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23 English questions out of 23

3 June 2020

What is health insurance like at Blue Apron?

Pros

Flexible Schedules, health insurance, and coffee

Cons

Little room for growth, pretty much only get promoted if someone leaves in some departments while in others, people get promoted ALL THE TIME

Flexible Schedules, health insurance, and coffee

3 June 2020

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29 May 2020

Does Blue Apron offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

My peers were great to work with. Unlimited PTO (how they can afford that, I have no idea), decent office location so the commute was easy.

Cons

The company as a whole was incredibly dishonest. They would say one thing and do another. Management has a nasty habit of taking absolutely no responsibility for their shortcomings and manages to throw their subordinates under the bus whenever a project would take longer to complete while soaking up all the praise when things were successful. The engineers who worked their behinds off to get projects finished managed themselves and yet, the managers who pretty much phone it in (all the while watching Overwatch tournaments on their iPads instead of doing real work) walked around with the audacity to speak with authority on the abilities of the engineers. People in positions of power have absolutely no right being there. HR is a joke. They are glorified middleman working in tandem with the status quo. They’re incredibly flippant whenever serious ethical problems (i.e.; racism, sexism, favoritism, misconduct, etc) were presented to them and will lie and stall until they came up with some sort of story that would work for them. Blue Apron is a sad startup that never got its footing and too stubborn to call it quits.

Advice to Management

Don’t really have any. Blue Apron is the Titanic of the 21st century. Only they see the iceberg before them and is just hoping that it’ll move miraculously. Close up shop already.

Unlimited PTO (how they can afford that, I have no idea), decent office location so the commute was easy.

29 May 2020

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21 December 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Blue Apron?

Pros

The biggest has to be the great people I worked with. All were smart, personable, and driven. I had a great manager who was always supportive and willing to address issues. Some of my former co-workers are my best friends. One of the more diverse companies I've worked for

Cons

Upper management is a mess. There's no direction, goals seemed to change every few weeks, and no one was ever on the same page. Major year long projects were canceled after completion because people forgot to determine if they would actually be profitable. It was unbelievable. They were never truthful. Obviously we could see that the company was doing badly by looking at the collapse of the stock price and the abysmal earnings calls. The CEO always framed it as if the market wasn't seeing something and that we were actually on the path to profitablity. Obviously not, because the stock is now a penny stock and still sinking. Morale is at rock bottom. Before and after the second round of layoffs (Nov 2018), tons of important employees left the company. Within weeks of the latest layoff, 5+ extremely important engineers left. There's no money to hire anyone and those that are experienced have either left the company or are looking. They're outsourcing to fill many of the positions, which is a red flag. Benefits weren't good. No 401K match and ok health insurance. Honestly would be shocked if the company is around in two years.

Advice to Management

-Be truthful. Employees can tell when you're lying -Do more to retain top talent. The NYC job market is hot right now and there's little reason for engineers to stay with the company

No 401K match and ok health insurance.

21 December 2018

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14 April 2020

Does Blue Apron offer employee discounts?

Pros

Good pay (if you started before 2019) Mostly everyone is passionate about food Decent benefits Flexible time off Some really nice people Meal kit discount

Cons

Mediocre talent Questionable leadership with low bar for excellence Useless HR that can’t escalate issues when presented Toxic management that would rather scapegoat and plan others than self reflect No process, no defined roles aka it’s chaos all the time Company has no money so no budget for anything of quality Culture varies by team not by company

Advice to Management

Set a high hiring bar and start reviewing managers for their performance. They are bringing down the company and pushing talent out.

Meal kit discount

14 April 2020

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11 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Blue Apron?

Pros

Good benefits, awesome coworkers, 2 consecutive days off

Cons

No true room for advancement. Numerous re-orgs.

Advice to Management

You should really listen to CX, not the managers that don't even speak with the customers.

No true room for advancement.

11 May 2019

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