Startup Culture: High Paced - High Stress
Senior Director of IT and IS (Former Employee) – Redwood City, CA – July 20, 2017
The culture in the stores is AMAZING and fun; creative and energetic staff, inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, DIYers, and trade professionals all focused on building things. I love being in a TechShop, it is a place everyone should be a member of once in their lives - just to see if they are a Maker at heart (if they don't know it already).
The hardest part of my job was the constant pressure and stress. Additionally, the scope creep on projects. This created massive cost overruns, exhausted and frustrated project team members, constant delivery date changing and constant project realignment. I saw too many employees loose relationships over the stress and commitment level required.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the customers and the store staff. I learned a great deal about the Maker Movement and how hard some people will work to build their dreams.
Great Enviroment at the Stores
Constant Stress, Extreemly Long Hours and Project Scope Creep