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Updated Sep 13, 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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  • "Good benefits and some cool perks.(in 27 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 12 reviews)
  • "1. Intelligent colleagues.(in 6 reviews)
  • "great benefits and decent pay(in 5 reviews)
  • "Beautiful office space.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A wonderful, supportive place to work

    Jun 10, 2020 - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Vulcan is working hard to change the world for the better and treats their employees very well. Benefits and work life balance are great!

    Cons

    High expectations and slow turn around on some projects needing approval at all levels.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Diverse opportunities

    Sep 26, 2013 - Technology in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits, challenging with diverse projects.

    Cons

    The work life balance is can be a huge challenge for some.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    LOVE working here.

    Aug 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    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
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to experience new things

    Nov 14, 2013 - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. Location is nice, but is getting a little dated. Most of the people who work there are very talented and great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of contact with CEO and Owner. Business direction changes without explanation. Work life balance is good for some people and really terrible for some of the positions.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Unique opportunity to participate in world changing initiatives

    Feb 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Breadth of projects, diversity of colleagues from varying industries, Vulcan only perks, Ability to contribute to world changing initiatives and see direct impact

    Cons

    Work/life balance can quickly go askew when new project launch, growing pains as culture shifts

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Least "caring" company in the country.

    Jan 5, 2013 - Technology in Seattle, WA
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    Pros

    Good benefits - lower level employees are what makes the company roll.

    Cons

    Both the CEO and founder of the company are looking out for themselves and not the people that make their already cushy lives cushier. Employees to them are nothing more than dollar signs,disposable, and replaceable. They would rather put people out of work than sacrifice anything that might even remotely impact their lavish lifestyle. Upper level management are spineless and will not stand up for any employee, specifically in the technology department. Loyalty means nothing to anyone above manager, and most managers will put their subordinates on the chopping block instead of standing up against irrational budgetary decisions. -0- work life balance - when an owner calls you are expected to drop everything for them regardless of day, time, or season. Everything revolves around, and centers on, the families comfort, regardless of the other altruistic (minimal for these people) endeavors presented to the public, and if you don't go out of your way to meet those comfort requirements then you are simply disposed of.

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    15 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Passionate people and diverse work!

    Feb 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The passionate people and the diverse work make Vulcan great! Teams collaborate on big projects and ideas. No where else can you celebrate an Oscar nomination to a Super Bowl win. No where else tackled Ebola or contributed to wildlife conservation or developed SLU. I love the people I work with, who jump in when needed, who make me laugh and who challenge me to work hard and learn more on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a challenge at times but the company works to offset that with great benefits and fun perks. It can be a fast paced environment so you need to be nimble and move quickly when needed.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good Company

    Aug 16, 2017 - Human Resources 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Profit sharing and matching 401k

    Cons

    Need to allow a better work life balance

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Unique work and opportunity

    Jul 21, 2015 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My initial reason for joining the organization was the unique work that could not be found anywhere else. What I didn’t anticipate was how the company would evolve in recent years across diverse industries and global philanthropic work. Career growth doesn't typically happen upward in title but with diversity of work and new initiatives. If the goal is a big title and big office, Vulcan is not the place. The current direction of leadership is inspirational and communication has greatly improved. Great benefits and endless unique experiences for employees.

    Cons

    Titles often do not reflect the scope and seniority of the roles in the marketplace. Work life balance can be difficult depending on the team.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Weak sr mgmt but good staff and environment

    Sep 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent group of people and available resources. Work life balance is good. The culture of work hard and play hard is alive and well. Advancement happens but only for the select few who are favorites of senior management or 'in the club'.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is absent. We don't hear about successes probably because they are not making much progress on the company goals. Just a lot of reorging and cost controls. There are few stellar executives (most have been here for years) but virtually all of the recent hires in the last two years are mediocre at best.

    6 people found this review helpful

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