An opportunity there came across my radar recently. Never heard of this place before but was curious what people thought about working there.
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- Qualtrics pHfP42The stock policy varies by contract. That is to say it’s not location specific and not even level specific. However, more senior roles and more often in Seattle you will find contracts with the three year RSU expiration clause. Just make sure you read the fine print before you sign.
Bonuses are paid out every three months based on individual performance ratings. The bonus is a percentage of your annual salary divided by four. There are two percentage scales depending on your level. What percentage you get depends on your evaluation.
There is supposedly a bonus pool based on company performance but I have not seen it reduce bonuses paid out. That’s not to say they don’t grade on a curve to hit the allocated bonus amount. So it’s not entirely in your hands.
That said you can get a reasonable comp offer but you need to negotiate and having a competing offer will help. The big bet is on the stock. So I think you’re asking the right questions wrt expiration.
However, it’s a unique culture at Qualtrics and some people have thrived and some have not. I would focus on that first and then figure out the comp; no point working somewhere it’s not a fit and being miserable.Apr 6, 2018 2
- Qualtrics user1212You should check Shareworks to see your vesting schedule. They originally had some people lose if you leave and some keep for three years but my understanding they made a company wide policy to move everyone to the "keep for three years" model and just didn't really tell anyone. Prob cause they were worries they'd lose more ppl if they knew. They also changed so that after your first year your stock vests quarterly and not yearly. That's def not how my contract was originally worded but that's how it shows in ShareworksApr 10, 2018 0
- It depends on what you’re looking for. The company is growing very fast and you will probably have a lot more scope and influence. They are making moves towards an IPO, but idk when that will actually be. The people are really nice and it’s easy to make friends. It’s not cutthroat and the culture is more or less ok in Seattle.
On the other hand, pay is lower than top companies and I think this means we lose out on top talent/fail to retain top talent. There are less interesting engineering challenges as compared to other top companies (my opinion). I would say we are more of a product focused company than an engineering company (pro or con depending on what you want). There are some growing pains that cause reorgs/randomization. Also significant tech debt and poor code quality overall (since one of our pillars is being scrappy... lol). I hear a lot of complaints about management, but this is org specific.
- Qualtrics EhtPlenty of scumbags, intolerant assholes, and entitled "nice guys finish last" type people. Not an issue, since you can just ignore it, but no one really reins it in or is willing to rock the boat and call people out.
Plenty of great people too, but the former really makes you hate the culture sometimes.
- Qualtrics KGvW27This note is spot on, some great people but there are a few psychopaths that operate freely, no accountability and behave like true aholes and it's accepted.....some much for TACOS and the employee experience..... Talk about case study on not practicing what you preach..May 14, 2018 0
- Qualtrics radfabFWIW. I love it. Worked at Amazon and feel that the sphere of impact / influence is much broader. From a pay standpoint, tops compared to start-ups or mid-size private companies in Seattle. Particularly considering stock has upside where I never had any impact on Microsoft stock.
- Qualtrics MonolithSame here. Compared to my friends at Amazon, Microsoft the impact and ownership is much higher. Salary is always negotiable. If you ace at the interview the hiring committee will push the limit. Benefits are falling behind compared to Facebook, google, Oracle. With bonuses I get about $150k in Seattle non senior. Not counting stock.Apr 8, 2018 0