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Snagajob Reviews

Updated June 6, 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. "Smart, passionate people. Great mission."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are really smart and driven
    The culture is fun and collaborative
    The office space is incredible
    After some recent changes, there's a really strong executive team in place that have a good vision for where Snagajob needs to go
    Even after being around for 13+ years, there's still a start-up vibe
    Get to be a part of making a serious impact in people's lives (connecting hourly workers with employers)

    Cons

    There's been a lack of focus in the past, but new leadership has seemed to improve that

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on what's best for the job seekers and employers


  2. "Passion, Excitement, and Growth - Snagajob might have found that rare balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager, Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High energy and passionate organization. Great work life balance, gym in office (employees focused on wellness, workouts midday are common), emphasis on giving back to the community, lots of social events, office olympics (Chair Soccer Arena!). Majority of the team has more than 5 years of tenure which for a tech company is impressive. The leadership team (most new in past 2 years) has done a great job of renewing the excitement of the growth ahead for the company. The socially conscious nature of the business is embraced by the team which creates a cool vibe combined with focus on growing. Paternity leave, good vacation policy, perks like season tickets to major sports teams, yoga classes, classes on cool topics like wine tasting, how to grill, self defense, etc. Employees are called Snaggers and the culture makes it very evident why it has been voted one of the best places to work in America, 7 years running.

    Cons

    The company is growing and with that is experience growing pains, that aren't insurmountable. Hiring needs to be accelerated to keep up with demand. Company needs more outside perspectives to complement the currently talented team. The accelerated hiring has added more people which makes maintaing the culture a bit more of a challenge, but a priority. The company has gone through a lot of change from 2011 to 2013 as evident by new leadership, some scars from that period remain, but are mostly gone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the positives, as it is contagioius.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing turnaround at Snagajob"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snagajob was just awarded Top 20 Best Places to Work for the 7th straight year, and it's clear why. "Snaggers" have a passion for the mission-- helping job seekers around the country find employment-- and enjoy coming to work every day. The culture is hard to beat. Work-life balance is a plus. I've referred several friends to the company. Snagajob recently opened an office near Washington, DC, so it's not just for Richmond folks anymore.

    Cons

    Training isn't super formalized, but they're working on making it much more structured.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The company has done a 180 in the past 2 years since the new CEO and leadership came on board.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great New Direction!"

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    Current Employee - Franchise Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Franchise Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office culture is truly refreshing compared to many other organizations (especially in Sales), but more importantly the overall direction of the company and new product focus (starting to address any areas where we may fall short) is a great change of pace from where the company was headed previously.

    Cons

    There are times where the office culture is touted almost too much. As an SAJ employee you have to be accountable to your projects/quota/whatever and for new folks this can be confusing as they might be blinded by the cultural advertisements and in for a rude accountability awakening if they fall short of their expected production. Not necessarily a bad thing, but culture needs to be seen as secondary to being successful and accountable in your role.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the direction and company involvement in that direction. The turnaround is still in full-swing, but looks like we are headed in a great direction.


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People. Great Culture. Everyone is very supportive and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Sales is almost all cold calling. It can get very boring and frustrating. Gets hard to hit quota.


  6. "CAP"

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

    Pros

    Everyone embodies CAP (collaborative, accountable, passionate) from the Directors to the Specialists to the CEO on a daily basis. Culture is very contagiously positive and have never met individuals so passionately passionate about helping others; Company also encourages employees to participate in local non profit organizations and events.

    Cons

    Communication sometimes, especially when projects are being released, reworked, or being patched up.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever the management is doing, it's working well.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every employee is empowered to make a difference. It's a pleasure to go to work everyday knowing you are making a difference, doing meaningful work and collaborating with smart people.

    Atmosphere is very fun while demanding. Everyone is teated with respect while still having fun.

    Cons

    Growing so fast that days can be long and frustrating at times. Need to keep culture strong through change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open line of communication with your employees. With all of the new hires some snaggers are feeling like we've completely changed our ability to have fun and get work done.

  8. "Love SAJ"

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

    I have been working at Snagajob (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and office environment!

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company in an Important Space"

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

    Pros

    - Passionate teams who care about the problem Snagajob is solving for hourly workers
    - Engaged user base who finds value in the product
    - Strong leadership/CEO who understands how to grow a business and has a solid track record doing that

    Cons

    - Older company, so there is some legacy technology in place. The history is also a benefit as they have had longer to develop the large base of users.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep moving toward the compelling vision that you've painted!


  10. "Solid company with amazing potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great product leadership
    -significant investment in ux and design thinking
    -innovation lab has awesome vision and results
    -massive market opportunity and potential impact
    -still small enough to own big part of business
    -office expansion in new geos, esp. DC and SF

    Cons

    -many opportunities, so prioritization can be hard
    -sometimes too focused on metrics vs outcomes
    -some legacy products requiring platform investments

    Advice to Management

    -continue to invest in product, UX, and engineering
    -streamline goal setting process and continue efforts to empower teams to give them ownership of HOW to achieve key results


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