CallidusCloud Reviews

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CallidusCloud President and CEO Leslie Stretch
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Callidus Software - Striving for Success

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and some of the best and brightest employees anywhere. Functional groups form strong teams becoming a second family. The working environment is good and should be improving with the move to Pleasanton.

    Cons

    With the struggle for companies be profitable in this economic downturn we have undergone too many employee reductions and have lost good talent. It is also exhausting for employees to produce the same amount of work with half the resouces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More and consistant communications; possibly "Executive Notes" can be from any of the Executives providing an update on what their function is working on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Principal Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay in service division.

    Cons

    Nothing much exciting or innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    CallidusCloud Response

    Mar 7, 2014Director, Global Staffing and Onboarding

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We encourage all employees to take advantage of our open door policy and provide feedback, offer ideas and recommendations directly to senior ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CallidusCloud full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    When you travel, it is all good.

    Cons

    When you work from home it is not good at all, the assumption is that you are kicking back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop charging so much per hour, then you wouldn't loose the business to different companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    interesting experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Client Services in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Client Services in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    smart people and good internal systems. Downtown San Jose location was convenient. Free baseball tickets was a nice perk.

    Cons

    company was going through a big transition (moving from enterprise sales to SaaS sales) so not a great time to be at the company e.g. quarterly layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and don't sugar coat the challenges

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Callidus has positioned itself for significant growth and profitability. Well done by the Management team!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Callidus software has the strongest offering in the marketplace and an enviable list of marquis clients many of whom are included in the Fortune 500. More importantly, of these clients, 60% of them have been doing business with Calildus since early part of the decade (1999-2001). That is a tremendous vote of confidende in this era of rapid change.

    Cons

    Standard con for a small company includes less overall resources and support. While this is natural for any SMB, the rewards at Callidus far outweigh the risks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one will ever complain of having too much information coming from product management. Although great strides have been made - a little more communication is a great thing for all employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Leslie deserves a little more credit than he is getting; given the economic downturn we're facing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Immediate manager is awesome. Never a boring day. Product 'stickiness' is amazing thus Callidus will be around for a long while. Core functionality of product works great when rules are followed, designs are implemented properly and reason is observed. Company has redoubled efforts to achieve profitability. Company has survived (thus far) in the worst economic downturn in recent history...

    Cons

    We act like startup, but we operate like a large company. We need to operate like a startup and act like a large company. RIFs cut too deep into the talent pool; many of our best have joined the competition. It would be better if we weren't fighting ourselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the basics and set the focus on 'value'. You have the winning product; sell it. Eliminate the distractions. Admit your mistakes; act with humility (don't show humility) and share your plan to move forward while keeping your top talent.

    Einstein once said, "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    50/50

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Nice work place, flexible work time, Work from home is not blamed, vacation time is ok. sick day could be carry forward.

    Cons

    Sr. Management team sucks.
    No direction sense to the customer.
    Product is not stable at all. customer satisfaction is poor. nobody know the product results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know how to provide product to customers. less politics in the team. appreciate the smart worker. willing to listen the employee's ideas or proposal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good company with bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Technology leadership, work ethics, challenging work - leader in sales compensation management software. Gain knowledge in developing SaaS based product line.

    Cons

    Unable to breakthrough financial issues. Regular layoffs that affect employee morale. Lack of career growth due to constant downsizing and scrapping projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While making the company profitable is a very good idea, proper planning and development of tools is better in the long run than cost optimization via layoffs.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Callidus was adept at hiring quality people for thier positons which made working there easy. Solid bunch of professional people.

    Cons

    Sometime communication was limited between upper management and lower mangement. Overall there was very little in the con department in describing Callidus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this time I wouldn't presume to offer advice on how to run a company that size. Almost everything they did, policy wise, was to make the company more proftiable and kept employee moral in mind.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A company with smart people but with a long way to mature with regards to management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compensation Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Compensation Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CallidusCloud

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn their software platform. Opportunity to get certified within their program. Very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management is not focused in the direction they want to take the company. They have a hard time turning revenue into profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feedback of your employees about what works on a project and what doesn't. Use that feedback to drive change in the way you handle your implementations. That change will drive improved client satisfaction and a more efficient implementation process. Your employees are the experts on how to get the job done, you are not, you are there to develop the company. Food for thought.

    No opinion of CEO

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