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Not for people who want to slide by in life.

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Current Employee - Sourcer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Sourcer in Seattle, WA (US)

Pros

-No micromanagement. Everyone is encouraged to do their job the way they think will be the most productive. You're free to be creative in order to be successful!
-Great culture. Dogs, jeans, high-fives, gongs, and some of the smartest people I've ever met!
-This is by far the most innovative, progressive, and collaborative business I've had the pleasure of working for. I'm blown away at this huge corporation's ability to function like a start-up.
-Upper management is very involved in all day-to-day processes. It's a flatter organization than most.

Cons

-It's hard work. Every day.
-The organization is ever-changing which makes it difficult to "get used to" your job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Love / Hate Relationship

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager III  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager III in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of cool projects, really value their top employees, good compensation

    Cons

    poor health care benefits, caustic work environment (dog eat dog), high attrition rate, too much work not enough life balance, really only values top top employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the reputation that you have in the community. You have 1/2 of an incredible company (i.e. the smart people, cool projects, $ to spend, customer focus), but your regretted attrition rate speaks to a culture that doesn't truly value its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good money but awful work/life balance, hours, pressure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    money, room for creativity/openness to new ideas and trying new things

    Cons

    many unreasonable expectations, 60 hour+ workweek

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your people's work/life balance and do something to make it better instead of ignoring the problem or thinking just because your worklife was/is hard you have to make it so for all that come after you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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