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"Positive at first, figure out your own way down the road."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Zignal Labs full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The first few weeks were really positive for me, people were very enthusiastic and for the most part genuinely wanted to get to know you. I think this is very typical for any tech startup. I think they also want to make a solid impact for new talent that joins.

From my perspective, people either enjoy working for this company or don't. It's 50/50. Similar to other reviews, I'd also compare it to a fraternal-like culture. I think the only reason they have stayed afloat is because they were working with an open-ended budget. However, this budget is not translated to employees.

Cons

Most of the talented engineers left around their 1 year anniversary. The founders have little relevant experience to the type of business they envision and are figuring it out with unlimited budget along the way. When issues rise up such as process management and improvement or learning from previous mistakes, leadership does not document or remember any of them which left employees to just give up. This type of software is dying off and enterprise accounts will focus on other solutions.

Other Employee Reviews for Zignal Labs

  1. Helpful (3)

    "No direction in Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zignal Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office was conveniently located. Lunches provided and decent snacks. A number of smart engineers that were building some interesting things.

    Cons

    Interesting doesn't always mean sellable. Kept adding sales people with what felt like no plan to make them successful other than "make more cold calls". Constant turnover as people quickly realized that they could not make the money they were lead to believe.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to be everyone's friend. People care about senior management setting up the company to be successful and to help them make money to take care of their families not to have a good time and pretend to be their friend.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains - Lessons Unlearned"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zignal Labs (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Founders Josh and Adam are doing a good job pushing their vision and trying earnestly to build a vibrant culture. There are some great people and fun perks. The technology platform is solid.

    Cons

    Sales and Marketing are revolving doors. The company started as an inside sales organization and moved quickly to establish and outside sales force. Unfortunately, they hired too many people without listening to advice to do this more slowly. They lost about a dozen very good people and didn't treat them with very much respect. The office environment was filled with fear and people were willing to point fingers at their colleagues to save their own skin. The turnover has hurt the brand in various markets. Couldn't overcome competition with price and product delivery concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover hurts your brand reputation. Invest in quality not quantity. Focus on your strengths and don't promise something to the market you can't deliver on. It's okay to look at what went wrong and self-assess. Create an environment that encourages looking at what you can improve instead of pretending it bad things didn't happen.

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