Attachmate
3.9 of 5 27 reviews
www.attachmate.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 19, 2014

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Attachmate Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Hawn

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90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Attachmate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Over 10 years in Attachmate

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsVery good work life balance, friendly colleagues

ConsProduct is old, need new blood.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Attachmate full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsGreat employee environment and easy to commute to.

ConsHard to advance within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Declining and wrung out

Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsThey still pay me. I have a great manager who seems to understand the crisis we face.

ConsThis is a declining industry and the investment partners that own us are only interested in maximizing revenue. People no longer matter at Attachmate

Advice to Senior ManagementStart looking out for people or the good one will continue to leave.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company where the balance of work & life are considered important.

Desktop Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsVery respectful employees, Weekly Friday Festivas, Great benefits, One of the few companies that still pay bonuses, Have been in business for over 30 years.

ConsPay is a little under industry standard

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsThey let you work.
Great Bonus Plan.
Great manager

ConsHealth plans are not good.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting your employees work...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Attachmate

ProsJob stability, good people, culture of environmental sustainability. High quality products.

ConsNot the most "exciting" products, very technical and enterprise oriented.

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Good management, but living in the past

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Attachmate full-time for more than a year

ProsManagement team cares about employees. Company is successful.

ConsStill riding the coattails of old technology and solutions. Struggling to find new products. Most revenue generated from license renewals for previous solutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to new products. Focus more on the longer term strategy and success of both the company and the employees. Legacy products do not promote an interesting environment to work in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very good experience working with senior devs.

Software Test Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Attachmate full-time for more than 3 years

Proswork life balance is good. good peers.

Conspay is not competitive with other companies in the industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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