betterworks Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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3.9
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betterworks CEO and Executive Chairman Doug Dennerline
Doug Dennerline
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great product that delivers benefits to organizations(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great product, great culture and people, BetterWorks has both, a rare combination(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company I've Ever Joined"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    betterworks is a great place to be. Leadership is so empowering and you're given so many opportunities to succeed. pros: - open to fully remote positions (i'm remote) - GREAT culture - best i've ever seen. - fantastic inclusion - everyone is welcoming and is open to your thoughts and ideas - benefits 100% paid - unlimited PTO - Overall just a loving, welcoming family. Great environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

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  2. "Great Culture & Leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The leadership team is very supportive, transparent and is actively listening during the new normal of working anywhere. They have created weekly company meetings, virtual happy hours, and smaller employee engagement sessions to foster communication and collaboration. The company has encouraged employees to be healthy and active with a fun company wide step challenge and creating an important give back component with the winning team donating to their charity of choice. The team is very supportive of working families and demonstrates it regularly. The product is great and the customers really appreciate how the customer success team who ensure the product is utilized to its full extend.

    Cons

    The company is not as well known as some of its larger competitors.

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    betterworks Response

    June 8, 2020

    Thank you for your insightful feedback! We are proud to have leadership that is compassionate and is supportive of “work from home” culture.

  3. "Great place and people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at betterworks full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None. It was a great place to be.

    betterworks Response

    June 8, 2020

    Thank you for your feedback!

  4. "Excellent Sales Culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Wonderful executive leadership -Very flexible working environment -Excellent training & development

    Cons

    -Turnover on the sales and marketing team

  5. "Lots of opportunity for growth and development"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    100% healthcare coverage Ideas and input is heard and considered Relaxed office culture Lunch everyday Competitive wage Office in great location So much opportunity to learn and develop

    Cons

    A start up so lack of certain systems can be inconvenient

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  6. "A wonderful start-up with experienced leaders"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Being appreciated and valued given my experience and skillset * Opportunities to help shape the culture as the company grows * Being spoiled with lunches, social events, volunteer opportunities, commuting benefits, great insurance * Easy access to leadership who are open to new ideas * Exciting Board of Directors with relevant industry experience, helping to shape strategy * Passionate and customer-focused CEO * Great product that delivers benefits to organizations * Awesome coworkers who care * Great work-life blend

    Cons

    * Not having all our engineers at our HQ (many are in Denver) * Harder to attract and keep some people due to mid Peninsula location and commuting required

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Disheartening changes"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at betterworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are on par to similar saas companies. There are health benefits, free lunch and snacks, unlimited PTO and flexibility. Can be remote, or in the office at either RWC, Denver, or NY.

    Cons

    Definitely a few cons but this was a major CON! When first hired, being presented with an offer letter with agreed upon salary to later change it to hourly position felt humiliating and I totally got conned. The first pay check when changed from salary to hourly was humiliating and see it as a demotion.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing leadership team and opportunity to shape a new market"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun collaborative culture and passionate about agile performance management and disrupting the traditional outdated performance review model. The company is growing fast and offers great opportunities to build best practices within functions and make a large impact. Everyone works hard and has fun doing it!

    Cons

    The pace is fast and you always have your foot on the gas. Sometimes you have to work with limited resources and do the best you can with what you have versus everything being 100% perfect.

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  9. Helpful (14)

    "Jurassic Park"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to see dinosaurs everyday!

    Cons

    They are real. And slow. And outdated.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Something Special"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at betterworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) THE CULTURE I think there are three things that make work rewarding: A) Opportunities to grow, and achieve mastery in your field. B) Achieving impact at your company, in your field, and in the world. C) Great relationships and community at work to also be able to support others in their growth and impact. In my experience, if you can get even one of those factors at work, you've got a pretty good thing going. The reason I titled this review "something special" is because in over two years at Betterworks, each of those things were always there. I've always felt like I was growing; impacting; and part of a community at work. On the topic of community, I can't tell you how special the people are here. It's not just camaraderie, or people being collaborative, fun, etc. Those things are nice, but not energizing on their own. I think at Betterworks, those things are combined with stretching-for-amazing, and growing together. There's just a very special energy. That's always been a key part of the Betterworks experience; lightning struck when this company was created. 2) THE COMPANY & MARKET OPPORTUNITY We're a B2B SaaS company in the human resources space. If you follow some of the thought leadership out there on this space, you know that corporations have been struggling with performance, employee development and retention for decades. No firm has cracked the code for those things, which is a very exciting market opportunity. HR software is an 8% CAGR, $16B dollar market. HR software is classified as critical business software, so there's steady demand. What's exciting to me is that if the market shells out $16B dollars a year for essentially commodity transactional HR software, what will the market shell out for HR software that really cracks the code on making work more rewarding for people? Massive opportunity. We're backed by KPCB and specifically John Doerr (John is very active and on our board), and we have an advisory board that's second to none and includes Josh Bersin. Our CEO, Doug Dennerline was previously the president of SuccessFactors, the performance management software market leader. Additionally, there are other key SuccessFactors folks who have come over to Betterworks. SUMMARY: Hopefully this gives you a better idea of our culture, our business, and how we're poised in the market. I think Betterworks is a good match for people who value growth and being an integral part of a team—with a lot of emphasis on "team."

    Cons

    Every company has its ups and downs, and growing pains. Our company is no exception, but I don't think there are any critical flaws about working here that warrant a categorical "con about Betterworks".

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