Unique challenges in an occasionally slow, but fun workplace.
QA Automation Intern (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 3 August 2016
GSN provides employees a very free, agile-driven workflow across all teams. People are generally very approachable and welcoming, and are more than willing to help if asked. Using your excess time in a sprint to help with other assignments goes a long way - especially when the pipeline is backed up or deadlines for releases are approaching. They're open to working from home so long as communication is maintained and do what they can to accommodate time off.
Management is very accessible, though more of the challenge comes from conflicts in how each team runs. While there's a push to standardize communication, many teams use their own communication method and stick to it. This can lead to disconnects as teams that work together may not always communicate their goals to one another and it can slow down work.
Otherwise, GSN is a fantastic place to be. It's a low stress environment, and can be monotonous when given manual testing or build server maintainence. However, when given immediate problems to solve and being given the freedom to design the best solution, it really becomes more engaging.
great office, welcoming intern program, good location, friendly people
slow inter-team communication, lengthy onboarding at times