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Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "A company that cares more about it's people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShareThis full-time

    Pros

    - Incredible benefits and compensation
    - Lots of autonomy and tons of room for growth
    - Strong leadership and very transparent from the top down
    - Intelligent and caring colleagues
    - Well thought out review process you will find everywhere

    Cons

    - Pivoting to a data business in 2015 was hard.
    - Long commute from SF down to Palo Alto

    Advice to Management

    - Wish we were less humble and more outspoken about the culture here.
    - Keep doing what you're doing, keep supporting your people and keep pushing them.


  2. "Sinking company stinks"

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

    I worked at ShareThis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good engineering team. Very good infrastructure. Chance to work with good engineers.

    Cons

    Old revenue model that makes no sense in competitive ad world. Free, old, poor products. Management is a revolving door. Have been trying to sell for 2 years with no reason for anyone to buy.

    Advice to Management

    None. no hope.

  3. "Looking for a place in a crowded space"

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

    I worked at ShareThis full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
    - Approachable management

    Cons

    - No unique technology or intellectual property
    - Building products that are competing in a crowded space
    - Lack of a long term vision or product strategy
    - Too much emphasis on "culture" with not much thought to differentiated products, software quality or any process
    - Revolving door policy - employees either leave in a year or are let go...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting new vision for the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShareThis full-time

    Pros

    - great team, the people here are fantastic to work with
    - work/life balance, a lot of flexibility when life doesn't go your way (which happens to everyone from time to time, i.e. doctors appt, etc)
    - competitive compensation, speaks for itself

    Overall: There definitely was a time when I felt a bit lost in what exactly the company was trying to do in the past few years but recent changes and the addition of some new senior leadership has really convinced me of the company's new vision and goal.

    Cons

    - transition from adtech to a data-as-a-service was rocky
    - culture is more mature than a typical startup

    Advice to Management

    None - they seem to know what they're doing


  5. "Dynamic Business, Venture-Backed, Thoughtful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShareThis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really great people to work with and actively trying to solve changing business problems in the publisher, media and marketer landscape. Plenty of adult leadership but with a nimble eye on where the market is heading and how to position our company in the thickest part. There's a lot of focus on creating a solid culture that strives to develop collaborative, team work.

    Cons

    While venture-backed, we're not a startup per se. Sustained profitability is more of what we are after; so, for people looking for a series A or B type of experience, we could be too mature.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun culture, but no product innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ShareThis full-time

    Pros

    The people are fun and easy to work with
    Pay and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    The company shifted too much focus on sales and revenue generation and let its product culture slide. Now the product offering feels stale


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShareThis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great technology and engineering culture keep you at cutting-edge. Docker, Kubernetes, Microservice, AWS, ReactJS, test-driven, CD/CI etc..
    2. People are talented and very friendly
    3. Have a super good sales and marketing team
    4. A lot of transparency
    5. Challenging problems to solve

    Cons

    Difficult to grow in Adtech industry

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Highly recommend ShareThis!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing culture
    Smart people solving big problems
    Supportive environment
    Testing culture

    Cons

    There are no major cons at ShareThis


  9. Helpful (4)

    "difficult to compete in an extremely competetive industry"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ShareThis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you will get experience with the latest tech stack: kubernetes, aws, meteor, kafka, guice
    free food monday - thursday
    quarterly hackathon
    nice social spaces to work in, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    no career path, 1 on 1 sessions not useful
    way too much old infrastructure debt which makes it difficult to deliver new features
    the company tried to develop an adtech rtb platform but failed, its now trying to work directly with publishers
    focus is on 'fast' iterations using existing tools, code quality is an afterthought.
    leadership is scared that learning new frameworks, languages will lead to 'context switch'
    insurance premiums are higher than most and quality is not the best, vision plan only covers frames every 2 years.
    no 401k matching
    'unlimited' vacation as opposed to accrual
    current months okrs have no relation to the ones from the previous month
    high engineering turnover (most people dont stay more than a year)

    Advice to Management

    hire better tech leads (people who know to use the unix command line)
    dont mix roles of tech leadership with engineering management
    hire faster (teams need to scale quickly )


  10. "Sr. Product Manager - Enjoyed working here!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ShareThis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working at ShareThis and I miss it! Sometime I feel like I should go back! It is one of the few companies, which has sense of team and helped each other out to be successful. Engineering team was one of the best teams, who loved solving tough problems.

    Bonus points:
    Nice office space
    Catered lunch on Monday Wednesday & Thursday.

    Cons

    When i was there on 2014, they were just starting with mobile.


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