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Peapod Software Engineer Reviews

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  • Good benefits for full time workers (in 8 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great people at the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The best company I've worked for so far"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual and friendly atmosphere
    All employees are talented
    Ideas and free thinking encouraged
    Managers and execs genuinely care about employees.
    Really big on promoting from within

    Cons

    Benefits have been a bit of a roller coaster ride and the cost goes up significantly every year. It pretty much feels like your annual merit increase is lost on the increasing cost of health insurance.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Still trying to move on from the 1990's"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice physical workspace. Large monitors and weekly fruit delivered. Some really cool developers and quality assurance testers but their has been significant turnover.

    Cons

    Antiquated technology stack with a code base that is not very well maintained. Lots of refactoring needs to take place but don't have the resources to make it happen. Catch-22 situation that probably requires hiring consultants to clean things up or start over. Some of the development managers need to improve their people skills.

    Advice to Management

    My perception of the founders are that they are happy with sale of the company and are in their position to occupy their time. The sense of urgency to compete is not there. Improve your technology to remain relevant in the marketplace otherwise Amazon will eat your lunch even in markets that you are established in.