Wunderkind Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2020

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4.1
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Wunderkind Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Urban (no image)
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109 Ratings
Pros
  • "Bounce Exchange is a forward-thinking company(in 13 reviews)

  • "Some genuinely great people work here so it's easy to make friends(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Yes we work hard and sometimes that means long hours but that's simply because a high percentage of people who work here are incredibly driven(in 14 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge but, at least for me, the work is exciting enough that I’m happy to dedicate much of my time to BounceX(in 12 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Please, please proceed with caution"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderkind full-time

    Pros

    Overall there are some fantastic, talented people who work at BounceX. I made some amazing connections and will be forever grateful for them. Everyone was super motivated (not sure how it is now that COVID hit...) and you could tell they were passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    There's a five word minimum, so I'll write more than just The CEO... but overall the leadership team needed to be restructured and more seasoned. The entire team is under qualified and needs to be reconsidered in order for the company to truly scale. However, if they only had the opportunity to change one thing, I would suggest hiring an external, more successful CEO. If the current CEO took a step back and allowed for someone else to take the resigns, maybe the company wouldn't have gone through 4 CTOs by now. Just food for thought.

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  2. COVID-19

    "A truly special place with an amazing culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - So many pros, first being the incredible culture and team. This is the best, healthiest culture I've ever personally been a part of. From the people to the perks, free food/swag, environment, camaraderie (and so much more) it's a pleasure to work here every day. - My colleagues and I love coming to the office (and are sad that we can't be there due to all the COVID19 madness.) During normal operations, we occupy two floors in One World Trade with a stellar view, funky colors / textures / statues / conference room names. We even have one of the largest magic eyes in NYC on our ceiling. The office is called "Wunderland" and it is highly fitting. - Awesome ERGs (from women, LGBT, family support, black, latin, asian, disability -- incredibly supportive place, top down. - The company really feels like something that reflects us and also that we had a hand in creating. Can't wait for our official transition to Wunderkind. - Team leads and colleagues are genuinely kind and care about your wellbeing and professional development. This is really rare in my decade plus years of experience, especially in NYC.

    Cons

    - if i'm being super picky, the pay/bennies could be better across the board, but I feel that for what all that I'm getting with respect to culture, leadership, professional development opportunities, etc., it's worth it. I have never felt so happy in a workplace.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good but we’ll see"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product Very intelligent people Collaborative and creative atmosphere Great perks Growing industry

    Cons

    Still some growing pains Very young workforce

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Place is crumbling."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderkind full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office had a nice view.

    Cons

    All the real leadership left years ago and was never replaced.

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Learn what you can and move on"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderkind full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really enjoyable coworkers who are generally smart and hardworking. People are dedicated and want to get the job done. HR seems invested but can only do so much. Lots of opportunity due to turnover and lack of senior employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry average for “tech”, way more investment in sales than product, legacy leadership issues

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Great Company."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDR in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing Culture (driven, intelligent people who are also incredibly friendly and nice to be around) -Great Perks such as team building, snacks, healthcare, flexible working, nights out , gym membership, (both sponsored and unorganised drinks with colleagues) -Fantastic place to learn and earn As someone who hadn't tended to "drink the cool aide" previously. I found it impossible to resist and genuinely saw going to work everyday as going to spend a day working towards a common goal with my friends. This isn't to say it is an unprofessional place to work. The people are truly the cream of the crop and my experience of EMEA management was one which I learned an awful lot from. Rob, Shell and Jacq (EMEA GM and EMEA Marketing Director and EMEA Customer success Director) are all amazing at what they do and also truly great people to be around.

    Cons

    -Not always a huge amount of visibility into the US business but the company has initiatives to try and address this (Buddy programme, frequent visits from US colleagues, Sales Kick-Off in NYC etc)

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  7. "Great Place for Data Science"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large databases make it possible to do interesting data science Innovative work culture, you're free to try a lot of things on your own

    Cons

    Data Science team is new so if you do not have an entrepreneurial/self-starter mindset, the place will not suit you.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Don't Believe the hype"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderkind full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is good, but don't expect to see much of him.

    Cons

    It's like a cult. You can't say a bad word. BX does a great job of making it look like it's the place to be from the outside, but the reality is quite different. It has an unpopular, expensive and hard to integrate product in a very crowded Martech / email marketplace. There are also some big egos and arrogance containimating the atmosphere, in what is a small team (so there's no escaping it). I saw a guy in the US get fired for bad mouthing at a private party at the weekend. In london going for a drink and having a moan after a hard week is part of our culture. Its extremely restrictive in that sense you have to "drink the cool aid" at all times. Its false. The UK team is still very much a satellite of the USA and there are a few Americans that struggle with british business culture compounding the atmosphere. It hasn't emulated the success of the US as they have been inflexible (arrogant) with go to market strategies here, and the product is significantly less powerful than the US version due to EU data privacy laws.

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  9. "Inclusive workplace"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    BounceX currently has 8 employee resource groups (ERGs): 7 in the NYC office, and 1 in our London office. The ERGs represent various underrepresented communities within BounceX: disability, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generations, and sexual orientation. It's super cool to witness our ERGs thriving, and partnering with our business and senior leaders to make BounceX a place where all employees belong. We also have an Allyship workshop led by our D&I Lead that provides employees with the language and resources to support colleagues inside and outside of the office.

    Cons

    We still have work to do fully realize our goal of being the best place to work. Once we are able to provide our leaders with the tools and resources to mitigate bias in decision making, we will be much closer to our goal.

  10. "Great Company, Amazing People!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BounceX is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever worked. The people who work here are some of the most driven, passionate, and friendliest co-workers I’ve ever had in my life. Everyone is always ready to lend a hand if you’re in need (regardless of being on a different team). The leadership team is also truly invested in everything that goes on in the company which is extremely nice to see. The leadership team is also so welcoming and will have a conversation with you. I’ve always worked in places where you kind of don’t speak to leadership until you’re spoken to but that’s not the case here! The work at BounceX is extremely incredible. Everyone enjoys what they do and everyones ideas and thoughts are taken into consideration, always. People also push themselves to get the best results. I also really love how important employee happiness is to the company. We have wonderful Employee Resource Groups that make our workspace very inclusive. We also have events that bring everyone together.

    Cons

    I know I, like many others here, struggle with working a lot. I’ve never been required to stay late (my manager often tells me to leave!) I just think that some people just want to work as hard as they can regardless of time. It’s also very easy to lose track of time when you work with such amazing people.

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