E2open Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Dev Ops Engineer

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    Current Employee - Dev Ops Engineer
    Current Employee - Dev Ops Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at E2open full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and people.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. Long term vision keeps changing. Not kind to H1B folks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Is there a zero star rating?

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at E2open full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The customers who rely on E2 to run their businesses are great. Not much more beyond that. Insight will try and repackage the product (tie it to another acquisition), and then put fresh lipstick and a new coat of glossy paint on this pig, and sell it to some one else. If you can get any equity, maybe you can make some money somewhere down the road if it doesn't fully implode.

    Cons

    Losing customers while they are shedding key employees and talent. Customer satisfaction is a big issue due to the aging technology and inflexibility of the platform. What made the company great was the supply chain knowledge provided by experienced people. New management has fired so many people with more cuts to come. The good talent they want to keep is looking for other jobs. It is going to be a rough, ugly couple of years. Don't join this company if you have other options. Management is not to be trusted by employees or the customer base.

    Advice to Management

    It's all about the money and always has been here. Maybe time to have some regard for the employee.


  3. Helpful (4)

    There are problems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E2open full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the hardest working and patient people I've ever worked with. The staff tried very hard to do what was asked and were very motivated up until a couple of years back. There are some very smart people at the company but their ranks are dwindling.

    Cons

    So many to list. Recent acquisition by private equity firm, hostile and negative leadership. There are too many managers and no leaders. All the leaders with a positive vision and attitude are gone. Staff is blamed for current woes and the message to them from leadership is "shape up". Innovation and creativity are now stifled in the interest of cost control and complex reporting and processes. People are burnt out and pessimistic about the future. No clear vision or strategy but there are a lot of puffed up executives who think they have all the answers. It's a "my way or the highway" scenario. They pull out tricks from old style command and control management play books from the 60s and 70s. They do not listen to anyone. Lots of tired platitudes about how "we can do better" when they don't seem to realize that everything they suggest has already been tried. Current execs will do or say anything to curry favor with the leadership team brought in by the private equity firm. No real strategy with changes in direction every few months. Very few people are happy or satisfied with the culture and work. Lots of politics and backstabbing. People who never had anything to offer over the years are pumping themselves and have convinced management they have all the answers. Some are being promoted without any demonstrated results in a desperate attempt to hang on to technical staff. Product is dated, recent acquisitions were ill advised and costly. I think it will take too much money to turn things around. I honestly don't know what the plan is by the PE firm - seems like they may just want to cut costs to try to show profitability over the next year or two then sell at a profit. Either way, it means a difficult environment for employees.

    Advice to Management

    None because they are just going to do what they want as they clearly communicated in the last couple of months.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Cookie Jar Closed

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at E2open full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    We do solve very complex supply chain problems with a very powerful (and yes, it's old and needs to be updated) platform. Once we have engaged a customer they quickly see the depth and breadth of our product and people and we become a true partner.

    Cons

    Money was made by a very few people from the IPO, through the phase as a public company, and then a lot when we went private through accelerated RSUs. For a small group of people to walk away with tens of millions of dollars in an $80MM company (which has never - ever been profitable) is crazy, stupid, and wrong. Now the new management is cleaning house but at the expense of former management - especially the ex-CEO - who raided the cookie jar.

    Advice to Management

    #1 Update the platform so we can deliver on time #2 Update the platform so we can deliver on budget #3 Update the platform so customer love it


  6. Helpful (1)

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at E2open full-time

    Pros

    High profile logo as clients, company solves interesting supply chain problem, product good when it is set up and works, some talented people, people work hard at the project level.

    Cons

    Last few years has been top heavy weak leadership and management resulting in over complicated organizational structure and poor performance. People work hard but half of that is complicated internal set up. Strategy changes every six months. No career opportunity - if you are good at something expect to do it forever.

    Advice to Management

    Time on NASDAQ was a failure resulting in recent new VC team. They need to keep purging people with big titles who add no value and staff up on engineers who serve customer.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Its time for curtains....

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at E2open full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing, its on a slippery slope. Technology is stone age & people are well cavemen.

    Cons

    Sell on collaboration but deliver silos. PS leadership are a bunch of wimps hanging on to their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Kill the technology. Sorry Insight seems like you got sold a lemon.


  8. Marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing really good about the company

    Cons

    Old screwed up managment which led to bad acquisition


  9. Great company. Friendly people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at E2open full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly to work with here. Good and flexible environment for people with family.

    Cons

    Some of the processes and management are a bit old school.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Challenging, flexible, and smart company with lots of opportunity to improve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at E2open full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely smart team, flexible work schedule, fortune 500 customer base. Been public but going private again which means we can focus on product growth and customer success rather than only profit.

    Cons

    Acquisitions have limited the focus and product technologies are out-dated. Susceptible to emerging technologies and startups.

    Advice to Management

    Segment R&D into development (factory) and research (innovation) so we can grow the products. Urge customers to move technology to latest revisions to reduce maintenance and thrashing with multiple versions or, if they won't, move to PS support only.


  11. E2open - Great work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best Places to Work in Texas

    Cons

    Resource Constraints; Short Project Lead Times



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