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30+ days ago

Frontline Systems Administrator - Nights

GoGrid San Francisco, CA

include support and systems administration on a range of Windows, Linux, and UNIX systems, network operations, and providing customers with basic… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Senior Front-End Software Engineer

GoGrid San Francisco, CA

* Design and Implement the next generation of GoGrid customer facing products * Enhance and maintain existing web applications * Identify and address… Beyond.com

24 days ago

DevOps Engineer

GoGrid San Francisco, CA

* GoGrid, a leading IaaS provider, is in a constant cycle of architecting, developing, testing, and deploying the latest in features and… Beyond.com

30+ days ago

Senior Strategic Account Manager

GoGrid San Francisco, CA

The Strategic Account Manager will be responsible for growing and maintaining business with current GoGrid customers, ensuring success with GoGrid… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Business Development Representative

GoGrid San Francisco, CA

Business Development Representative is responsible for pro-active international sales efforts, including targeted prospecting, new logo generation… Glassdoor

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    Many possibilities, no opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GoGrid Cloud Hosting


    GoGrid has a lot going for it physically. They have a top-notch datacenter right across the street from their San Francisco office (no kidding!). There are a lot of computing and network resources at ones disposal to develop their skills and create lab networks and computer systems to try out ideas on.

    They even offer free colocation for employees' own computers (so awesome, and unheard of!)


    Despite all it has going for it, GoGrid does not foster an environment where engineers can produce their best work. I found the management very ego-heavy and constantly switching focus. The engineering team had a really tough time understanding what to design and focus on when we couldn't get any answers about what our product development plans were.

    For example, one of the most senior engineering managers was constantly confrontational to his employees, and was always trying to get people to re-engineer what they were making to fit his "vision" of how things should work. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a lot of experience (he started at the beginning of the company and worked his way up), and this really became obvious when he would force people through his seniority to make bad engineering decisions because he felt it was the "right thing" despite hearing otherwise from his coworkers.

    This cavalier attitude eventually became too much to handle and drove many engineers to leave.

    I hope that eventually the senior management will come to realize the true talent and position they're in to build a great product, but I just don't think it will happen for them.

    Last I've heard, they only been hiring more managers to handle the situation....
    If only they could write some code :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're serious about developing your product rather than just sustaining it, consider the people that are actually driving its development forward. Take some risks and trust an engineer (or a group of engineers), and not some project manager or product marketing person to help you make a solidly-built product, and not just something buzzword-compliant.

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