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Software AG North America CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich
Karl-Heinz Streibich
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most companies (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, even better people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Career paths not very well defined at manager level and above (in 4 reviews)

  • German leadership has not identified the uniqueness of the North America market and their policies do not deliver (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Pre-Sales Solution Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products. Great benefits. 401k matching to 5%, with vesting in 4 years.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and execution in the sales and marketing organizations. Many sales persons do not know how to sell a solution. They are very product focused.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing every 3-6 months. Train the sales team to sell solutions and not just products.


  2. Good people, good work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice to work with and good work-life balance. Managements are well organized. Not much political situation in R&D organization.

    Cons

    Not much chance for personal growth. This is not a place for someone, who is new to software industry and needs chance for growth. Company's old business line is declining and losing profitability.


  3. Great people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Director in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, even better people!

    Cons

    Fluctuating environment, job security not a priority.


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  5. Good overall experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG North America full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  6. Putting the "fun" in dysfunctional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Software AG North America

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG North America

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Old School Software Company Lost in Progressive Internet Age

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG North America

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG North America

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    continue their nice work and strive towards improvement


  10. Can be a better place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Software AG North America

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Do not burn customers' relationship by increasing maintenance prices


  11. sad workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Software AG North America

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    don't see the boss ever in any form

    Cons

    everything that happens to its employees are bad

    Advice to Management

    pay up - you pay very little



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