Attachmate

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Attachmate Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
32 Reviews
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    Declining Market, Constant Search for New Revenue Sources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attachmate

    Pros

    Many talented people work at Attachmate. The company provided decent benefits. There are growth opportunities for people in some departments.

    Cons

    Local management is homegrown. Revenue growth is a struggle.

    Recommends
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    Territory Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Attachmate

    Pros

    Strong Management w/ a mix of different technology solutions

    Cons

    Challenges blending the mix of competing companies that are part of their portfolio of products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a very good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attachmate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Freedom to learn and try new things
    Collaborative culture

    Cons

    Compensation is average or less when compared with peer companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Attachmate full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership knows the market. They're happy to promote from within but it's not high growth company. They have great work/life balance because they're in an established niche with specialized products.

    Cons

    A technology company with a solid but unexciting niche. Management is somewhat conservative from a business perspective but smart and capable. Not as innovative or cutting edge as some technology companies but also doesn't have the long hours and pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is solid and the management is fair but they could provide more employee growth opportunity if they pursued more high growth product opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attachmate group of companies are not all equal

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Attachmate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex-time work schedule has been a great benefit for me and my family

    Cons

    The pay has been below the market going rate and that is quite OK with the accountants at the company. There is also no resources put towards development so you are on your own if you'd like to continue your professional development and network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall my experience at Attachmate was outstanding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Attachmate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, management that listens, not political, opportunities for advancement within the company, although less now than in times past, tenured experienced staff.

    Cons

    Emulation software, which accounts for the bulk of the company's revenue has gradually declined in value over the years. Other companies can offer nearly the same functionality for less. That said, there is opportunity for growth as a result of a recent re-organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attachmate does many things right, including solid company values and fair compensation. I would like to have seen more investment in new ideas for growth that leveraged the experience and creativity of Attachmate's employees instead of forming partnerships to sell products from other vendors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work! Questionable future and relevance to customer base

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Attachmate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great culture - fun, collaborative, positive, supportive
    Good people
    Good benefits and perks
    Profitable and large satisfied customer base

    Cons

    Competitive commoditized product not viewed by customers as strategic
    Diminishing relevance of mainframe connectivity
    License audit and compliance business is very negative and difficult for sales reps and customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over 10 years in Attachmate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Attachmate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Product is old, need new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attachmate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Attachmate has great people to work with and produces great products that work. Excellent work environment. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Private equity (aka leveraged buyout) rules the company. When the numbers don't come in as expected they are forced to axe good people. Unfortunately private equity is the new normal in the U.S,
    Your bonus is based on what Novell, SUSE and NetIQ do. So you can bust your butt at Attachmate with the numbers coming in over 100%, but since the other companies didn't do as well, you will be penalized. This makes no sense since you have no control over the other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give bonuses based on the company you work for, not companies you have no control over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Attachmate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and knowledgable people, Excellent work/life balance. Great group of people focused on being successful. A lot of very tenured employees which is unique in the software industry.

    Cons

    Too focused on "right-sizing" the company, please take a longer term view.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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