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Photography Editor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 4, 2017
Good stuff:
- Generous PTO and benefits package
- Office space is comfortable and well stocked with new technology and snacks.
- Demeanor is generally amicable and positive, and the majority of employees across all teams are friendly and relatively young, which is a perk for any prospective hires looking for relate-able and smart coworkers.
- Paperless has collected some extremely talented people over the years and it can be very motivating to join and learn from them and see their talents in action.
- Fun events, hosted speaking engagements and talks keep people engaged, and may provide opportunities for someone to make a few connections in their respective field outside of the company.

- Morale has been very low as a result of large and sudden layoffs. Having to say goodbye to talented friends was very hard. People continue to leave either from continued layoffs or voluntarily as a result of the lost sense of security or potential. Some felt betrayed by the effects of a...
- Confusing strategic shift. Paperless is helmed by a tiny, isolated management group. They are all either friends from school or family. They are unaccountable, unrelatable to those other than themselves, and resort to using middle-tier roles as a buffer to communicate what are perceived as capricious project decisions. Changes to the company direction are sweeping and announced after the fact.
- "Startup" vibe is gone, and the sense of explosive growth and challenging 'we can do it' attitude once shared by all has waned, replaced with fatigue from fear-of-being-downsized.
  more... Fewer people sense rewards in 'digging deep' or putting in the extra time as before. Fewer hope for raises or advancement.
- Career advancement seems to have been a perennial challenge for the company. Systems are in place to 'look for' and discuss opportunities for advancement, but even team managers do not seem to know when opportunities for advancement will emerge, are unwilling or unable to plan out future roles. Too often, hopeful and competent employees are beat out by a shiny new hire. Maybe that new person will be you, but maybe that will happen to you.
benefits, compensation
uncertain job security, uncertain company health, uncertain career growth
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Associate (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYMay 26, 2017
Paperless seems to have had trouble growing their company. There seems to be a lack in a company wide strategy to figure out how to facilitate getting work done without endless meetings and an incredible amount of bureaucracy. Also there seems to be a hard disconnect between the site engineering floor and the business floor, and in general, a combative attitude from other developers.
Nice office
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