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The New Office Reviews

Updated Dec 25, 2017

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Dean Dzurilla
20 Ratings
  1. "It was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The New Office full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good company to work at

    Cons

    Lost contract and job was eliminated, not a ton of perks

    The New Office2017-12-25
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Don't make the same mistake I made: working for TNO"

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

    I worked at The New Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hour, decent product, no micromanagement

    Cons

    Two words: CEO and CTO. Nobody knows what the CEO is doing. He will hire people and fire them just because he changed his mind on whether that person is needed. Why hire first place if you don't know for sure? CTO is doing his own things and doesn't really help others for their company to grow. No reason to join this company. Yes they are saying they are a startup but been saying that for years. They are not really...

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    Advice to Management

    No advice for them as CEO and CTO won't be changed.

    The New Office2017-02-02
  3. Helpful (15)

    "Deceitful, Unethical, Lacking Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The New Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's no reason you should ever consider working for this company.

    Cons

    You don't have to go farther than this Glassdoor reviews page to see the true evil that lies below this company. Notice how both the CEO and CTO have (quite desperately) advertised their own company and attacked previous reviewers in an attempt to increase their own ratings. This company is lead by people who blame their mistakes on their team, and think all they need to do to succeed is entirely replace their development...

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    Advice to Management

    There is no advice that will save this company. You've been getting valid advice for years, and completely ignoring it. Sorry, but there's no hope for people like you.

    The New Office2016-12-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "The Hardest Working Team in Austin"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The New Office full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Thank you for reading these reviews. Opinion is split as you’ve probably seen. Some are good. Others are great. A few are downright nasty. Many are true. Some are exaggerations. Others are flat out lies. As the founder and CEO of The New Office, I’d like to offer my perspective on the company. We have a great team. Our people are wickedly talented and diverse. Smart too. We’re capable of achieving what companies...

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    Cons

    We’re not a perfect company. We have gaps in our business and product that need addressing. We struggle with prioritization. We get ahead of ourselves too much. It was a difficult transition. We grew fast. We turned down an offer to sell the company. Said buyer then recruited away many employees. Others left. We lost customers. We took action - some of which was negative and reactive. Things got tense....

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    Advice to Management

    Passionate people argue. That’s what they do. Creativity causes conflict. That’s what it does. Don’t shy away from either. Embrace it. Find others that do the same. Focus. Keep your heads down. But don’t forget to look over your shoulders either. Someone is always coming to get you. Andy Grove was right. Those who tell you otherwise are lying or don’t know any better. Success breeds contempt. Look at some...

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    The New Office2016-06-17
  5. "Great Vision and Great Excitement"

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The New Office full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It has taken us a while, but I feel we have finally matured to the point where we have the greatest clarity, vision, and direction for both the product and the company. And as a result, there is great excitement across the entire team, which can be seen in people's faces and in the things that they say. It's quite refreshing to be part of a team where everyone cares about the company, is excited about the direction...

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    Cons

    It would be nice if our company metrics were more automated and prominently displayed. I know we discuss them, but if we could display them in the office on a TV monitor for all to see, that would be great because then everyone can see at a glance what is going on and what needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore any of the older glassdoor reviews - they don't accurately reflect us as a company - only focus on the ones that are being made by current team members.

    The New Office2016-06-11
  6. Helpful (8)

    "CEO has serious anger issues"

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

    I worked at The New Office

    Pros

    Lots of good people working there while I was there. The company was actually under a different name (vConstruct).

    Cons

    The CEO has serious anger issues. As mentioned in other reviews the turnover here is unbelievable due to the lack of leadership and anger issues of the CEO. The company has changed names at least 3 times, and I suspect much of it has to do with the bad reputation (i.e. CEO believes he can wipe the slate clean by changing the name of the company).

    Advice to Management

    Dean should seek anger management, and Art should move onto a better opportunity.

    The New Office2016-05-16
  7. Helpful (7)

    "A wake up call for a bright eyed bushy tailed me"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The New Office for more than a year

    Pros

    The product itself is interesting and has promise

    Cons

    I worked there for 2 years when I was much younger and admittedly knew next to nothing about the world. I was lured in with smooth energetic talk and false promises. I'm now a pretty rock star engineer. To describe what is wrong in a single word: Leadership. There are two people who were, at the time I was present, primary stakeholders. I'm referring to Dean Dzurilla and Art Ardolino. The primary problem is Dean. I'm...

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    Advice to Management

    Ditch the CEO.

    The New Office2016-05-07
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Easily the most hostile, bizarre place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The New Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - my fun, incredibly smart co-workers before they all quit because the CEO is a nut job

    Cons

    Where to begin- -The CEO has intense anger issues. Literally screamed at his employees AND threw office furniture. Burns most of bridges. Is openly hostile to everyone in the office. Possibly bi-polar -CEO has created a culture of suspicion and unhappiness. Once the exodus of talented folks began their departure from TNO he started interrogating his employees about their plans and what they know about their colleagues...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire someone else to run TNO. No, hire a consultant or recruiting firm to hire a CEO, because your judgement is not to be trusted.

    The New Office2016-03-03
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The New Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company's product shows great promise. If the leadership can pull things together, they will almost certainly be successful. At one point, they somehow tricked skilled, fun people into working there. (They all left)

    Cons

    Some of the most stressful moments in my life are a direct result of this company's mismanagement and hostile culture. I was excited to build something great, but it became abundantly clear that I would be building nothing. Management is so crippled by indecision and burned bridges, they will likely never do anything with much impact. New ideas and suggestions were encouraged, but employees were chastised when their...

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    Advice to Management

    Good culture is not something that you can just claim to have. You must build it over time with trust and respect. Angry screaming is never okay.

    The New Office2016-01-22
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Run in the other direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The New Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We had many amazing employees at this company. The product is good, and the work was never boring. The office is in a great part of town.

    Cons

    The CEO has serious anger problems. The yelling was sometimes so bad that it carried across the office through closed doors. While the product is decent, turnover is so bad that you can hardly execute on anything. Senior management (read: owners) constantly change their minds about what they want to build and how they run their business, so it becomes impossible to focus on a common goal. This company just can't execute,...

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    Advice to Management

    The CEO should take a long, long vacation. Possibly permanently. Bring someone in who can change the culture and execute on the vision. Someone who values the employees. And someone who doesn't run a business based on what emotions they're feeling that day.

    The New Office2016-01-23
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