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A great idea going quickly down the drain

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

ProsGroup meals and fun office space.

ConsGross mis-management issues destroying the unique vibe and replacing it with a culture of fear and "Yes Men".

When I started, this seemed like the best job ever. Even in just the year or so that I've been here I've seen the company rapidly decline. Any sort of mission or vision focus has been completely erased. Most of the original people have quit or been let go through regular mass layoffs. Those who have managed to hang on to their jobs have learned to do whatever the head guy tells them to and not to ask questions. My job is no longer about making decisions or creating, it's about pushing buttons. I just hope I can hang on to it long enough to find a new one elsewhere. There's no passion here any longer.

I hope the Couchsurfing community finds a way to survive with CS or without.

Advice to Senior ManagementBest of luck to you. I hope I can leap frog onto the next job before you fire me.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Best decision I ever made

    Current Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

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


    Pros: ...was coming to work for Couchsurfing. The people Couchsurfing attracts are dedicated, intelligent, optimistic, hard-working, professionals who want to change the world for the better, and… Cons: The transition from the Couchsurfing of yesteryear to what Couchsurfing is now has been intense. Having been through several iterations of this organization's business structures,… Advice to Senior Management: Keep doing what you're doing: reaching out to individual members with experience who believe in what we're doing and take their advice,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    An inspiring place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Before I even started working for Couchsurfing, it was the reason I got up in the morning! The Couchsurfing community has been part of my… Cons: It's hard work! And because of the changes happening to the website, not everyone knows the answer to everything. There is no set path and… Advice to Senior Management: Keep on keepin' on. Keep infusing the original spirt and mission of Couchsurfing… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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