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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Loving it so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazing.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, work from home Friday's, paid parking spot (which is a must when downtown), fully stocked kitchen, great co-workers, friendly environment, good location, beautiful office, fast-paced, pretty transparent business model, new benefits on the horizon. My favorite thing about working here was also the hardest thing to get used to because it is so unusual in a business environment, and that is... the level of trust and respect the company offers me as a person and the fact that they actually treat me like an adult. I have a start time and an end time, but I don't have to mark every minute, as long as I'm getting my work done, and pulling my weight, if I need an extra hour to go run to a appointment, or I'm sick and shouldn't be at work, but not sick enough to take the day off, I can take those times and flex them around or work from home. It is amazing what it does to moral when you're treated with respect and trust! Granted there could be those that abuse that trust, but those people are dealt with individually and the entire office isn't punished for one person.

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    Cons

    There aren't too many things I can think of but I'd say the only ones right now are that there is no 401(k) or matching, and that sometimes we don't have really clear direction but are sometimes pulled in several directions with mixed ideas of what exactly is the priority.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing in the current office life and adding extra benefits as you can. Consider a 401(k), even if there is no match, but a match would be even better! Slow down a little and focus in on projects/products a but more.

    Amazing.com2018-05-30

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  1. "Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback are changing peoples' lives."

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    Current Contractor - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazing.com for more than a year

    Pros

    You can tell that the founders (Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback) truly care about helping people change their lives. (Matt Clark has a vision of helping people change their lives through entrepreneurship. Jason Katzenback is also passionate about changing people's lives through entrepreneurship but also very passionate about helping families get through the financial struggles of having a child going through cancer... treatment.) They are both super genuine people trying to do good things for the world. If helping people is important to you they are very awesome people to work for. There is never a dull moment. =) It is a fast paced environment with lots to learn and do. Amazing gives you lot of opportunity to learn new things and take on more responsibility. Great vision for the future. There are awesome things coming down the pipeline. It's a good time to be working at Amazing.com.

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    Cons

    This could be a pro or con depending on who is reading it. Haha. Working at Amazing is for the go-getter. You have to be willing to take full responsibility for achieving goals and making sure necessary things take place. If you don't know how to do something you have to figure it out. There are plenty of great people to ask for help but no one is going to hold you hand. If you need help you have to ask. If you need... someone to micromanage your work this is not the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great leaders to take things off your shoulders. This will allow you to focus on the important things that no one else can do.

    Amazing.com2018-08-21
  2. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazing.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people. Good working environment.

    Cons

    No strategy or vision going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management.

    Amazing.com2019-10-06

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