Great culture, great mission, and a 12 year work in progress
Product (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 27, 2015
Meetup's mission is to create local community and there are few communities as strong as the one within the office itself. Everyone is super supportive and, for the most part, very approachable. It is fairly easy to get face time with management and express your concerns. They are constantly working out better ways to get employee feedback. However, the company has moved slowly in the 12 years that it's been around and has had to play catchup in order to get modern. There's a lot of technical debt and a lot of obvious features that are missing. There was an unusual amount of shifts in management during my time at Meetup. As a result, it was unclear what direction the company was moving in or what the roadmap looked like. That made it frustrating from a product development perspective, especially when everyone feels so invested in this wonderful tool they're helping to create.