Startup culture

Freeosk Inc Grop06
Aug 10, 2017 25 Comments

Anyone feel as I do that Groupon ruined Chicago startup culture? Also, light bank. I can't imagine there are worse human beings. Only half serious.

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  • Citadel / Eng
    zvgg25

    Citadel Eng

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    Google
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    Cloud, Security, Data, Ops
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    Startup culture in Chicago is great if you stay away from the Keywell companies
    Aug 13, 2017 13
    • Uptake / Eng wtgfk
      I hear disrupting the the free sample market is fucking lit y'all hiring
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Freeosk Inc Grop06
      OP
      No one with 15 years of experience in tech uses "lit"
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Uptake / Eng wtgfk
      Different person my dude, hopefully
      You can program better than analyze the market
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Freeosk Inc Grop06
      OP
      Doesn't make sense. I noticed you edited your post to add a dig. Great.
      Aug 17, 2017
    • Nielsen nHyh18
      Different people buddy. Look at the user names.
      Sep 2, 2017
  • Navdy xoda
    What startup culture? Their "culture" is fueled by old school insurance and finance $. It's completely artificial. Groupon is the only success story and the Lightbank boys + Mason are the only ones who got rich.
    Aug 10, 2017 1
    • Freeosk Inc Grop06
      OP
      I wouldn't call it a success story. It is a get rich story.
      Aug 11, 2017
  • CareerBuilder
    Rhea17

    CareerBuilder

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    Qualcomm, Groupon
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    Please elaborate. I think Groupon and Lightbank did wonders for creating a technology hub here.
    Aug 29, 2017 0
  • Groupon LxEb63
    I dont know that much about the startup culture in Chicago, but I do know that many of my talented coworkers have gone to civis analytics, snapsheet, signal, trunk club, project 44, uptake. I cant imagine how that ruins their culture.
    Aug 13, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    Ant0n

    New Eng

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    Lol at Chicago startup culture. Even if your coworking space is actually a training/Bootcamp center
    Aug 11, 2017 1
    • Freeosk Inc Grop06
      OP
      Bootcamps are for future diversity hires.
      Aug 17, 2017
  • Microsoft ExFactor
    What did they do to Chicago?
    Aug 10, 2017 0
  • Freeosk Inc Grop06
    OP
    oh right. people like free shit. great company that doesn't have 4 hour company meetings.
    Aug 17, 2017 0
  • Uptake cWtV42
    Like others have suggested, care to elaborate? I can agree with part of this--focus on fast growth instead of sustaining business but Snap and others out West are the same.
    Aug 12, 2017 0
  • Uptake / Eng ORQB05
    What about Lightbank + Uptake?
    Aug 11, 2017 0
  • Freeosk Inc Grop06
    OP
    Is that a reference to 1871?
    Aug 11, 2017 0