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  1. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best remote cultures of any business I've worked with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Close full-time

    Pros

    Remote working is the future and it's great to find a company that embraces it so fully. Schedules are flexible and as long as the work gets done, nobody really minds when you work. I've met people from all over the world, and twice a year we all get together in the same place. Everyone cares about the product and the business, and are truly some of the best at what they do. The hiring process is rigorous but it has...

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    Cons

    If you've never worked remotely before it would be a challenge to adapt. It's also difficult to structure your day around certain meetings due to the differences in timezones. I've found myself working later and later. The benefits offered are great but only if you live in the US. There is no healthcare, dental or 401k otherwise.

    Close2017-11-28
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Legit employee review: It's better than I could have anticipated!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Executive in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Close has been a blast! When I applied to work there, I read all the Glassdoor reviews and to be honest, was kinda like, "Sure, yeah, whatever - this is probably the typical 'Glassdoor window dressing' stuff." So while I was excited about accepting an offer to work with their team, I was also a bit skeptical that my perception of great people doing great work would be quickly disappointed, so I lowered...

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    Cons

    It's not for everyone. If amid uncertainty, you don't naturally default toward action (e.g., "I'm not sure, but I can figure it out..."), you likely won't be a fit at Close. In that same vein, you likely won't be a fit if you're intimidated to ask questions - even seemingly silly ones. As a culture, we question ourselves, our peers, our processes, and choices from last week, month, or year. So if you're not comfortable...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Keep owning your successes, transparently owning your failures, and pushing the team to grow - it's working and it's a pleasure to be a part of! :)

    Close2019-03-26
  3. "I have a voice in the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close full-time

    Pros

    I love the transparency across departments, the company consciously makes an effort to keep me happy, great work/life balance and I feel like I have a voice in the company. The team is GREAT - everyone's a master at their respective crafts.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. One of the best remote work cultures I've experienced.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a terrific job with the company culture. Let's aim to preserve that as the team grows. <3

    Close2019-03-01
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Very disappointed in the company..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Close full-time

    Pros

    remote work, no commuting to work, pay is OK

    Cons

    fake people, too laid back, lack of leadership, favoritism, lack of diversity in the company

    Advice to Management

    Maybe look at the "yes" men and women that work for you...Also, why does your company only seem to hire only people of the same race, creed, age, orientation? Shouldn't we be embracing diversity? If you feel I am not telling the truth, look at our company picture. One would think that being a startup and remote that we would be more inclusive of people of color and marginalized groups. I definitely thought that with a...

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    Close2018-12-23
  5. Helpful (17)

    "Went from contract to full-time (remote) and love it"

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    Current Employee - Content Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Close full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I can't stress enough how much emphasis is placed on deliverables over "number of hours worked" in a given week. Managers and the CEO work extremely hard with individual contributors to agree on realistic projects, deadlines, deliverables and to empower employees to go out and do what they're hired to do. There's very little oversight from managers on a daily basis, as they fully trust people to go out and execute on...

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    Cons

    Right now I'm six months into my role full-time after being a contractor for the previous year, and there have been pretty much zero cons. Everyone (and everything) has been exactly as represented during the interview process and whenever there's a little thing I'm frustrated about or want to change in my workflow, the minute I express that to my manager, we have a very open dialogue about how to solve it and get to a...

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    Advice to Management

    Can I give 6 stars for work-life balance? You've completely destroyed my ability to go back to a non-remote job ever again.

    Close2018-05-29
  6. Helpful (4)

    "No B.S."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Close full-time

      Pros

      A company full of people who want to be here. Everyone does what needs to be done, not what they can get away with. Good communication, no b.s., supportive teammates, and lots of appetite for getting stuff done. The company retreats are excellent—work focused, social, but realistic about the fact that it's a company and everyone is there for a reason. Because the team is spread across timezones typically, everyone is...

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      Cons

      Remote work isn't for everyone. There is a good team culture, but it's a different daily experience than being in an office.

      Close2018-06-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Amazing team + fantastic remote culture + challenging, fast-paced work = <3"

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      Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Close full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      As one of the newer employees, working at Close.io has been a very unique and positive experience. By unique, I mean that it's not everyday that you find a job that you love, with a team that you look forward to spending time with, at a company that prioritizes continuous truth-seeking, trusting your team, and embracing the ridiculous. By positive, I do not mean that it's not challenging or hard work, but it's the type...

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      Cons

      If you are new to remote work, I would just encourage you to honestly think about what it would take for you to be successful in a 100% remote work environment. Remote work is a positive in my mind, but it can be challenging as well.

      Close2018-06-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Remote work culture done right"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Prague
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Close full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Strong personalities. High-level multidisciplinary skillsets. Implicit trust. Enjoying live. Fundamental aspects of truly working remote culture, which are brought to yet another level right here, right now. Don't miss out.

      Cons

      In remote work you need to step up your game, have strong discipline and be self-motivated to do your best. But that's hardly a con.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the incredible level of transparency and trust within the team.

      Close2018-05-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "I can't imagine working anywhere else."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Close full-time

      Pros

      Close.io is an amazing place to work. While there are tons of things I could mention, the biggest two reasons I love working for Close.io are the people I work with, and the fact that my opinion matters. The people I work with push me to better myself on a daily basis, and I couldn't ask for anything more. In addition, it's refreshing to be in a position where my opinions are taking seriously, and actually drive product...

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      Cons

      The main downside I see is that, when dealing with remote life, it can be difficult to not fall into bad habits. It's important to make sure you get outside and remain active.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to be transparent, and hear the voices of your employees no matter how far we grow :). It's what sets us apart.

      Close2018-05-29
    • Helpful (5)

      "Happiest 5 years of my professional life"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Close full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I've been with the company for over 5 years and I'm still not looking for anything else! The product is very fun to work on and I'm often inspired by the amount of positive feedback we're receiving from our customers. However, the main "pro" for me is definitely the team. The leadership is by far the most competent and thoughtful from all the companies I've worked at. You can be sure that the person responsible for you...

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      Cons

      Remote work might be a bit tough in the beginning if you're not used to it. I had to grow a lot of discipline around personal habits and communication in the early years. But, as I said above, once that's done, it's great.

      Close2018-02-12
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