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Updated March 9, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, free lunch on fridays, snacks and socials" (in 15 reviews)

  • "free breakfast and free lunch on Monday" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "no structure, no culture, no strategy and a bunch of leaders who have no clue about where they want to see the company heading" (in 5 reviews)

  • "The management has no clue how to run the business, the CEO wants to grow the company but has no vision what so ever" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, needs to fulfill potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    Cool product in a growing market
    Good culture on the technical side
    Friendly environment with super-nice people
    Lots of perks (coffee, snacks, lunches,etc)

    Cons

    Upper management needs to better define vision and integrate recent acquisitions
    Crowded marketplace and product needs to better differentiate itself
    Needs to improve HR processes and improve retention

    Advice to Management

    Define a goal and rally company


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ScribbleLive part-time

    Pros

    Good location and hence good for business

    Cons

    Small settlement with minimum facilities.p

  3. Helpful (13)

    "The Worst - Soulless and without talent"

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

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    The people below management are bright, kind and good at the their jobs But, the system is gerrymandered and resources only half way thought out so good people can't be successful.

    Cons

    Terrible, short sighted management who constantly makes poor decisions without understanding the big picture. They'll buy a terrible product that noone can sell, then lay off 50 people to make up the difference. Then, set up a $100k sales conference for the people that are left, right before closing their office or laying them off. No business sense whatsover.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of management. You are the ones sinking the ship. Not the people you keep letting go because you've set unrealistic expectations (in profit and timelines) for your board.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    Actually very kind people and good products

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, lots of opinions from folks that don’t understand the full picture


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Company is bleeding talent and the rest will jump ship soon before it's too late"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company promises big things but can't deliver. Poor management fails to see big picture and is too focused on the bottom line. Three rounds of layoffs have destroyed trust and employee morale.

    Cons

    Terrible and disconnected management, poor and inaccurate communication, hard to believe anything they say. Unable to motivate and align company towards success.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe management are the ones who should be getting laid off if there's any hope for this company to succeed.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "The only reason the ratings are above a 1 is because you cannot select lower than 1 star."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    To learn what awful looks like so that you can avoid this in the future. Beer on Fridays.

    Cons

    3 ROUNDS OF LAYOFFS IN 7 MONTHS. ENOUGH SAID.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of management.


  7. Helpful (14)

    "A Complete Clown Show"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're remote, you don't have to work that hard.

    If you're in the US, you most likely came in via acquisition, which means you didn't make the personal choice to work for this company aggregator. That helped me sleep at night.

    Visually brings in revenue.

    There's no vision or product leadership, so the silver lining is ~~nothing really matters.~~

    Cons

    There is no ScribbleLive product. Literally everything you see on that janky website has been snatched up via acquisition, then left to languish and die.

    The former CEO was completely clueless about literally everything, yet is somehow revered in the Canadian tech community. Bizarro World. I know nothing of the new CEO, but if he's in any way associated with the former, I'm not optimistic.

    The company doesn't have long. A profitable acquisition seems highly unlikely at this point.

    They've had...3? rounds of layoffs in the past 18 months. So yeah, it's going great! Just take the severance and don't look back.

    Advice to Management

    Shut it down, baby.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Talented, caring workers can't overcome toxic, mismanaged leadership"

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

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    ScribbleLive has a hard-working, diverse team of quality sales, marketing, product, support, and engineering team members. Many of the products in its suite are powerful and extraordinarily useful in the content marketing, creation, and curation spaces.

    Cons

    Horrific management. Truly awful. There is no investment in infrastructure: ScribbleLive takes solid products and guts them and the aspects that make them successful. If you are someone who takes pride in what you do and works hard, you can expect to be dumped upon over and over until you're eventually laid off to be replaced with someone else they will try and squeeze every drop of blood from. Practically no one not in management lasts longer than a year at ScribbleLive. They do not value their employees and a good workplace culture.

    Advice to Management

    You have recently acquired a company: Ion Interactive. They are your last good hope to turn your failing company into something good. I recommend willingly removing the entire management team and replacing them with members of the Ion team. They are the only chance you have of turning this sinking ship around.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Culture Needs Work, Starting From the Top"

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

    I have been working at ScribbleLive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The theoretical product is interesting.
    Some good people.

    Cons

    At it's best, the culture is non-existent, but more often than not, it's toxic. Management is aware of this, but so far, nothing is changing.

    Teams are critically understaffed. Management is aware of this, but so far, nothing is changing.

    Management values time spent more than outcomes produced. So people that claim to work 24/7 are rewarded even if they have little to show for it.

    Some projects lack a well defined end goal. So you felt like you were making things just to make them, and not because they were well thought out or useful.

    The same is true of the product as a whole. The company is acquiring new products and teams at a faster pace than it's building a cohesive product. There are grand plans, but no visible progress toward that goal. The individual products feel very disparate.

    There's a pervasive lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change, and that needs to start with you.

    Slow down on the acquisitions and start building something real.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ScribbleLive full-time

    Pros

    Make friends through shared frustration

    Cons

    I'm still not sure what value their product even has. Management are all yes men

    Advice to Management

    Do something to stop the turnover