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Zackary King
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Talented professionals, seasoned leadership, fun and fast paced(in 5 reviews)

  • "It’s been really cool to see and I am nothing but optimistic in knowing that they are committed to making this a great place to be(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "I wouldn't call them "cons" but "growing pains" or "challenges":(in 6 reviews)

  • "Our words say we're a product company, but our actions say we're still a consulting services company(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "New hire on boarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shyft dedicates significant time and resources to talent development for all employees on an ongoing basis and new hire on boarding especially when considering that it is still in high growth start-up phase. Having worked for both large public companies and startups before both as a hiring manager as well as an individual contributor , I have been really impressed thus far with new hire on boarding that I’m going through....

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    Cons

    Truly, very little to critique with onboarding. Some of the sequencing of the training sessions could use some tweaking. Sometimes, one is getting an initial deeper dive into a solution BEFORE understanding different parts of the organization and operational function. This can be confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing- It’s working well. Small suggested Tweaks: Do your best to schedule more macro onboarding sessions initially. Have new hire tip sheet sent electronically in outlook on day 1 to new employee so that all of hyperlinks to various sites are easily accessible.print out map of conference rooms and key company buzz words/definitions in new hire packet on day 1.

  2. "Business Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SHYFT Analytics full-time

      Pros

      Lots of opportunity for growth. Friendly and casual atmosphere.

      Cons

      Commuting to Waltham is not convenient for some employees.

    • "Great Onboarding!"

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      Current Employee - CS Business in Waltham, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Disclaimer: I started at SHYFT two weeks ago so my review is for the on boarding process and my experiences so far. Will update as time goes on. So far very impressed with how efficient the on boarding process has been. All of the trainings I have attended have been timed according to subject so as not to take up more time than necessary. SHYFT has also spaced a number of these out so as not to overwhelm new hires....

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      Cons

      A couple things were not as explicitly spelled out such as date the benefits took effect and pay schedule. That said, they disseminated a lot of information at once and a lot of it is online so this may be my own shortcoming in not yet knowing where to look for these.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing! :)

    • Helpful (3)

      "What you need to know ..."

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      Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at SHYFT Analytics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Unlimited vacation time, remote opportunities, free snacks, training program, some genuinely nice people will attract applicants and current employees. You should offer these things when your BA/Solution Consultants are extremely hard at work. If you are new to the workforce, gain your experience here and move on.

      Cons

      Waltham location (which should soon change to Boston) - commute is horrible with not much around to do/eat in the current location. Onboarding needs improvement - while they offer a series of internal training courses, not all of them should be applied to each new hire. Courses should be applicable against the actual experience incurred by the individual (experienced vs. recent grads with no prior work experience)....

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      Advice to Management

      Onboarding can take months which can lead to a pretty slow and boring startup as a new employee. Speed this process up and assign projects a bit more quickly. Solution Consultants have a lot to conquer on a daily basis. Free up some of their time with other qualified resources to balance time and efforts more efficiently. Ex: Testing and hiring more professionals to balance project responsibilities and backup....

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      "Solution Architect"

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      Former Employee - Solutions Architect 
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SHYFT Analytics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      None. They do have a promising product in making, but a product needs not just skilled engineers but like and right minded people. That’s totally missing from leadership.

      Cons

      Definitely the worst decision of my career was accepting role at this company. No room for people who challenge status quo. I, me, myself leadership style.

      SHYFT Analytics Response

      April 27, 2018CEO

      Thanks for your feedback and I'm truly sorry you had a bad experience at SHYFT. We are relentlessly committed to transparency and scaling our unique culture. To that end, I'd like to offer up the opportunity to speak 1:1 on how we could have potentially improved your experience. Please ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Awesome Atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Solutions Developer in Waltham, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great atmosphere, learning environment, fast paced, good benefits, high performers are recognized, free coffee (cold brew)

      Cons

      Gossip/political games. Lots of managers with not so many employees underneath them. No clear career path. Work life balance is a struggle. Commute isn't great, Waltham is convenient to no one via public transportation.

      Advice to Management

      Try to keep the gossip and political games to a minimum. Remember that your people are people first, not just allocations to different projects. Keep the cold brew coming and I think we can change the world!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Still finding its way"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at SHYFT Analytics full-time

      Pros

      Hyper-growth. Lots of opportunity for responsibility and taking on new challenges, so it's very hard to be bored. Friendly and casual atmosphere.

      Cons

      Our words say we're a product company, but our actions say we're still a consulting services company. Lots of unnecessary (IMHO) administrative and management process being introduced as we continue to grow. Working in Waltham is less exciting than downtown, Cambridge, or Somerville.

      Advice to Management

      Substitute process for personal relationships with employees. There's is a cost to tracking and cataloging every metric. If you feel like it's difficult to know what's going on w/o those metrics because of the size of the company, make sure you hire good managers who you can trust to be your proxy.

    • Helpful (6)

      "Comfortable but restrictive"

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      Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Waltham, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SHYFT Analytics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -VERY comfortable, social, friendly company atmosphere -Relaxed dress code -Lots of snacks and coffee -Monthly company status meetings from Execs, very open about plans and current company status, also takes input seriously -'Work comes first' policy, I.e. as long as your work is done as scheduled, hours aren't super important. -Generous bonus package -Management listens to your requests if you're interested in...

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      Cons

      -Flat software stack -'Work comes first' policy often backfires as mismanagement in scheduling results in late hours to get things done last minute -Dichotomy in teams presents blatant respect and priority issues -Tech talent is below average -late hours are frequent due to mismanagement at the senior level, avoid this by being proactive and practice self-discipline for work/life balance -Code handed down from other...

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      Advice to Management

      Shyft prefers to hire new grads with 'potential' and not necessarily relevant education background. This, over time, results in a tech team without much tech talent aside from their immediate job requirements.; which they are extensively trained up in after being hired. While comfortable, this limit future job prospects and brings down the team in the long run, as the team has to rely on senior staff or tech leads for...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "In It To Win It!"

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      Current Employee - Senior Associate in Waltham, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at SHYFT Analytics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The people are by far SHYFTs greatest asset, we work with some of the smartest individuals at the intersection of analytics, life sciences and business. Fast paced dynamic culture and a myriad of learning opportunities if you are willing to take them. Recently moved to unlimited vacation backed by a commitment by management to increase the amount of vacation employees take (this is awesome!), high performance culture,...

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      Cons

      I have had the privilege at working at a few larger startups in the Greater Boston community in the past 6 years and this has helped me put my experience at SHYFT in context. SHYFT like other rapid growth companies has more work to do around systems and process, there is also a great opportunity around internal mobility and opening opportunities for growth for employees on other teams. These and other challenges in my...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to empower and engage managers and directors in decision making, the recent skip level meetings have been amazing in allowing for this happen.

      SHYFT Analytics Response

      January 30, 2018VP, Talent

      Thank you so much for sharing. Your advice is spot on. I see 2018 as a very transformative year for SHYFT. We have a lot of hard work to do, but you all make it worth doing. Thanks again for your transparent and honest feedback. Keep the suggestions coming! ~Mike

    • Helpful (1)

      "Amazing culture and people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Joining SHYFT has been one of the best career decisions I've made! Being a new employee can be tough but SHYFT has an amazing on boarding process and makes you feel like part of organization and culture from day one. Everyone's willing to answer any questions you have and seem genuinely excited to hear new ideas on how things can be more efficient or better

      Cons

      Commute to Waltham not ideal for everybody, it's a really beautiful facility though

      Advice to Management

      keep doing what you're doing!

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