CouchSurfing
3.0 of 5 26 reviews
www.couchsurfing.org San Francisco, CA 16 to 50 Employees

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14 people found this helpful  

A great idea going quickly down the drain

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGroup meals and fun office space.

ConsGross mis-management issues destroying the unique vibe and replacing it with a culture of fear and "Yes Men".

When I started, this seemed like the best job ever. Even in just the year or so that I've been here I've seen the company rapidly decline. Any sort of mission or vision focus has been completely erased. Most of the original people have quit or been let go through regular mass layoffs. Those who have managed to hang on to their jobs have learned to do whatever the head guy tells them to and not to ask questions. My job is no longer about making decisions or creating, it's about pushing buttons. I just hope I can hang on to it long enough to find a new one elsewhere. There's no passion here any longer.

I hope the Couchsurfing community finds a way to survive with CS or without.

Advice to Senior ManagementBest of luck to you. I hope I can leap frog onto the next job before you fire me.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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17 people found this helpful  

CouchSurfing as we know it is no more

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at CouchSurfing full-time


Pros: All the great community members. Cons: The new management have quickly fired anyone who was around in the non-profit days and have completely forgotten the original mission and vision. Semi-annual… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Mismanaged startup with big issues

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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


Pros: Company culture, unique headquarters, on site chef, travel benefits. Cons: Low salaries, top-down management, frequent unexpected firings/layoffs, lack of direction or leadership, unwilling to be honest with themselves about poor results, lost touch with product's… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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