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Great Company - So Great I've Worked There Twice

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

Pros

-Outstanding/extensive benefits package (3.2 weeks PTO, health/dental/vision, sox/bruins/celtics tickets, discount movie tickets, free snacks, yearly bonus...)
-Great work/life balance
-Transparent work environment. Directors, VPs and Co-Founders are easy to talk to and provide insight and guidance.
-Casual dress code. Jeans/t-shirts and shorts in the summer.
-Great office space (right near the Pru) and easy to get to from MBTA.
-Getting to work with some of the brightest minds in Boston.
-Fun culture that promotes creativity and growth.

Cons

-Salaries can be a little low on the business side but that's something senior management is aware of and working to fix.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to hire top talent and keep your employees happy. The market in Boston is extremely competitive (especially in software) and the last thing you want is to lose talent to competing companies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growing Tired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    Pros

    This was a great "right out of school" job... the culture and learning opportunities are a plus.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement if you aren't an outsider with an MBA from a top school. Management has trouble recognizing and developing the talent they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more! And utilize people for the skills they have, not the skills you wish they had.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a start up... so why act like one?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1. Hours- you really only need to work an 8-hour day.
    2. Building location- HQ is in Back Bay
    3. People are friendly

    Cons

    1. Compensation- As every other post mentions, the salary here is abysmal.
    2. Career Path - there is no clear trajectory for new employees. Promotions are given to employees to entice them to stay (ie, Category Associate to Associate Category Managers). However, titles are pretty insignificant here as the title change does not reflect a change in responsibility nor a change in salary
    3. Quick Employee turnover for those hired after 2010 - says a lot about employee satisfaction
    4. If you are loud / distracting in the open office environment, you will be praised. It doesn't matter what is coming out of your mouth... If you make yourself heard, people will think you are doing a fantastic job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the start up mentality. This company is 10 years old and not considered a start-up anymore. You need to hire competent upper level management... maybe bring in some MBAs or individuals with experience from accredited Universities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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