Figure Eight Reviews

Updated 10 Nov 2020

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  • "Current leadership team / interim CEO say how much they love the company, and say the company is on the right course - people continue to disappear(in 3 reviews)

  • "Some tasks have wrong test questions that made me angry and that's unfair to decrease my accuracy that i need to level up to do more tasks(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Figure Eight is a human-in-the-loop machine learning and artificial intelligence company."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Contributor in Dhaka

    I have been working at Figure Eight part-time

    Pros

    Many tasks are available in the portal.

    Cons

    Some task takes a long time.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unique company with exceptional talent"

    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 Figure Eight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I believe Figure Eight is truly a leader in AI/machine learning space. It is exciting to watch where we are going and hear about the potential we have. Compared to other companies I have worked for, I personally feel the trust and transparency have been a huge positive factor for me. In addition, the company has invested in my growth and given me opportunities I feel lucky to have had. I have been able to expand my background more in the 8 months I've been here than ever before in my career. I am excited to go to work in the morning and I enjoy being around my coworkers. It is a positive work environment where my ideas and opinions are valued and welcomed. I highly recommend this company and can honestly say the best is yet to come!

    Cons

    The only cons I can say align with any startup/tech/SaaS company that I have worked for. There is an amount of uncertainty of the future when you work for these kinds of companies as it is a lot of trial and error, changes and adaption, and restructures. For me, these can also be positives though since I am not one who thrives in a monotonous work environment.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work and well worth the occasional hiccup."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Exceptionally bright people. Your co-workers are some of the most dedicated, and smartest folks- and are shaping the face of ML and AI. Plus, they are just nice (even if they will drive you nuts sometimes). -Dedicated management. No company is perfect. This company I think accepts that, and works to try and address it. It truly is how you adapt and overcome each day. -Dedicated co-workers. People step up. -Great benefits. -Cutting edge- if you want to be a part of how AI/ML is going to move forward, you will find it here. -Great product. I mean, it's built around a killer idea and has evolved as ML is evolving. -Teams are all really good, and there's a lot of "go for it" kind of culture.

    Cons

    -The company has had its share of bumps and bruises. Hiring too fast, then letting some folks go. It can get discouraging. That's changing, though. The company did the best it could, I feel, in handling that situation. -Sometimes it's a little tough to know the hows of navigating internally. Minor issue and it just takes some time to figure it out.

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    Figure Eight Response

    November 19, 2018People Operations

    We love the team here too. You are correct though. We need to continue to push the comfort zone including with our metrics. We can't shy away from difficult conversations and situations. Hopefully, this has become more evident in our weekly goals meetings and company KPIs. Feel free to provide anonymous feedback and let us know if you see any positive changes.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excited for what's to come"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The AI and machine learning space that Figure Eight is in is seeing exponential growth, and the market has caught up to our technology. Each day, we're seeing an increasing number of companies dipping their toe, or jumping in completely, into the world of AI and machine learning. To be the gasoline for this engine in providing high quality training data so AI and ML models can be built or revised is powerful. We've had strong growth until now, but we're at the bottom of the hockey stick curve and I'm excited to see where this goes. The office itself is nice, with an open vibe, cubbies, and conference rooms. There's free lunch on most days, and a few decent restaurant options locally. Just don't make a right turn on 6th! The people that work here are smart and capable, and it feels like most of the teams are very well aligned. It's a 'get stuff done' environment.

    Cons

    This is a transparent and fast-paced company, with an environment not suited for those that need tremendous amounts of structure or hand-holding. Roll up your sleeves and jump in. If that doesn't work for you, then you probably won't want to work here.

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    Figure Eight Response

    November 19, 2018People Operations

    Thank you for your detailed review. We are currently working on ways to be more transparent while providing context around business decisions. One area the management team is specifically working on is what the market needs/desires are for features moving forward. We also agree that the people here are smart and capable. It's a great team here!

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exciting company that works with nearly every vertical to deliver high-quality training data for new Machine Learning Initiatives. - Great benefits (health insurance, unlimited vacation, free lunch, kitchen, events) - Talented, driven colleagues - Friendly office environment - Lots of cute dogs to play with - Transparent management

    Cons

    - The area surrounding the office can be a bit off-putting with instances of feces/needles in the street but if you want to be in downtown San Francisco, this is sadly the norm and being 2 blocks from Powell bart is somewhat worth it.

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  6. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Jobs in Eranakulam, Kakkanad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Figure Eight part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Its possible to earn more than other sites

    Cons

    I think no downside this site.I loved.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great team culture and interesting product"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The team is the best part of Figure Eight, and live up to the company's values, especially "grit" and "honesty." The engineering team is one of the most friendly teams I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Significant changes within one year, under-resourced.

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  8. "It's an awesome place to work at."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time in Karāchi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Figure Eight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It helps me earn extra cash to support my income.

    Cons

    No not much to say here.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic place to work with very smart people, interesting customers, and amazing potential to grow"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HCI Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Seasoned executive team that is focus on success - Extremely smart employees who are very open and easy to talk to - Plenty of free food and fun events - Always something interesting to work on with lots of hard problems to solve - Great amount of flexibility to different projects and drive the direction

    Cons

    None to report. This is by far the best company I have worked at with amazing people all around. If I was forced it would be that we are in a very complex and new space which means there is uncertainty at times but this also means that we get to help drive the future of AI.

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  10. "Contributor to various tasks for 2 years"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Caracas, Capital District, Capital District
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can work from home

    Cons

    If the internet fails

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