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Tillster Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance here is also quite good (in 4 reviews)

  • There are a few great people here who really work hard (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You will not find another company that is better in San Diego, LA or anywhere in the world (in 5 reviews)

  • Everyone and everything, but being bullied by the Exec Team is the worst (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Room for Improvement but Overall Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think this is a place where a software developer can get lots of great experience, not just in coding, but also in the overall software development lifecycle. The work-life balance here is also quite good. As for the people, most everyone is great and the atmosphere can also be quite fun.

    Cons

    Downside can be the lack of forward movement in certain code base improvements. There's lots of maintenance work as well as opportunities for enhancements, but the effort to make significant redesign and refactoring is stalling.

    Advice to Management

    Give your people the freedom necessary to move this company's technology forward. There are many opportunities to learn here and digging into the code base for maintenance work is one of those. Even so, developers have a creative side and it's healthy to give them the opportunity to express that also.


  2. "Rapid and Dynamic Workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tillster full-time

    Pros

    Great company to jump start your career whether just starting out or seasoned senior. Very fast paced and dynamic workplace where you'll never see the word bored. Teams are generally small enough to allow you to perform multiple work in different areas such as back end, front end, and database management on different servers and platforms.

    Cons

    Requires highly motivated individual who doesn't mind weekly and sometimes daily change of priorities. Assume responsibilities due to lack of leadership and guidance. The path to success is not always clear.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the leadership team and explicitly allow people to take on responsibilities. Need middle managers who are both hands on and are listened to by their managers.


  3. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company with opportunities for career growth
    Nice perks
    Competitive pay
    Good work-life balance
    Very friendly management
    Cool company culture
    The list goes on

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of so far.


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  5. "Everything great so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to work on different projects and grow your skill set
    - Very flexible schedule
    - Excellent, low-cost insurance plans
    - Stocked kitchen with snacks

    Cons

    - Nothing has stuck out.


  6. "New Employee but looking good so far :)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work enviornment and plenty of work that needs to be done
    - Communication is spot on and there are opportunities to share your thoughts on blocks and issues

    Cons

    - None at the moment. Looking forward to working with the company and seeing where it is in the next few years as data and transaction software become more status quo.

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment.


  7. "OUTSTANDING COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a small company where your voice and opinion count, start up mentality with great perks and collaborative environment. The benefits are AMAZING the cost for your medical, dental and vision for the employee & family are as low as you can imagine. I have never seen a company that cares about their employees enough to make sure that the cost of their benefits are as low as possible. The choices are also not small companies Kaiser, Blue Cross or UHC. If you want to work in a place where you count and your voice is heard and your career is in your hands this is where you want to be.

    Cons

    Only con is that Tillster is not a company that many people know about------ That will change very soon

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and push to make Tillster a company that people know about.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "It's as bad as they say"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tillster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth(of yourself). You learn a lot of skills along the way, including software and people
    They are very flexible, time wise. Half of the office is gone on Fridays by the afternoon

    Cons

    Many times, unrealistic deadlines are forced upon you
    All the time, there are little to no clear requirements upon beginning of development
    Many unskilled engineers which use company politics to hide their incompetency
    No good organizational structure. Your title will be totally different compared to what you are actually going to do
    No accountability or teamwork. When things to wrong, fingers point at each other.

    Advice to Management

    When working there, I saw people quitting for a variety of reasons.

    Many had issues with the work/life balance, but there's not much Management can do if there's no money to hire enough employees.

    There were others who left because of the poor culture/people around them. Motivate a positive company culture, and fire negative people early. They are polluting the company.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Career Move of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tillster (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good peers and employees. Money is good as long as they can keep getting money for payroll

    Cons

    Everything else; hostile work environment, 70+hours a week is normal. No support from executives, just deadlines. They spend money like water and give away everything to potential customers

    Advice to Management

    Close shop or rebuild from top down


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Business Intelligence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Inelligencw in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Inelligencw in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tillster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive here. The Exec Team has led this company down the drain. It has been bleeding money for years and there are no products to roll out. The CMO calls Tillster a digital agency not a company that creates real scalable products for the restaurant business. PS-the CMO also tells you not to say Tillster is a digital agency to rest of the team.

    Cons

    Everyone and everything, but being bullied by the Exec Team is the worst. The CEO and CMO love to hear themselves talk. It's sad.

    Advice to Management

    Just shut the front door and close the business. Starbucks and all the other potential clients are building loyalty, ordering and payment solutions in house. If you haven't built a scalable business in as many years you have been around then it's time to pack it in.


  11. Helpful (14)

    "New level of low... Place to work at if all you care about is a paycheck and free snacks."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Support in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tillster (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay well (if you can negotiate).

    - Free snacks, drinks, and occasional lunches.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and integrity from the top executives down to mid level managers. On more than one occasion I have witnessed the CEO yell and belittle another executive in a room full of peers for offering an opinion that differed from hers.

    - Hostile culture between various teams that had cascaded down from friction between managers/directors.

    - Empty promises of change. Those with good intentions and ideas are continually shot down to the point they see no value in speaking up.

    - Wide salary ranges among peers within the same position. Upwards of 35% for those with similar backgrounds and years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting from the top down. Put in competent and passionate leaders who can motivate, rather than individuals who lead by fear/intimidation and care more about their title.



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