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  • There are some growing pains, but that comes with the territory when you grow from 40 employees to 300 (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Unbelievable ride"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, community / family atmosphere, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Typical growing pains of a startup (IT lagging, resource-constrained)

    Advice to Management

    Do it again


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildfire Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Wildfire had a great vision, amazing culture, inspiring leadership and was best potential experience anyone could ask for.

    Cons

    There were none specific to Wildfire. Any job will take adjustment but Wildfire aimed to make that as easy as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do everything you did back in 2012. You inspired an entire company to worked hard and taking nothing for granted.

  3. "Fantastic work experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive Wildfire Interactive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive Wildfire Interactive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company, great people, brilliant vision

    Cons

    Terribly rude cleaning lady on the 7th floor I ran into after hours one night

    Advice to Management

    Have a stern talk with that cleaning lady


  4. "Energetic, motivating, constantly changing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with a serious drive

    Cons

    Upper management could have been more experienced. Too many structural changes constantly

    Advice to Management

    Get upper managers with more experience.


  5. "Great opportunity to work with an amazing group of people and start a career!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complete transparency from top down, fantastic leadership from management, autonomy to have an impact across multiple departments, and great group of coworkers to work with everyday. They promoted from within, and had great training program for new hires. Everyone was friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Culture was like nowhere else.

    Cons

    Pay was far below industry averages especially for the Bay Area, and meals weren't paid for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, and continue to promote from within.


  6. "A Unique and Wonderful Place (very thankful to have this opportunity!)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time

    Pros

    * lovely, motivated, hard-working, and kind individuals.
    * extremely collaborative environment
    * awesome example of leadership and professionalism found in our CEO
    * exciting time/place to work in the Social space
    * Gorgeous office setting
    * Snacks/Perks are decent
    * Co-workers quickly become friends

    Cons

    * atmosphere can become too collegiate (only occasionally!)
    * I sometimes wish managers took more of a hands on approach. I appreciate being respected enough to do my own thing, but sometimes guidance is helpful.
    * sometimes we run out of Diet Coke
    * as we've grown, overall communication from the top down has become a little less transparent (understandable)
    * tedious commute from SF

    Advice to Management

    Work actively to improve communication with your team/those underneath you. This will be crucial as we officially transition from a "late-stage start-up" into a larger company.


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    "Loving My Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant opportunities to learn; within and outside of my department. Smart, fun-loving people. Victoria Ransom is an incredible CEO, with a great vision and honest leadership. Management listens. Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Our growth explosion has certainly caused some challenges, so for those who don't operate well in ambiguity this may not be the place for you. Large, but still has some of the issues of a smaller start up in terms of organization, communication, and hiring qualified management.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be uncompromising in the talent we hire. Especially when it comes to individuals who have exhibited both high mental aptitude and a track record of hard work.

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    "True Startup Life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wildfire Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong leadership from our CEO, Victoria Ransom. She is a visionary and someone who inspires all of us. Victoria is always eager to listen to her colleagues and take action where appropriate.
    - Very smart and passionate people.
    - Biggest and best social media software company in the space.
    - Transparent management team.
    - Lot of opportunity for professional development and even personal growth. This has been an accelerated MBA program for myself that will ultimately help me in my future entrepreneurial ventures.
    - Autonomous environment.

    ... and it's fun!

    Cons

    - Benefits could be better but there is now a focus on improvement in that area.
    - There are some growing pains, but that comes with the territory when you grow from 40 employees to 300+ in the 2 or so years I've been here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening :)


  9. "Great company, some growing pains, awesome perks and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - culture
    - lateral mobility within workplace
    - the office is awesome
    - cal train passes, gym membership, snacks
    - good people, smart coworkers, plenty of opportunities to learn how a company is actually grown and how customer relationships are managed
    - the CEO practices what she preaches, as does all upper management for the most part

    Cons

    - if you're going to get us snacks... get us healthy ones
    - sales is known to be a bit cliqueish, but nothing you can't look around

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. Remain candid, transparent, trusting and inspiring. Don't be afraid to tell us what we are going to do. Wildfire is a very collaborative place where people don't step on one another's toes, but at this junction I think we need clear, unambiguous marching orders sometimes.


  10. "It's a great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Client Services in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wildfire is filled with incredibly intelligent people who are passionate about the company and what they do. I look forward to coming in to the office each day.

    Cons

    Sometimes there seems to be unnecessarily large communication gaps between departments and teams

    Advice to Management

    keep on listening :)


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