What’s Qualtrics company culture like?

New ianm
Jan 7, 2018 17 Comments

Considering an offer in their Seattle office. A little thrown off that PTO includes vacation time AND sick leave. How strict are they on that? Do people ever work from home? Any info at all would be great.

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  • Qualtrics / Eng wIKf15
    Good:

    Technically challenging
    High level of individual ownership
    Very little red tape, relatively speaking
    Overall great executive level leadership
    High level of impact on customers
    High growth, company and personal
    Very high pace
    Good work life balance, generally

    Bad:
    Culture battle between eng offices
    Not willing to keep up with big players on comp
    Occasionally terrible mid-level managers (working on it)
    Significant tech debt on 50% of teams
    Very high pace
    Meritocracy still not quite right

    The Mormon thing isn’t that big of a deal. Overall they are nice, hard-working, and just a little weird/inside-jokey. Doesn’t bug me, and there aren’t that many in Seattle anyway.

    I’m very happy here, but there are problems. I think there is moderate effort at fixing the problems, but not as much as I’d like. The problems aren’t fatal though. Just have to decide what you want out of a company.
    Jan 8, 2018 3
    • Qualtrics watery
      This
      Jan 8, 2018
    • Qualtrics idaf48
      +1.
      Jan 12, 2018
    • Qualtrics Monolith
      Agree. Particularly work life balance is better than most Seattle tech I would say
      Jan 20, 2018
  • Microsoft Duxe82
    Shit company shit junior engineers from MS
    Jan 8, 2018 4
    • Amazon az6gj3
      This, also Mormons
      Jan 8, 2018
    • Qualtrics watery
      Only in Utah :)
      Jan 8, 2018
    • Qualtrics Q24
      Duxe82 clearly couldn't clear the tech screen
      Jan 10, 2018
    • Microsoft Duxe82
      Yes, true, I did not clear the interview. Out of 45 minutes, interviewer spent 20 minutes in chat, in remaining 25 minutes he asked me a DP question.
      Jan 10, 2018
  • Qualtrics / Eng QUa
    PTO is low and managers know it. So they give you a lot of flex time. Ive never actually tracked my PTO. Simply ask my manager and take it. Holiday break in December is awesome.

    The Mormon thing is only an issue of you make it one yourself. Like with any religion or culture. I’d argue the hippy/liberal culture in Seattle can be more strange (even though I’m a hippy liberal).

    Overall solid company but has its challenges, like all companies.

    I work with really talented people from a mix of companies (MSFT, amen, goog, uber, other start ups) with great, diverse backgrounds.

    I like it and suggest you explore it.
    Jan 9, 2018 0
  • Qualtrics idaf48
    Seattle is getting gender neutral toilets. How liberal is that
    Jan 12, 2018 1
    • Qualtrics watery
      It's more utilitarian,
      Jan 13, 2018
  • Qualtrics kotO52
    I'm in sales for Qualtrics and they're pretty lax with me as far as time off goes but I don't know how engineering is. The PTO and flexibility that goes along with having all those things rolled into each other along with the week break between Christmas and New year's is one of my favorite things about Qualtrics.
    Jan 8, 2018 1
    • Qualtrics / Eng wIKf15
      Engineering is very lax, especially in Seattle.
      Jan 8, 2018
  • Qualtrics watery
    They're not too strict. Most people work from home when they're sick or have appointments, even though we're not supposed to, but if you're in engineering no one cares.

    Challenging work, lots of room for growth, a younger culture. A lot of people hang out outside work.
    There's also a lot of tech debt, some outdated practices, and total comp could be a lot better. Salary is fine though.
    Jan 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Charizmafd
    How was the interview ?
    Jan 8, 2018 0
  • Qualtrics OTsh48
    Curious why you feel this way @duxe82?
    Jan 8, 2018 0

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