Centric Software Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. technical support

    Former Employee - Technical Support Eng in Lebanon, NH
    Former Employee - Technical Support Eng in Lebanon, NH

    I worked at Centric Software (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    excellent people, excellent applications, friendly customers

    Cons

    needed more help with support, too many customers, not enough folks in support

  2. Rocket ship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centric Software full-time

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

    Pros

    Centric Software has burst through the PLM barrier to emerge as the leading vendor into Fashion/Retail/Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies. Excellent vision, unique selling proposition are leaving other vendors far behind.

    Cons

    Fast growth and tempo creates a very heavy work load.

  3. Horrible Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centric Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart Engineers. Has managed to raise huge amounts of money. Free soda etc. Locations are great. I am finding it hard to mention other pros .... sorry... there simply isn't much

    Cons

    Totally leaderless snobs at c- and VP levels. Zero marketing leadership within company. CEO professes to know everything himself. No strategic vision. Zero diversity of leadership and zero out of the box thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a jerk and care about the people who work for you. Be honest about where we were at and stop selling everyone around you. Bring in some new talent that has management skills.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place for problem solvers and innovators

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Centric Software full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Engineers can greatly influence product
    Work is technologically challenging, but fair workload
    Engineering has worked hard to provide powerful platform to drive product
    Management has lots of experience in domain

    Cons

    New large customers can change focus (common with enterprise software, but minimize)
    Need to celebrate successes more
    Improve overall planning

    Advice to Management

    Even though product is best-in-class, keep pushing forward with clear focus
    Stick to out-of-the-Box approach, especially as customer size increases
    Better social marketing of both company and product
    Strive to be great place to work

  6. Helpful (1)

    Upper Management No concern on the worker Bees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Centric Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free Coffee
    Free Soda
    cheap prices in the vending machine
    Free Parking on Site
    did I mention free Coffee and Refills.

    Cons

    Co-workers can be complete snobs. Absolutly no struture in place to be successful. Upper management returns calls and Emails when it convenent to them. What you sign up for is different then waht you end up doing. Cramped working space. Just a BAD enviorment.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has absolutly No social skills with his office mates. There only 18 or so folks that work at the corporate office and he never smiles and he seems always to be in a bad mood. I have worked here 18 months and I don't think he knows my name?

  7. Lack of Leadership from CEO, Not a Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Centric Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a good management of VP at one time
    They used to be creative and out of the box thinkers
    Marketing organization developed strong identity and brand

    Cons

    No upward mobility
    Company is not on track to become a profitable profitable
    No clear direction from CEO

    Advice to Management

    Top level management didn't do a thorough job in hiring sufficient sales personnel. Additionally, CEO was not transparent with organization and lacks overall leadership.

  8. Good ideas, poor execution, lack of focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Centric Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, trying hard to make it work
    Virtual workforce, appreciate being able to work from anywhere

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision. No real consistent message to company or to market.
    Confusing and unfocused to market, to employees. Difficult to know what the company is focused on.
    Lack of inspirational leadership. Don't seem to really "get it", but do seem to be able to get VC funding.
    Out of touch with market and corporate reality

    Advice to Management

    Improve morality and culture by caring about the people who work with you. Lead by example, inspire through shared vision. Acknowledge shortfalls in product

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good people, but company is out of touch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Centric Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Innovative technology
    Commitment to customer satisfaction
    Has potential to be great out of the box solution provider

    Cons

    Management is myopic and out of touch with market trends
    Inability to hire and retain "best and brightest"
    Lacks some critical expertise in markets served causing the product to "play catch up"
    Management changes direction and focus too often
    Reviews, bonuses, increases, recognition of "job well done" are far and few between
    No set career paths or promotion plans
    HR is a mess. Nor formal reviews, salaries are not market competitive

    Advice to Management

    Choose a focus and stick with it. Which industry? Which product? Ensure every person is working toward that goal, with focused execution and adherence to strategy. Recognize and reward star players often.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Don't waste your time.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Centric Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a technology geek, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Every customer engagement is a custom project. They don't know how to build a product company. They don't know how to research a market opportunity, then design a solution around it.

    Advice to Management

    The hammer looking for a nail approach does not scale. Businesses want solutions not platforms.

  11. Great company, Great employees, Real Vision

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centric Software full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very forward thinking. Employee and Customer focused. Great product and very satisfied customer base. The company leverages the background and personalities of it's employees to win.

    Cons

    Not a big company so therefore unknown to many in the industry. Not always invited to the party

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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