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  1. Good company with steady and clear leadership

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Cast Iron Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Tight budgets means lack of resources and more work for specially over performing individuals. Career growth prospects limited

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay more attention to employee career aspirations especially those who are overachievers


  2. Sales Velocity

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cast Iron Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Drive toward a common set of objectives. From the leadership goals were a mix of accomplishments to be obtain within your group as well as collaborating with others. The sense of being part of the same team was very strong within the culture of the company.

    Cons

    Small engineering group made it challenging to tackle problems fast enough

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture and invest into the product team.


  3. Company review

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Cast Iron Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The product was interesting and had a lot of potential. Senior management were all pretty sharp.

    Cons

    The company operated on a shoestring budget and, as a result, employees were always scrambling to put band-aids on problems instead of finding long-term solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering team was understaffed. Marketing seemed to get all the money. Mid-level marketing managers seemed clueless.


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  5. Now Acquired by IBM

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    Former Intern - Inside Sales Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Inside Sales Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Cast Iron Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Good company culture, my manager was kind of weird . I interned in inside sales and it was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Did not get the best direction from manager


  6. Company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cast Iron Systems

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Very small company with not so great space.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great.


  7. Review

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cast Iron Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the flexible work environment. there is opportunity to step into and lead important product features and to pick up new skills.

    Cons

    the scheduling of software releases needs improvement. the number of engineers is too low for the amount of ever increasing work load.

    Advice to Management

    invest in engineering resources. the resulting quality improvements will payoff in direct ways and not so direct (e.g. increased pride in work.)



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