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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Culture Amp.

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30 English questions out of 30

20 April 2020

What is health insurance like at Culture Amp?

Pros

• An engaging environment built upon learning faster through feedback • L&D is an active part of everyone's journey at Culture Amp • Great Health Benefits • Exceptional Colleagues • A Transparent & Supportive response amid COVID-19 • Equitable design & Impact through D&I initiatives are core to the company's identity • Mentorship will be apart of your journey! This is a great environment to develop professionally.

Cons

• Competitive Interview process as people are not just evaluated on qualifications, yet rather how they would add and amplify the culture that is core to the company's identity.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing!

• Great Health Benefits

20 April 2020

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19 October 2020

Does Culture Amp offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Very flexible working patterns, with a culture that supports family time and time away from work in a fast growth environment.

Cons

Having key leadership in San Francisco and Melbourne can make it difficult to support strategic change in EMEA or New York.

Very flexible working patterns, with a culture that supports family time and time away from work in a fast growth environment.

19 October 2020

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9 April 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Culture Amp?

Pros

A bunch of very happy, positive and enthusiastic people to work with. A lot of support from colleagues, and genuine caring for each other in local groups. Willingness to spend marketing dollars promoting a message about improving workplaces and how to do it. Learn Yourself Up and Coaching for Everyone programs for employees. Dedication to creating a People Geek community with anyone (non-customers welcome). Generally transparent approach to doing business and communicating with employees.

Cons

A bit like a plumber who has leaky pipes in their own home, Culture Amp doesn't always practice what they preach. It can feel fake and as an employee you are given the bare minimum, rather than being fully recognized and valued. There are plans to improve this, however some of my own personal experiences were: * no ability to exercise my share options when I wanted to, had to wait 2 years and do lots of nagging, resulted in very high personal tax which was avoidable if Culture Amp were more organized * no bonuses or additional share options issued to recognize good work * no 401k matching or wellbeing benefits * no growth opportunities for me If you are considering Culture Amp as an employer, I recommend you ask for an update on the above if they are important to you, as there are plans to make some changes.

Advice to Management

This is advice for leadership more so than management. Expect more accountability, work out who is not delivering and why, and fix it. Practice what you preach, do more 'props' in Slack and seek out the high performers to recognize them, even if you don't know them well. Connect to employees more, especially remote employees. Trust employees more, especially for travel reimbursements and work-from-home reimbursements ($30 per month for internet is not sufficient). Connect to customers more and truly value what is important to them. Hire more diversely, take a chance on some people, hire more interns, etc.

no 401k matching or wellbeing benefits

9 April 2019

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12 March 2019

Does Culture Amp offer parental leave?

Pros

A diverse group of people who work hard. Didier is an inspiring CEO but the rate of growth this company is experiencing is clearly too much for him and the rest of management to handle.

Cons

This company has no idea what they are doing. I have witnessed first hand the mishandling and HORRIBLE treatment of employees who work hard and are ultimately forced out. You constantly talk about diversity and inclusion, improving parental leave, empowering women in the workplace but its actually ALL fake. The stories some people could tell would put this company out of business.

Advice to Management

Its shocking that a company teaching and preaching to other companies' HR departments on better culture actually has a terrible HR department itself. Train your staff on the things you actually preach.

You constantly talk about diversity and inclusion, improving parental leave, empowering women in the workplace but its actually ALL fake.

12 March 2019

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16 August 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Culture Amp?

Pros

- Great people with amazing talent and good heart, from the leadership down to the junior - Supportive and open culture. You can openly dissent without worrying about repercussions in most cases. - Depending on your role, great tech stack and mentorship that would give young technologists great opportunity for growth - Great reputation and most likely the next Melburne Unicorn - Great at fostering a sense of belonging and inclusiveness through various inititives

Cons

- The company is not great with strategy and execution. The constant internal restructuring has consumed a lot of time and energy. Relative to the amazing talented people there, the product has not evolved as much as it should have - Relative to the point above, I moved to a ML engineer role, but soon realised that the company hired too many ML engineers without much of a strategy and infrastructure, or enough business case to justify all the data scientists and ML engineer here. This is the only reason I left the company - Compensation, excluding the illiquid stock options, is below average, especially given the caliber of people here

Advice to Management

It feels rather arrogant to give advices as someone who knows very little about, well, anything. But I still love the company and I truly wish it could succeed, so here's my 2 cents anyway: 1. Hire someone who truly understand data science strategy to think about and execute data/ML strategy. Culture Amp is, foremost, an engineer lead and run company. While that is fantastic for a tech company, the technical leadership do not understand, and do not place enough emphasis, on data/AI/ML. As the time I left, there is not a single Director or above level leader who is devoted to the work, which is unacceptable for a company who amass some of the most valuable datasets in modern workplaces. 2. Stop reorganising every quarter. Every time a reshuffling happens, engineers have nothing to do for a couple of weeks. We are expensive, and we like to work on meaningful projects with impacts. I was very unhappy when I had nothing to do, and when I was allocated on projects that I knew and said was doomed to fail. The reshuffling every quarter to kill off failed projects should not happen at a company of this scale. Google could afford it, we couldn't, so please think deeply about strategy and hire the right people to execute the product.

Great people with amazing talent and good heart, from the leadership down to the junior

16 August 2019

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