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Percolate Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Percolate CEO & Co-Founder Noah Brier
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Pros
  • Awesome office, awesome people, great product, passionate clients (in 9 reviews)

  • Employees are very smart and hard working - everyone seems to be rowing in the right direction (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Management seemed to not care about our work life balance only how many clients we could manage until things hit the fan (in 10 reviews)

  • A culture of fear pervades the company - that's just the way they've like it (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fast Pace, Fun Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Challenging yet rewarding work
    - Fun atmosphere

    I have worked at Percolate for over a year now and have already learnt so much. Hard work is highly valued and rewarded!

    Cons

    It can be hard to have a work life balance (pretty typical in start-up environment)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A Challenging and Fun Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really bright and passionate people working on very difficult problems.
    An emerging software market that we have real ownership over.

    Cons

    Growing pains that are slowly disappearing, a struggle that comes with the territory of developing a new area of software.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow and develop your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've had the opportunity to do very meaningful (real) work at Percolate, and gain a lot of responsibility quickly. Teams are lean and things move very quickly, so you have to take on more than you might elsewhere (in a good way!). On top of that, the people are incredible - I believe it myself and hear it over and over again from others. It's an incredibly collaborative environment and true camaraderie is present across the board.

    Cons

    Lean teams are a double-edged sword - sometimes there's simply too much work to be done, which leaves individuals overworked.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Mature startup with fun people, relaxed culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Percolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super friendly people. Lots of office events and group outings to blow off steam and socialize. Big enough that things have calmed down some and there's clearly defined process where there should be, but also small enough that there's not too much bureaucracy and there aren't rules just for the sake of having rules. The company is still experiencing growth and making a lot of money so need to worry about it running out of runway at least in the near term. It feels like everyone is on the same team and working together and across departments, not much politics. If you're scared off by the negative reviews from the past don't be, there was a low period for a little while after we cut down headcount to keep our burn rate under control, but the company's been growing stably since then. I joined after all that had already happened and have seen nothing but great things from Percolate.

    Cons

    Just the usual things you'd encounter when working in a smaller organization. If you need something from another part of the company you might have to be patient because everyone's trying to do as much as possible as quickly as possible but it's a young company so we don't have as many resources as we do aspirations. You might want really want something that'll make your team's life way easier by Q2 but have to wait until Q3 because some other priority came up, that sort of thing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on strategy, the direction of product development, and recruiting good leaders and executives and the rest should flow from there.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Category creation is hard. Come try it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great vibe. Percolate really knows how to build their own brand.
    - Amazing market opportunity to build a category
    - Strong exec hires in past 12 months across Sales, Customer Success, Product and Engineering
    - Rapidly improving culture
    - Worst case scenario for company the same as best case outlook for many other startups

    Cons

    - Need to be more predictable with product releases & commits
    - Dealing with a lot of sins of the past, but improving rapidly
    - NY office appears to have higher turnover than SF and London
    - Category creation is hard!

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to focus on employee and customer retention
    - Accelerate innovation in product and engineering


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Percolate full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly and welcoming. From my very first day, I felt that I was apart of the Percolate family with people coming up to me from every team. Not only am I challenged on a day to day basis but I love what I do and believe in what were looking to build. Great perks and the office culture is second to none. Highly recommend!

    Cons

    Fast paced environment may not be for everyone but I personally love it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent about the future of the company


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good coffee
    - cool office in a hip location

    Cons

    - terrible culture in the engineering team, especially in infra/ops
    - lots of turnover among employees
    - unclear product vision, constant shuffle of priorities

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Moving in the right direction!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Percolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team is growing in size while also building scalable processes. This helps with communication/sharing of knowledge and education/upskilling in your role.

    Great company culture with clubs, perks and events

    Transparent and room to grow in your role

    It is great to be given responsibility early on

    Cons

    Lack of structure/guidance in the beginning. Percolate has since corrected this in a very short time which is great to see.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Percolate has a great culture and team environment. It is an excellent SaaS company with a positive and bright future with room to grow your career.

    Cons

    Fast paced growing and evolving environment, but I don't feel that is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to focus on your employees and product.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Percolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Moving in the right direction with the right leadership!

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


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