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Optoro CEO Tobin Moore
Tobin Moore
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  • "Ownership, alignment, and communication across teams and departments(in 3 reviews)

  • "I think the (small) problems are typical of any fast growing start-up, like figuring out ways to share information, collaborate across teams, and so on(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optoro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to work on everything from ecommerce to enterprise apps

    Cons

    As grows larger gets more bureaucratic, decisions take a long time.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good vibes and good values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optoro full-time

    Pros

    - Office culture is great. Work/life balance is (genuinely) prioritized; work from home policy is generous, you don't feel guilty for taking time out to take care of, say, a dentist's appointment or a kid's school event. - Work is interesting and fast-paced. Optoro sells itself as a "green" for-profit company - working on both a business and environmental solution. I would normally be skeptical about this, but I really...

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    Cons

    - It's a high growth phase, which means some teams are working longer hours (though they get thanked and recognized for it - again, I've worked in places where working evenings or weekends was expected, not praised as exceptional). - The high growth can sometimes mean that we suddenly change focus; so sometimes things feel chaotic.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for recent college grads"

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    Current Employee - Rotational Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optoro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I work with smart, interesting, and fun people every day. I have the opportunity to tackle both business and environmental problems. Tons of other perks like beautiful office, cold brew, rooftop, etc... The flexible WFH/PTO policy is also quite generous. I feel so lucky to be working here while we are in this growth period!

    Cons

    I think the (small) problems are typical of any fast growing start-up, like figuring out ways to share information, collaborate across teams, and so on. Definitely making steps in the right direction though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work - we appreciate it :)

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, moving quickly"

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    Current Employee - Platform Stability in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optoro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fun environment, nice office, convenient location. You're pushed to keep learning and owning responsibilities as new requirements. There are a lot of people here that really know what they're doing and are more than happy to help you do something or learn something. The goals and mission of the company are important for the long term health of the economy and environment - and we're proud of the changes that we make.

    Cons

    Ownership, alignment, and communication across teams and departments. Misunderstandings over priorities and goals cause friction across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working towards the long term vision, ensure day-to-day priority setting stays in line with the long term future of the company. Watch for burn out and single points of failure.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dream Job in DC, Hands Down!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optoro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    At a fast-growing company like Optoro, I have really valued the experience of working collaboratively and across teams. I'm surrounded with smart, creative, brilliant people who I can count on to deliver and make it happen. Optoro has a multifaceted business model and therefore, our team structure splits out into many areas of focus, all interdependent on one another. From my perspective, the great workplace culture...

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    Cons

    I have only positives! It's a fast-paced environment where prioritization is key to success. While we've crossed over from a "true start-up" to a maturing business, the "start-up mentality" is very much alive and well! We continue to push the boundaries of our industry and will not rest on our laurels. I personally love the new challenges each day brings, the opportunity to keep learning in my career, and the exciting...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative, Exciting, Fun, Environment with Growth Opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optoro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Extremely collaborative environment. There are plenty of opportunities to make a positive impact. The team here consists of super smart people who are interested in sharing what they know and learning what they don't know. It is a very exciting, fast paced business on the leading edge of the reverse logistics industry. Leadership is considerate of work/life balance and there are lots of wonderful perks including...

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    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any...........

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing..........

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work, Great Colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging pace, bright engaged colleagues, inspiring mission, awesome location and facilities

    Cons

    Benefits package could be better

    Advice to Management

    Enhance benefits package to take care of employees and promote retention

    Optoro Response

    November 30, 2017

    Thank you for leaving us your review! As a company focused on attracting and retaining the top talent, we value your feedback on our benefits packages. Optoro strives to provide the best benefits it can to its employees, and we welcome any comments or suggestions. We highly encourage ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing tech company with a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Optoro full-time

    Pros

    Rapid growth, fast paced, brilliant people, fantastic culture of trust and empowerment

    Cons

    Work is often hectic, as fast growing startups can be

    Optoro Response

    November 30, 2017

    Thank you so much for your review! Optoro values its commitment to creating an engaging, positive environment, and we appreciate knowing our employees value our culture! It is important to us that you feel challenged enough to drive success without feeling overwhelmed, and we value ...

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  9. "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Checker in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optoro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good with promoting within the company, and shows employees so care

    Cons

    don't allow the employees to enhance their careers, hold them back due to friendships

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees at times, and stop partying.

    Optoro Response

    August 3, 2017Director, Talent & Culture

    Thanks for sharing this information with us. We are always looking for new ways to improve upon company culture, and value your feedback. We hope to use your suggestions as an opportunity to address these concerns and make adjustments as Optoro continues to grow. If your experience ...

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  10. "Good Company - Growth Ahead"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optoro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Office Awesome People Phenomenal DC location Lots of tough problems to solve

    Cons

    Fear of saying something bad vs. not saying anything at all.

    Optoro Response

    February 19, 2017Talent & Culture Business Partner

    Thanks so much for your review! Recruiting top talent is a priority for us, so it’s great to hear that you’ve enjoyed working alongside your team members. We’re especially proud to offer more space to learn, grow, and collaborate in our new office location at Metro Center. There are ...

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