Elastic Path Software
Elastic Path Software, Inc. – United States +2 locations
Are you technically savvy, but also enjoy interacting with real people? Do you enjoy delving into the code, but also like to work on a variety of… Beyond.com
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- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Elastic Path Software full-timePros
The best aspect of Elastic Path ("EP") by far are the friendly people: the technical crew (Dev, QA) are smart, genuinely helpful, humble, and well-intentioned. The culture is very Agile, though client projects often do not allow you to actually work in an Agile methodology. Scrum teams, for the most part, manage themselves. Good work-life balance.
Technologies used (Java, Spring, Solr, Git, REST, JMeter, Selenium, etc.) are very good and applicable on paper, but a bit of a mess in practice. Techies will get exposed to many different technologies and all aspects of software development; leads to being a jack of all trades (is this good or bad?).
Downtown location is great (right next to Waterfront station, many nearby lunch spots).Cons
Pay is meh. Hard to get a raise. Lack of career opportunities. Even worse, lack of well-defined career paths.
Though a relatively small company with younger demographics, it's not very "fun"; there are few social events, few perks, and no "go team!" atmosphere.
Absolutely no cross-pollination between product, professional service, marketing, and sales teams.
Due to the relatively small company size, technical crew are often treated as billable "resources" that get assigned to where they are needed rather than where they would like to be (and/or where their personal career paths need them to be).
Lack of focus and leadership from management: company focus/vision/goals seems to change twice a year. Management is open and transparent for positive news, but not so much for negative news. As a result, workers have become skeptical and a little cynical.RecommendsNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO