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

    I worked at Omaze full-time

    Pros

    - Fun work events
    - Most of the employees are

    Cons

    - Below average compensation and benefits
    - Crowded and subpar office space (forced to work in 90-degree weather for an extended period of time)
    - Management doesn't actually care about you, they only care about how much money you can bring in.
    - Many managers don't manage anyone or do any work.
    - Lack of structure and vision

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees who are actually doing hard work. Manage your employees with empathy instead of manipulation and fakeness.

  3. "Great Video Team, Great Facility, not sure it will last."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Omaze as a contractor

    Pros

    This is for the Video Team:
    Great Direction - They know what they want
    Great Support - Coordination is on top of their game, better than any other shop I've worked at.
    Great Facility - Snacks are a huge plus, Coffee Machine is the best you will find, and everyone appears to be happy working there.

    Cons

    Feels too good to be true. Seeing as it is a startup, it's great for now but the bubble will burst in a few years.
    Some of the culture is odd. Lots of time wasted in meetings that could have been accomplished by sending a single email.
    Not sure what's going on with the upper management.
    Most employees are under age of 30.


  4. "Awesome place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hands down the best group of people I've ever worked with. Everyone is smart, fun, and cares a lot about the work they do. I also love the exciting challenges we get to tackle together, and feel really lucky knowing the work I do each day supports great causes.

    Cons

    Like most start-ups, we're doing something that's never been done before, and it can get tough.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread yourselves so thin!


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company, new office space in Culver City, dog friendly office, diverse culture, no vacation policy, most employees are under 30

    Cons

    Founders don't get along, stressful office environment, no work/life balance - expectation to be 'available' 24/7 and holidays to meet goals, weak benefits package as compared to VC backed start-ups of similar size (ex. no on-site meals, limited parking, no gym reimbursement, no 401k matching), unclear direction on priorities (ex. tech/product or driving immediate revenue).

    Advice to Management

    Founders should set better example for culture and management top down to retain talent and keep employees motivated. Company values and mission are strong, but doesn't always trickle down. Put more focus into long-term growth and relationships instead of short term goals.


  6. "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    You have an amazing opportunity to work with first-class people who know their way of the industry. Its one of the better start-up jobs and the work you do actually makes a difference in the company. If its something you love, there's room to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Company lacks structure, but thats a start-up.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Culver City, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Culver City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Omaze as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The companies status as a start up allows interns the opportunities to seek more involvement. I was able to have more hands on experience in the area I was acting as intern.
    Great company culture.

    Cons

    Lack of commutation of duties as intern. You have to just figure out your job and task on you own.
    Miscommunications about the potential for future opportunities and positions at the company.
    Extreme lack of parking and mostly paid parking.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Omaze full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The junior staff includes some of the most creative, genuine, personable, fun, intelligent minds you'll meet at a workplace.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, sincerity, and business management skills among some senior staff / founders results in poor decision making and a flawed business model. Huge discrepancy in culture fit between junior team & senior team.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying / pretending you care about your employees and actually start caring, they deserve better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Culver City, CA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Omaze as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Omaze loves hiring its interns
    Most managers take a stake in making sure that interns can make substantive contributions
    None of the work feels meaningless (although, like anywhere, it's sometimes mundane)
    Being an intern makes you no less a part of the company and its culture

    Cons

    Parking is limited and expensive
    Workload can be sporadic
    No intern position is without the typical garbage/coffee duties
    Most of the staff arrives late morning and leaves at night, which can sometimes pressure interns to stay later than anticipated

    Advice to Management

    I think Omaze's internship program is great. For full time interns, I think it would be helpful to communicate more with them regarding full-time opportunities. And considering their compensation, interns shouldn't have to pay for parking.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - You learn something new every day
    - Your work is engaging, inspiring and challenging
    - You find yourself laughing more than you're not
    - You work alongside people you trust, respect and genuinely care about

    Cons

    - Leadership team is just starting to be strong
    - Work, life, balance can be a challenge (just make it a priority and you'll be fine)

    Advice to Management

    Keep things smart and fun!