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Wize Commerce Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Awesome culture, fast-paced interesting work, visibility to upper management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance & M&A in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Finance & M&A in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with, both younger and older employees mostly have a good attitude and are easy to approach & work with
    - Work is interesting and feels like a start-up even though the company is over 12 years old
    - Visibility to upper management is available and if you do a good job, it gets recognized by everyone on the team & many other teams as word goes around
    - People seem honest & tell it how it is
    - Work-life balance is good & good hours & sometimes work from home
    - Mobility within the company happens often so you get to work on various projects and teams if desired
    - Casual (jeans)

    Cons

    - No matching for 401K
    - Small selection of complimentary food with very little healthy options
    - Small cafeteria with not-so-good food, but it encourages people to go out to eat!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep it feeling like a start-up =]


  2. "Good work but not a viable business model for long term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wize Commerce (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering team had fun and challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    Business model was not viable for the long term and once seo died down it hurt the company really bad and the management tried a bunch of things (but spent way too much money) and all the efforts failed.


  3. "Avoid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, good co-workers, good location.

    Cons

    Management believes they understand the business.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't go there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros I can think of.

    Cons

    Poor culture, management, product, everything.


  6. "Unclear future direction, but great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits at Nextag/Wize Commcerce aren't exceptional, but in general, it wasn't a terrible place to work. I personally liked my manager (although he was somewhat ineffective and probably was promoted to a high-level position prematurely), and my team was for the most part dedicated to a good product and intelligent. Other departments were staffed by people I also enjoyed seeing on a daily basis, and HR made a very strong effort to grow morale in an authentic manner.

    Cons

    There is a lot of over-leveling at this company; far too many VPs and people in senior roles who are not qualified to hold them. There is also a large amount of empire-building which is not discouraged; for example, the platform team routinely would block all front-end development without any meaningful backlash. Most of the development has been off-shored to India, and while the India team is very capable, the communication between them and the US team is not as rigorous as it should be.

    From a managerial perspective, the messaging from and skills around the management teams here is not impressive. Any efforts to improve people who are considered "key" are often squashed in order to keep them from leaving. Repeated large layoffs have hurt morale. Finally, the company direction is unclear, since the market surrounding CSEs has fallen away so sharply.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the team you're on, some of the work can be very interesting. Food is okay-ish, though I guess it's free so can't complain too much.

    Cons

    - Business side is completely lost and confused. Google will eat you alive if you're trying to compete with them. You need a new business model that doesn't involve 1. competing with google. 2. Getting most of your traffic from google.
    - You need to have more patience with new products and try to innovate. You can't try a new project for a few months, not give it any resources, and scrap the entire thing if it wasn't a stellar success.
    - stop judging your revenue based on clicks or ad exposure. Try building a product that would get users to eagerly come and visit your website.

    Advice to Management

    - Everything above. Get rid of the CEO, get more open exposure and communication with your employees.
    - Stop firing / making it uncomfortable for anyone who dares to express an opinion that differs from the CEO.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company churns through employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wize Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office is very clean and there are ping pong tables. There are still some decent people there even though they have fired anybody that disagrees with the CEO.

    Cons

    This company was formerly called Nextag. Read those reviews they speak for themselves. 2.5 Rating even with older good reviews. Senior management doesn't care about people and has destroyed a lot of the previous management's good work.

    Advice to Management

    You need to find a business model that Google can't just take away from you.


  9. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Not much work load

    Cons

    real bad management
    no employee engagement programs

    Advice to Management

    they all have to change


  10. "Place where you can learn and less work pressure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will have a good work-life balance

    Cons

    "Not good if you are willing to learn new things and onsite opportunities"
    Company is not performing well. less stable


  11. "A very good company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Catalogue Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Catalogue Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Wize Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open door office culture, Leadership, Flexibility

    Cons

    Lacks consistent direction. Heavy Workload



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