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Updated Jun 24, 2022

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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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  • "The benefits are good and the 401k match is great.(in 29 reviews)
  • "In spite of this culture that is still trying to define itself and work itself out, for the most part the people here are brilliant, passionate, and committed people who truly want to do inspiring and impactful work.(in 10 reviews)
  • "great benefits and decent pay(in 6 reviews)
  • "1. Intelligent colleagues.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Great opportunities to work on a variety of projects(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Top Notch People, Challenging Work Culture

    Jun 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Paul Allen and team are doing great things in this world and I applaud them. Great pay and benefits. Great training and social outreach programs. The recruiting process is stellar. They spare no expense. Everyone is friendly and I have never felt more valued. On paper, this is an excellent company.

    Cons

    Once hired, the tone changes. Perks promised were never delivered. It's a 'say yes' culture - 24/7. If you need a work/life balance, don't work here. Communication within the company is very confusing. There's not clear direction or procedures to follow. If you have questions, the managers will tell you 'we're here for you!' They aren't. This is a company of mostly well-meaning, but overworked, employees who live in fear of losing their jobs. If you work here and are feeling overwhelmed, overworked, need a break due to personal or health reasons, or feel bullied by your manager, DON'T GO TO HR. They will fire you and say you're not up to the task. It's a paranoid work environment with an attitude of 'if you can't do it, we'll find someone who will.' I have owned my own company for most of my 25-year career, so giving my all, overdelivering, and working a 50 to 60-hour work week was par for the course. This isn't good enough here. My family described my experience as selling myself into slavery. You need to be SUPER HUMAN, lack empathy, and possess VERY thick skin to work here.

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    9 people found this review helpful

    Vulcan Response

    Sr Digital Media Manager

    Thanks for the feedback and advice.

  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Poorly Managed

    Apr 2, 2021 - Museum Guide in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Pay, friendly co-workers, nice facility

    Cons

    Poor corporate management, didn't run organization like a museum but like an attraction

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Chaotic Leadership, Toxic Environment, Unrealized Potential

    Jul 11, 2020 - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and benefits. Some very great people. Some nice perks

    Cons

    Leadership was disjointed and in constant chaos. No mission, focus and ability to achieve any of the goals, Toxic work environment. People get thrown under the bus, set up to fail, and don't get support to succeed. ZERO loyalty.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Get your money while you can and get out

    Oct 3, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The Pay and Benefits are amazing. The people you work with (That aren't management) are overall pretty good.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership...everyone is looking behind their backs wondering who will be fired next. The CEO hasn't a clue how to run a business and I'm not the only one that thinks she's probably quite evil. Fear and politics infest this place more than any other business...it hinders real progress and moral

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Very stressful, at times intimidating.

    Feb 6, 2012 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They pay a good salary.

    Cons

    At times a stressful environment.

    6 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    LOVE working here.

    Aug 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Every day is different, learn new things every day, get to work on projects that change the world and make it better, fun, really great benefits, care about well-being of employees. Intelligent, open-minded, outside-the box thinking employees.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, incredibly busy 24/7, which can be a plus and a minus, they talk work/life balance but that doesn't really exist for many positions.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Interesting and bizarre place of work

    Aug 16, 2018 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - great benefits and decent pay - get to work on some unique projects - colleagues were genuinely dedicated, experts in their field

    Cons

    - from the top, priorities are consistently shifting - shadowy and thick level of management, causes a lack of trust - re-orgs on a quarterly basis, causing turmoil and uncertainty - keep bringing in fast-talking tech folks to "lead" philanthropic initiatives that they know little about. They are typically just "trying it out, and if it doesn't work, they can just go back to tech". But they change systems, create upheaval, lose trust, and then leave on very short time-cycle.

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    9 people found this review helpful

    Vulcan Response

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    Thank you for your feedback.

  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Vulcan Technology: Innovate, don't replicate

    Mar 5, 2009 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is great, people are great, middle management is great. Get to go on Paul's private plane to basketball games and over to his estate for movie night.

    Cons

    Products developed are pretty silly, and you get to feeling like you're spinning your wheels working on pipe dreams of Paul's. Innovation in project direction is not encouraged. They seem afraid to let loser employees go, especially bullying incompetent ones. Project managers play the role of product owners, and they seem more concerned with not rocking the boat and protecting their cush jobs than with building something someone might care about. While they pay well, opportunity for growth is limited.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    The highest highs, and the lowest lows

    Apr 24, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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
  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Constant Change

    Feb 18, 2021 - Various Positions in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart and nice people; interesting mix of work areas; fair pay

    Cons

    Constant turnover, rudderless leadership, lack of diversity

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