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Snagajob Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Some really fun and great people work here (in 8 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is very good with good working hours (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior leadership has been a revolving door for the past three years and it (in 3 reviews)

  • Either way, the continual knee-jerk changes in direction results in good people leaving, either from layoffs or for better opportunities (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (18)

    "Dysfunctional cult of sociopaths"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Fun and open work environment.
    Free coffee, popcorn, and sometimes beer.
    Some great use of technology and some very bright people work there, although the crazies far outnumber them.

    Cons

    First off, let me say this review is for my time at Snagajob in the Spring of 2012. I never wrote a review then because I was so thoroughly disgusted after leaving that I could not have cared less. But after recently seeing that this place has a favorable rating of 3.7 on Glassdoor, I owed it to readers to know my story. I've been in IT for over two decades and Snagajob is the absolute worst, and I've had some major disappointments in both the private and government sector.

    I worked at Snagajob for less than a month. The first week was great, but then I got the most disrespectful, unwarranted, condescending beat down in my entire life on week two. I was talked to with complete disdain by a person who was a complete micromanager, who was a horrible low-talker, who didn't have any personal skills, who was obviously unqualified for the job, and who completely disregarded my wealth of experience and knowledge, that would have totally crushed her work if I would have ended up staying at that asylum. At the end of the second week, she took me aside in a conference room for 30 minutes and proceeded to berate me in a very offensive, passive-aggressive manner that was the most bizarre thing I ever experienced in the workplace. Complete sociopath, as were a handful of her co-workers that I encountered.

    At the start of week three I was looking forward to working with a different person assigned to me during the so-called 6-week bootcamp, but the first thing she did that Monday morning was inform me I'd be spending another week with her because my "performance was so abysmal" the week before. Those were her exact words. How's that for a good morning?

    Since my quick exit from that mess in 2012, I've encountered seven other former Snaggers with similar experiences. I even tried talking one guy out of going there, but he didn't listen. Five months later he was let go after being set up for failure. This scenario is not uncommon there. Avoid it like the plague.

    Advice to Management

    Admit that you spend more time on marketing your facade and phony reputation and not enough time on your products or your people. Fire the sociopaths and control freaks, and rebuild that crazy culture from the ground up. I don't know how you can get any new employees with your horrible reputation in Richmond, and beyond.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This place is a joke."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great co-workers.
    Nice location by the pavilion.
    Hardly ever worked over 40 hours.

    Cons

    The say "work hard, play hard" all the time, but don't do the play hard.
    They can't figure out how to move forward, they keep rewriting the same code and processes over and over.
    If you aren't a drinker, you won't fit in.
    There used to be a drive to improve the site in speed and relevancy, now it's all about increasing advertising.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Complete Train Wreck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snagajob full-time

    Pros

    - Some genuinely nice people who want to do the right thing
    - Incredible office space
    - Creative environment

    Cons

    - The culture is absolutely horrible. Don't believe the hype. Tons of backstabbing, management favoritism, heavy use of character assassination by senior management.
    - Executive management values tenure more than career experience. If you're an experienced professional, your experience won't be valued.
    - Expect to be moved around to new positions as management tries to "figure it out."
    - In an effort to keep everyone happy, everyone winds up miserable.
    - Overwhelming fear of change throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    You have proven that you are completely untrustworthy. In an effort to save yourself, you are hurting an incredible number of people. Show some real courage by doing what might be hard for you, but right for the company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    ""Culture" is a clever guise, don't be a part of the meat market if you're in sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free coffee and water
    - A pretty comfortable chair to sit in

    Cons

    - Sales people treated bad.
    - Company-wide support and performance are poor.
    - A meat market for sales people

    Advice to Management

    You should do a better job of portraying the true nature of the sales positions and deflect candidates that won't enjoy telemarketing. Also, you hired way outside of your predicted market opportunity.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "All fluff and no substance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay
    Solid financial backing
    Poised for growth
    Charitable activities
    Experienced executive leadership team
    Ping pong and slide

    Cons

    Weekly company meetings
    Incompetent HR group
    Incompetent Accounting Group
    Incompetent middle management
    Favoritism
    No process
    Key resources leaving the company

    Advice to Management

    Define processes
    Keep your word
    Open door policy
    Become more transparent
    Set realistic and achievable goals
    Don't keep employees in the dark


  7. "Finance"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great. Salaries are above average.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, little communication throughout the dept for info that needed to complete your job

    Advice to Management

    Cut out most of the useless meetings that do not benefit anyone. Hire more experienced employees

    Snagajob Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Senior Director, Snagger Services

    Thank you for your candid review! I agree that one of my favorite things about Snagajob is the people. I look forward to coming to work because of the awesome Snaggers I get to learn from every day ... More


  8. Helpful (11)

    "beautiful disaster"

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

    Pros

    - slide
    - benefits, 401k, vacation time
    - atmosphere, amenities
    - people, good culture considering
    - relaxed environment

    Cons

    - Management
    - blind leading the blind
    - vision, no idea what the mission statement even means
    - snagalabs
    - snagashift
    - tech, trying to clean up mess
    - launch products entirely too soon
    - communication
    - sales environment (goose eggs month to month for some folks, I've never seen this)
    - up top management, small company that has become a puppet to VC money
    - comp plan a mess
    - salaries for certain sales people, selling job postings
    - infrastructure
    - on and on

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good Company Gone Bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers (though many of them have left)

    Cons

    Terrible decisions made in 2016. Commissions were destroyed. SLT doesn't value their employees. Culture on the decline

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of hipocracy and the dictatorship mentality. Stop robbing your salespeople of their hard earned commissions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best places to work in Richmond"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun place to work. Loads of team spirit.

    Cons

    management lacks ability to manage.

    Advice to Management

    train your managers


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