I was hired at JUUL in September 2018. At the time JUUL was small and operated much like a brand new start-up. Between September and December of 2018, the companies real estate portfolio doubled in size. Unfortunately, the company was not prepared for this kind of growth. The environment is great but there are a lot of growing pains they still need to work through. They have a solid mission and the atmosphere and culture was relaxed and welcoming. It's a great company for those who have innovative minds and like to keep busy.
I had a short stint at JUUL Labs, but it was still a great experience for me. Due to the company wanting to be proactive with all the backlash of flavored e-cigarettes, JUUL voluntarily stopped selling them, which led to the layoffs that the company has recently undergone. However, the company has a bright future ahead of them. I enjoyed coming in every day to work with my team/coworkers. My managers and directors were also very supportive and encouraged me to learn additional technical skills while at the company.
Incredibly smart, dedicated and nice team members, all focused on tackling the leading preventable cause of death. Joined at an incredibly turbulent time, and inevitably was caught in the resulting layoffs, but I feel grateful for having been part of the effort - as brief as it was.
Company will continue facing may headwinds in the coming 18-24 months, but I'm optimistic for the long-term viability of the company and the fulfillment of their mission.