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Coverity Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    working at coverity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coverity

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. relaxed, flexible, you can learn about domain knowledge

    Cons

    things move a little slowly. the stack can be upgraded to latest technologies

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, great work environment, great people, great compensation, interesting technical challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

    I have been working at Coverity full-time

    Pros

    The people are smart, the company takes great efforts to build a good work environment. Time-off policy is good.

    Cons

    There is a painful resistance to technical change and some of the tools and infrastructure has a very 90s feel to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take chances! Instead of building layer upon layer of cruft, management should be brave and willing to take chances in order to develop a real culture of innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High turnover self-important company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer
    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer

    I worked at Coverity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The perks were nice, the view and location fantastic and the vacation policy good. They had a pretty good product.

    Cons

    Turnover was very high (I was warned about that by a friend with a business relationship with them)
    The product was good, but they were a one trick pony and didn't seem to know where to go next. There was a management change, but they had no good ideas for new product, and one silly one.
    Product was hard to install, and they pushed customers hard to buy services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go from being a mostly static analysis company to being the leader in all aspects of software testing.

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

    nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with;
    edge-cutting tech;
    awesome location;
    enjoyable all-hands;
    get encouraged from management all the time;

    Cons

    hard to get promoted in title and salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make career path more clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor alignment, even worse management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Coverity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office has a great location, close to caltrain, busses and has great parking. Tuesday treats are a nice perk and yoga as well. Great place to check a box on your resume, not a great place to learn and grow. They also pay well!

    Cons

    I learned so little at Coverity I feel that I am in a worse position for my career now that I was before. Management isn't aligned or motivated to continue growing. Some managers are outright inappropriate, on more than one occasion I considered going to HR to report the language I would hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have an awesome opportunity, don't waste it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology but mediocre leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

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

    Pros

    The greatest strength is the lack of a very competitor in their key product space. However they are mostly a one trick pony which limits their potential.

     The office location in San Francisco is quite nice. R&D has some very smart people.

    Cons

    The lack of good mid-level management is a real problem. Too much of R&D is internally driven in relative isolation from the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better paths for engineering to get customer feedback.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start, not grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SDR in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - SDR in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Coverity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Office culture
    -Work/life balance
    -Breakfast on Fridays and Panera bagels, cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc. daily
    -Great office location next to the ball park
    -Fun and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    -No room for growth, especially for entry level positions
    -Managers uninvolved
    -Commission payout is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Create a career development path for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coverity

    Pros

    Solutions are outstanding and many of the employees are solid and good to work alongside. The direction of the company is good the the development of the Solution is strong. Customers are happy.

    Cons

    Management fails to value people and there is strong turnover among Developers, Field Engineers and Sales people. Many current employees are looking for new opportunities.

    May employees feel Management is looking to leave now that the company has been sold and care even less for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to listen to people and value them.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's too bad about the folks that took over ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coverity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, good technology. The new office is great, with good access to parking, public transportation, and downtown San Francisco.

    Cons

    A new management team took over, and basically ruined the company culture. When the new CEO came in, during his first all-hands meeting he said that one of his first tasks was to find out "Who it is we hate". There was an audible gasp in the room.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Was a great place to work but its future is uncertain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coverity

    Pros

    Coverity (pre-acquisition) offered great pay with annual raises and bonuses, nice co-workers, challenging work, an energetic work environment, and fair and accessible executive management team.

    Cons

    The acquisition by Synopsys has created a lot of uncertainty. Getting answers requires a lot of patience. Good people are leaving. Overall sentiment in office no longer feels good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Coverity as independent as possible. Synopsys is well know for being conservative and stable (i.e. tight with cash) but conservativeness did not propel Coverity to its success and you may find the opposite effect takes place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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