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30 English questions out of 30

3 December 2018

What is health insurance like at Anaplan?

Pros

- Good product with many advantages as compared to competitors - interesting customers with exciting use cases. - Innovative marketing technologies in use and constantly looking for improvements. - Friendly workplace, responsive colleagues very pleasant to work with. - Corporate culture resembles 10K employee international IT company I used to work for. - Flexible working hours but no pressure working extra hours. - Competitive salary.

Cons

- US-centric: some decisions are made overnight and come as a surprise for you and some important regional issues can be completely neglected or discussed for ages. - Discrimination towards employees based in emerging or small regions where Anaplan doesn't have legal entity: being hired as contractors we do the same amount of work and don't get standard benefits like bonuses, shares, medical insurance, etc. - Marketing people aren't given full access to vital marketing tools (e.g. Marketo, GA) which leads to creation of unnecessary processes and complicates daily work. - High turnover of staff: in my 10 years working for different companies I've never seen so many people come and go. - Immature HR: unclear career opportunities, no performance reviews, no promotions process (though it may differ for full-time employees) - Sometimes my work stuck because of bureaucracy / employee incompetency on a certain step.

Advice to Management

- Think strategically and long term: political situation may change and regions which are in the high risk investment zone at the moment may turn into a profitable market with lots of opportunities lost due to the lack of strategy. - Treat your employees equally: those based in smaller regions should get comparable benefits - Establish clear HR process with yearly performance review and promotion steps

Discrimination towards employees based in emerging or small regions where Anaplan doesn't have legal entity: being hired as contractors we do the same amount of work and don't get standard benefits like bonuses, shares, medical insurance, etc.

3 December 2018

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4 June 2020

Does Anaplan offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

There are some great people at this company, although none of them are in the senior leadership roles. Benefits are more than fair, unlimited PTO is great when allowed to use it. The product is incredible.

Cons

C Suite and other direct reports of the executive arm speak of "stress management" and "finding a balance" during the COVID-19 pandemic however, I dare you to try it without consequences. Employees with children suffer the most. The Senior Leadership team could care less about you needing to home school your kids. Do you have a meeting they want you to attend? If so, you better be there and don't blame it on your kids, family health situation, etc. due to a pandemic or a riot in your neighborhood. The message is simply lip service, but isn't being adhered to. The leadership structure is significantly two-faced for PR purposes as well as extremely high maintenance. There is not a formal yearly review process at all, however you won't have time to discuss being promoted as there is project after project that comes along without being prioritized- just get it done. The company leaders pretend to invest in people, only when leadership has it's back against the wall and have been exposed with how personnel issues are dealt with do they change course (sometimes) or issue a statement to engage with what the employees who are not at a Director level want. Career advancement is a non-starter. We have witnessed senior leadership being unprofessional with other employees first hand. Yelling, name calling, and threats have been reported and documented, yet these senior "leaders" continue to be employed. This directly comes from the CPO and CIO. There is no professional direction, and everything is a political tinderbox. Early employees were assigned "VP" titles when Anaplan was a startup. They are not qualified, yet part of the political "in crowd" pushing blame for failures to other employees, and taking full credit for successes. Employees are guilted for taking PTO. There is also an unwritten rule that employees are expected to work while on PTO. This is due to team sizes that are too small to compensate for time off, or increasing attrition. Your employees need support and communication. Unless you crave edgy unfair politics, disrespect and disorder, do not join this organization.

Advice to Management

Get professional leaders in place. The Executive arm and a lot of their direct reports in many areas are not qualified and do little to lead, support and empower the team underneath each. Trust from leadership to direct reports is non-existent. Your company is only as valuable as your people that are put in place and the investments you make in each one of them. Set them up for success instead of potential failure due to lack of training, professional development and workplace respect. Quit the pep talk from a podium and negativity outside of the spotlight. Lead by example and put competent leaders in place under you to utilize your superior workforce to their maximum potential. Culture was once a thing, now it's lip service.

Benefits are more than fair, unlimited PTO is great when allowed to use it.

4 June 2020

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13 November 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Anaplan?

Pros

Anaplan has great technology and is making enormous strides to improve the platform. There are some gaps that are being addressed and will help to expand the business once those are in place. Management is good and very engaging with the employees.

Cons

401K Matching is smaller than other software companies

401K Matching is smaller than other software companies

13 November 2018

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4 June 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Anaplan?

Pros

There are some great people at this company, although none of them are in the senior leadership roles. Benefits are more than fair, unlimited PTO is great when allowed to use it. The product is incredible.

Cons

C Suite and other direct reports of the executive arm speak of "stress management" and "finding a balance" during the COVID-19 pandemic however, I dare you to try it without consequences. Employees with children suffer the most. The Senior Leadership team could care less about you needing to home school your kids. Do you have a meeting they want you to attend? If so, you better be there and don't blame it on your kids, family health situation, etc. due to a pandemic or a riot in your neighborhood. The message is simply lip service, but isn't being adhered to. The leadership structure is significantly two-faced for PR purposes as well as extremely high maintenance. There is not a formal yearly review process at all, however you won't have time to discuss being promoted as there is project after project that comes along without being prioritized- just get it done. The company leaders pretend to invest in people, only when leadership has it's back against the wall and have been exposed with how personnel issues are dealt with do they change course (sometimes) or issue a statement to engage with what the employees who are not at a Director level want. Career advancement is a non-starter. We have witnessed senior leadership being unprofessional with other employees first hand. Yelling, name calling, and threats have been reported and documented, yet these senior "leaders" continue to be employed. This directly comes from the CPO and CIO. There is no professional direction, and everything is a political tinderbox. Early employees were assigned "VP" titles when Anaplan was a startup. They are not qualified, yet part of the political "in crowd" pushing blame for failures to other employees, and taking full credit for successes. Employees are guilted for taking PTO. There is also an unwritten rule that employees are expected to work while on PTO. This is due to team sizes that are too small to compensate for time off, or increasing attrition. Your employees need support and communication. Unless you crave edgy unfair politics, disrespect and disorder, do not join this organization.

Advice to Management

Get professional leaders in place. The Executive arm and a lot of their direct reports in many areas are not qualified and do little to lead, support and empower the team underneath each. Trust from leadership to direct reports is non-existent. Your company is only as valuable as your people that are put in place and the investments you make in each one of them. Set them up for success instead of potential failure due to lack of training, professional development and workplace respect. Quit the pep talk from a podium and negativity outside of the spotlight. Lead by example and put competent leaders in place under you to utilize your superior workforce to their maximum potential. Culture was once a thing, now it's lip service.

The company leaders pretend to invest in people, only when leadership has it's back against the wall and have been exposed with how personnel issues are dealt with do they change course (sometimes) or issue a statement to engage with what the employees who are not at a Director level want.

4 June 2020

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4 December 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Anaplan?

Pros

Get to solve really big problems working with really interesting customers. Great culture and solid strategy.

Cons

It's a growing company, so there will always be change.

Great culture and solid strategy.

4 December 2018

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