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Updated Oct 10, 2020

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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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Pros
  • "Good benefits and some cool perks.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and nice people(in 11 reviews)
  • "great benefits and decent pay(in 7 reviews)
  • "1. Intelligent colleagues.(in 6 reviews)
  • "3. Generous salary for the Seattle area, unless you consider public companies with stock options.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good benefits

    Oct 10, 2020 - IT Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on company direction

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good people...

    Sep 13, 2020 - Principal Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, interesting technology, decent work/life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    Unstable, poor communication, multiple layoffs.

    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Highs and Lows

    May 26, 2020 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work in some departments. Good benefits. Involved in a lot of Seattle issues.

    Cons

    Loads of change. Sort of in an in-between mode. not hiring much currently

    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fun and Inventive Workspace

    Jul 3, 2019 - Contract Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, the work is different every day, the management team is supportive, the benefits are good, the work schedule is good, communication is great, easy to commute, lots of great perks, fun events, they take good care of their employees and really care about work/life balance

    Cons

    I'm happy with everything so far!

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Free, free, free at last.

    Sep 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, good benefits, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Don't expect to have a personal life, nor employment security. You'll be subject to the whims of the Owner and management. Upper level management talks a good game about the value of employees and employee empowerment. Talk is apparently cheap. In actual practice a culture of intimidation and quick termination exists within mid-level management, and HR backs them up.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Finance

    Jul 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, a lot of opportunities to work on diverse projects, good benefits, strong leadership team.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as other large companies in the area

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Complete lack of planning and forsight

    Feb 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and some cool perks.

    Cons

    I have never seen anyplace that wastes more time and energy because of poor planning. Everything is reactionary. EVERYTHING. I understand when you work for a dynamic individual that things can change quickly but this is unbelievable and unsustainable. This company goes through people like nothing I've ever seen. If not for a core of dedicated tough people this company would sink.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Culture of fear

    Jun 15, 2016 - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talented, smart, hard working colleagues. Good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Several previous posters mention a culture of fear and they are spot on. It's a culture of fear that will not change because it comes directly from Paul Allen. "Owner meetings" as they are called are unpredictable and can go well or poorly depending on Paul's mood. Senior management operates on his whim and therefore the company lacks strategy and clear level-headed directional planning. Senior management will do anything to keep their well-paying jobs: they repeatedly move/alter project goals/direction and blame their employees when projects don't go as planned. Self-preservation at Vulcan is senior management's primary goal. A series of poor hires at the C-suite level have sent the company reeling. The technology department, in particular, is in upheaval and the new leader has a complete disregard for his team. Company morale has taken another massive beating.

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    32 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Interesting Work, Culture of Fear

    Jun 15, 2014 - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This company has very smart people who desire to do well. The benefits are good and the 401k match is great. The work is interesting. There are celebrations (Cinco de Mayo) with beer and wine.

    Cons

    Am approaching my six month anniversary and realize that I have made a mistake. There is a climate of fear. If you make a mistake or express an unpopular opinion, you go on the radar screen for being fired. Everyone is just a disposable pawn. This is a small company, yet the CEO doesn't interact with the employees. My coworkers tell me that the way to survive is to stay under your desk and keep your head down.

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    18 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    The highest highs, and the lowest lows

    Apr 24, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities in some positions to work on interesting projects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunities in some positions to work on the dumbest ideas you've never heard of; be prepared to be assigned work based on the fact that they fired the person in front of you. Armed with no tools (including the reason why the previous person failed), no support, no expectation of succeeding, no additional salary and no change in title, you will also be gone someday. Do not expect the bonuses or pay raises you are promised when hired.

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    14 people found this review helpful
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