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3.3
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John Foster
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some free food left, but everything had been cut(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good location - close to public transportation and Mountain View downtown(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Several people confirmed already, there is no product and no revenue(in 5 reviews)

  • "Besides an arrogant and egotistical CEO, the top heavy management is obnoxious(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place to be an intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quixey

    Pros

    Coworkers are very intelligent, helpful and fun to work with. There were a lot of perks too; Food in the cafeteria, gym access and even time with a personal trainer and much more

    Cons

    Not anything that will apply to everyone. However the open office approach is not for everyone, especially if you are easily distracted

    Advice to Management

    I heard that there was new management since my times so I don't have a useful comment on this aspect. However, While I was there the management took an active role in the company and was very encouraging and friendly towards that staff.

  2. "product"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Quixey

      Pros

      Product management was a good org

      Cons

      engineering management was not a good org

    • "Good learning experience"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Quixey full-time

      Pros

      Good environment for growth here

      Cons

      Had to carry the load for others

    • "Great vision, can't execute"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      great vision and amazing product in theory

      Cons

      can't execute, should focus in 1 product

    • Helpful (2)

      "Management and product challenges"

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

      I worked at Quixey full-time

      Pros

      Quixey has taken on a big problem with mobile search. There is a big market for their product and substantial revenue potential

      Cons

      The product has been late to market and Google (among other competitors) have closed the product gap that Quixey hoped to fill

      Advice to Management

      The company needs to land some big customers and prove the product's value in the marketplace. These customers have been too long in coming. The team needs confidence that the market cares about the product the company has been building for years.

    • Helpful (22)

      "The "Clinkle" of Israel"

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager Head of Product Operations 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Grand company picnic, lots of free food, hordes of t-shirts, insanely high compensation and a very very nice office build in the heart of mountain view

      Cons

      If what you mean by Con is the same as I am thinking then Yes this company is DEFINITELY a 'con' for everyone who put their money into it. Otherwise, the biggest con of working here is that you would never be able to spin any positive story in future job interviews.

      Advice to Management

      I would leave some advice for the management but what can one say to the truly incorrigible. If you want to do something good for Israel, cut a tuition check for all your friends in key management positions and send them to a community school. One, they would learn some actual science, math, and everything that makes someone a professional. Two, the experience of going to a community college will shove some much needed...

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    • Helpful (22)

      "A sad place to work, horrible HR team, highly charge ego base management"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Quixey full-time

      Pros

      Some free food left, but everything had been cut. Good T-Shirt

      Cons

      One would go far with a Jewish root. All the best engineers are gone, or will be gone shortly. The company is out of money.There is too much stress, and long meeting.

      Advice to Management

      Not all key position had to be Jewish or Indian. Hire people that can perform, and value people that can deliver, or already deliver. Keep the product that make money, and cut the fat

    • Helpful (17)

      "Nepotism"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Quixey

        Pros

        Free lunch and benefits. Good location - close to public transportation and Mountain View downtown.

        Cons

        Nepotism - you have to be a personal friend of the founder to get anywhere. The company is bloated (250+ employees) and low yearly revenue (<$25 million). Too many executives and excess fat in people operations. The company is in it’s 7th year, burnt $130 million of funding and zero major customers for their core product.

        Advice to Management

        Exit while you still have some funding remaining.

      • "Not amazing, but not terrible."

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

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

        Pros

        Intelligent and enthusiastic coworkers. Solid learning opportunities. A lot of self management. Great location for commuters.

        Cons

        Lack of general management. Vision seems blurred. Too much pivoting. Eventually going in circles. Nepotism is real here, while its not terrible, its noticeable.

        Advice to Management

        Cut the fat, do what you need to do, and make this company successful.

      • "Good company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good salary and Benefits Great Work-Life balance Great Managers Good opportunities to work on different technologies - Helps if you are interested in learning Friendly co-workers Good, technically strong engineers and architects

        Cons

        Lacks a strong business model

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