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OSIsoft Reviews in San Leandro, CA

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
13 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is great, there is full transparency in what teams are doing (in 10 reviews)

  • Good compensation and opportunities to grow in the company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the health benefits are great, there is no 401k match program (in 11 reviews)

  • For a city like San Leandro where there is lack of quality restaurants, there is no catered lunch (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    4 people found this helpful  

    Exceeded my expectations, and only getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a CSE we solve problems for customers, making the work very manageable and fun in a challenging/problem solving way. The company atmosphere is a good mix of hard working and professional with relaxed and casual. Good work-life balance.

    This place has exceeded my expectations because there are way more opportunities than I initially realized. There are offices all over the world (albeit not huge ones), and there is the opportunity to do and exchange with another office (e.g. spend a month working in Frankfurt, Germany).

    Also, effective July 2014, OSIsoft now offers 401k matching of up to $3,000, which is a new development.

    The company is also growing rapidly. It has gone from 1,100 to 1,300 employees in just one year and has had sales over $350 million. The office headquarters were just renovated and a new building is about to be constructed just south of the main one (to be completed by 2017) which will create an OSIsoft campus.

    Commuting is also very easy. It's right next to a BART station, and if you live in SF, the drive is not bad because it's a reverse commute so you don't have to deal with bridge traffic. I drive from the Marina and it's only 45 minutes, which is good for the bay area. It's an easy drive from anywhere in East Bay.

    Cons

    The product is not particularly sexy or exciting (the PI System is a plant information system that collects, stores, archives, analyzes, and displays time-series data) like the products of other bay area tech companies, however it plays a vital role behind the scenes in a whole host of industries, including pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing, power, oil & gas, and chemicals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep up with the times and update products and services accordingly. Things are moving fast in tech but we seem to be keeping up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Support Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at OSIsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable and relaxed work environment. Friendly and intelligent employees. Lots to learn!

    Cons

    Location in San Leandro is a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Current Intern - Intern in San Leandro, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Good Softwares, Good Goals

    Cons

    no strict deadlines for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stricter deadlines to interns

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    Summer internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Leandro, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at OSIsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got some really good work done and have a lot to show for the internship. I was left alone and didn't feel like someone was looking over my shoulder. Everyone who works here is very nice. Good compensation. My work was actually used by another company - pretty neat!

    Cons

    People really put their heads down and work here, so a lot gets done, but people hardly ever talk, so it can get a bit awkward.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Collaborative and friendly work environment, but undergoing many significant changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at OSIsoft are what make the company. Everybody is very approachable and helpful when they can be. At this point, there is no micromanagement which is a huge plus for me. Technical support is a fairly autonomous position, so it is nice that the managers keep their eyes on the big picture.

    Cons

    Some significant restructuring is happening within OSIsoft Tech Support. As the company grows, they are trying to mimic the more structured hierarchies of larger companies. This means they are adding ranking to your title (TSE I, TSE II, etc) which may add some constrictions in terms of advancement for employees, but it may not. It is too early to tell.

    Also, as other reviews have mentioned, it is becoming somewhat harder to advance within the company, especially as it gets larger. Moving across departments (Tech Support -> Engineering) is not an easy feat, as Tech Support will not want to let you go and Engineering isn't in a hurry to hire developers internally. However, I do believe that if you prove yourself as a valuable asset that advancement is possible; it might just take some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a close relationship with each of your employees, while avoiding micromanaging. Determine where the employee wants to go and help them figure out how they can get there. Give more constant personal feedback and ask for feedback from your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Conversations start at a high level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Leandro, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Constant inspiration. High growth curve.

    Cons

    Time to hire. No 401k match.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OSIsoft offers flexibility and stability.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft

    Pros

    I get to work around awesome people. I especially like "Healthy Snack Thursdays!" OSIsoft is a mid-sized company-- I would almost describe it as a giant start-up company that has been around for 30+ years.

    Cons

    The building feels outdated, we could use some upgrades! Also, many employees work in shared cubicles. I would love to feel like I had more of my own space.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for people looking for a stable job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft

    Pros

    - Nice people to work with and most people stay here long
    - No strict hierarchy
    - Good product
    - The latest technology
    - Fast growing
    -Profitable

    Cons

    - No emploper matching 401k
    - Health insurance is so-so
    - Work at home is not encouraged by management
    - Office space is not moder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employer's benifit package, such as 401k matching, healthy insurance
    Office build need to be renovated since the carpet is read dusty

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    30 Years in Business and Never a Lay-Off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft

    Pros

    They are down-to-earth and the bar is set pretty high. Conversations start at a very high level. Ideas are encouraged and recognized. Your career path is most important to them.

    Cons

    A little stodgy at times. Still privately held so there are not any stock options. If you don't have an engineering degree, your chances of employment diminish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honest and fair. A good place to be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft

    Pros

    very challenging work; encourage team building

    Cons

    benefits could be improved and made more comperable to other companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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