CSID Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
10 Reviews
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    Fun & Competitive work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    This is very much a work hard/play hard environment. Lots of team building activities and it is really easy to interact with people in other departments if you desire. There are a lot of very intelligent people here and most are very willing to teach you what they know, which is so refreshing. HR department is small but they truly listen to employee needs and do what they can to accommodate them.

    Cons

    The floor plan is very open and there is almost no privacy at all in some of the workplaces, it can be really distracting at times. You will probably gain 5 pounds because of all the snacks and food that are readily available.

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    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    CSID cares about its employees as much as their products. The product suite is something with large growth potential. Its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Biggest con, for me, is the location. Great for S. Austin, but not so much fun for N. Austin commute. Additionally, there is only 1 ping pong table.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    Software Engineer intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CSID as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best place to start your carrier

    Cons

    didn't got extension, but happy with the stuff that I learnt in my internship

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    BORDERLINE...... FANTASTIC!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    They understand the statement "Work hard and Play Hard". CSID was always on the edge of fun. Every Kickoff event they held was one to be remembered. All of the festivities throughout the year were a real hoot. The serious yet lackadaisical attitude us tough to replicate elsewhere. The company worked with schedules, understood the concept of a life outside work and respected their employees.

    Cons

    Salary was way out of line with the duties performed. Advancement? None. Are they ever going public? Going to be a start up forever?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management was mostly superb. I would say - do something though. We all want to see the company sell or go public. Even if we aren't there anymore. What is the next line of products? Do you have any plans for expanding the offering? I'd say line the company up for a nice takeover. But that's just me.

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  6.  

    great place to work...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at CSID full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment! Flexible schedule. There are learning opportunities for everyone at all levels.

    Cons

    If you are in south Austin, commute is amazing. If not, it becomes challenging after while.

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  7.  

    Great People, Great Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    My great coworkers are just as passionate about our industry and current trends so we end up suggesting using them to management and they are open to our ideas.

    Recently moved to a new Headquarters
    Open and Collaborative environment.
    Fully stocked fridge with snacks
    Very friendly environment to grow at.

    Cons

    With our growing people and technologies, there hasn't been much change in creating processes that scale.
    A lot of the day is putting out fires for x, y or z client.
    Still using legacy tech to keep things running for the core product without a foreseeable plan to do a refresh.
    Everyone is so busy with work that you don't know what people on other teams do.
    Un-communicated roadmap of the products we build and a lot is customer driven or driven by people who are locked in an ivory tower and focused on the next industry buzz words they hear.
    Be expected to occasionally put more than 40 hours when times are critical.
    The perception has been that they will want to bring someone outside than promote from within to mid level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a backbone and stop saying yes to every client demand/suggestion. They learn to expect that we will give them every feature they ask for and no one is happy.

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    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Great company to work for!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at CSID full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work! Excellent work environment.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons to working with CSID.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Management in Austin, TX

    I have been working at CSID as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good place, Great people, Nice environment!!!!

    Cons

    Small company, A little disorganized staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great small company that focuses on employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Austin, TX

    I have been working at CSID

    Pros

    Lots of team building, learning, ability to advance, fun environment. Management is supportive and includes employees in the status of the business and budget.

    Cons

    Everyone is very busy and it's easy to get overwhelmed. Occassionally extra hours are necessary and work/life balance is put on hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team does a great job. I've been in a handful of organizations in which the leadership team doesn't talk to each other or know what's going on. This isn't the case at CSID. It's a very well connected, solid team.

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  11.  

    excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CSID

    Pros

    freedom to implement your won ideas

    Cons

    sponsorship issues , some times upper level management issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen bit to spend on R&D and engineering side.

    Thanks

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