textPlus Reviews

Updated 31 Jan 2018

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2.8
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textPlus Founder & CEO Scott Lahman (no image)
Scott Lahman
11 Ratings
  1. "Long-time tech company with startup vibe"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant culture, great leadership, remote workplace opportunities

    Cons

    Some lingering legacy tech, tough competition

  2. "Great Workspace"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at textPlus for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Atmosphere where you feel comfortable

    Cons

    I had none working there


  3. "Automated QA Tester"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Automated QA Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at textPlus for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment with a solid team!

    Cons

    I love every moment at Gogii Inc

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mismanagement of Product and No Clear Vision"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at textPlus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - A few people at the company, mostly the senior engineers, are excellent at teaching and mentoring junior members on the team.

    Cons

    - No clear product vision made it so that reactionary decisions would take the place of proper planning. If the daily active users dropped for one day, a fire drill would be called. - There is a clear divide between the have's and have not's. Those with the higher salaries among the tech teams could get away with just about anything, including verbal abuse in company-wide emails. - The product was once a heavy hitter in the free texting world, but became lost in the mix after several hasty releases and focusing on trying to do too much too quickly. - Aside from a certain engineers, the salary paid to the tech teams is way below the market average.

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  5. "Good small tech company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at textPlus

    Pros

    Fast paced startup. Experiments with many ideas. Works well with key external partners to get things done. Allows development with little beaurocracy and oversight. Some stellar performers in key positions. Some greatness has been achieved. Customer service is done very well and could be leveraged more.

    Cons

    Communication is poor. Company is not aligned to a single goal. Towering technical debt of bugs and complexity for what app does (but could be fixed with enough discipline from product team). Has not invested in incremental feature deployment beyond a beta group. Egos are inflated.

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  6. "Sr Software engineer"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at textPlus

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a lot of junk food.

    Cons

    Sinking boat. Management are total blind.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you want your soul sucked out of you."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. They claim innovation, but the latest "innovations" have been Nextplus a crippled version of textPlus but with stickers and GIFs!, voicemail (first available in the 1980s), Lucky Call where you are connected with random people (every pedo's dream), and Risky Pix which sends random pictures from your phone's library (another pedo wet dream).

    Cons

    If you have any intelligence you will be beat down by the VPs who are apparently the most intelligent beings in the universe. There's so many VPs and Directors here, the place is a title factory. It's a dying company only on life support by investors whom are obviously being mislead. The daily active users is falling everyday, 50% of new users don't open the app the next day. If you're offered stock, like we have been offered again recently, before you get excited exercise your third-grade math skills. Look at TechCrunch at the amount of money raised in investments, there are several more that aren't there, then look at the revenues each year and you'll be able to quickly see that recycling the stock paperwork will pay you more.

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  8. "Sinking Ship"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at textPlus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the engineers are cool people. HR and finance too.

    Cons

    Ran completely by politics. Several higher ups only have their position due to who they know, not because of their value, and it's evident in every meeting everyday.

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  9. "A fun place with fun people."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Warm atmosphere. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management were a bit crazy.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership, good opportunities for advancement, helps people grow. Treats employees very well.

    Cons

    Teams sometimes uncoordinated and engineering experience levels varied so mistakes get made that create many fire drills. Process is missing to help quality improve.

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