Critical Path Software

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Critical Path Software Reviews

6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    CPS was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Critical Path Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great projects and co-workers. Super flexible.

    Cons

    Typical small company benefits package.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good in a recession

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Critical Path Software

    Pros

    Treat their employees well and with respect

    Cons

    Lack vision and direction erodes employee confidence

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Critical Path Software

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Lower management is responsive to your needs and concerns.

    Cons

    Unclear messaging from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your people, before you just lay them off like a number.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Critical Path Software

    Pros

    1) Friendly people.
    2) Flex hours.
    3) Promote employee well being.
    4) Rock shirt friday.
    5) Competent staff.

    Cons

    1) Large amount of temps.
    2) Still working out some kinks.
    3) Work is a little repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about possibilities toward advancement and push the employees to help streamline processes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Manager, Critical Path

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Critical Path Software

    Pros

    C P is fine if you are desperate for a job. With all of the turmoil and management turnover, strategic gyrations and layoffs, its pretty hard to recommend them as an employer.

    Cons

    Three words - lack of stability. If you buy into the latest strategic direction, go for it. Otherwise, know that your tenure may be cut short at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reestablishing credibility is job one. Getting compensation up to a reasonable level is next. Providing stable employment, or at least compensating employees for the risk they are taking is a critical step.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A once great consulting company that has fallen by the wayside due to mismanagement and offshore competition.

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    Former Employee - Senior Science Officer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Science Officer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Critical Path Software

    Pros

    Excellent staff many of whom who are simply the best in the business. Ongoing flow of projects for different clients means great variety in the work. Downtown location is ideal for absorbing Portland culture and easy to use mass transit options. Because they have had many high profile clients in the past, having Critical Path on your resume can make you seem elite. The company provides a beer tap and the employees contribute to a fund to purchase kegs. Management has purchased Xbox, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles although usage of them during work hours is frowned upon. A foosball table is also available but also frowned upon.

    Cons

    Compensation is definitely below market. Some senior level employees make less than $75k/year. Management frequently uses contract help for longer than allowed by law. Health benefits are very poor and employer pays premiums for employees but not wives and families. Bonuses are usually paid annually but can be quite low. There is no matching 401k or stock options. Management often misleads clients about resource allocation and encourages employees to "double bill" - i.e. bill more than one client during the same period of time. Employee reviews are infrequent and raises even less frequent. Criticism of management is discouraged and has even resulted in retaliation (firing). Management never takes responsibility for it's own mistakes and is prone to blaming others for its shortcomings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and respect your employees, they are your most important asset.

    Doesn't Recommend

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