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Dan Wagner
26 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, good mission"

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    Current Employee - Applied Data Science Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civis Analytics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    (1) Exceptionally smart, caring, fun coworkers; (2) Working with well-known companies, or in support of progressive politicians, or for non-profits and "do-gooder" governmental projects; (3) A great place to learn new skills (hard and soft)

    Cons

    (1) Compensation seems fair for the work but low compared to jobs you'd enjoy less (not necessarily a con, but a consideration); (2) Like many new companies, the future is uncertain (compared to IBM or Accenture)

    Civis Analytics2019-02-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Applied Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Incredible exposure to a variety of complex real world data science problems. +Interesting combination of social science and data science subject matter. +Reasonably casual non-corporate work environment +Great way to learn a lot and work with many very smart people

    Cons

    +Not necessarily a place if you are looking for a long term career +Locked into using Civis Platform which has its pros and cons if you want to use other tools +Burn out and turnover are real issues

    Civis Analytics2019-02-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Definitely enjoyed the experience and work"

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    Former Employee - Applied Data Scientist 

    I worked at Civis Analytics full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good culture

    Cons

    Pay could be higher for the type of work

    Civis Analytics2019-01-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fun company, some minor issues"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Civis Analytics for more than a year

    Pros

    It has a culture where you can be yourself. Smart people.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. No salary strategy. I never felt the company was very financially secure.

    Advice to Management

    Pur more women in senior leadership. Extensive management training is needed (not uncommon for a young company). Focus on emotional intelligence for management promotions.

    Civis Analytics2018-12-05
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good Place to Start a Career"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Civis Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The number one perk of working at Civis is the quality of people there. There are many good, smart, caring people who are trying to or want to make the world a better place. People early in their careers can take on a lot of responsibility and run with it. It was also interesting to work at a company where employees could be vocally political.

    Cons

    The management and direction of Civis is - and from what I can tell, always has been - abysmal. The products the company focus on change drastically from year to year. The consulting arm operates independently of the company's products, focusing on largely quasi-technical consulting such as surveys. On the consulting (applied) team specifically: I suggest no one stay there longer than a year. Pay is low, technical...

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    Civis Analytics2018-11-08
  6. Helpful (9)

    "Great Consulting Company, Average Tech Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Civis Analytics full-time

    Pros

    * 4 star rating for consulting arm of the company. * Most consulting work is put into code so it can be reproduced and shared. * Consulting methodologies are sound. * Great learning opportunities for early career consultants. * the culture is progressive and forward thinking (depending on political views this may be pro/con) * the culture is friendly and inviting * Management is open about financials

    Cons

    * 3 star rating for the tech arm of the company * Low pay and benefits. Often 25 - 40% less than competitors. * High turnover, especially among senior employees. * Culture of Not Invented Here leading to inferior tools * Engineers get pulled into marketing and sales and do not get clear direction / requirements * Consultants with no engineering experience are thrown into the deep end and asked to write production...

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    Advice to Management

    * Focus development on automating consulting services, use managed cloud services instead of developing in-house tools * Increase pay to attract talent / keep senior employees. * Incentivize consultants to sell automated consulting work rather than custom work (recording billable hours is not enough as it is often unreliable / gamed).

    Civis Analytics2018-07-22
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civis Analytics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Applied data science is full of smart, purpose-driven, and team-oriented data scientists, and social science R&D is doing amazing work. Really an inspiring group of people to work with and learn from. Flexible hours, generous PTO, and really cool coworkers and managers.

    Cons

    Volume of work means you need to care about the cause you're helping –– definitely not a 9-to-5 where you just punch the clock –– so burnout is very real if you're on a fast-paced team but aren't invested in the cause you're working on. (On the other hand, if you are invested, it's a great environment.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Civis Analytics2018-05-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "good work experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Civis Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers with high-level skills and intelligence. Good company with great values. Good work/life balance with opportunities to grow skills.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of for the most part, but had some of the usual growing pains of start-ups its size.

    Civis Analytics2017-01-27
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Best People I've Worked With"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Civis Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is really enjoyable. You are given ownership right away and freedom to solve problems in the manner you choose. The company is very results-driven so if you demonstrate an ability to do good work you are given flexibility to do projects you feel will be useful for the company as a whole which leads to interesting and fulfilling exploration. The strongest part of Civis is the overall team. Enough can’t be said...

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    Cons

    I joined Civis not coming from a campaign (or really understanding what a campaign was). At first this was a little intimidating. Despite being a young start up, people (even some “new” hires) knew each from years before the company formed. Since I tended towards the shy side this threw me off for a while. However I learned that everyone at Civis was great to work with. There was not a single person who wouldn’t give...

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    Advice to Management

    The company is pushing to grow. I just hope they appreciate what they have before they move too far forward.

    Civis Analytics2016-08-30
  10. Helpful (5)

    "A great team doing work I can feel good about"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civis Analytics

    Pros

    wonderful people, great team. We can feel good about the work we do. A surprisingly mature group of staff considering that most people are so young. Interesting and diverse clients with interesting problems, highly technical work for data scientists. Really engaged, roll-up-your-sleeves -and-do-the-work type of senior management that doesn't micromanage. A willingness to invest in the resources needed to move the company...

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    Cons

    Salary and especially benefits are a little behind those as similar firms. There's a bit of a "face time" culture, which is very odd in a young start up firm. Lots of in-person meetings, and collaboration between offices is harder than it should be. There's also some management growing pains that are endemic to any start up, but not unusually bad at Civis.

    Civis Analytics2016-07-28
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