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27 days ago

Principal SW Developer

SERENA Software San Mateo, CA

Assignments include understanding customer needs, generating functional and technical specifications, planning and designing new features and/or… SERENA Software

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    If you are a young tech worker, you'd run - AWAY!

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    Former Employee - Business in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time (more than a year)


    Everybody works from home (if you like that sort of thing)


    NO employees under 30!!!! Even if they start, they quit in less than a year.
    Full of old timers (10-30 years) who have no context of the industry today and often falter at every step
    Still working on grandpa's technology stack - mainframe, dimensions, etc.! (their DevOps spokesperson is a Mainframe guy!)
    Vocal, opinionated and often WRONG pre-sales that makes sales much harder to succeed
    Poor salaries and no benefits to speak of
    Highly political environment as old timers try to protect their turf (and their jobs)

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    Keep your current workforce extremely happy - if they quit, you won't be able to hire anybody.
    Move to an area where Serena doesn't have to compete much for talent - Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, Ohio etc.
    Get rid of Mainframe and Dimensions - use the money to build new portfolio

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