Model N Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
93 Reviews
2.6
93 Reviews
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Model N Chairman and CEO Zack Rinat
Zack Rinat
73 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with opportunity to work from home when neccesary (in 11 reviews)

  • Model N provides facilities like work from home (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible Work life balance with expectation to work 90% of weekends in a year (in 10 reviews)

  • No work-life balance-expectation is to work 24/7, travel on any notice, and give up any life outside of work (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best of both worlds - startup culture with stability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Model N full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is proactively blazing new trails to transform company and create a leading new category. Exciting times. They try to retain some of the good elements of a "startup culture" but infused with benefits of a more established stable company. Best of both worlds.

    Cons

    Strategy and product direction can be ambiguous at times - but that is the nature of an emerging market in transition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly environment with accessible top management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product with huge market potential
    "Whos-who" of LS and HT industry as customers
    "Healthy" balance sheet with lots of cash
    SaaS strategy to grow the business
    Nice perks with an opportunity to participate in growth/profits through a variety of programs, including Company bonus , ESPP participation, RSUs

    Cons

    Need to have a robust quality department to thoroughly test the product(s) before the release

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to diversify the business - more products, international presence, wider customer-base etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Refreshing and Empowering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The companies core values says it all. DARE. You can read about it on the company website. People are super nice and respect each other. No jerks here. You have the freedom to execute with clear goals. Great mentorship and company believes in investing and training employees often and per need. Lots of fun events and beer bashes and happy hour. Fantastic gym with showers and towels and group classes free!

    Cons

    Management could do a better job of sharing their vision and future initiatives. Company has a lot of new initiatives so there is experimentation in processes and tools etc which leads to some chaos now but should stabilize in the near future.
    Monetary compensation is barely market to slightly below market. Stock compensation is no where near industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire people who have done this over and over who can find problems promptly and are not fearful of speaking their mind.
    Communicate coherently and artfully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Friendly Environment
    -Flexible Work Hours
    -Fun Place to work

    Cons

    Slow growth path..in small team, not across the company though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with growth path for small teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company and going strong

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The leadership team is committed to take the company to the next level and is moving in the right direction
    You will work with lots of smart and good people.
    There is ample growth opportunities. Sales team is pitching up and we are seeing lots of new and exciting projects

    Cons

    You constantly have to showcase to the management that you are doing great work.
    You will work with lot of smart people, so you will have to struggle initially to get going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Model N full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Growth opportunities in the company

    Cons

    Work life balance might be a problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good to work there when you are specialized in Enterprise Software technologies such as Salesforce.com. It's apparently a great place to learn about the US healthcare system. It is an ok place for a beginneer engineer who wants to learn about the enterprise software and software consulting world.

    Cons

    Most employees have a "can do" attitude but often lack perspective on how things can work in the rest of the industry - and hence usually have poor performance while being convinced of the opposite. I had the feeling that most employees - except the few "heroes" - were totally scared of middle and senior management - no one wanted to make decisions or feel accountable for anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good company.. growing too fast to keep up.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEO Zack Rinat makes a point to speak with the entire company and is someone you want to work hard for. Senior management is supportive. Willing to do what they can for their employees

    Cons

    Company is growing so fast and the G&A area isn't keeping up with the growth in the sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes need to spend money to make money. Would recommend considering increasing budget for more G&A staff to keep up with growing sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible and tumultuous ride but what a good experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Complex product with outstanding customer relationship
    Great cash flow management

    Cons

    The down side of managing well your cash flow while growing is the endemic low level of resourcing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    House of cards praying for sunshine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Model N full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart and charismatic CEO (his execs though seem not to respect him behind his back).
    Some good people (but not at senior levels
    Professional employees for the most part.
    Friday lunches /calls at HDQ.

    Cons

    Lousy senior management.
    Highly political even at the relatively junior level/mid level.
    Lousy products. Most have a DIY feel.
    Work life balance is non-existent and mundane/lousy tasks in plenty. Very long hours each day and most week-ends with management not even showing appreciation (i.e. it is expected).
    Sales: poor; (on the bright side this means customers are possibly too smart to get fooled.)
    Poor delivery.
    State of flux. Recently a few senior level people (sr. Director and above) left the company despite having just been promoted.
    Facade: pro-people but reality is way different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop producing vaporware. Make real products.
    Face the reality of your political environment, reward collegiality.
    Get rid of current senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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