Client Delivery Manager – Apply on Glassdoor
Clarifire – Saint Petersburg, FL
The Client Delivery Manager is responsible for the successful delivery and completion of eMASON Clarifire application implementations and related… Clarifire
Network Engineer – Apply on Glassdoor
Clarifire – Saint Petersburg, FL
The Network Engineer will provide network services technical support to eMASON, Inc. dba Clarifire internal staff and external clients including… Clarifire
Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Clarifire full-time (More than a year)
The ONLY pro working there is the few good people that still remain, probably because it is difficult to match the pay offered by Clarifire. That's the company's hook. They bring you in at a higher salary that you're making, thereby making it more challenging to find something comparable (with a much higher level of sanity). I still see and talk to people that are still there. They aren't sticking it out because it's such a wonderful environment; it's only because they're otherwise trapped.
I've kept quiet for a while, sitting back watching the various reviews come in. I'm entertained by the obvious company-written reviews that say "everything is wonderful" or that naysayers are "living in a box". Ownership has absolutely no clue how to run a technology company! What can you expect from a lawyer and a building materials company owner. I at least give him credit for trying, but the ego of his counterpart is undoubtedly the single biggest problem there. The 'inner circle' that is referenced in so many other reviews is indeed living, breathing part of the company. There is a certain group of people - it was approximately 10-12 when I left - who can quite literally do no wrong. They are held to a different set of standards than the rest of the company, and it's not necessarily tied to a managerial role or title. It seems to be those individuals who have pledged their undying devotion to ownership. Probably the most entertaining thing about this company is their total lack of understanding of their reputation in this area. I've interviewed for several positions where I've been asked about working at Clarifire. Interviewers are so curious about how a place could be so bad. They're even sympathetic to anyone who's been able to escape. Working at Clarifire isn't a resume-builder, surviving long enough to get out is! I can say 100%, without any reservations, that Clarifire is the WORST place I have worked in my 20+ years in IT! There's no simpler way to say it.
Advice to Management
If ownership spent half as much time focusing on the employees of the company (they're not your subjects) as you do on trying to skew your Glassdoor ratings with bogus reviews, things probably wouldn't be so bad. That's not to say they would be good. That will only happen when the current owners sell the software to people knowledgeable of the software industry. You'd think ownership would get a clue when your turnover ratio is in the high-30's to low-40's and even your HR people jump ship at the first opportunity. Apparently, cluelessness is a family trait.