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Coverity Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
36 Reviews

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36 Reviews
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Coverity Chairman, President and CEO Anthony Bettencourt
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  1. 1 person 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

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor alignment, even worse management

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology but mediocre leadership

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to start, not grow.

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8.  

    Was a great place to work but its future is uncertain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  9.  

    Really smart people - but lacking in vision and strategy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people who are committed to the products and solutions.

    Cons

    Unclear on the EMEA vision or strategy - no clear leadership. Always battling with awareness issues of Coverity. Marketing need to create more awareness and generate real interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the smart people and listen more. Don't be afraid to change leadership to meet the demands of EMEA today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Technically challenging and internally very engineering/technology driven, but focused too much on selling and revenue.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Leading technology, talented engineers, customers are other software developers. Advancement track for engineers/individual contributors is comparable to advancement track for managers.

    Cons

    Relatively new top management is focused on IPO and outside of R&D and engineering less on technology. Sales driven goals put pressure on results more than process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a great company-I would highly recommend it!

    • 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

    Pros

    Everyone at Coverity is really smart, motivated and driven! The founders are still involved, Stanford guys, very, very smart. It's a fun, young atmosphere and they have great parties! Also, there really isn't much of a hierarchy here, the CEO will walk down the hall and say hi to everyone, which is great. The executive level visibility you're able to get here is huge, if you're doing well, people see and acknowledge that. Also-the pay is great!

    Cons

    Not much to say here, just be prepared to work hard!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing:)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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