Who are we?
We're innovators, data protectors and enablers of mobile business. Good Technology holds the longest track record for innovation in secure mobility, with more than 250 patents granted and pending, as well as many prestigious awards in the industry.
We're honored to serve more than 5,000 organizations in more than 184 countries worldwide, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, and aerospace and defense. We're passionate about secure mobility and protecting the data on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
Good’s comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, mobile service management, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem.
We got our start in 1996 and are headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices located around the world.
Check out the "Why Work At Good?" tab to learn more about our company!
A leader in secure enterprise mobile
WHAT IS GOOD?
- Enterprise mobile software and cloud-based services. Good Technology is an enterprise software and security company specializing in secure business mobility. Specifically:
- Good for Enterprise. Industry-leading mobile application, device management, and security platform that provides access to enterprise business data on smart devices.
- More than a decade in business. Good has been developing enterprise applications that secure business mobility for more than 15 years.
- Blue-chip client roster. Good services 49 of the Fortune 100 companies and numerous other Fortune 500 companies, and federal, state, and local government agencies.
- Good for Enterprise is the approved solution for iOS and Android-enabled devices used within the US Department of Defense.
- Securing millions of global users. Good empowers millions of users worldwide through our Good for Enterprise and Good for You products, and manages a secure, world-class network operations center (NOC).
|GOOD DIFFERENTIATORS |
SMALLER COMPANY, BIG OPPORTUNITY
- Realize your full depth, breadth of talents. Working at a smaller company lets you fully contribute your talents – to both your team and the company. You’re one of the important few instead of one of many, and opportunities for growth abound.
- Fast-paced, friendly, cool environment. You’ll have the chance to work with some of the industry’s top mobile engineers, architects, and business talent.
|HOTTEST TECHNOLOGIES |
- Good for Enterprise™ is a powerful, easy-to-use secure connectivity and collaboration suite, delivering a great end-user experience on popular handhelds—without compromising IT security and control. Good for Enterprise is built on a proven security architecture, adopted by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, including the Department of Defense.
- Forthcoming products. We’re in the process of developing new products that will enable enterprises and 3rd-party developers to build and deploy secure applications.
At Good Technology, we work hard to build great products we believe in rewarding that hard work and dedication with competitive compensation and benefits. The details of this package 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 PPO and HMO plans through two 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 a voluntary 401(k) plan where employees can invest up to the yearly IRS allowable limit.
Time Off Benefits — All U.S. employees accrue PTO days each year and receive 10 paid holidays.
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.
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 Issues, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, etc. Good also provides employees with a customized ergonomic workplace and a generous employee referral bonus program.
Life at Good is about talented people generating big results in mobile technology. We bring together the brightest people and provide a stimulating, challenging, and supportive environment where they can create, market, sell, and support great products — all in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
We strive to create a place where employees enjoy coming to work every day. Good employees enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments. Employees frequently gather for impromptu events like games of foosball and ping pong. And we celebrate with employees and their families at our annual summer picnic.
Good employees believe in giving back to the communities where we do business. Members of our team have been involved in community-based charitable events such as blood drives, back to school drives, holiday gift drives, clothing drives, and marathons/triathlons. Some recent philanthropic efforts have included raising funds for the UK-based children's charity Wellchild, donating paper supplies to local preschools, and donating 350 new and used mobile phones to a local battered women's shelter.
We're an industry leader in mobile email applications with over 10 years of hard work behind us. Good has 250 patents granted and pending, and our team includes some of the most talented minds in the industry today. We're passionate about discovery and invention, about going beyond what exists today to what can exist tomorrow. At Good, we support and encourage each other to experiment, create, and dream — and to bring exciting new ideas to life in the world of mobile technology.
Do you like working with exciting technology in a stimulating environment? Do you enjoy being around fun, intelligent people who know how to work hard? Do you like knowing your contribution and ideas matter? Then Good Technology is the place for you.
Mobile technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Billions of dollars are being spent every year around the world by consumers and businesses alike on wireless phones and mobile applications. At Good Technology, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of mobile innovation, accomplishing big things in a growing environment. Come join us to experience what we're all about.
- Cutting-edge mobile technology and innovation — we're building the next generation of mobile applications on the world's most advanced devices
- Solid foundation in patented intellectual property with more than 250 patents granted and pending
- Fun, intelligent team members committed to success — over 800 strong and growing
- Global work force with major offices in the US, Europe, and Asia as well as employees stationed around the world
We are always looking for the best and brightest to join the Good Technology team.
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I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than an year)Pros
I really enjoy being part of a highly skilled team that is passionate about their work. I feel valued by my manager, and I enjoy my job. Compensation and benefits are on par with other competitive offerings.Cons
Good Technology is headquartered in California which means I am "working remote" every day. This creates challenges ranging from the time delay to lack of peer interaction and at times can create a bit of a disconnect.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Management doesn't always communicate effectively or timely.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Good Technology in October 2014.Interview Details
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.Interview Questions
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Good Technology is the innovation leader in secure mobility solutions; enabling business to move freely and engage at the edge. Good’s comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem that unlocks your mobile potential. More than 5,000 organizations in 184 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and aerospace and defense.