Asana Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated May 21, 2019

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Asana Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz
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164 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wellness and work-life balance is promoted(in 27 reviews)

  • "Extremely mindful culture focused on doing things right(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Typical growing pains of a rapidly scaling company(in 7 reviews)

  • "Thoughtfulness can breed slow decision making at times, you need to have strong conviction in order to weather the storm at times(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Strong business with lots of opportunity for growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Business is doing well and seems well positioned to become an industry leader. * Lots of opportunity for growth and accumulating responsibility. * Managers who care about your growth and wellbeing. * Strong and empathetic executive leadership. * Great teammates.

    Cons

    * Compensation structure does not reward people for consistently meeting or exceeding expectations. * Decision making and process changes take longer than expected for a company of this size. * Historically management has been too eager to add process as we scale, although this has improved recently.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent opportunities for growth and mindful management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro-management and an abundant amount of opportunity for those willing to go the extra mile. Leadership will listen (even if it takes a while to get time on their calendar) and treats employee ideas with thoughtful consideration and reflection. The ability to create your own path is available for anyone that's ambitious and driven. Culture is good, food is the unimaginably delicious, and your co-workers are happy and positive. Great vibes when entering the building.

    Cons

    Thoughtfulness can breed slow decision making at times, you need to have strong conviction in order to weather the storm at times. The engineering-focused systems that were set in place during the early years of the company can be difficult for business teams to gel with. Cross-functional processes and teams can be bottle-necked by one employee or key decision maker, hopefully, this will be fixed with more hiring and scaling of internal teams. Product team can portray a superiority complex at times, but when you understand that it's in the companies best interest to make sure the engineers are happy that's ok.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Moving fast, mindfully"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, great colleagues, transparent leadership. A culture of mindfulness, thoughtful communication and collaboration, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Decision-making and planning processes can be, well, process-heavy.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "I feel like Asana is setting me up for success on work I care about"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asana full-time

    Pros

    There's so much I like about Asana (culture, interesting technical challenges, lots of autonomy/responsibility). The one I like the most is the relationship between managers and reports: they act as coaches, and most of their role is figuring out how to improve their report's lives. As an individual contributor, my manager has spent a considerable amount of time working with me to define my interests, and then found opportunities which allow me to learn about and deepen my experience in those areas.

    Cons

    The company has a pretty unusual way they distribute responsibility. This works really well in certain cases (e.g. as a new employee I was given some responsibility early), but does sometimes make decision making a bit harder than if it were top down (which has different tradeoffs).

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've ever worked for! (so far)"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asana for more than a year

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, makes every employee feel empowered to make decisions and as cliche as it sounds, it really makes me feel like my contributions are actaully making a difference. Really good at hiring great personalities, which cultivates a very team oriented and positive environment. At every other company I've worked at in the past, there have always been friendly people and others that are just a pain to deal with. This is the first place I've worked at where there isn't a single a-hole!

    Cons

    The flat hierarchy can also be a bad thing in certain situations. There are times where everyone has their own opinion on something and it tends to slow down the decision making.

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  6. "Best job I ever had"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with very talented people - Company keeps you growing the way you want to - Culture is very open and inclusive, it feels like a family - You feel valued

    Cons

    - Growing fast, I don't know if the culture is going to hold on - Sometimes decision making takes too long

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