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Zignal Labs Reviews

Updated 30 May, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company; Exciting Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zignal Labs full-time

    Pros

    Being surrounded by some super inspiring, hard-working employees makes coming to work awesome. Great pay and super solid benefits. Getting to be a part of a growing company that's doing innovative work in the space.

    Cons

    Given it's a rapidly growing late-stage start-up, there are growing pains and things change quickly. You need to be flexible in your day-to-day to be able to stay on top. On a similar note, given the start-up nature, growth within the organization isn't linear. Some departments are more territorial than others.


  2. "Great progressive company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zignal Labs full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, Latest Technology, Good life balance, Diversity, Solving real world hard problems in a scalable way, Nice offices and work space, Autonomy to do what it takes, Team work

    Cons

    Growth mode so if you dont like a fast moving environment it might not be for you

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ADR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zignal Labs full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to succeed however you would like

    Cons

    Disorganized management. You're on your own here


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hypocrites"

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

    I have been working at Zignal Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Snacks and discounted food and some nice people

    Cons

    They force employees to write Glassdoor reviews so don’t believe any of it. Claim to have unlimited vacation but complain when you are taking one.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor organization and direction. Horrible executive staff. Avoid this place!!"

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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

    A few very smart and interesting people work here.

    Cons

    Due to poor leadership there is lots of infighting between departments because the Account Executives can't get along with product and product is swamped with their own work to even care.

    The quality of the Account Executives is not Enterprise level at all and they refuse to take constructive feedback, it is always a CSM's fault, or an ADR's fault, or an Engineer's fault. None of the executives take accountability for the "bad behavior" of team members and the poor company culture.

    The CEOs are so lost, they are supposed to support the company growth with their "connections" and frankly they have not assisted in closing many deals with their network. Why endlessly brag about a network that you can't use??

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your leaders on your executive team, they are a major determinant to your growth. They have no clue what they are doing and aren't taking the time out to breathe and figure it out. The execs have horrible rapport with the women in the office as they cherry pick the women they want to address and get feedback from, in turn disregarding what others may bring to the company.


  6. "Great for people seeking autonomy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zignal Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Autonomy, can take risks, run with strategies for your program

    Cons

    -Constant change/flux, sometimes lacking exec direction

    Advice to Management

    -Communicate the company's vision, goals and expectations more often


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Development Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Top management needs to focus on their employees.


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