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Boston Technologies Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
26 Reviews
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    Frantic work at a fast-growing company

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pace was fast, everyone was working with purpose, and growth was tangible.

    Cons

    Products and services were constantly being added or eliminated, making it difficult to know where exactly the company was most interested in focusing its energies. Not much "team spirit" - people in the office didn't really seem to be friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that they are valued to improve group cohesion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you are Motivated, Want to Learn and NOT afraid to promote own Ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's not your average company ( here you will be gone if you are just average paycheck taker) .
     I am here for 3 years and so far very happy
    Office culture is very welcoming IF you are nice and open to people. We go out a lot ( hiking, lunches, dinners) with the co-workers.
    You have to be a SELF starter - since when this is a bad thing?

    - manage your own time
    - unlimited learning potential
    - reasonable compensation
    - ability to stand up for yourself and your ideas

    Compensation is AVERAGE. I don't think that you should expect a 70k salary right after school these days.
     Also if you are jumping from one company to another, you will never be able to renegotiate your salary. Or may be its not a company but YOU that is just below average.

    If you smart and loyal you will not only survive but bloom in this company. If not - than you will post a bad review ;)

    Cons

    - just normal start up challenges ( processes - bugs - changes)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Technologies

    Pros

    nice people, snacks at work

    Cons

    ' Company exploits free intern work

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  5.  

    Fast

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company moves quickly, very quickly.

    Cons

    Perhaps a bit too quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay top level people very well.

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

    Not what it seems at all....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location
    Free lunch every 2 weeks
    Young audience
    Good entry level opportunity

    Cons

    Self-starter to survive
    Not a pleasant environment to be in
    Disconnected managers
    Some employees are spies for the management
    Fear and loathing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a messy and a fast environment without anything to improve on. Not recommended. Management will look to sell very soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glad it ended when it did

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks & fruit delivered on Mondays

    Cons

    Not much training so never got a true feel of what was going on. Not much communication between the shift managers and subordinates. Very disorganized atmosphere--probably due to it being a startup. But definitely not a situation i would recommend to anyone looking for stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who can communicate. Provide better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A perfect mirage

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ideas about how to generate revenue for the company were unique. The path to achieve the goals were questionable. Many great individuals still work there. work / life balance was great.

    Cons

    Incompetent people get promoted to senior management who are not qualified. Leadership in many ways is disconnected from the rest of the organization. Employee turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back for a moment - listen to and try to retain your last few employees. Think about "why" people are jumping ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The reviews here don't lie, management disconnected with the mass of employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch every other week
    Some good people at the company
    Friendly HR director
    Good for entry-level people to get some exp.

    Cons

    Training -> Have to be a self-starter to survive
    Compensation -> on the low-end for most
    Promoting sales over actual support
    Disconnect between upper management and employees -> This has hampered the ability of the company to fix its flaws
    The current problems surrounding the new merger deal -> created a lot of uncertainity and the high turnover we've had before
    High turnover and low morale, but the mirage as described below helps to cover up severe problems within the organization that I think are unfixable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not when you guys will sell, but when, so I will keep this short: Client experience is the most important, without the clients, you guys are nothing....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting problems, good engineering work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Scala, interesting to hear CEO's ongoing vision for product features and new applications, sophisticated engineers (partly drawn by Scala) who are active in tech community, a supportive tech culture emphasizing knowledge sharing, engineering has a focus on work-life balance, the new trading system is a pretty ideal project for those interested in low latency and high throughput

    Cons

    Some financial turbulence, combined with periodic turnover, caused some talent flight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid temptation to supplement with offshore development, may eventually cause sophisticated engineers to leave. Push the envelope even further, Scala has landed you some great talent, what about Haskell and other small, sharp communities? Ask developers what type of projects and technologies would make them start bragging to their peers and eager to bring them on.

    No opinion of CEO

    Boston Technologies Response

    Apr 14, 2014Human Resources

    Good advice! We will certainly evaluate your recommendations and appreciate the good feedback. By our pupils we'll be taught!

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just stopping by again -> Rush and hectic, lack of direction, newer employees beware!

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    Former Employee - Former Employee Looking Back in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Employee Looking Back in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch once every two weeks and snacks
    convenient location next to south station
    Young and smart crowd
    You can possibly learn a lot very quickly
    Some friendly people in the company

    Cons

    Office politics -> There is a lot of it going on for such a small company, there are specific factions within the company that are at odds with others. A lot of complaining going around, which doesn't help because gossiping is rife
    Despite the active office politics, there is a huge disconnect between the management and the employees in general, except for those that are their henchmen in the company
    Very rush and hectic environment -> Could slow things down to improve the products that the companies has to offer
    Generally extremely disorganized -> Lack of an organized procedure, with things scattered everywhere, major errors everywhere in the system.
    Quantity over quality -> Focus on sales, not on product development or support. Remember that selling a lot, but not being able to keep customers is generally not a great way to run a company.
    High stress, low pay compared to the industry average, some employees who are very critical to how the company is run are dicked around, with a general lack of work/life balance for certain departments.
    High turnover with low employee retention rate, maybe it has to do with the things that I've explained here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management:
    1. Improving your products does not mean favoring selling more over the actual quality of the packages, spend time improving the quality of the packages that the company sells. Don't try to do too much if you can improve a few things here and there that would make a huge difference. The global forex industry is a great industry to be involved in, a these few key improvements would make a huge difference
    2. Maybe improving compensation packages for critical employees that make a huge difference in the company would help, which will help to retain critical employees who might seek employment in another company that pays more with less office politics going around.
    3. Management -> Connect better with the people that you manage and make sure that politics is minimized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Boston Technologies Response

    May 10, 2014Human Resources

    As a former employee - posting negative comments once again - we can only conclude that your time out of the company operation has moved you even farther away from truly understanding the company ... More

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