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eharmony Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Free food, insurance, gym, yoga, they have a bar upstairs (open at sometimes (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfair expectations (ie no work-life balance) (in 7 reviews)

  • You have to patient in terms of career growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Good people and lots of opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart and friendly colleagues
    - Modern tech stack
    - Free snacks, breakfast and lunch
    - Small company, so you can work on a lot of different things and have a big impact
    - Feel good about what you do, helping people find love
    - The company is now in the hands of solid leadership

    Cons

    The last year was a little bumpy but we've turned it around and are heading in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've been doing the last few months.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eharmony full-time

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking people, strong brand (at the time)

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction, product is stale/ behind competition

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Making a great comeback!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eharmony full-time

    Pros

    The people are smart, nice, and easy to work with! (most of them)
    Upper management has greatly improved and is leading the company in the right direction.
    Clean office space, free snacks, free drinks, catered food, benefits
    Occasional company outings

    Cons

    Some people here have been here for so long that they resist change (and bring along a poor attitude), which can impact our pace and culture.

    Work-life balance at times

    Advice to Management

    Hire more talented people and get rid of the people who are not contributing and have a bad attitude at work.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, great people, fun place!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eharmony full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -- Tech team is very talented. There have been some changes lately for the good.
    -- There are some really good engineers on the iOS, Android, Front-end, Back-end and SDET teams.
    -- Fast paced environment. There is never a dull day at eHarmony. The tech stack used here is the latest.
    -- If you have a good idea and want to get it done, there is no one stopping you from doing it.
    -- The immigration paperwork is done super quick and through premium processing whenever possible.
    -- HR is very helpful whether it is for immigration concerns or if it is for setting the workstation ergonomically.
    -- Free food almost every day of the week
    -- Healthy and tasty snacking options
    -- Yoga Thursdays!
    -- Flex working hours. As long as you get the work done, no one cares when and how you do it.

    Cons

    -- Last year was bumpy and some people have quit fearing the worst.
    -- Few ineffective employees.

    Advice to Management

    -- Keep hold of the good people
    -- More focus on hiring intelligently
    -- Weed out ineffective employees


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing People and exciting Technical challenges"

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

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

    Pros

    1. The company has an amazing mission, providing commitment minded singles a safe place to find love.
    2. Exciting engineering challenges with accelerated learning for anyone who is hungry and excited.
    3. Excellent Benefits and perks compared to industry standards.
    4. It has been able to keep startup ethos even though the company has been around for a while.
    5. The results of tough choices are now beginning to show with numbers moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Turnarounds are difficult and require a lot of positivity amid difficult choices and a lot of hard but which could be good for someone willing to learn quick!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, perseverance will deliver desired results


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Working Hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eharmony full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is working hard to catch up with the times which will always entail growing pains and the touch choices that come with change. But they are doing it openly and honestly in my opinion and although it was determined that my role was no longer needed at the company I feel like I was dealt with in a professional manner.
    The CEO has an open door policy. He is a long-term eHarmony employee who cares about moving the company ahead. He also understands what it's like to be a team member of a company in flux and I feel he strives to make decisions based on what is right for the customers and the employees.
    The mission for helping people have positive dating and relationship experiences remains as strong as ever.

    Cons

    Yes, the company is currently in change mode. And change takes time and is uncomfortable. But I believe that the people who strive to make a difference at eHarmony will have a great opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to convince everyone that you are willing to listen to everyone and not just the highest up executives.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Making great progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for over a year and yes it's been challenging, but we are starting to see the benefits of the hard work. I feel optimistic about the future and that wasn't always the case.

    Everyone is really nice to work with and I don't feel like there is any real politics or backstabbing here.

    Location is great. Lots of cheap eats in Westwood.

    I like my manager and the people I work with.

    The mission is great (helping people find love) and it's always nice to meet a "success couple" in the office.

    Free food in the office

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Is eHarmony perfect. Of course not. We have our challenges as an old internet company trying to stay fresh and relevant. The uncertainty of the business may be a con to some, but as I see it, every business has their challenges. In the end, it's the people you work with and the mission that's most important.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being open and honest to employees. The layoffs were hard to deal with, but having a clear justification and showing how these changes are improving the business really helps.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "It's improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eharmony full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is bouncing back after a lot of recent changes and the new leadership. It's always about people, I really enjoyed working with my teammates and we were pretty close. The company culture is great and people are open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the best morale at the moment, but it's certainly growing back


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to start your career."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Most of the people I worked with are my friends even outside the work place.
    Autonomy at the workplace. You can design stuff end to end, no TPM's to meddle with your tasks or stories.
    A lot of new technologies to work on. The company has a good outlook in terms of adopting new technologies that can help the business.
    You can move fast in terms of work since it's a small environment and you can reach out to people easily.
    Management is also very understanding and patient with unforeseen delays and blockers.
    Decent Perks and benefits. Free food, insurance, gym, yoga, they have a bar upstairs (open at sometimes.. :) )
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    You have to patient in terms of career growth.
    I don't really see too many cons, but dating space these days is very competitive and slowly turning into a freemium market, hence I feel the company should add more features,
    And expand their reach with more products that target different market segments (like younger audience..) to grow bigger.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Smart People,Great culture and Fun place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eharmony full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very warm and smart colleagues and there are constantly new learning experiences at work
    The mission of the company is very encouraging to come to work every day
    Lots of perks like breakfasts, free lunches, subsidized gym membership etc.
    Good work life balance and stressless environment which helps in delivering bugfree product

    Cons

    Should try delivering more creative product to keep up with competition
    Recent layoffs are little uncomfortable but thinks are bright again


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