How is working at Qualtrics?

Microsoft _m
Mar 26, 2018 37 Comments

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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TOP 37 Comments
  • Qualtrics Wuh
    You'll be taking a big pay cut.
    Mar 26, 2018 26
    • Microsoft _m
      What’s unique about the culture? I’m especially interested to hear about the design side, but also interested to hear about the engineering perspective as well, since they’re fairly related.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Qualtrics huuciciv
      You never know the terms of RSU's until you sign as RSU's are not granted until after you have become an employee.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Qualtrics huuciciv
      And frankly having certain sets of individual contributors being able to keep their RSU's and another set lose their RSU's is deceitful and unheard of in the tech industry. This part of the Qualtrics culture I will never understand or agree with.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Qualtrics user1212
      You 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 Shareworks
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Qualtrics huuciciv
      Shareworks is irrelevant, it lays out very clearly in the personal RSU agreement that shares are lost without liquidation event.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Qualtrics beatle
    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.
    Mar 27, 2018 2
    • Qualtrics xqlT82
      I’d say it’s more sales driven company rather than a product focused company.
      Mar 27, 2018
    • Qualtrics beatle
      ^that too.
      Mar 28, 2018
  • Amazon lingading
    Missed opportunity on making this question a survey. You shouldn't get the job. Survey results with free form text feedback are atrocious. And you should know that :)
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • Qualtrics Eht
    Plenty 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.
    Apr 8, 2018 1
    • Qualtrics KGvW27
      This 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
  • Qualtrics radfab
    FWIW. 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.
    Mar 27, 2018 1
    • Qualtrics Monolith
      Same 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
  • Amazon CBgI50
    What’s the deal with Julie Larsen green. Is she starting to call the shots on product in some weird microsoft matrix way? Or sig really driving decisions still?
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    They do surveys and such. That’s the only thing I know them from.
    Mar 26, 2018 0