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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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- "Not only are people working in this company really smart, they are also genuinely good people and great to hang out with." (in 25 reviews)
- "Great culture." (in 13 reviews)
- "Best work/life balance that I had" (in 7 reviews)
- "Fantastic people, lots of perks, events, and great office." (in 6 reviews)
- "great colleagues" (in 5 reviews)
- "Management may also overestimate their ability to attract talent, and as such does not care as much as it should about nurturing and retaining talent." (in 9 reviews)
- "If you suck up to senior leadership and abide by their rules then you will succeed here." (in 8 reviews)
- "Terrible track record with middle and upper management." (in 7 reviews)
- "Salaries are low and it does not match up with the demands of the job" (in 4 reviews)
- "pay is lower than comparable companies" (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Jul 2, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Great work culture that emphasizes work-life balance, cultural diversity, and recognition for top performance - The product is awesome and employees are super passionate about it - Engineering has solid technical talent and all the teams have passionate, caring, and intelligent people that act as great co-workers - New management has a clear strategic direction and is extremely transparent
- The 2017 layoffs negatively affected work culture and workspace, but it's rebounded to a normal place again - Salary and compensation is market average, company is willing to pay more for C-level executives than recruiting top, new talent (a strategy I disagree with)3
- 5.0Sep 6, 2020IOS EngineerCurrent EmployeeBerlin
People are very open for support, sharing knowledge - You’re allowed to spend 20% of your time (usually Fridays) on projects not strictly related to your product work. If you’re interested in different technologies, there will be always someone who can help you. Very good work-life balance - for engineers working over-hours or on weekends almost never happens and would be considered as a negative sign. There are many occasions to celebrate wins together, every few months there will be a Friday party hosted by employees and more Great company culture - you can see that many people are really into music - playing instruments, DJing, producing, (…).
If you expect the company that moves and iterates fast, SoundCloud might not be the best place. The amount of tech-debt is quite significant what slows down the engineering a lot. But because of this could be a great place for training your architectural skills, navigating toward goals with limited resources. SoundCloud might improve on testing - since there is no QA team onsite, engineers need to rely on automated tests or external support. This not always can be enough and quite often simple mistakes make it to the production.5