Triplebyte Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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3.2
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Triplebyte CEO and Co-Founder Ammon Bartram
Ammon Bartram
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Mess below the surface"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Triplebyte full-time

    Pros

    We are helping people find jobs Pay is fair and competitive Work from home on Wednesdays is a great perk Decent benefits (Full healthcare and 401k)

    Cons

    There is a declining trust in leadership and a seemingly growing distance from strategic decisions Diversity is disappointing. There are less than a handful of women in managerial or leadership roles. We are similarly weak in representation from people of color. There are clear directives to managers to keep headcount low so that we can move quickly. But, it backfires and creates seriously overworked teams Work / life balance or mental health is rarely mentioned as part of our ethos. Typical growing startup. Profits over People. CEO only values technical roles

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mission driven and adaptable startup environment"

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

    I have been working at Triplebyte full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Triplebyte is the most mission driven company I've worked at - every employee seems to be driven by the goal of creating opportunities for engineers from all backgrounds. - Transparent culture, even in the face of a challenging economy - Solid perks and compensation

    Cons

    - Things are constantly changing, can feel like you're getting whiplash (not unusual for a startup though, especially with all that's going on in the world). Including recent layoffs from a pivot and the recession.

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "Improve your memorization skills, lose any sense of autonomy, and you'll thrive."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triplebyte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, and tons of snacks in the office. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    You won't grow any valuable skills in this role (unless you value memorizing scripts). I left a position as a recruiter for an agency when I joined Triplebyte. I was excited to join a company with (what I thought was) a very noble mission. They'll advertise the job to you as if you're helping engineers, with weak resumes but incredible skills, obtain a position they wouldn't usually get because they didn't have a strong resume or didn't go to a well-recognized school, etc. Realistically, you're serving engineers with exceptional resumes, but you're helping them get jobs without them having to talk to anyone. Once in a blue moon will you work with someone who wouldn't have gotten a job with their resume alone. You're barely involved in the process of them finding a job, so it's not very fulfilling. Every once in awhile, you'll work with someone who you actually will build a relationship with, but it's rare. You must follow a particular script (if you veer off of the script you'll get penalized), and stay out of the candidates' way - that's what they typically prefer. The talent manager role will definitely be replaced by AI, ASAP. Talent managers aren't integral to the company, and it's blatantly obvious you're at the bottom of the totem pole when you're working there. During my time there, there was a designated 'crying stall' for everyone on the business team (including talent management) because of the ruthless, tyrannical management style on this side of Triplebyte. It's horrible. They will break you down until you have a sliver of a personality left and 0 confidence. You have 0 autonomy, and your performance is measured by how closely you can mimic your manager. It's the worst job I've ever had. My friends and family were appalled by the stories of my time there. If you want doom and gloom in your life, and you really don't feel like growing your skills, join Triplebyte's talent management team!!!

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    Helpful (8)

    "Poor Leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triplebyte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent benefits - in theory, unlimited PTO. some teams are better than others

    Cons

    - If not in a technical role, the CEO doesn't respect you, your time, or your skills. - Leadership doesnt care about nuturing current employees unless they're men, especially if you're in a "soft-skill role" because the CEO doesn't respect non-technical roles - CEO doesn't answer any of the questions asked in all hands with a straight answer, he'll give you a non-answer and defers to the HR person - CEO had originaly told us all that we shouldn't be worried about coronavirus, because we weren't going to be the most affected demographic without thinking if any of us were immunocompromised, lived with older family members, etc. He said that if anyone should be worried, it's him since his older parents are the ones who need to worry about it the most. It's a complete disregard of us and our feelings, but par for the course. - Didn't hire HR until they were forced to by law. If you complain to HR, they will not do anything for you. - There have been multiple complaints about managers being sexist and discriminatory towards their direct reports, and those managers are still working there. - Quality of engineers on the platform is poor, becuase it's about getting the most amount of engineers rather than quality engineers. - Feedback culture is poor. They tried to implement radical candor, but people use that as an excuse to be rude rather than give constructive criticism. - Men are paid FAR more than women.

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  5. "Startup Life!"

    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 Triplebyte full-time

    Pros

    REALLY robust benefits. I think the only benefits package I've seen that's better would be with a big 4 firm. Impressive that a startup at this stage has what they have. Flexible with schedule and wfh Unlimited PTO that kicks in right away A lot of autonomy Leadership is thoughtful, strategic, and empathetic

    Cons

    LOTS of change, all the time. Although, this is to be expected in a startup. You need to take initiative to do things here instead of waiting to be told. At times it can be a lot of work. It's a small team with lots to do and not many people to do it. This is pretty common for a startup though.

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  6. "Great place to work"

    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 Triplebyte full-time

    Pros

    Triplebyte has amazing benefits for where the company is at. I really believe that management is trying their best to accommodate for growth of the company and employees. Everyone at company is also very eager to help one another. Location is also very close to Bart. -Unlimited PTO -Catered Lunch -Work from home day -401k Matching -Health Insurance -Commuter benefits -Cellphone stipends

    Cons

    Typical growing pains. Standard procedures are still being built out so there are some times when things don't work.

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Triplebyte Honest Review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Triplebyte full-time

    Pros

    -Work from home Wednesdays -Free, catered lunch -Unlimited PTO -Events, happy hours, gatherings, etc.

    Cons

    While I think Triplebyte has the potential to be a great work place, recently I've been greatly disappointed with decisions made by upper management. -There has been an unsettling pattern of promoting employees who are "well-liked" rather than basing promotions on merit. These "well-liked" employees tend to be men, while qualified women have to prove their value just to start a conversation about being promoted. -At a start-up, people are expected to go above and beyond, which most employees are more than willing to do. However, those who take on extra are overworked and not compensated fairly. -There is an illusion of open-communication; however, when issues are brought up, upper management often brings up perks to end the conversation. "How can one complain about a demotion when lunch is free?" is essentially the message they send. -Some employees have been demoted to a lower job status without explanation or fair reasoning and others have had their commission cut. Unfortunately, this has only happened to women. Workload remains the same, but pay/status is lowered. -We aim to be a diverse workplace, but our managerial team lacks people of color and women.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Unethical company"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Funding money to burn, which is good for office wine & pizza all day.

    Cons

    1. There is no way to verify if the candidate who took the online quizzes are real 2. Instead of the 2nd round vetting the authenticity of the candidate, they help them cheat in the interview. Eventually the startups that hire suffer from engineers who are not competent. It’s a joke from what I gather from other startups that have used them to hire candidates.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Ultimately a disappointing company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triplebyte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - startup atmosphere - plenty of perks (good benefits, catered food, etc.) - strong brand identity within the industry

    Cons

    - micromanaged workplace - blatant favoritism - marketing schemes are overbearing and unethical - empty lip service regarding work/life balance

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  10. "Data driven, empathy first culture"

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

    I have been working at Triplebyte full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work from home schedule. Cross-functional, passionate team. Good work/life balance. Transparent culture.

    Cons

    High ambiguity (its a start-up) Parking.

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