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What Employees Say
I have been working at NationBuilder
I joined NationBuilder as it was going through a tough time. However, it has been both humbling and exciting to see the company get back on its feets and focus on the road ahead. I have never... worked with such a dedicated, strong and clever group of people in all of my career. For the first time in a long time I can see myself working for a long time at NationBuilder; partly because of the group of people I work with daily but also because there is so much potential and so much to be done. NationBuilder is one of those places where there is never a lack of work to go around. Some of the greatest pros: - Extremely clever and dedicated people; - A company with strong values and a clear mission (that the whole company believes in); - Lots of room for taking ownership, leading and growing; - Lots of exciting work; - Fascinating customers with very diverse problems; - Lots of room for market expansion in Europe and elsewhere; - NationBuilder doesn't have any real competitors and the company is doing something very new and different which is exciting; - The company cares about its employees and understands that everyone has different needs (and works hard at ensuring everyone is looked after); - Lots of hard work but there is also a great work/life balance.
I honestly don't have many cons. NationBuilder is one of those places where if you feel strongly about something and you don't feel like something is working, you can step-up, offer alternatives and... potential change the way things are done (if the solutions are indeed better). As a result most of the cons I can think of are no longer cons. One of the cons I can think about: - As with all startups, you need to be flexible as things change often and fast. Things as NationBuilder do indeed change often and fast.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work. I am excited to be working with such a great leadership team that cares about the company, the business and the employees. There is no such thing as too much cross-team and... inter-company communications, and this is the one thing we could spend more time working on.
I worked at Patreon full-time for more than a year
-great culture -flexible schedule -supports learning -very collaborative
-doesn't match 401k -product strategy isn't well-defined -leadership is constantly changing -compensation is meh compared to the work that is expected -felt a bit top down
Advice to Management
Advocate for your reports. Don't just communicate top down. Provide feedback to your managers and seek change