Praxent Reviews

Updated Oct 24, 2019

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15 Ratings
  1. "A lifelong dream come true"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company core values are lived every day by the team. The CEO is a person of principle that reinforces those core values. The team is full of brilliant, bright, approachable people that I feel honored to work with every day. While the company has been successful, it has not abandoned what is most important - the way the company delivers its value proposition, through the empowerment of its team members.

    Cons

    The change that comes with working for an entrepreneurial organization can take time to absorb and process from time to time. With that said, we are always moving forward and I am very optimistic about the future.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Best Decision Ever"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time

    Pros

    1. Autonomy. Treated like you're your own boss. Nobody is being micro managed. 2. Culture. Someone is always laughing. Taco Tuesday every time a new employee starts. Lunch every Wednesday. Huddle on Fridays. Snacks/drinks in the office, etc. 3. Core values are important. We've spent 4 days doing volunteer work. Always highlighting people who go above and beyond. 4. Interview process. Best process I've ever been a part of. So fast and there is no bullshi***** you. 5. You matter and what you do matters 6. Remote work/work from home flexibility, benefits are great.

    Cons

    1. Newer business. Of course there are growing pains as with any smaller company. 2. Not many concrete processes. If you're a fan of processes and don't like to pivot this company may not be for you. 3. Not a lot of people in the office at a given time. If you like to be around a lot of people at once you may be disappointed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working as a developer at Praxent. The team was very hard working, skilled, and supportive. People are willing to help each other out and raise each other up. There was also the benefit of being able to work with several different technologies, as well as set the direction of the technology used when appropriate. Management was always supportive, and open for change. As far as process, Praxent was always looking to improve and move forward with the best approach, even if that meant changing a previously held beliefs or direction. Another bonus of working for Praxent is that the company is very open and transparent as far as sales and revenue are concerned.

    Cons

    There were times when we did have growing pains. As we added more developers , project managers, designers, etc., it took time to figure out how all the pieces fit, and how best to adjust our process. To everyone's credit, we worked through those issues and adjusted to move forward in a productive way.

  4. "High expectations that ensures the team stays top notch"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique projects. Extremely talented, relatable and fun staff. Work life balance is solid. Great pay. Lots of development opportunities and free food (that's good) is regular. A very communal feel. And the employee gatherings, events and social options are varied and memorable!

    Cons

    As a small shop, they are still working to nail down processes and standards. Which can be frustrating but they also let you help create and own the creation of them.

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    "Beware of downward spiral due to incapable management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Praxent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Though I'd like to rate this company 1 star based on the absolute train wreck it turned out to be, I want to be fair and as neutral as possible given that half my time here was truly a good experience. I had a lot of high hopes for this company and was ready to stay for a long while until the toxic work environment unfolded. Half the team is quality - smart, committed, genuine, and kind. If they are still around when you join, you'll learn a lot from them. Generally you'll learn a lot because it's an agency. The work from home policy is solid, and during my time, nobody abused the privilege.

    Cons

    At the start of my tenure, the CEO was earnest, transparent, and appeared to make his own decisions. There was a solid establishment of trust amongst and throughout the team. About halfway through, it became apparent that he could not make decisions without kowtowing to specific members of upper management. I had the awkward experience of witnessing how he caved to one manager who refused to comprehend there was a budget for an internal project. To placate this manager, the CEO's solution was to agree to absolutely no budget. It was embarrassing and I essentially lost respect for him in that one moment. Regarding another manager, though the CEO was repeatedly presented facts and concerns by the team, he chose to ignore them for the longest while until it became clear that letting that manager go was necessary. Voicing concerns to upper management does nothing, even though they feign concern. Medical benefits were abysmal. You will pay through the nose for coverage and you'll feel the impact even if you are making a solid salary. No career path.

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    "You will be disappointed!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Good intentions from CEO.

    Cons

    Terrible Planning. Horrible communication between management and employees about what is expected and what is the feedback. One day you are getting all praises, and without notice you are demoted or fired. A lot of ego among management, except for the CEO. The moment the company becomes low in cash they just start writing people off and expand outsourcing. Do not plan your lige around this company.

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  7. "Close-knit, collaborative and innovative team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of creative, fascinating projects to work on. Constant push to learn and develop skills with support for training, collaboration and mentoring. Developers are able to learn new frameworks, languages and platforms as well as cutting-edge technologies. The team is really close-knit. The hiring process is so thorough that once you're hired, everyone knows you are the best one for the job and treats you as such. They're very collaborative and trusting and tackle each customer solution as a team. Management is very empathetic and focused on a culture that enables each team member to own their work. Employees are given lots of autonomy on their projects and their schedules. Flexible schedules as well as working from home is supported and encouraged. There is also a huge focus on improvement and learning. The company is constantly iterating on processes, structure and roles but in an innovative and not disruptive manner. Changes are proposed by the employees and discussed and implemented as a team. Failure and vulnerability are also allowed. This is a shame-free culture. Wins and losses are owned by the team. Failure is seen as an opportunity for growth and enlightenment. The benefits and salary are really great. Salary is on the higher end for Austin. Great vacation (15 days + Christmas - New Years) and healthcare policy as well as 401K matching. La Croix/Topo Chico fridge and gluten-free snack bar in the kitchen may be my one of my top favorite benefits, though. Social outings (optional) every month at various venues around ATX such as boat cruises, family picnics, happy hour, karaoke, etc. provide space to connect as a team and enjoy Austin's awesome social and outdoor activities.

    Cons

    Like any other agency the pace can be really fast. Developers' time is billed and the average is 40 hrs/week but there are occasions where deadlines must be met. The team runs really lean so developers can be the solo dev on a project or multiple projects. This can lead to tech debt.

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  8. "My Dream Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time

    Pros

    - Our CEO is an inspiring leader - Our core value and culture are alive and well - The people are brilliant, supportive, and ego-free

    Cons

    - We're a fast growing organization, which means we all wear a lot of hats

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  9. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time

    Pros

    -Implicitly trusts and empowers every associate -Flexible work schedule -Ability to work with many clients and technologies

    Cons

    -We run pretty lean, so be prepared to help fill in the gaps!

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  10. "I love it here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxent full-time

    Pros

    A truly talented team of genuine people The management team is eager to receive feedback The company's core values are so good that at times I consider them my personal core values Everyone has freedom and independence, each employee is trusted on day 1 Family-friendly

    Cons

    Heavy workloads at times It's a small company and each position covers a lot of area, this means a lot of task switching

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