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Simply Hired Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • of working at Simply Hired, namely free lunch, fun company-wide events, and lots of yummy snacks (in 15 reviews)

  • Collaborative work environment, great team, strong leadership and great product (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Inflated titles and salaries in some places despite cost-cutting everywhere else (in 3 reviews)

  • In the past three months, I've seen half of the Executive team leave (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Hi"

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

    I worked at Simply Hired full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Taught me good lessons.

    Cons

    Management is ok. They could have done better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sell outs"

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

    Pros

    The food was ok I guess?

    Cons

    sold out to main competitor


  3. "ok company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Content Solution Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Content Solution Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work.

    Cons

    Management and CEO are not smart and don't know how to run the company.


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  5. "Great Experience, Lagging Technology"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learn a ton, Cool perks, a fun and educational environment with lots of great people and an amazing and inspiring founder.

    Cons

    The technology lagged far behind the competitor and it showed. Indeed handed us our lunch and sales took the brunt of the blame when it was obvious that we had the same website, better sales people, and an awesome team in most facets. We just didn't have nearly the back end firepower indeed did and that took us out.

    Advice to Management

    Should have given up far sooner. Selling to recruit or $54M is a poor showing to say the least, and rebooting the sales team over and over again was evidence that senior leadership was truly blind to what the real problem was for all those years, especially after Gautam left.


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great product and performance, cost effective and flexible solution for employers.

    Cons

    Board of Directors closed down our operations and the entire team was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    None - company is no longer operating.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great, Fun Experience"

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

    I have been working at Simply Hired full-time

    Pros

    Great management
    Flexible work schedule
    Getting to work with a team that had a clear sense of direction
    Numerous opportunities to grow I'm both career and skills

    Cons

    Consistentcy, follow-up on the visions given. Several goals in 2015 didn't carry through and there were delays to the performance reviews promised.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of letting people go that aren't contributing and hiring those that can make a difference


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Key Accounts Director"

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, great team, strong leadership and great product! Simply Hired is taking business from the job boards and other competitors!

    Cons

    No real cons to share......really enjoy the company and we have an awesome team! Strong competition in the marketplace, but we do it differently and better!

    Advice to Management

    We didn't lose, we just ran out of time. Thanks for your vision, leadership and inspiring us to work hard.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lost of words..."

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

    I have been working at Simply Hired full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues I've ever had a chance to work with. There were a few key managers that were down in the weeds & understood company pain points.

    Cons

    Executive team that completely lacked in true leadership and direction. Transparency was always discussed and "implemented" - but never genuine.

    Advice to Management

    Moot point.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just so so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Engineers are smart, friendly and helpful
    Free lunch and other food

    Cons

    Management is poor
    The company would rather hire senior people outside instead of promoting its own junior ones


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not surprised the company died"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Good learning opportunity
    -Nice coworkers - I made good friends there!
    -Free lunch
    -Flexible working schedule

    Cons

    -I'm sad to hear Simply Hired died, but I'm not surprised given my experience months prior:
    -No direction nor transparency. Lots of false starts on projects. Few projects that do make it through are axed just weeks before launch. New fires to put out every day, general havoc
    -Didn't value (most) employees. First, very low starting salary with promised 'quarterly reviews and raises' that never materialized. Then, questionable terminations for 'performance-based' reasons. Then, outsourcing.
    -Inflated titles and salaries in some places despite cost-cutting everywhere else. Alarming inconsistencies between actual contributions and compensation (eg. employee with < 1 year experience and minimal contributions is "mid level", while team lead with > 5 years experience is "junior")

    Advice to Management

    -How can you grow a business with no plan and no employees to execute it? Even a company with 30M unique visitors each month will die eventually if you do nothing
    -Next time, make a plan and treat your employees well so they implement it for you



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