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Ticker Symbol Entity Name As Of Date Review Url Logo Company Author Title Author Location Author Country Summary Description PROs CONs Recommends Value Recommends Description Outlook Value Outlook Description CEO Review Value CEO Review Description Helpful Count Rating: Overall Rating: Work/Life Balance Rating: Culture & Values Rating: Career Opportunities Rating: Comp & Benefits Rating: Senior Management Rating: Diversity & Inclusion Company Id Company URL Advice to Management Not Helpful Count Employer Responses Employer Status Is featured? Is current job? Job Ending Year Length of Employment Company Website Company Industry Id Company Sector Id Date Added Date Updated Company Name Sector Industry
private:faire May 28th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Senior Software Engineer Big tech expectation, start-up compensation - smart group of people where you can learn from - code quality and attention to DX and technical roadmap - good perks and benefits - terrible work-life balance (it can be team and level dependant but overall they will expect a lot from you which will inevitably make you work hard and long hours) - Their recent focus on cutting costs started as a sensible movement where you avoid waste and limiting expenses where it doesn't makes sense. But after a year it has evolved into something more than that where they are just focused on cutting the costs, laying off and getting rid of people. They will send you a low quality swag for your anniversary (and nothing else throughout the year) and they started selling their swag to their employees!! - For senior+ engineers they just want more and more. They have vaguely defined expectations (leading teams, becoming a thought leader, architecting complex systems, etc.) and good luck showing evidence. No matter how many successful projects you have launched and how much great peer feedback you've received, they will find something to nitpick! - Despite all the hard work and high expectations, most people will receive around 1 to 2% base salary increase and if your rating is not good, it will be 0 (check their blind page to cross check this!) - They launch a lot of experiments and monitor the results (which is really good). When they see results that they don't like, even when you find an explanation, they will likely blame you but on the surface "we run experiments to learn from them". Also the infrastructure is still premature and some metrics are noisy or just wrong (people will learn to ignore certain metrics!) -1.0 NEGATIVE 1.0 POSITIVE 0.0 NO_OPINION 0.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1869758 Open Faire has benefited greatly from the advice of board members and experienced individuals with proven track records. This is why I believe it can achieve significant success and reach an IPO in a reasonable timeframe. While many positive aspects of big tech (such as code quality, developer experience, experimentation, data-driven decision-making) have been adopted, it's unfortunate that the brutal work-life balance and intense work pressure have also been brought over. It's a shame that in a world where we can learn from leaders like Nvidia (who intentionally choose not to prioritize extreme pressure or cut benefits, despite their ability to do so), Faire has seemingly looked to the likes of Meta and Amazon for inspiration. After a potential IPO, Faire will likely be able to offer competitive salaries. However, without addressing the current work environment, it risks becoming another company where employees aim to stay for a year or two to maximize their earnings before moving on, with little regard for the company or its culture. This high turnover can be detrimental in the long run. I urge you to consider alternative models for success and prioritize creating a sustainable and supportive work environment. By investing in employee well-being and fostering a positive culture, Faire can not only achieve financial success but also build a lasting legacy as a company where people are proud to work and contribute for the long term. 0.0 [] REGULAR No Yes 4.0 Open May 30th, 2024 03:53PM May 30th, 2024 03:53PM Faire
private:faire May 28th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Account Executive London, England / great benefits team culture great salary work life balance, stressful, sometimes a bit micro managemnet 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] REGULAR No Yes 0.0 Open May 30th, 2024 03:53PM May 30th, 2024 03:53PM Faire
private:faire May 23rd, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Backend Engineer Intern Waterloo, ON Good company and treatment The benefits were good and mostly everyone really friendly I had a not so great mentor and did not receive feedback in time 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] INTERN No No 0.0 Open May 26th, 2024 06:00PM May 26th, 2024 06:00PM Faire
private:faire May 17th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Staff Software Engineer Waterloo, ON Largely positive environment Lots of opportunity for company-wide impact Supportive, celebratory spirit throughout engineering Infectious mission to help small businesses Some more junior folk feel overworked 20% of the company was laid off last year Equity is not liquid 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] REGULAR No Yes 0.0 Open May 21st, 2024 03:57PM May 21st, 2024 03:57PM Faire
private:faire May 13th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Eng Coop Toronto, ON Onboarding review Many meetings and guides that helps to onboard. There is a lack of practical applied teaching, so it is difficult to fully grasp what is being learned. 1.0 POSITIVE 0.0 NEUTRAL 0.0 NO_OPINION 0.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] INTERN No Yes 2.0 Open May 15th, 2024 08:00PM May 15th, 2024 08:00PM Faire
private:faire May 8th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Risk Analyst London, England Great company and individuals, operation and processes need to improve though Great to work for a mission aligned business , really like the top leadership team Some smart, under appreciated people in the team (especially in Europe) very heavy on manual decisioning compared to other 'fintech's', leads to individual natural human error mistakes which get critiqued on rather than sufficient enough automation to deal with these issues at scale more appropriately Lots of over analysis and not as much enablement, can feel bogged down and corporate without moving fast Not much recognition of high performers, especially in Europe which feels forgotten about sometimes Varying quality of managers, in Europe particularly poor 1.0 POSITIVE 1.0 APPROVE 1.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] REGULAR No Yes 2.0 Open May 15th, 2024 08:00PM May 15th, 2024 08:00PM Faire
private:faire May 1st, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Account Executive New York, NY Great culture, pay and benefits Great culture, pay and benefits Average middle-level management. Some not fully committed to company initiatives involving sales reps and does not follow up to make sure everyone is onboard 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] REGULAR No No 4.0 Open May 2nd, 2024 05:48PM May 2nd, 2024 05:48PM Faire
private:faire Apr 28th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Verification Associate London, England Great company, I enjoyed working here. London management led me to quit. - Great benefits - Good salary - Fantastic colleagues I have enjoyed my experience in London. However, the risk manager's performance in London has left much to be desired, to say the least. She demonstrated a disheartening lack of foundational knowledge in her role. This not only hindered effective risk management but also undermined the confidence of the team she's supposed to lead. Despite numerous attempts to provide constructive feedback, she remained obstinately defensive, refusing to acknowledge her shortcomings and blaming her team for mistakes we often did not make. One of the most glaring issues is her habitual tardiness and dismissive attitude towards meetings. Punctuality is not just a matter of courtesy but a reflection of professionalism and respect for others' time. Furthermore, her tendency to employ scare tactics fostered an atmosphere of anxiety and distrust rather than constructive problem-solving. Interpersonal skills are paramount in any managerial position, yet she appears to lack them entirely. She failed to celebrate the team's successes, instead focusing solely on shortcomings and assigning blame. This blame-shifting behaviour not only erodes team morale but also highlights her inability to take responsibility for her own actions. In light of these deficiencies, it's evident that she is ill-suited for a managerial role. Rather than fostering a collaborative environment conducive to effective risk management, she exacerbates tensions and impedes progress. I would suggest that she reassess her career path and consider roles better aligned with her skillset and temperament. -1.0 NEGATIVE 0.0 NEUTRAL 0.0 NO_OPINION 0.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 1869758 Open Higher management - If you get a chance, please have a word with the London team and take action. The team deserves a capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy manager. 0.0 [] REGULAR No No 2.0 Open Apr 30th, 2024 04:38PM Apr 30th, 2024 04:38PM Faire
private:faire Apr 18th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire CIP Paris Polyvalence promotion interne et challenges innovants pas de réels inconvénients rencontrés 1.0 POSITIVE 1.0 POSITIVE 1.0 APPROVE 0.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 1869758 Open 0.0 [] REGULAR No No 9.0 Open Apr 26th, 2024 05:24PM Apr 26th, 2024 05:24PM Faire
private:faire Apr 16th, 2024 12:00AM Open Open Faire Senior Engineering Manager If you like working in a rigid environment, this is the place for you! Nice group of very smart engineers. People are dedicated to the mission. Faire is very prescriptive about the way it does EVERYTHING! However, if a problem doesn't conform or need to use the outlined process, it's hard to deviate. Management is pretty unforgiving of mistakes. One mistake will tarnish you for life. I was in meetings where leadership would bring up something someone did 1+ years ago and use that as a rational for not giving someone a promotion or elevated review rating. Most of the engineers come from Waterloo Univ. An excellent school, but everyone thinks the same way and, related to my first point, there isn't a lot of appetite for diverse opinions. Lots of churn on the engineering teams. People are moved around a lot. They try to sell this as a good thing, but it's hard for engineers to get context in the new domain and develop a relationship with their manager and peers. -1.0 NEGATIVE -1.0 NEGATIVE -1.0 DISAPPROVE 0.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 1869758 Open Don't keep shuffling around the teams. 0.0 [] REGULAR No No 2.0 Open Apr 17th, 2024 09:42PM Apr 17th, 2024 09:42PM Faire

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