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  1. "Choose Moon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dessa full-time

    Pros

    Dessa is a one of a kind space that grows faster than the speed of the universe expanding, and brings increasingly big, bold and cutting edge solutions. Dessa values: Constant growth Freedom, and taking initiative Looking closer into people and avoiding bias Curiosity, authenticity, creativity, and passion

    Cons

    Obsession with quick results (which is a necessity for a growth oriented company like Dessa, yet this builds up stress over time, and affects work - life balance)

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a respectful and less stressful working environment while still challenging your employees to do their best

    Dessa2019-05-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Team to be on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Dessa full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to get your career started and work with individuals who are passionate about what they do!

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

    Dessa2019-02-05
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    "Amazing company to be a part of"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - The co-founders and team leads are amazing and recognize your hard work. - The company environment is very casual but hard working at the same time. - Everyone supports you to achieve your goal and passion which makes you want to work harder each day - Some Company benefits are well above industry standard - A fast-growing company with wonderful team members with a spirit to excel

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!

    Dessa2018-11-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to build"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dessa full-time

    Pros

    +Great place to learn how state-of-the art ML is being applied in the enterprise (they've got a nice roster of blue-chip clients, despite being around for 2 years) +Very high impact product and projects to stretch your capabilities +Impact focused with very senior customers (CEOs, CFOs, CIO etc) across a number of industries +Really high caliber talent. There are folks who find supernova in their spare-time (no jokes),...

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    Cons

    +Not a place where you can sit passively - you are expected to make opportunities, push new ideas and take risks +Lot's of ambiguity and challenging problems (can be good for some) +Heavily indexed on engineers and experts. (opposite of most startups, which can make it challenging for internal roles)

    Dessa2018-10-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Humble & smart team doing great things"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      I have been working at Dessa full-time

      Pros

      - Very interesting work - Strong sense of mission and are interesting in solving the hard AI problem ( as opposed to just following the AI buzz, which a lot of so call AI companies are doing) - Growing industry with a lot of opportunity and possibility - Very humble team, very down-to-earth (Kinda wish they brag more, but they are not that kind of people) - Friendly, welcoming culture - Growing at steady rate -...

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      Cons

      Typical in startup, especially in a fast-evolving industry, but there is a certain level of ambiguity. Still experimenting with things: product strategy, ways of working, organization structure, etc.

      Dessa2018-10-11
    • Helpful (13)

      "Great for interns, less enticing for seasoned employees"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Dessa full-time

      Pros

      Exposure to AI and new technologies. Interns have a lot of responsibility and learning opportunities.

      Cons

      The environment feels a lot like going to school and not like a professional workplace. Strict arrival times at work and no ability to work from home or manage your own schedule. There is a lack of strong leadership and direction. The management team is quite cheap when it comes to pay and bonuses. Make sure to get everything in writing as terms laid out verbally have a low chance of being honoured.

      Dessa2018-08-11
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      "Fantastic company doing exciting things"

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      Former Employee - Emerging Machine Learning Developer in Toronto, ON
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Dessa for more than a year

      Pros

      - Amazing workplace culture and everyone is super approachable - Challenging and rewarding work - Clear communication & no workplace drama - Great opportunities for learning, professional development, and career growth - Outstanding company events - Really seems to be engaged with transparency/feedback/improvements/etc. - Great location in 'AI Alley' ;) & close to amazing food choices

      Cons

      - At times, product roadmap is a bit unclear, but all startups have problems with indirection, not a concern at all

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing - killing it!

      Dessa2018-05-03
    • Helpful (4)

      "Fantastic experience and fun team"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      I worked at Dessa

      Pros

      An ambitious and hardworking team at the forefront of an exciting industry. The team has some of the smartest people I know, and no one hesitates to share their knowledge with you. DeepLearni.ng is constantly trying new things, such as practical machine learning Meetups to benefit and connect with the ML community. As an intern, you'll have a direct impact on the major projects, and be exposed to the entire product development...

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      Cons

      None, except I wish dogs were permanent residents at the office

      Dessa2017-10-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Exciting Place to Build and Grow"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Dessa for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people (knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly) Great tech (modern, varied) Great mission Don't expect to coast here.

      Cons

      Don't expect to coast here. If you want to be challenged, impactful, and accountable, then there are no real cons of any importance.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up! Maybe also become more google-able somehow? It might also be nice to have machine learning beer pictures up somewhere so people can see them.

      Dessa2017-10-16
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      "Great culture, amazing learning opportunity !"

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      Former Employee - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Dessa for more than a year

      Pros

      Amazing company culture that focuses on the well-being of every employee and applied AI! Co-workers become part of a small family with a lot of activities organized outside of work. The DL engineers are very talented and provided me with a great machine learning opportunity

      Cons

      No particular cons that I can think of.

      Dessa2017-10-11
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