Perfect fit for some, but most should stay away
Membership (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 2, 2015
I was extremely excited to join Inspirato. I love startups (this is my 3rd) and the opportunity they present. However, this has been the most disappointing employment experience of my career. The amazing travel benefit notwithstanding- the pay is bad when compared to Denver market, the benefits are the worst I've personally had, there is no work life balance, advancement is not based on merit, project management is an utter mess, and the CEO uses the company as a merit badge to impress his friends.
There are some good aspects. The location is amazing, the company has lots of smart and hardworking people, and for hospitality professionals it's a truly unique opportunity. It's also a great place if you are brand new to the workforce and want a "hip" place to call home while you beef up your resume. Also, some departments are islands of sanity in this sea of crazy. Marketing and SFDC are tight ships that are a pleasure to work with.
But burnout is the highest I've ever seen (nearly 1/3 of the accounting department quit last year, many without even having a new job- that's how bad it was), hourly employees are expected to be on call constantly, and if you are good at your job you will be passed over for promotions due to the need to keep those with subject matter knowledge locked in where they are. Truly the most dysfunctional company I've worked for. But the VC keeps flowing in, so maybe with that extra money some of these problems will start going away.
people, location, travel perks
pay, benefits, work life balance, leadership, career growth, employee development