Attensity Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
11 Reviews

3.4
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attensity full-time

    Pros

    Growing company. The technology we are developing is cutting edge. The coworkers are great people to work with. The future looks very bright and promising. The current leadership team has a great vision to build and execute on. Current benefits are good.

    Cons

    The work can be very challenging at times. The pace is very fast and can be very demanding during crunch time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that people are your greatest asset, they will make or break the company, so remember to treat them well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent. Attensity has great, intelligent people and is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Attensity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The dedication and overall competence of everyone at the company sets a bar for other companies to follow.

    Cons

    None. I had no negative experiences at Attensity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your highly intelligent people and company culture as a huge recruiting selling point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has turned a new corner; hopefully for the better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attensity for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees are highly committed and fairly well engaged. The domain is fun (social media). The technology is fascinating (natural language processing). There are now a new CEO and CTO who seem to have good ideas on how to move the company forward and fix identity issues that have been plaguing the company for the last few years.

    Cons

    Inability to maintain agile sprints because of poor bug triage and release management. I've been on so-called "waterfall" teams that released code more often than these teams. Unrealistic expectations were put on people to get things done, and this caused the team to fragment and not function like a true team. In reality, we were all fending for ourselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide moral, technical and inspirational leadership; don't just manage things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for - challenged by disorganized executive team

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    Current Employee - Software
    Current Employee - Software

    I have been working at Attensity as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good developers and people, good middle management, flexible work/life balance, great environment/culture, weekly lunches, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of executive team level churn, constantly changing direction, product road-map that changes continually. Hopefully new CEO will fix these problems because Attensity has good technology and good people. Not much room for growth here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The ship is sinking, massive layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Cool technology
    New CEO came in an cleaned house, letting go most of sales and stripped the company down.

    Cons

    The executives at Attensity are a bunch of "con" artists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to employees and customers. This is what happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a great place to be

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Cool technology, some very bright people, competitive compensation and benefits

    Cons

    A lot of turnover, no clear strategic direction, upper management out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since there is now no hope of being acquired, clean house at the top and make a go of it. You're in the right space but it seems like everyone is interviewing and hopeless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Fun and challenging experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Attensity

    Pros

    Attensity can offer those of us who were in large sleepily companies a dynamic environment with excellent teammates. A number of my teammates have been promoted within the last year so it seems the management rewards top performers with additional responsibility and compensation. Attensity also conducts annual reviews and my salary has increased each year since we were bought in 2009.. Not a lot of handholding by my manager which is what I prefer. Good company, great products and nice culture.

    Cons

    Location of Palo Alto office. Not a lot of places to eat within walking distance. Can be some long days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Already given. I can walk over and give "management" advice at anytime. Some of my ideas have been implemented but be careful, they might ask you to lead the project if it is your idea.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Big culture shock from Biz360 days

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Bigger company can allow for more resources and more job growth.

    Cons

    Attensity buying Biz360 not only ruined the product but also created a very different fear driven work environment. A very disconnected upper level management and a cold environment to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cutting Edge Product, Hot Market, Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attensity

    Pros

    Cooperative, collaborative environment with solid, intelligent coworkers.
    Cutting edge, important techonology sold to top companies.
    Good salaries, some ability to work remote.
    Good management.

    Cons

    Could have better interaction between sales and product teams with regard to product features and function. More amenitites. More convenient office location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on interaction between sales and product teams regarding product features and function. Continue to foster good environment and culture.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nimble, smart company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attensity

    Pros

    Attensity has great technology and very smart people working to solve tough technical problems. The environment is fun and fast-paced, it feels like a startup! The depth of the technology at Attensity is incredible (social media, text analytics, columnar DB, callcenter, portals, foreign language support, etc..).

    Cons

    Not much downside, but you definitely can put in some long hours. Seems like there is no shortage of work!

    Recommends

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