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Software AG North America Reviews

Updated March 20, 2014
Updated March 20, 2014
42 Reviews

3.3
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Software AG North America CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich
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  1.  

    Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Director  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Director in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Good benefits, even better people!

    Cons

    Fluctuating environment, job security not a priority.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Great benefits and team; OK work-life balance depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Slow to change old way of thinking and doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees that truly get the job done, i.e. those in back office positions with titles less than manager. Get those "lifers" out of there and get some new blood in!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Putting the "fun" in dysfunctional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for growth if you're willing to work in one of the "hub" locations in CA and VA. Benefits (health, vacation, etc.) stack up well against others and telecommuting is an option.

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions have led to a somewhat fragmented organization - some divisions have integrated well, while others are more like "islands".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to each other and collaborate more effectively at senior management levels.

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    Running to catch the plane to next assignment while dodging knives from co-employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Equipment support
    Training
    Reimbursement for college courses

    Cons

    Lots of travel
    Disconnect between upper management and those in the field
    No advancement from within - too many outsiders brought in for upper jobs
    Immediate supervisors lie about promotions to entice employees to remain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance from within. Only your current employees understand the culture and the areas that need the most improvement. Germany needs to take hands-off approach with North America operations. When a supervisor says an employee will receive a promotion for specific performance (e.g. - superior reviews; excellent customer feedback; high P/E ratios on contracts), then the promotion should occur!

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Old School Software Company Lost in Progressive Internet Age

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Some decent technology, such as the integration technologies from the webMethods acquisition and the acquisition of IDS Scheer. Good benefits package, and Software AG kicks in for 401K which isn't as common as you might think in tech.

    Cons

    SoftwareAG is legendary for being slow moving, and believing the world is the way they see it. Seriously in need of some market leading (rather than market following) technology leadership, rather than Ivory Tower academics. Other companies are inventing the future, Software AG is often distantly following.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming your customers for your problems. The technology world is NOT the way you see it. It's not standing still, waiting for SofwareAG to catch up. It's moved on to newer ways of doing things, such as virtualization, cloud technologies, and lower effort ways of building applications. The effort involved in upgrading, patching, administering, and supporting your products is often crippling to your customers, and many of them are moving to solutions which are far simpler to maintain.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    Pros

    very good work culture and nice pay. It has very good career opportunities. It has flexible hours of work and hence that can be a big bonus for people working at long distance.

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong with the company. The managment needs to be more project driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue their nice work and strive towards improvement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Can be a better place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    If you want to be successful sales person in IT, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Too many competitors out there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not burn customers' relationship by increasing maintenance prices

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    review

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

    Pros

    Great Career opportunities and new team building initiatives. This is the time to start defining how you want to work and creating your own work life balance.

    Cons

    Still defineg the way forward - can feel uncertain but it's certainly challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets keep improving - by constantly pulse cheacking to see if what we are doing is working.... And giving the opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    sad workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    Pros

    don't see the boss ever in any form

    Cons

    everything that happens to its employees are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay up - you pay very little

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Work life balance and decent pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    * Management make sure good work life balance.
    * Decent pay
    * Flexible timings
    * WFH options

    Cons

    * Senior management does not manage things when needed
    * No innovations
    * No proper technical trainings
    * More attention to soft skills than technical skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Encourage innovations by giving constant technical assistant to the employees
    * Dont rely only on soft skills only. * Try to retain bright talents by rewarding them at right time.

    No opinion of CEO

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