Drop Reviews

Updated 30 Mar 2020

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2.7
34%
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36%
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Drop Founder & CEO Steve El-Hage (no image)
Steve El-Hage
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Monthly happy hours so you can mix and mingle with your fellow employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "The company culture was the biggest perk of working at Massdrop(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Zero organization or transparency when it came to upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "the usual growing pains that come with start up companies(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Not sure at this point

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Kind of a mess of a company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, flexible WFH days, free lunch twice a week

    Cons

    Too many to list. Clueless management changes company direction faster than a teenage girl changes clothes. Countless engineering projects are worked on for weeks and months, then discarded like nothing. Bad allocation of talent - engineers are constantly put on projects they don't want to do, often far below their skill level. People are constantly leaving, and the empty desks are never filled. Office is quiet and sad. Sometimes, the only company you get in a day is the sand falling from the ceiling onto your desk, which you have to wipe off with a paper towel daily (not kidding!) The codebase is a mess. It's very difficult and stressful to do simple tasks. Talented engineers spend lots of time and brainpower navigating through a bramble maze of a codebase, with low rates of productivity at no fault of their own. Trying to write code was like trying to pour water into a cup, except gravity kept shifting, causing the water to repeatedly miss the cup. How can you be productive like that? Projects rapidly change focus on a whim. Designs change often. You never know if what you are working on today will be useless tomorrow. All in all, it's just so sad to see a company which was great at one point devolve into a mess with clueless leadership, no direction, a depressing office, where awesome people are relentlessly leaving and never replaced, only weird people remaining, an impossible codebase, and talented employees who are put on deadend projects where they cannot grow. This is San Francisco, where there are countless startups to work at - there is no reason to settle for this one if you can help it.

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  3. "Good finance and operations team culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, especially on the finance and operations team is really good. They hired an experienced CFO and I've had a lot of opportunities for growing my role. I've had a lot of support in moving to a role that I really like and changed fields to find what I really want to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to wear many hats

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  4. "Flexible work hours and locations"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WFH very common and I can use it all the time. My team does one day a week work from home which is really nice. I really like my manager and have gotten a lot of help and growth from him.

    Cons

    I wish we hired more people and faster. Right now it takes way too long to hire people.

  5. "Lots of smart people that work really hard"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Drop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Really motivated team - Moves really fast - Lets you move from one team to a different one - Friendly people - Flexible hours and work location

    Cons

    - Lots of hours - Sometimes dont have a lot of direction - Could have better communication

  6. "In Disarray"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    WFH flexibility. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Toxic work culture, where experts are not listened to. Workload is immense and life-consuming. Re-org let go of those who are passionate about the community building aspect of the company.

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  7. "Things got slowly worse"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independent working conditions Convenient office location

    Cons

    Very closed minded management Terrible growth Overengineered codebase

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Group of People"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - People & Culture in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Drop full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    > The people here are great. I mean really great. Smart, thoughtful, passionate group of folks who are really invested in each other and invested about the work we do. It's the first company I've worked at where people warm up to you quickly and are very welcoming, which has been nice. > The benefits for a startup are solid - unlimited PTO, lots of flexibility to work remotely or while traveling. > A lot of process driven people which I really appreciate.

    Cons

    > Lack of strong communication between upper management and rest of staff is par for the course for a company of this size, but I think senior leadership is genuinely trying to improve upon this. > I think we've had a lot of transition this year, and it's affected our identity as a company. What's the actual work that we do - what type of company are we, that kind of stuff. Clarity on our north star and vision moving forward would be helpful and boost morale.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent experience, but no internal growth"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At their best, they were open to new ideas and made time for creative experimentation.

    Cons

    They ultimately did not put enough faith in their own employees, allowed major design and brand decisions to be dictated by loose statistics and subjective choices. They had very qualified people on board whose advice should have been taken more seriously, but it took hiring people from outside repeating the same advice given previously (and ignored) for any change to happen.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Nope"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hands-off management, minimal oversight, ever-changing priorities, little accountability.

    Cons

    Toxic culture driven by absentee executives who don't interact with any front-line staff. Poor inter-department communication tools and methods create misunderstanding, inhibit productivity, and engender distrust between teams. No 401K matching, questionable financial management.

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