Speakeasy
3.0 of 5 22 reviews
www.megapath.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Speakeasy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer MegaPath D. Craig Young

D. Craig Young

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work with great people

    Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat people and great customer service

    ConsManagement needs to communicate vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the companies core competencies.

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    Always doing too much with too little, in too short a time

    Software Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsThere was a strong support for good software development practices. They were good about letting you work from home, when you needed too.

    ConsThere was very little employee career development. It was rare to get classes paid for, but they would buy books if you asked. There was too much reliance on offshore developers. There was too much reliance on offshore tech support for customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is great customer focus at Speakeasy (now Megapath). But, the focus on employee development and career advancement needs consideration too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work for a couple of years

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsSpeakeasy is a machine that turns smart people into talented people. After a year or two you will likely be far more advanced at your skill set.

    ConsIt's very hard to get promotions and salary increases at Speakeasy. You really need to play hard ball (preferably when you get in) in order to get any kind of a raise. As a result, many of the highly talented staff have been leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on development of culture and creating a fun atmosphere. Also try to outline a clear path that indicates how to get promoted.

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    Fun with peers, but isolated from leaders when you're a minion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe office culture is casual and laid-back, while keeping a "lets get the job done" mentality. The work-life balance is great too.

    ConsThere's been no salary increase or push to make us grow as individual professionals. There seems to be an unequal amount of workload - some people may be extremely busy, while others are twiddling their thumbs. Communication from the top level feels always scattered and hush-hushed; and the merger wasn't handled very gracefully for anyone not top level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your employees in the loop, because it's discouraging and demoralizing when you hear rumours and whispering in the halls and kitchens. Or least if it's because of some legal issue, keep us engaged and feel important.

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