Automic Software Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Automic Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. Interesting projects. Great compensation plan.

    Cons

    Turn over of top management.

    Advice to Management

    Get a senior executive team and execute.


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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Automic Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth. Unfortunately they are moving the Lisle office to the US headquarters in Bellevue, WA.

    Cons

    Since the company is spread out into multiple countries and cities throughout the world, communication between departments can be time consuming.

    Advice to Management

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  3. Helpful (6)

    Acquisiton wipeout

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Automic Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    World wide presence. To select staff will encourage geographic movement.

    Cons

    Bias to European background and youth (that might be just for lower cost)

    Advice to Management

    If continuing to buy companies, learn how to do a professional job of cutting staff. This was worse than being acquired by CA


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  5. Helpful (4)

    A company with no momentum trying to find it's way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Automic Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some good people. Fun work outings. Free parking. The benefits were decent (401k/match, free soft drinks, health insurance, average PTO)

    Cons

    This company can't grow organically, so they bought ORSYP. The technology, while reliable and solid, is moldy technology. It's old school on-premise software.

    Lot's of management and executive turnover. This should be a red flag to anyone. The company seems to go through one CMO per year.

    The internal politics at this company is ridiculous.

    No stock options which is crazy for a technology company (at least here in the US).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation and stop trying to be BMC, IBM, or CA


  6. Helpful (5)

    Once a great company, now in shambles all due to greed.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Automic Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once upon a time, UC4 as it was known, was a fantastic company in almost every sense. From the top down (with some reservations towards the former CEO), everyone was dedicated to building a top tier software company. With almost 25 years of history, they still felt like a start-up but had the experience to be a leader in the marketplace. The compensation is still above-par, but quotas have increased and territories have been cut in half or more. There are also great people in Sales Ops, Dev, Consulting etc. and always willing to help.

    Cons

    From my perspective, the downward spiral for Automic began with the sale of itself to EQT. There was almost no transparency in the process and later, discovered much of what was told to us were lies. Since then, almost all of Sales Management has left (CEO, President, VP's of Sales and VP of GSO). Most were made scapegoats for the fact that the company could not achieve unrealistic and ridiculous growth numbers. The new CSO has coincidentally, brought in replacements from his former life. To say the least, almost everything has changed, and not in a good way. While most AE's had great years, almost all are miserable and are constantly being hounded on a daily basis on pipeline/forecast calls. Focus on customer support and development has diminished. Almost no one trusts leadership as they are the only ones set to profit on Automic's eventual sale to yet another company or the lofty goal of going public.

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    Advice to Management

    Hand out shovels to all the employees. At least give them the tools to bury their own graves.


  7. Helpful (2)

    European-owned company that is a tale of 2 companies (spoiler: the US version sucks)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Automic Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, consistent amount of training made available, fun outings, and many of the people are great (see below for otherwise).

    Cons

    I went on mat leave as an EA for two executives and came back to a front desk receptionist role. They blatantly ignored a doctor's note advising I work from home during my pregnancy and threatened me with either taking a part time role with benefits or doing a fulltime role I didn't want with a performance improvement plan. Needless to say - their record with both support staff and pregnant women is terrible.

    I loved the two executives I supported and they made my job truly incredible. Unfortunately the mentality towards support staff is as a second class citizen, so I would strongly advise against any role such as EA, office manager, receptionist, etc.

    There are a lot of well tenured employees who have entrenched themselves and are in conflict with the new wave of talent (many at senior levels) they have brought in. Turmoil and chaos are two words that immediately come to mind. A hot mess is the one I gravitate towards.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more constructive and functional view of support personnel. The attitude of them being interchangeable peons is directly correlated to the massive churn that you see in these roles.


  8. Helpful (2)

    PreSales Engineer

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    Former Employee - Pre Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Pre Sales Engineer

    I worked at Automic Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart People, Nice benefits, good opportunities

    Cons

    No management, Terrible product, difficult and way behind the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Be focused


  9. I was an executive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Automic Software full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong talent pool. Great market opportunity. Good collaborative and collegial culture. Experienced driven management.

    Cons

    Competitive market. Technical complexity. Geographical spread business that requires travel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building and executing the strategic and international vision and plans.


  10. GFun company, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Automic Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is willing to invest in tools and systems to improve productivity. Management actively seeks and rewards for new ideas and innovation. Fun corporate culture. Truly a global company with daily interaction among colleagues from all time zones. I really enjoy my co-workers.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs improvement. With a global workforce comes email requests at all hours of the day and night. It's difficult to unplug as a result.


  11. So far, so great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Automic Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a fun, laid back environment. I enjoy coming to work every day because the people here are fantastic. This company is very employee focused and doesn't hesitate to spend a little $$ on its employees and Automic pays 100% of employee benefits. I also really enjoy being able to interact with the Global Workforce we have; this has led to both professional and personal development for me.

    Cons

    We are in a growing phase right now so there are tons of changes taking place which can make things a bit chaotic. This is understandable and to be expected, but can still be tough when an employee is new and trying to learn the business.

    Advice to Management

    Over sharing with employees can be a good thing. The more we know about the changes and direction the company is headed in (including individual departments), the better equipped we will be to do our jobs and understand where we fit in with the future of the company.



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