Pros: free lunches, crossfit membership, lakers games, events, outings
Cons: no benefits, startup environment (long hours, high expectations)
Coalition is not for the faint hearted. That's probably the needed opener. It really is a tough job and a very challenging industry.
I'm in web design there now. The CEO pushes you a lot. And when you think you're on top of it, he pushes you some more. I'm not sure there is a level where you stop getting pushed, but hey, it keeps me on top of my game – more... and I feel like if I ever leave, I've got some unique experience.
Coaliton has an interesting product offering (integrated web design and marketing as a single strategy / expertise) so if you're a web designer you need to learn a helluva lot about SEO / PPC / email / social marketing. If you already have that down, he's going to make you learn a lot about web design.
The team there is pretty cool- very laid back and all pretty excited about what you're doing. Everyone works in a common area so there is a lot of back and forth and chatting during the day.
As previous reviewer mentioned there is no traditional benefits. I've heard that they are coming, but they haven't arrived yet.
They do pay for Crossfit and in office food, and quarterly events (Lakers games kind of a typical example) as extras, but not sure that beats health insurance.
I guess, if you're delicate or sensitive, you probably shouldn't work here. If you would rather just disappear into the basement with your special red Stapler, you probably shouldn't work here. If you would rather just find a big company where you can kind of fade into the background, then you probably shouldn't work here.
If you are really interested in where the web is going, if you want to learn more about marketing online, or if you're just up for a challenge in a startup, then it could work. – less