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John Carrington
11 Ratings
  1. "Innovative company with intelligent, fun employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millbrae, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fast-paced, collaborative environment working at the cutting edge to address challenging issues committed to developing a vibrant culture supportive, intelligent and fun coworkers

    Cons

    Going through standard growing pains

    Advice to Management

    create more lines of communication to crowdsource ideas for improvement employees should have opportunities to provide feedback on their managers promote more from within where possible

    Stem2017-07-13
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not big on software quality and performance"

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

    I worked at Stem full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly people but typically outside of the certain technical/product teams.

    Cons

    Culture within certain tech teams is toxic. It's reflected in the quality of goods they produce as them escalating customer complaints and increase in showstopper bugs. Anyone in Quality Assurance awake? Team's a joke with its army of manual testers and so-called test automation experts. Quality is actually WORST as more money is spent on them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy their phony metrics and spin on the statistics. Hire someone who's smart enough to put into context and read between their lies

    Stem2018-11-04
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Leadership. Toxic Culture,"

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    Former Employee - Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stem full-time

    Pros

    Pro is that this is not a big secret . Enough people have worked and interviewed here to come to the same negative conclusions about Stem .

    Cons

    Job seekers , they are known to abruptly cut short your job interviews for whatever the reason . Typically it is this bigheaded character who gets off on doing this to candidates repeatedly . Fellow thinks his stuff does not stink and enjoys the power trip from being the gatekeeper and a jerk . What does that tell you about this place called Stem ?

    Advice to Management

    Work on your Quality Assurance because the quality is obviously POOR .

    Stem2018-09-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice group of people..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stem full-time

    Pros

    Love most of the people I work with here. Really easy to work with, open to ideas and discussions. Don't believe in silos and encourage people to get the work done. Big focus on using Agile company wide to set realistic expectations for everyone involved. Nice location... right next to BART stations in OAK and Millbrae.

    Cons

    Usual growing pains of a late stage startup... some exec level changes recently, so things still need to settle down.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on Agile and keep selling/expanding into new markets!

    Stem2018-06-28
  5. "Business development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stem full-time

    Pros

    Big opportunity in growing market and rapid change

    Cons

    Focus varies. Needs specialization on markets

    Advice to Management

    More effort.

    Stem2018-05-08
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Old, outdated and behind the times technology"

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

    I worked at Stem

    Pros

    Stem's public website, that looks like something you'd do in 1997 HTML homework assignment, is a telling reflection of their culture.

    Cons

    The automation work they brag about is nothing more than lipstick on a fat pig. Army of manual testing grunts behind all this "cutting edge" automation of theirs. Easy pretending to be big bad architects and experts of automation when you have an army of grunts doing your dirty work and covering you for anything that's "too hard to code!"

    Advice to Management

    Time to re-evaluate. 9 people doing the job of 2 is a waste of money and not a sign of good mgt.

    Stem2018-04-07
  7. "Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millbrae, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Startup kinda of! Greening the Grid and making a difference. Very transparent, always trying to get more funding for the company! Free snacks!

    Cons

    No Parking at the facility. Always looking for the next shinny object. Turn over rate excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Good question! Stick with the process and do not vary from it, it will smooth out over time.

    Stem2017-09-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stem full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Culture can be a bit 'old school'

    Stem2017-08-29
  9. "Growing Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millbrae, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Stem full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice people. Management believes in honest and open communication.

      Cons

      Company has a lot of deliverables. Need to prioritize.

      Stem2017-04-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good place to work. Going through growing pains."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Stem full-time

      Pros

      Stem has interesting projects for the engineers to work on. There is a wider variety of technical challenges than many other software-only companies. The people are all pleasant to work with and there are advancement opportunities, but you need to push hard for them. I was very happy during my time there and would recommend it.

      Cons

      There are plenty of growing pains as they try to figure out the product development process. This caused some frustration during product development but the management team is taking steps to rectify the issue.

      Advice to Management

      Team leads need to spend less time in meetings since nearly every decision requires their approval/input. When they are not accessible productivity takes a hit.

      Stem2017-02-22
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