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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Tumblr

Pros

a lot of nice people

Cons

when the site go's down

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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Tumblr is a great company to work for. Passionate employees, exciting projects, great work environment and a good work-life balance. A good compromise between big company benefits and small company passion. Working on a popular website is always a great bonus, and Tumblr is not only popular, it's fun and creative. The offices are growing and the company is spending a lot of time and resources making the new spaces comfortable.

    Cons

    Career path is an issue for a lot of people. The company is growing fast and trying to maintain the start-up vibe is not always possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have been working at tumblr for 2.5 years. I used to love it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Cool product
    Great office
    Fun parties
    Nice people
    Rad users who make the best blogs.

    Cons

    Leadership is a joke, process is nonexistent and codebase is messy.
    Not much opportunity to be creative or contribute to product unless you are a designer. They dictate every pixel unless the founder gets involved, wich sends everything sideways.
    "Product managers" are glorified junior project managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some competent product leaders and some actual UI specialists. Don't leave all your growth in the hands of engineers-- we need help. I am not an expert at marketing strategy, but I do know that ours sucks right now. The creative team is not that creative and they make it really difficult to build anything innovative or cool. They are so condescending and clubby it is insulting. David, get your head back in the game. Stop micromanaging features and focus on the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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