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Reddit Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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3.5
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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman
37 Ratings
  1. "Lots to build"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - there's an insane amount of greenfield ML work to be done here - people seem to be genuinely excited about the future of reddit - ability to have a ton of impact as an individual contributor - perks and stuff are good - lots of potential for equity to be meaningful

    Cons

    - there's definitely some growing pains ie old timers leaving and new people joining - i've heard there's been some reorgs but it seems to be pretty clear now

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving the product, keep innovation at the forefront

    Reddit2019-06-19
  2. "Very happy"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employee energy and collaboration

    Cons

    Business growth difficult to keep up with

    Advice to Management

    Maintain great culture and opportunity for growth.

    Reddit2019-06-17
  3. "Great people, Good Products, okay leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, people, projects

    Cons

    office is loud, execs dont agree leaving IC's twiddling their thumbs

    Reddit2019-06-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of personal opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons and tons of low-hanging fruit. Projects are ambitious and interesting, plenty of room for ambitious people to have an impact.

    Cons

    The office space can be noisy at times

    Reddit2019-05-10
  5. Helpful (2)

    "clown show"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for a startup

    Cons

    The product leadership is extremely unfocused, non-strategic and political. The CEO is aware of the problems and doesn't take action. Competitors like Facebook eat our lunch. Reddit has so much potential but won't succeed with its current leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Know your limits.

    Reddit2019-06-15
  6. "Decent company"

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      Current Employee - Brand Partner 

      I have been working at Reddit full-time

      Pros

      They have really good Benefits

      Cons

      They don’t have much Opportunity

      Reddit2019-05-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Tons of Opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Reddit's been a great place for me to learn and grow. It's hard to find a job that allows you to be yourself at work, gives opportunity to make an impact and rewards good work - I've found all of that here with relatively few complaints. The benefits are incredible and if you come in with a good attitude, you'll find all the positivity you need to stay motivated. Creative ideas and community-building are the common thread...

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      Cons

      Goals and objectives could be more clear from leadership - especially on big product bets. Have heard the re-org's can feel jarring, but I'm not as close to that. Little formal (or consistent) process, but that's sort of par for the course in a startup environment.

      Reddit2019-04-08
    • Helpful (6)

      "not good i miss the old reddit"

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        Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Reddit full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        cool tech and ideas with good potential to be a beacon of hope

        Cons

        has become very toxic and single minded very ads focused and going IPO

        Reddit2019-03-26
      • Helpful (6)

        "Out of touch, struggling to innovate"

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

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

        Pros

        Great benefits, seems like gaining increased traction in marketplace

        Cons

        Product innovation just doesn’t seem innovative. It’s always a game of catch up and trying to gain parity with the powerhouses of google and facebook/ instagram. Remembering the human is a core value of reddit but many in management seem to have one track minds which can lead to toxicity in the company.

        Advice to Management

        Be more authentic and transparent with employees. Instead of just saying you care, make sure actions follow suit.

        Reddit2019-04-20
      • Helpful (18)

        "TOXIC Beware"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Reddit full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Some good benefits things like pet care.

        Cons

        There is no accountability with the exec team or leadership team. It seems every time it's time to do reviews it's also time for a re-org making it nearly impossible for anyone to give an honest assessment of their manager. Re-orgs are also a way for the exec team to push people out of the company who challenge them with thought provoking ideas. Worst thing of my 2 years at Reddit was watching how the women engineers...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop talking, actually listen, you aren't right all the time or even most of the time. Let that sink in and then think about some of your decisions with the women of the company or anyone who has challenged you.

        Reddit2019-03-30

        Reddit Response

        April 15, 2019VP of People & Culture

        Hi, I'm Katelin, the VP of People & Culture. This is not representative of Reddit's culture in any of our offices, the example set by our execs, or our values as a company. While we have reorganized a few teams recently (and I am sorry that you clearly had a negative experience ...

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