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Updated Feb 28, 2014
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3.3 41 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Business Objects CEO and Director John G. Schwarz

John G. Schwarz

(18 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Amazingly successful and rewarding

    MD EEMEA (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsGrowth, innovation, disruptive, added value, international, passion, customer success.

    Conshard to follow up, demanding in every aspect,

    Advice to Senior Managementemployee satisfaction

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

     

    ok first job out of university

    Software Test Developer (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosnice office
    lots of smart people
    big company so lots of room for growth
    training conferences if you have been with the company with a long time

    Consonly on the job training
    expected to know exactly what you're doing from day one
    mediocre pay

    Advice to Senior Managementinject some fun into the job

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    Great balance between engineering & sales/marketing culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood product, well marketed and got traction in marketplace. Impressive customer base that led in wide variety of use cases

    ConsPlatform solution- not out of the application that worked in a plu & play manner. Product innovation leveled off after some time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication on acquisitions and other growth strategies was good- well received throughout company. More merit based promotions could have helped.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsEmpowerment
    Sales potential
    Great culture
    mulit country opportunity
    Fun environmnet

    Conscompetition in patch
    reduced patch size

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it is ok

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Prosbusiness object is a good place to work at. people are nice there, and the pay is not bad. recommended.

    Consthe raise is not big each year even your performance is over average. also office politics is another factor that affects promotion and raise.

    Advice to Senior Managementbuilding a good relationship with both your supervisor and your team members are equally important to your career path in business object.

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    It is a good place to work in business intelligence

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company allows freedom to innovate, present ideas and pays well.

    ConsThe job involves 90 to 100% travel. The job environment is extremely uncertain, there is always a fear of losing your job due to lack of projects.

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    BOBJ was great.

    Senior Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and benefits. They know how to treat their people.

    ConsSAP acquisition changed everything. They are too big and don't understand or value the BI business. Say they value the BOBJ employees but don't act like it. Have screwed over many really solid good people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSAP- you don't treat the BOBJ customers or the BOBJ employees as well as BOBJ did. This will come back to bite you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    my thoughts

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosteam work environment
    technical knowledge sharing
    regonized by managment
    well and detail employee training program
    work life balance
    fun place to work

    Conscompany decision is unclear
    lay off emplyoees when company being bought.
    salary is lower than average on job market
    internal paper works

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep the employees. company is expanding. finance is good yet employees are still being laid off after the merging with SAP.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good before SAP

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInterest both technical and human. Good opportunities to move between different positions in the company. Don't know more since SAP bought them.

    ConsMaybe you need to be very clever in your "political" choices when you want to leave a department for another one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNope

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good software company in Vancouver

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGreat office location, relaxed working environment, smart people, teams that get work done on time and with good quality. Not much overtime required.

    ConsNot much training. Innovation is "encouraged" but most decisions come from top down. Cross site development is difficult. Projects take sometimes years to complete / ship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems like the organization is always undergoing changes in management and structure. After several times of going through change and not seeing much difference I am wondering if there is really much benefit to restructuring so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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