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19 English questions out of 19

28 November 2018

What is health insurance like at Hike?

Pros

Great workplaces with lots of opportunities Awesome Learning Environment with cutting edge dev. technologies A culture of collaboration and open communication, simply feeds your soul with a mix of latest techs. Best food quality and Awesome people good health insurance, reimbursement policy and other perks

Cons

Perks are good but can be made better.

Advice to Management

Engineering team should also focus more on Code Quality and Documentation Also on team wide events. Work Hard, Play Hard.

good health insurance, reimbursement policy and other perks

28 November 2018

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24 September 2018

Does Hike pay for a gym membership?

Pros

1. Good salary and pay package 2. Fancy office space 3. Gym is available 4. Decent free food provided to employees in order to prevent time wastage 5. Phone bill and Broadband reimbursement every month

Cons

1. The Pros mentioned above sadly do not reflect in the Quality of the product 2. There is a severe lack in envisioning the positioning and role the product needs to play in the already crowded market of Messaging Applications 3. All the big bets turned out to be major failures and lay-offs, just because of lack of foresightedness. 4. Work - Life balance is worse. It was good once upon a time though. 5. There is a severe lack in accountability in the people of upper management 6. Deliverable regarding a project are vague and superficial. 7. There is no scope for career - growth

Advice to Management

1. Ideally, a fall teaches a lot to an individual. Sadly not so in our case. 2. It's late, please try and understand. Sometimes accepting defeat is not a bad thing. Just live through now, comeback, maybe years later; with a brand new idea. 3. Money, can't buy success.

3. Gym is available

24 September 2018

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30 April 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Hike?

Pros

- Understands and helps employees grow according to talents - Treats one like an adult and gives responsibilities accordingly - Great leadership who respect people's opinions and the atmosphere of respect and transparency flows down - Fantastic CEO who believes in learning - Making mistakes is not looked down at, instead encouraged if learnings come out of it(Most companies just preach it, but Hike practices it actively) - Teams have fantastic ability to grind hard when needed - Superb office, facilities, food and perks.

Cons

Glassdoor is literally forcing me to write here, but if there is one thing that would be to make sure that the Core experience of Hike as a product remains as uncluttered as possible. While that might mean that the hardwork of some Devs and PMs might not see the light of day, but as a product we'll move in one direction, on a core clean vision. It's a slippery slope to manage motivation but if the right competitive spirit is encouraged, people would fight to have their feature head into production instead of taking it for granted.

Advice to Management

Hike is currently a mixture of so many cultures, maybe we can build one singular culture, which instills brotherhood, and makes it distinct. It's a grind and takes time, but we should have one. Keep the experiment culture strong and going. It reaps small rewards in the short run but massive dividends on the long run.

- Great leadership who respect people's opinions and the atmosphere of respect and transparency flows down

30 April 2018

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17 December 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Hike?

Pros

Open and friendly culture. Everyone is there for a good reason and teamwork is encouraged. The office is amazing and vibrant. You’ll never run out of motivation there. The product reaches millions and your work can have a direct impact. Growth opportunities are also big if you are down to work hard and make your mark. Overall one of the best companies I’ve ever worked at.

Cons

Sometimes petty politics can happen but nothing compared to a corporate setup. Long work hours are considered normal.

Advice to Management

More transparency in terms of roadmap and product development.

Sometimes petty politics can happen but nothing compared to a corporate setup.

17 December 2018

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24 September 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Hike?

Pros

1. Good salary and pay package 2. Fancy office space 3. Gym is available 4. Decent free food provided to employees in order to prevent time wastage 5. Phone bill and Broadband reimbursement every month

Cons

1. The Pros mentioned above sadly do not reflect in the Quality of the product 2. There is a severe lack in envisioning the positioning and role the product needs to play in the already crowded market of Messaging Applications 3. All the big bets turned out to be major failures and lay-offs, just because of lack of foresightedness. 4. Work - Life balance is worse. It was good once upon a time though. 5. There is a severe lack in accountability in the people of upper management 6. Deliverable regarding a project are vague and superficial. 7. There is no scope for career - growth

Advice to Management

1. Ideally, a fall teaches a lot to an individual. Sadly not so in our case. 2. It's late, please try and understand. Sometimes accepting defeat is not a bad thing. Just live through now, comeback, maybe years later; with a brand new idea. 3. Money, can't buy success.

7. There is no scope for career - growth

24 September 2018

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