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  1. "Fun people, leadership sometimes gets in the way of delivering finished product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very collaborative, fun environment, good location, fun company events

    Cons

    leadership was always chasing direction or idea on what we were to focus on. Felt like we produced a bunch of half baked ideas because management would continually change mid stream and add new functionality or change directions all together. Because of this it felt like we were two steps behind our competition, which is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    stick to your planning and complete products and features fully, do one thing and do it really well


  2. "Right hand and left hand severed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Photobucket full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers for the most part. Feeling of a start-up with a solid foundation.

    Cons

    The company is afraid of moving forward into the future of Internet photo sharing, and thus moves at a snail's pace. There's quite a bit of political maneuvering that goes on behind the scenes that can make or break your job without you even knowing it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front with employees. Don't lie to their faces.


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    "Uphill battle for women in NDE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel was great! I traveled coast to coast. Seen several different states in all kinds of weather. The desert in the winter and Montana in the fall all very beautiful.

    Cons

    Being the only female technician in our shop I had to prove myself to the operations manager each time we got a new one and we had four in the six years that I worked there. The job is basically a man's world they have a hard time accepting women in the field. They also don't have much employee loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Have more understanding for employees, sometimes when a person gets deathly ill it takes time to heal. It would be nice to have work for employers who are on restrictions instead of telling them that they can't work until all restrictions are lifted. Especially those that have a college degree and have the experience to do more than just field work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly run company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Photobucket full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is the best thing about the company, if you don't want a high level of accountability and want palace where you can pursue other jobs on the side this is the place for you!

    Cons

    leadership is self serving, there is no designated career path for most employees. Worse, this is a company on decline. There is a clear bias towards certain individuals and departments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing photo community with amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Photobucket full-time

    Pros

    Great people, wide reaching product, small teams with big impact, user-centric on delivering the best features to its users.

    Cons

    Still some corporate bureaucracy, needs to be a lean startup releasing often and building. The company is still focused on how to maintain an online community and partnerships were dominated by consensus process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the history alive, preserve the people, and return to the autonomy that let the company succeed by being the best online photo community.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you're smart and talented, but don't expect to go anywhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The benefits are good (work/life balance, insurance, etc.), and the projects are interesting and challenging. If there's something you'd like to work on or get some experience with, you can generally get your hands dirty. Relaxed office atmosphere with a relatively hands-off approach to employee management.

    Cons

    The direction of the company is fuzzy and there is little or no room for career advancement. There's a lot of lip service that things will change, but little follow through.


  8. "Was a fair place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    great work life balance and the team was really friendly and talented.

    Cons

    no job growth. sometimes business decisions were made by leadership without considering the user stats.

    Advice to Management

    the org chart was a bit strange.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Smart and talented techie? This is the place in Denver for you."

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    Current Employee - Techie in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Techie in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Photobucket is a company with lots of smart, talented people. Most important, these people are given the autonomy to make decisions and do their job effectively. Communication is strong compared to a lot of other places I've worked.

    Cons

    Photobucket is a fast-paced environment that values progress over activity, meaning anyone who is looking to punch a clock would not last very long. Vacation is limited to two weeks a year, but they are a little extra generous on paid holidays. On the flip side, the work-from-home policies are pretty liberal.

    Advice to Management

    More direct interaction between the California office and the Denver office would be beneficial to give the technical teams more insight into the product and company direction.