Good Technology – Why Work For Us?

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About Us

We're innovators, data protectors and enablers of mobile business. We're passionate about secure mobility and protecting the data on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices everywhere.

Good Technology has been pioneering secure enterprise mobility products for well over a decade and holds the longest track record for innovation, with over 280 patents granted and pending, as well as many prestigious awards in the industry. Today, the company is the leading secure mobility platform for enterprises and governments worldwide, mobilizing content and apps across more than 6,200 global organizations – including 100 percent of the FORTUNE® 100 commercial banks and aerospace and defense firms, as well as leaders across healthcare, manufacturing and retail.

Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. In fact, our Good Dynamics platform has enabled over 13,000 software developers to create more than 1,600 custom applications.

We got our start in 1996 and are headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices located around the world.

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Why Work at Good?

It’s simple: Good people attract good people.

We have the best people in the business in every department and at every level of the company. Exactly the kind of highly intelligent, thoughtful, accomplished and dedicated professionals that other highly intelligent, thoughtful, accomplished and dedicated professionals want to work with.

If our groundbreaking technology isn’t our greatest strength and most valuable asset, then it’s the extraordinary team of people who design it, market it and sell it. We think it’s all those things.

Yes, we have a flexible workplace that’s designed to maximize work/life balance, and award-winning wellness programs and top compensation packages that will also make you feel pretty good about yourself. You’ll also find plentifully stocked kitchens and some serious ping-pong competition, on top of a strong sense of team spirit that extends out the office doors and deep into the roots of the communities where we live.

The real bottom line is that if someone is interested in working with the best people and most creative minds in the industry, on the world’s most advanced mobile security technology, at a company that values its people above all else and provides unlimited growth potential, then Good is naturally the place to be. That’s what brings people here and keeps them here.

Our Benefits

At Good Technology, we work hard to build great products and steadfastly believe in rewarding that hard work and dedication with ultra-competitive compensation and benefits. The packages vary by country, but the benefits for a full-time employee in the U.S. include:

Health Care Benefits – Good offers employees and their dependents, including domestic partners, a choice of medical coverage in the form of POS and HMO plans through well-regarded providers. Good also offers dental insurance and vision coverage for employees and their spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Good offers Flexible Spending Account options which include Medical, Dependent Care, and Transportation savings accounts.

401(k) Retirement Plan – Good encourages all employees to plan for the future by providing an employer-matched 401(k) plan where employees can invest up to the yearly IRS allowance.

Time-Off Benefits – All U.S. employees accrue PTO days each year and receive 10 paid holidays annually.

Income Protection – Good provides Basic life insurance/AD&D to all employees and additional voluntary life insurance can be purchased at group rates by employees for themselves and their dependents. In addition, the company provides short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) coverage for full-time employees.

Stock Options – Good employees are eligible to receive stock options, along with merit increases and bonuses.

Flexible Work Environment – Our ergonomic offices are comfortable and full of amenities. They’re the center of our universe and always buzzing with life and innovation. We also work hard to accommodate the wide variety of lifestyles employees lead outside the office by offering flexible hours and making work-from-home arrangements for solid performers.

Other Benefits – Good offers an Employee Assistance Program which provides employees with access to information about topics such as eldercare, life management, legal and financial resources, as well as personal issues and concerns. Good also provides a generous employee referral bonus program.

Our Culture

We're innovators, data protectors and enablers of mobile business. It’s who we are.

We know we are changing the course of history in enterprise mobility. It’s what we do.

Our common goal is to deliver the best and delight our customers. It’s how we operate.

With more than 280 patents granted and pending, we have a longer track record for innovation in secure mobility than all of our competitors combined.

Our teams serve more than 6,200 organizations worldwide, including 100 percent of the FORTUNE® 100 commercial banks, aerospace and defense companies, and more than half of the other FORTUNE® leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, government and many others.

This is Good.

Career Opportunities

We’re always looking for the best to join the Good team and work on the leading edge of mobile security. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll give some real thought to hopping on board with us.

We have offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and career-defining opportunities across the spectrum.

But you need to enjoy challenging work, moving fast, achieving satisfying results, developing professionally, having remarkable colleagues, and getting the rewards and recognition inherent with doing something really Good.

There were a lot of Good reasons why we were named an Elite Winner on the 2014 list of the Best & Brightest Companies to work for in the San Francisco Bay Area, and why we've received numerous other awards and accolades. Come find out for yourself…

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    Pros

    Awesome people
    Clear management structure
    Freedom to work on projects outside normal duties
    Career growth opportunities
    Relatively new CEO with a vision on the future of mobile tech

    Cons

    If your not used to a fast paced environment you can quickly get lost in the all the changes in the mobile world. Between different OS versions, changes to customer requirements ect.

    Don't much recognition for things in most departments. Things that benefit the company as a whole tend to be discussed without any attribution to the person or persons that generated the content/tool/feature ect.

    Advice to Management

    Boost company moral by empowering departments to recognize the contributions of there team members. Without recognizing team members from time to time it's easy for employees to become distracted from thee day to day duties if the feel they are not noticed by teammates or partner departments within the organization

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Good Technology (San Diego, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I was scheduled for an on-site interview for a week later after contact with recruiter. However, during the week leading up to the interview, the third-party recruiter informed me that they interviewed another candidate on-site for the same role, and she wanted to share with me some feedback that she was given by that candidate. Basically, this candidate felt like he did terrible on the on-site interview because he was given questions "not really relevant to the job" and questions for which the answers were "textbook" solutions that are not necessarily used today or in this role's specific job duties.

    I think this is a sign of an immature engineering group. Because I am picky about the people I work with (I work with a great team now), this was a red flag to me. I am always really disappointed to find engineers asking questions like, "Sort this array using no built-in methods or third-party libraries". The question in and of itself is not useless, but usually it’s to know: Have they memorized the ultimate solution that was invented in the mid-late 1900s by computer scientists?

    When an engineer asks questions like this with #2 as their motivation, I already know that they are not qualified to interview me. Myself- I prefer to spend my time solving problems that HAVE NOT YET BEEN SOLVED. It is indeed to understand the space and complexity of algorithms that one uses that are abstracted into libraries and built-in methods, but beyond that, who cares unless you're doing C or C++? I can teach a dog to memorize a computer science textbook.

    During my actual on site, they were all expected questions to which, luckily enough, I happened to remember the common textbook solutions. I told myself going into it, however, that I wouldn't give them any textbook answers but rather come up with a different/creative way of solving whatever technical challenges they gave me. Yeah, call me a snob, but I know my worth and the value I have brought to software organizations so, when I'm interviewing for the position...guess what...I am the one doing the interviewing. Good Technology needed to prove to me that they were worth leaving what I currently have at a Fortune 500 company. And they failed. Every engineer/manager that asked me questions asked me technical puzzles that are probably in the top 5 "interview questions" when Googling "Software Engineer interview questions". So, sincerely, I attempted to come up with new solutions to whatever problems they presented me with in order to exhibit my problem-solving capabilities (because, again, who cares about memorization ability?), then talked through the O() notation of my solutions to hopefully hint to them that I was very conscious of what I was doing.

    Unfortunately Good Technology's engineers could not see past the fact that I didn't give them their textbook solutions, further convincing me that they are not a practical-minded development team, but are rather looking for someone who has obselete knowledge because, in their mind, that's what makes for a Principal Engineer. Notice- they asked me ZERO questions that would demonstrate my ability to do the ACTUAL job. Instead, they each spent an hour giving me irrelevant questions. They didn't even say, "We just want to see how you solve problems". No, when I did solve each problem, their response was simply, "No, that's not right.". As expected, I suppose.

    Last big red flag- I took notes on this... I asked ALL my interviewers what is most IMPORTANT to them in this role and on their team. They all unanimously responded, "The people. The personalities. The way people fit together." Yet, they spent less than 5% of the time asking me questions that spoke about my personality and team fit. That tells me one of two things:

    1. Deep down they don't care about the personalities and team fit
    2. They want people like THEM that have boat loads of useless knowledge, not caring whether or not they have skills applicable to the actual job.

    I left the interviews pretty sorry that I abandoned my current team for 6 hours to interview with such a poorly developed Software Development team at Good Technology. That was my bad. I sent an e-mail to the recruiter with my feedback, and I haven't heard back from her at all. Turns out, she's just another one of those recruiters (like most) that doesn't really care about professionalism unless you can do something for her (i.e. help her meet her quota). Fortunately, I don't have a desire to hear back about the position or about Good Technology. My impression is that the entire engineering team and management are impractical, not pragmatic, and have no idea what's really important to their business as a whole. Had they at least asked me questions that made some measure of good sense (yet still didn't offer me the job), I would be singing a different tune. But alas, it was like being interviewed by a group of people who just graduated college.

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Good Technology Awards & Accolades

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V3 Technology Awards - Best Mobile Security Product, V3.co.uk, 2013
Mobility Awards - Best On-Device Security, Compass Intelligence, 2014
Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management, Gartner, Inc., 2013
Mobile Security Solution of the Year, Computing Security Awards, 2013
SC Awards - Mobile Solutions Category Winner, SC Magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.good.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility solutions, providing the leading secure mobility solution for enterprises and governments worldwide, across all stages of the mobility lifecycle. Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end secure mobility solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. More than 6,200 organizations in 189 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE... More

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