Coverity Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Coverity Chairman, President and CEO Anthony Bettencourt
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  1. Ruined when acquired by Synopsys

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent leadership. Great senior management. Great benefits. Salary and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Culture destroyed when acquired by Synopsys


  2. Interesting Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coverity (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems. Good people to work with. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Really nothing of consequence. I wish the 401K match was a little better. The new Heath Savings Account is a little confusing.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Company failed to meet the expectations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coverity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A real technology that is making an impact on the world. Customers who can think of the development process beyond the next release understand the value and are wiling to spend substantially on the products. The SF office space is excellent and the atmosphere has relaxed quite a bit since the acquisition. Synopsys is a very 'nice' and 'stable' company.

    Cons

    As much as they try to market themselves as something more, Coverity is a one product company and Synopsys is doing little to change that dynamic. Since the acquisition the wind has been taken out of the sales of the company and it is unclear what Synopsys would like to do with the company/technology in the future. This ambiguity has lead to apathy and high turnover in all departments, with the exception of R&D. It is a miracle that the R&D unit has stayed intact, but that will be short lived unless Synopsys begins to make clear what their software strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Synopsys lack of further investment into the Coverity business leads me to believe that the acquisition was an intentional distraction for the investors. The promise of investment in the high growth software space quelled concern about a flattening growth rate, but we will see how long Coverity can cover this up. My advice - commit to software and invest or get out of software and focus on EDA/IP.


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  5. Confused management, stagnant engineering

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coverity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office culture is okay. There are a few employees who try hard to make the office great with their own personal events, so kudos to them. Work is flexible with great work from home policies.

    Cons

    Extremely stagnant technology. Code is old and struggles to grow. Personal growth is slow. Underpays severely.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your architects. Do not be afraid to remove useless products and do not waste engineering resources.


  6. Focused on driving technology, and keeping employees happy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coverity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leading technology, care of employees, great work location, friendly staff. Flexible work hours for a part timer.

    Cons

    High turnover of some staff. Very sales driven company.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep your finger on the pulse of your employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    working at coverity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. High turnover self-important company

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer
    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coverity full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coverity full-time (More than a 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 Management

    make career path more clear


  11. Helpful (3)

    Poor alignment, even worse management

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coverity full-time (More than a 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 Management

    You have an awesome opportunity, don't waste it



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