I have an interview coming up next week! Can someone share what the culture like?
- Credit Karma YoloCKFemale employee at CK here. My 2 cents - Don’t cancel your onsite until you’ve at least met your team. The comments here on Blind are really rough for me to read because they’re totally different from my experience at the company. Just remember this is an anonymous forum, so some people are former employees who were pushed out for performance reasons and haven’t moved on. They’re angry, and they vent here. Hell, even find a random CK employee on LinkedIn and ask about the culture...I’ve been at Ck over 2 years and happy. And I’m not looking to leave and haven’t been harassed by anyone.
- Saying that you can't believe this one negative experience because it's just one opinion but you should believe her one positive experience... Really indicative of the shit that goes down now. Any criticism is addressed by reflexively attacking the messenger - they don't work here anymore, they're bitter, they can't deal with change, they had performance issues, etc. There's very little empathy (ironic since its one of our company values lol) for individual concerns and experiences and no attempt to self reflect or change. We didn't use to be this way. It's really a shame.Jan 13, 2018 7
- Re-read @YoloCK’s post, then read this from Glass Door: “employees get asked to write semi-fake positive reviews. You see it consistently if you look back at the pattern on here; always at least 2 or 3 glowing ones that diss on people who write negative ones as people not capable of being at a growing or changing company.” https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Credit-Karma-RVW18507625.htmJan 13, 2018 4
- Lol. I was almost always the first in the office, 15 minute lunch, often working til 7. Towards the end, MUCH longer days. My PIP was a joke. I've shown it to lawyers and we've laughed at how stupid the person who wrote it was. I did excellent work that I'm proud of.Jan 13, 2018 3
- The whole got fired and can't get over it thing is a weak excuse to minimize an opinion. Hopefully others don't put weight in that and read the rest of the comment for what it's worth.
Your experience, with your group of people, can't be cast over the whole company any more than a bad experience can.Jan 13, 2018 5
- To the person who got a PIP after working 12 hour days... That happened to someone in my team. They sucked and made us all have to do work to make up for him. He started working 12 hours after getting the PIP and it didn't help because hours worked want the problem. If you're not that person, then you're still doing something wrong by working so long consistently.Jan 26, 2018 0
- @ikbj30 since this is a public thread i want to clarify: I wasn't consistently working 12 hours a day. Only towards the end, to show my goodwill. I've followed up with you privately to ask for feedback, but part of me doubts already that you'll respond, because this may be an anonymous forum but we are both still two people and i don't think a person who talks to another person like you just did actually wants to help. I would still like feedback, because I didn't receive any when I was let go that i could act on.Jan 27, 2018 1
- Blind brings out the worst in us. I replied in PM... feedback basically is working 12 hours a day is generally not a good idea, and time at office wasnt the issue. If this is who I'm thinking about, which I doubt because you sound like a reasonable person. This guy brought the team down.Jan 27, 2018 0
- Worst mistake of my career (I'm a woman). Unless you love being ignored, put down, endlessly held to a completely different standard than the rest of your team, and, uh, oh yeah, leg - petted by your creepy, egotistical boss, DON'T do it.
- Why don't you all come clean and reveal what really happened? This is not good for anyone to put the whole company under this. There are some amazing teams here. Why keep the bad apple in the basket? The women who still work here would also appreciate it, if we know who exactly this person or team is.Jan 29, 2018 1
- Lyft / Eng LadyDev@OP you seriously need to read the Glassdoor reviews, especially if you’re a woman. This reads like a stereotypical tech bro workplace: “It's also well known the company has paid beaucoup bucks to cover up allegations of sexual harassment by a c-suiter (avoiding identifying which so as not to violate glassdoor). If this company was higher profile they'd be #metoo'd sooooooo fast.”
- 2 women on exec committee, soon to be 3, female VPs, directors. Not saying broculture can’t exist, but compared to other companies of size, I see a lot of great women in top decision-making capabilities. Again, this isn’t saying one person’s experience didn’t happen. It’s saying that if CK has a broculture problem writ-large, its in the face of better than average female leadership in many parts of the org.Jan 14, 2018 3
- Yes, that was definitely the intention of the way i said it. They're ok with a few of us, the ones who aren't just 30% harder working than men but who work twice, three times as hard. But just treating us the same as men? Hiring and promoting on potential, for instance? No. It isn't happening at ck.Jan 15, 2018 3
- I'm a woman engineer here as well. I' ve been here from a long time. I've never ever had a bad experience. I'm treated absolutely the same way as my male colleagues. Can't speak for other teams, but NO ONE was ever demeaned or sexually/verbally assaulted in the team of around 70+ people that I work in.Jan 29, 2018 3
- I really wish CK had come clean with the information about the sexual harassment case and fired that person to set a good example and avoid people talking trash about the entire company because of that one incident. I mean, even if that "manager" is an executive, no one person is more valuable than the company's reputation.Jan 29, 2018 2
- Credit Karma mYOb&SomeSo longevity means you can’t be let go and a company should schedule firings around an employees life events? Just for clarity, when is a good time to be let go that would soften that blow? It sucks but that’s business. Not culture.
- Um, hi management. The guy put in 7 years of his life. The least he could ask for is some notice instead of being escorted out of the building like someone who did something wrong. That's all I'm saying. And don't even me started on the fact that he was about to go on paternity leave...Jan 14, 2018 7
- snowflakes on here swear the company has lost its soul every time someone is fired. It’s a part of business. This isn’t a university job where you can be tenured and keep your job forever. But yeah, firing someone before paternity leave is not very nice. Timing should’ve been reconsidered
- 2 years ago ck had trouble letting people go fast enough. Now they're letting them go at a much more rapid rate and it isn't clear why (I mean it should be obvious why, and it isn't related to individual performance) . Either way it is a cultural shift. No need to be a dick about it. Many of us spend more than 1/2 of our days in the office. Professional courtesy and consideration are important and really easy to give.
- Ok, here again because people keep misunderstanding what I'm saying. Obviously CK can fire whoever and whenever they want. I'm saying the way they went about it could've been more humane. That's it.
And for the record, calling people snowflakes is really doing wonders for how people see our culture, I'm sure.Jan 14, 2018 5
- The fact that they fired one of the first employees without notice right before he was about to go on paternity leave should give you a good idea of what it's like nowadays.
- I think the goodbye stuff is essentially ok, only because there isn't really a "decompression" area where security can't be compromised in the office. Once a person is let go I think it might be a security risk to keep them on site. But that could be easily changed.Jan 14, 2018 0
- Credit Karma NJ XudoFormer CK employee - it's not okay. Some employees are given months to sit around, collect paychecks with an end date that has been chosen between the executive and HR in question, and others have been escorted out same day with no respect for their tenure, seniority or contributions to the organization, like the employee mentioned above. Gross treatment of highly respected employees while others with little to no contribution or tenure (I can name at least three) have gotten to ride their departures for weeks or months.Jan 15, 2018 4
- Twitch / Eng Hd63Doesn’t seem like a place I’d want to work. Just look at the reviews on Glassdoor. #BroCulture, #Sexism, and #MeToo, and coverups oh my!
- Credit Karma user121320I think the message here is that you get what you pay for on a site that allows anonymous posts. Talk with your interviewers, ask honest questions about their experience, and be observant. I’ve been with the company for 3+ years and like any tech company that has scaled rapidly, it’s had growing pains, but overall it’s still a good place to work with a positive mission. FWIW, I’m a woman, and am glad to say CK hasn’t had as much of the tech bro problems that a lot of SF companies have experienced. But as I say, don’t focus on trying to read anonymous comments (positive OR negative), use your own judgment and see how you feel about the interview.
- Your gut can only take you so far. Firsthand accounts of bad behavior, unethical practices, shitty politics -- you can't get those from the interview. I would guess that OP knows basic critical thought on Blind and how to weigh information from different sources.Jan 17, 2018 1
- Credit Karma CjCB07I suppose your experience will differ by department and team. I’m in engineering on a closely knit small team, and we’re also well liked by other teams and departments. Everyone has been really nice and I often hang out with people outside of work.
That being said I won’t discredit the negative experiences of others. I just haven’t experienced them myself. It may help that I’m male, though I’ve never heard or seen any of my male colleagues acting out of line.
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- eBay VhgxggHey all. Considering accepting an offer and very confused reading all this. The offer is with platform security engineering group. I enjoyed meeting the team and like what they are doing. Have another offer at a similar sized company but didn't feel so technical. Any insights on the culture in this group.
- I think you shouldn’t worry so much about the comments, and go with your intuition. What are you looking for? Just like any workplace, there are upsides and downsides in working with CK. I am actually surprised when I hear complaints about culture. I think most people here are reasonable.
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