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Twelvefold Reviews

Updated Feb 1, 2017

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Twelvefold for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, great work culture. With such a small NYC office, we felt like a tight-knit team.

    Cons

    It was sometimes a challenge to overcome communication barriers between the SF headquarter office and the NY satellite office.

    Twelvefold2015-09-26
  2. "Textbook Case of Mismanagement; Cautionary Tale"

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

    I worked at Twelvefold full-time

    Pros

    I'll try to put a more nuanced focus on this than previous posters, with whom I agree wholeheartedly. The best pro was a single-minded focus on margins and profit. While not exactly a start-up, this company operated as a lean, no-frills enterprise, and needed to do so to survive. I respected that, and I still do. Any company can claim that they're all about service, innovation, thought leadership, etc, but at the end...

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    Cons

    -Extremely high turnover rates; they don't do a formal calculation, but I'd estimate it at 60% per year -No full-time HR person; many new hires' skills and experiences were incompatible or insufficient for their jobs, and were mostly let go -As a result, other employees took on responsibilities (basically second jobs) they were not hired for, for no additional compensation -For work-life balance, flip a coin. Sometimes...

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    Advice to Management

    This company was scrapped and has taken on a second life as "Spectrum Platform Company," with nearly all previous management displaced. The advice to anyone who sees this is: if you see one or two of the cons at your own company, congrats! You're already taking the necessary step of going on Glassdoor. If you see a lot of these red flags pop up, and justify it along the lines of "well...it's a start-up, so..." for...

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    Twelvefold2017-02-02
  3. "Worse Company Ever"

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

    I worked at Twelvefold full-time

    Pros

    The SF office has a stove.

    Cons

    Nothing. Pretty sure the company closed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work again.

    Twelvefold2017-01-25
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twelvefold

    Pros

    Salary/Pay is about the only pro at that company. That and if you're looking to work for a few months to get severance, it's the place for you

    Cons

    pretty much every thing else are cons there including management, product, morale, vacation policy, work/life balance, i.e. You can't have a life

    Twelvefold2016-04-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Twelvefold full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting industry, and the technology/platform had a wealth of potential after it was first launched in 2011

    Cons

    As some other reviewers have shared, the management is much more focused on maintaining a healthy margin vs paying attention to the trends within the industry. Very out of touch at most levels within the organization. Despondent culture, low morale, and weak leadership combine to create a destructive and corrosive work environment. Coupled with a revolving door of clients, low compensation, and no discernable long term...

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    Advice to Management

    In your next venture shift your focus to areas like client retention and delivering a product that provides real value. Hire people that have the prerequisite skills to be successful at their positions, especially in leadership roles. Show some loyalty and appreciation for your employees. And openly communicate your direction for the company so people understand the goals they're working toward. You'll create a much more...

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    Twelvefold2016-03-31
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible"

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

    I worked at Twelvefold

    Pros

    The technology might have potential if it was being brought to market properly

    Cons

    CEO is a world class doucheb*g who you will dream about punching in the mouth. From the top down its a poor company culture and office culture. They are more worried with their margins and the books and the VCs then listening to what the market says they need to do to win new business. Could fall apart at any time too...... like 70% of the company's revenue came from 3 customers

    Advice to Management

    Care about more than just your margins.

    Twelvefold2016-02-12
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Nose-dive after a merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Twelvefold for more than a year

    Pros

    The industry itself is quite promising. It's a highly competitive and vibrant space where we could be making a lot of impact. The firm is positioned to add value to its clients with its secret sauce.

    Cons

    Ever since the merger with the company that provided technical services in early this year, everything took a nose dive. It was a surprise to many, since the company was often unresponsive, and was not delivering. Within weeks of the merger, a bulk of the engineering team left in disgust. The insult didn't end there. Employees of the other company were promoted to be VPs, pushing out all of the existing employees....

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    Advice to Management

    Do a fire sale. The management has already set fire on it. In the meanwhile, start communicating.

    Twelvefold2015-09-03
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Needs to invest in people and culture"

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

    I worked at Twelvefold full-time

    Pros

    - The people were great (non-exec team) - The hours were manageable - Pet Friendly; Leon made the day bearable

    Cons

    - The Exec Team doesn't care about culture or the people that work there - Their benefits/perks are not competitive with market and they care more about the bottom line rather than valuing their employees - Lack of transparency and communication in every way to both employees and clients - No moral fiber amongst the CEO; he places blame on everyone else instead of taking responsibility for his mistakes

    Advice to Management

    - Be honest to both clients and employees, don't try to lie and spin things. People value honest and admitting when you are wrong a lot more - Follow your word; do what you say and say what you do - Value company culture and the people that work there just as much as money... believe that your employees are your biggest asset or else you will continue to lose them

    Twelvefold2015-04-13
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