Reddit Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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4.0
76%
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94%
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Reddit Founder/CEO Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman
52 Ratings
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  • "Lots of reorgs, growing pains overall that will probably work themselves out in time(in 5 reviews)

  • "alot of behind the scenes drama/toxicity in certain departments and managers(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Nothing is perfect - but this is getting closer"

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

    I have been working at Reddit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits Not so big that you disappear in the crowd Reddit invests in its people and their well being Lots of room to learn and grow and move up the ladder if you put the effort in Amazing remote policy and salary base Incredibly intelligent and supportive coworkers

    Cons

    Cons have come and gone as the company has grown. Currently - cant think of a huge con.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time

    Pros

    Leadership cares about their employees

    Cons

    Still working to overcome some of the lingering start-up bruises


  3. Helpful (4)

    "mission-based company w/ its fair share of pros and cons (overall positive)"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time

    Pros

    it's very special to be able to work alongside colleagues who truly believe in the overall company mission of bringing community & belonging to everyone in the world. coworkers are all genuinely nice and welcoming people who have fun. opportunities for growth and internal transfers within the company are excellent, especially for one of this size. management is genuinely TRYING to do the right thing (although they don't always succeed). we can have hard conversations constructively. recent high-profile executive hires have been strong and are acting as positive change-makers within the company. benefits & work/life balance are incredible.

    Cons

    prioritization is somewhat questionable - i don't always think we are working on the most important things. teams can be very siloed - for the size of the company (especially the product team), we should be more tightly integrated. tons of debt across various aspects - tech debt (we're still using some code from 15 years ago), product debt (we are sometimes too set in our ways), community debt (we don't do a great job working with and for our community and moderators). due to all this debt, overall velocity is slower than it should be. overall focus on quality should be much higher.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, genuinely. Some small issues with management."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * You get to have real and meaningful impact on one of the largest platforms in the world. Feels completely unlike other FAANG companies where you’re practically a cog. You can truly make huge change here. * Benefits are really surprisingly good * Paying SF rates throughout the US is crazy good and rare * Very sharp people who are kind for the most part * Collaborating remotely has come very naturally to the company * A lot of the new tech and services at the company are pretty good * No details to give but the business trajectory of the company looks really good imo

    Cons

    * There’s been a turnaround in management it seems like, and theres some really great people who have come in recently, and also some really great people who are old school, but there are some people from kind of the middle years who seem to not be tremendous leaders. Depending on the org youre in, this can hurt more or less, but it really does seem like they are being more addressed these days and new hires are pretty strong. * Despite a lot of focus on D & I, the staff+ engineering group is hurting for representation from minority groups. There’s good work happening on D & I as far as inclusion goes I think, and a lot of the product work to combat harassment and abuse has made D & I feel a lot more internally authentic, but it hasn’t yet made its way into senior engineering, which is in need of it. * Some of the platform is truly ancient and a pain to develop in, either because users are stuck in their ways about it and we want to respect their wishes or because the technology is just hard to move away from * A lot of the platform is neglected in the name of metrics or just because the teams are broken up in a specific way that makes focusing on that piece of the platform hard Even with those cons I still really love working here and can’t imagine being anywhere else

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cool mission and fun to work at place; but some departments have more issues than others"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing food, perks, internal events, overall mission/employee engagement is high; pay is pretty good

    Cons

    alot of behind the scenes drama/toxicity in certain departments and managers

  6. "Solid Place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Reddit full-time

    Pros

    Boss Cared about employees genuinely

    Cons

    Boss wasn't the most affluent business wise

  7. "good"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good work for this type of role

    Cons

    none to pinpoint, work was great

  8. "Reddit"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee benefits are great

    Cons

    The base pay is not the most competitive

  9. Helpful (20)

    "The lowest bar in tech"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reddit full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome Good work life balance

    Cons

    Reddit is a disaster of a company, where the most incompetent people can get jobs they aren't qualified to do, and get away with doing nothing for years. The biggest problem of this company is the management layer. It is unhealthy, inexperienced and full of people who are not capable of making any meaningful decisions. Bad behaviour is frequently rewarded by these people. Passive-aggressiveness is ingrained in the culture, especially if you ever put your hand up to say you have identified a problem and have a solution for it. They defend the status quo and prevent anyone from making any progress on the very severe issues this company has. They keep saying Reddit is a startup to justify the disorganization, but the reality is that this is a 15 year old company and not a startup. That is a sorry excuse for incompetence. Reddit has an inauthentic culture built on superficial values. It's like the old value 'Everyone does the dishes': sounds snazzy as a value but it was not grounded in truth. If anything, the output of most Reddit employees in minimal, especially compared to the equivalent in any other tech company. This is why it is such a culture shock to come here when your previous experience was in organizations where they had their act together and meaningful results were expected of you and your teams. Company values have been changed half a dozen times in recent years, which tells you leadership is aware of some of the issues. However, none of the institutional laziness will be solved by asking people to work hard but failing to put the right systems in place to have accountability, actual results grounded in sound data or even OKRs that mean something. This is hard work nobody in the leadership team is prepared to do. Maybe they are incapable of doing it. Maybe they don't realize how bad things are beyond the stories management makes up and tells the upper levels. Reddit has a people problem: They create toxicity, much like the toxicity that users of Reddit so vigorously spread and defend. As an entity, it cannot escape it. I would not recommend this company to anyone. It is a bad move, and you will learn nothing, and never ever be challenged to do your best work. Unfortunately, the CEO and Executives are not driving accountability nor setting expectations that accountability is how you become successful and retain the best talent. Reddit is a revolving door of good, talented people who move on as soon as they realize they are in the wrong place.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "A truly great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits -Unlimited vacation -Intelligent, friendly, and inspiring coworkers -Work to be proud of -Work/life balance -Default open policy

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of any at the moment. As with any company, the workload varies, but everyone is passionate about what they do.

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