Alfresco Software

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Alfresco Software Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
20 Reviews
3.9
20 Reviews
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Alfresco Software CEO Doug Dennerline
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  1.  

    Overall great experience so far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alfresco Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working together as a team, collaborating and getting input from everyone who is interested in watching this company grow. Open environment allows all executives to be available at all times. The benefits are reasonable, working remotely is allowed and when you do need to take time off for personal, it's not an issue.

    Cons

    Employees need to check their egos at the door before coming in to work. There are several unhappy employees who are unable to roll with change, spreading gossip instead of focusing on their jobs - not taking the initiative to get leadership input - nor are they contributors when asked. Do yourselves a favor and find a job/environment that will suit your needs for overall job satisfaction. If you're not happy, I can guarantee everyone around you and in your home is not happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A monthly or bi-monthly update from Doug out to the whole company as well as more visibility from other executives as well to the whole company and not their individual teams. Doesn't have to be long, it could be a "short bite" of anything i.e. Forrester forecast, analysts sayings, Summit briefs, SKO trip, next holiday, be creative!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for. Lots of energy and lots of high quality people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alfresco Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a chance to grow with the he company. The company spans the globe, but still manages to maintain a cohesive culture.

    Cons

    This is a growing company. There is a lot of change. You might spend a lot of time out of your comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was not a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alfresco Software full-time

    Pros

    The people were very nice

    Cons

    It has a challenging roadmap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alfresco Software

    Pros

    Good product and future
    Strong leadership
    Open culture that support employees
    Global focus
    Ability to grow as the company scales

    Cons

    A lot of change taking place
    New people on board that need to ramp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company Struggling to Find Its Way

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alfresco Software

    Pros

    Alfresco enjoyed some early success as an open source document management system. Companies need help managing important business content, so there is (was?) a market for this type of technology.

    Cons

    Transition from UK to California based executive team was nothing short of a disaster. Company is now run by a cast of Silicon Valley B-Listers who never did more in their careers than ride a rising tide. Unethical behavior runs rampant and even the most egregious behavior is overlooked for the favorite few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find an offramp - salvage what you can of the company's value and cash out. Game's over - you just haven't admitted it (publicly) yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor Company Culture, too Much Change, and No Clear Direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Alfresco Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The product is solid and does well in a competitive space. The solution engineers and technical staff provide a good amount of value to the sales organization. The company provides a good work/life balance. The offices are very nice.

    Cons

    The company brought in a new leadership over a year ago, and ever since the company has lost it's focus. They have dropped the ball on product development and spent more time hiring executives instead of quota carrying/high value employees. The company does not have a clear direction and the leaders would rather focus on personal agendas instead of a valid business/sales plan. As a whole, the company is one of the worst I've experienced. People internally root against each other instead of being a team, and have bred a "gossipy" and "bully-like" culture. This is not a place to work for if you are looking for professionalism, and the leaders aren't interested in making the necessary changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs a complete re-vamp. Until you start focusing on being a team, the company will not reach it's potential. There are too many people in positions of power who do not care about the employees or their success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Alfresco Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone here is friendly and super approachable. It makes collaboration very easy and exciting. We have free beverages and snacks here and the office is contemporary and cool with an open desking environment. No one has a cube or an office, including the CEO. The employees nationalities are diverse, so anyone could fit in here. The location is great, right off of the highway and easy to get to and from San Francisco as well as the Peninsula. Health benefits are good and very competitive with companies in this area. They stress work/life balance which we all need more of in our lives. It helps you be more excited about your job when you know that you can deal with your personal things when they come up. It's not high stress, but busy and things are happening.

    Cons

    So far I haven't seen any cons to working at Alfresco.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company without the crazy stress of other Software companies!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alfresco Software

    Pros

    Offers a balance of work hard / play hard atmosphere.
    Offices are located in easy to get to locations, comfortable, clean and well maintained.
    Low stress environment.
    The executives work/sit side by side all the employees and don't lock themselves in offices.
    Every opinion counts.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains all companies go through, nothing that will make or break you. Lots of travel in some roles between WW offices. Few archaic processes still in place - however company is changing/growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alfresco Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    technology, great peoples, vision, salary, top level management

    Cons

    growth, buildings, ressources, benefits , strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome product, directionless leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Alfresco Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Alfresco has a great working culture with some very talented people and a great product to boot. Staff are enabled to do what they need to do without micro-management from above. Work/life balance is encouraged and on the whole achievable.

    Cons

    The new leadership team has stated where it wants the company to be, but with no strategy to get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management need to think harder about their sales plans as many sales staff have unrealistic targets resulting in low commission payments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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