1. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible leadership. Smart coworkers. Abysmal culture."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applied Data Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My peers (except for leadership)

    Cons

    Horrible leadership at the very top. It’s unfathomable that the board allows him to remain.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Civis Analytics full-time

    Pros

    Great it perfectly okay working here

    Cons

    Nothing much with challenges okay

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  2. COVID-19

    "Fairly Good Experience With a Few Caveats"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Genuinely intelligent, collaborative coworkers in most cases. A minimum of office politics or otherwise annoying people. People are encouraged to actually write internal documentation, help out with onboarding, etc. in most cases. Most people genuinely care about best practices and doing what is best for the company and clients. - Reasonably stable company, value is growing and finances are acceptable (from what I can see). The company fought through COVID well and has been really flexible on remote working. It is also developing a real niche in certain sectors that bodes well for the future. - Most work uses reasonably up-to-date technologies that help in future career growth. Most employees are exposed to a decent variety of projects and tech, and not just silo'd into a single, narrow domain. Some autonomy in most roles to implement chosen solutions, within reason. This is a good place to learn, in general. - Depending on your viewpoint, lots of work with mission-based organizations (like non-profits and political campaigns) and colleagues who believe in that mission. They at least try to be inclusive and equitable more than some other places (if some people say their DEI falls short, I'm also willing to give that perspective some weight). - Work-life balance is pretty good. Especially in 2020, the company has been turning holiday weekends into 4-day weekends, and gave everyone off the time between Christmas and New Year, for instance. I don't see people under the insane types of pressure that I've sometimes seen or heard about in other companies. Benefits are also pretty good compared to a lot of places. - Overall, many of the recent reviews have been unduly harsh. I think it's debatable whether one person would rate this place a 4, another a 3, etc. depending on team and circumstance, but these multiple 1-star reviews don't reconcile with what I've seen.

    Cons

    - Fairly high turnover. On the one hand, Civis hires a lot of people recently out of school, who are more likely to churn in the first place. But, some of it is due to genuine concerns with long-term opportunity, salaries, etc. Either way, the cast of characters has changed significantly in my time there. - Involuntary turnover. There's a recent instance of several people on one team being fired on the same day with a vague explanation of misconduct. Other layoffs or firings in the past 1-2 years that seemed questionable or like overreactions to small events. - Most work uses reasonably up-to-date technologies. You will learn some good skills but won't always be on the bleeding edge, on the tech side at least. - Reasonably stable company, but hasn't quite found the traction to gain explosive growth that portends a huge exit or increase in size/opportunities. Having been around since 2013, it's a little late to still call the company a "start-up". It's really more of a small, established, moderately-growing firm that often struggles on exactly what direction to take. - Depending on your viewpoint, lots of work with mission-based organizations. Part of a left-wing ecosystem that others might find it hard to fit in to (with some tripwires that don't exist at most companies, if you google the involuntary turnover aspect). Conversely, it also sets really high expectations where some people complain, "If we're so progressive, why are we doing A, B, and C?". To be fair, this should all be pretty obvious if you do any kind of research about the company. - Overall, there are some legitimate issues and I wouldn't say this place is perfect.

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