Code Red Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Softwar Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Code Red

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

    Pros

    People very friendly. Good compensation.

    Cons

    No any cons I'm aware of

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  2. good company, poor management on the dev side.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Code Red full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Small, flexibility to do things you'd like to tackle if they fall within the larger goals of the company.
    - Decent benefits.
    - Free drinks and things like foosball and nights out.
    - Using some interesting third party tools in their software.
    - Microsoft shop, able to deal with most challenges with relative ease.

    Cons

    The cons come from the development side. Not the business.

    - The Dev manager Dwight is downright horrible to work under.
    - Long hours for emergency fixes for clients.
    - New clients means more long hours getting them set up and supporting them.
    - If you get on the wrong side of the dev manager (dwight), even accidentally, you will reap his wrath on each and every thing you do.
    - There is an inherent issue with having the Dev manager also be part owner of the company. You can't go to anyone to complain about management issues.
    - No real product vision. No real project manager either. These tasks and the vision falls under the Dev manager and client requests. You can't have any and all clients requests be met. There needs to be push-back to develop the product identity and sometimes have clients work around the product identity instead of creating one-off builds and functionality for each client.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop having the Dev manager also be part owner of the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Young growing company. Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Code Red

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Young company with great potential. Good co-workers with a decent work attitude. They have a foozball table and little things like company provided snacks, drinks, and frequent lunches.

    Cons

    Can be a fast pace and what you are working on can change on a dime based on priorities that come from clients.

    Advice to Management

    Good management with a very flat structure, so we can easily approach the managers with thoughts and concerns. Don't add too many layers as we grow and add more employees and offices.

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