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Matthew Bernardini
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Foundry9 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great financial services experience
    - PM's are also client services / account managers, so it's a good opportunity to get client management and relationship management experience
    - On-site technical staff are mostly helpful and collaborative
    - Excellent location in the Flatiron district of Manhattan
    - Nice renovated offices with an open plan and enough conference room space.
    - Dedicated QA team
    - Highly experienced PM, technical, and UX leadership
    - Perks such as drinks and snacks

    Cons

    - Process is broken. It often is an obstacle rather than helpful. Too much time is spent on managing inadequate software, and not enough time solving major problems.
    - Communication is problematic. Leadership micro-manages. There is a culture of secrecy and punishment so employees are scared to communicate problems when they arise as a result. Some key employees don't even read e-mail due to the high volume created by the communication system in place.
    - PM's are used as scapegoats, but are relatively powerless to enact change.
    - Sweatshop environment caused by poor staff planning, broken process, and lack of a problem-solving management approach - all of these issues converge and result in many staff needing to work longer hours than necessary to deliver projects by the client's deadline
    - Lack of willingness to make decisions based on profitability
    - Too heavily reliant on one client
    - High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Conduct an anonymous employee survey to get honest feedback about the problems in your organization
    - Consider soliciting feedback from your clients as well
    - Make an effort to re-brand and re-structure, and improve the reputation of the company so that it can attract more qualified employees as well as clients
    - Agree with previous reviewer that a third party management consultant would be a good idea

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