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Going on 2 years at current 500+ employee “unicorn” $1B SaaS company. My ~100 accounts have ~$75M annual revenue. The internal analytics systems I built are referenced by c-suites/executives, provide insight to guide product/content development, built the framework for how success teams operate, and are a pillar of the tech value stack for business partners. Salaried at $60k, no bonuses/commissions, never gotten a raise. How do I navigate that conversation? Nothing has come from my efforts.
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- 5.0Mar 2, 2022EDU DepartmentFormer Intern, less than 1 year
This company completely feels like a family. I’ve never seen a company treat the interns as well as they do.
They don’t have a production company attached so we can just continue to work there afterwards. Haha but really, I wish I could have extended another six months.
- 5.0Jan 10, 2022Anonymous InternFormer Intern
Talented individuals and some of the greatest minds in the industry.
None. Adding this line so I can bypass 5 word minimum limit.1
- 2.0Aug 15, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Steady paycheck, flexible hours, decent benefits
It's no surprise most of the glowing reviews on here are from interns because honestly, they are treated really well at SideFX, because they are truly valued by all layers of management. It's not the same for employees, who are constantly left in the dark by upper management, not trusted to do their jobs by controlling managers, and often stuck filling the same role responsibilities for 5-10-15 years, as the company favors making external hires over promoting from within. It's also very siloed and political, with most staff favoring doing their own thing over collaboration, often feels like a kill or be killed environment, with staff looking out for themselves instead of each other. It's a very unhealthy environment it's sad to say.11SideFX Software Response6y
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We work very hard to create a positive culture, and are saddened to hear that this has not been your experience. Please come chat with any member of the senior team. It is important to us that your time working here is fulfilling, with many opportunities to learn and grow. We are committed to listening to your feedback and suggestions with an open mind. SideFX Senior Team
- 5.0Jan 22, 2014InternCurrent Intern, less than 1 yearSanta Monica, CA
An opportunity to be surrounded by experienced, talented individuals who know how to use they Houdini software. The ability to showcase your work to global industry clients and gain connections to opportunities that interest you. The flexibility to focus on what you are interested and being paired with an industry mentor that will help foster your growth.
The pay is barely sustainable but is better than nothing (what you normally receive from other larger studios).
- 5.0Aug 22, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
You get to delve inside the newest build of Houdini all day and at your own pace learn as much as you want to. You have a lot of freedom to work on projects that you are interested to and everyone at Side Effects is great. Amazing people, a fast computer, and Houdini is just awesome. You learn A LOT at this internship
There wasn't any cons. It's really up to you on how much you want to get out of your internship. The resources are all there.
- 5.0Jun 8, 2015InternFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSanta Monica, CA
Amazing opportunity to dive into Houdini full time. When I worked there it was just before the release of Houdini 14. So got to work with a lot of new and interesting features. Great chance to collaborate with fellow interns. Houdini is so big, and so many ways to do things we never arrived at the solution the same way and learned a lot from each other.
None really. The internship is yours to do with what you want. Possibly run into frustrations if you aren't self motivated.
- 5.0Jan 11, 2018Anonymous InternFormer Intern
The best and fastest way to learn Houdini is to surround yourself with the people who made it. Beer on Fridays Everyone there is extremely friendly, company culture is great and easy to settle into The staff there cares about the success of the interns while they are there as well as when they leave and go off into the industry Jeff Wagner
Toronto is cold during winter
- 5.0Oct 13, 2017Anonymous InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearSanta Monica, CA
Working and learning from accomplished industry veterans, interacting with R&D, friendly and helpful people at both locations. Great location in California.
Structure is a bit lose - work on whatever personal projects you feel like. Very helpful and always challenging to make your work better though.1
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SideFX Software has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5, based on over 38 reviews left anonymously by employees. 94% of employees would recommend working at SideFX Software to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
94% of SideFX Software employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated SideFX Software 4.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.