Pros: Mark43 is solving an issue that’s meaningful with products that are incredibly broad and complex. The work is intense and doesn’t seem to ever stop, but the people here are easily the brightest and most driven in the industry. Like all tech startups that reach this size, Mark43 has endured growing pains but has managed to deliver products that genuinely improve the work and lives of the officers we serve. Employees are treated with respect and rewarded with responsibility and given our industry, there’s a level of maturity that you wouldn’t see at a similarly sized tech startup. This is a meaningful job to me because I get to make an impact on something important and that’s bigger than myself.
Cons: It took me almost a year to get fully ramped because the products are so big (by necessity) and its naturally hard to coordinate development with so many moving pieces. Our customers ask for a lot (but tbf they are among the largest in the nation). Internally, I think we could use fewer meetings and people spend a ton of time on slack.