Edgenet Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
8 Reviews
2.6
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great things are happening with the “new” Edgenet

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edgenet full-time

    Pros

    Edgenet has always had one thing going for them… the people. It’s been a rough couple of years, but with new executives, a business model that works, and a new outlook on opportunities, Edgenet has a chance for real success.
    Previously, it was easy to get lost in the company or trapped in a niche. With the change in ownership, all employees have been asked to voice their opinions, make change, and do something bigger and better. Ideas and opinions are welcome and actually encouraged, no matter what level you are at.
    The technology is cutting edge. There aren’t many companies that do what we do. And I honestly believe we are better than our competition. We have products to be proud of.
    Office-wide functions and social events are allowing employees to be recognized for their accomplishments and network outside of their teams.

    Cons

    Edgenet is still a small, private company which comes with its own challenges. A lot is expected of each employee. This may not be a “con” for most people, but for those who only want to work from the hours of 8-5 and put in minimal effort – this company is probably not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the mentality and openness you created. Employees trust you, respect your leadership, and appreciate the new direction. Continue allowing your employees to grow and be a part of new projects. This will improve morale, keep people motivated, and allow your employees to perform at their highest potential.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I've worked for Edgenet 8 years. New ownership is a breathe of fresh air.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Edgenet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is small enough that politics and red tape aren't an issue.

    Everyone has a say and voice in decisions.

    Employees are enabled to benefit company growth.

    Cons

    Still in transition stage so employees are still unsure of structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable employees to contribute to growth of company by listening to customers. All product lines have a opportunity of advancement in this arena by listening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    In a perpetual downward spiral

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Edgenet

    Pros

    Middle management supportive of employees
    Decent benefits
    Good co-workers for the most part
    Decent computer hardware
    No strict dress code

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management
    Incompetent sales/marketing department
    Nepotism
    Lack of focus about products and services offered
    Lack of coordination and consistency between offices
    In-fighting between offices
    Lack of communication about company status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for senior management and sales/marketing to be replaced.
    Too many good people have lost jobs there, while highly-paid executives who perform no useful purpose are still employed there.
    Edgenet should have done a better job in the transition to eliminate references to "Big Hammer" and get systems/processes standardized across the company.
    There are multiple development tracking systems, and if a particular office didn't want to use a system being used by another office, it wasn't questioned.
    It may be too late for this company to recover from its past.

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

    If any company ever needed to re-invent itself, here is the poster-child!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Edgenet

    Pros

    They have a couple good ideas and a data stranglehold on Home Depot and Lowes; if you can wait long enough, a good company may acquire them.

    Cons

    They basically have only two major customers, Home Depot and Lowes; each of these customers appear very disgruntled with Edgenet and Big Hammer. Cooperation between Edgenet and Big Hammer is precarious at best; even though Edgenet acquired Big Hammer; they do not seem to be in charge. Edgenet has no solid development methodology and releases software directly from development because they do not have a testing environment, this always results in "melt-down" conditions when new software versions are released.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You aren't the innovators that you think you are, anybody can build a flat database; stailize your business relationships with qulaity software products and new releases, top notch service and professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Edgenet Product Knowledge Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Knowledge Engineer  in  Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Product Knowledge Engineer in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Edgenet

    Pros

    Perks are ok, they feed you pretty well and throw good parties and picnics. Good bug report system. IT support is good and attends to IT tech calls pretty face, Programmers have nice equipment (monitors, PCs Ect.). Takes care of its employees when employees are traveling for the company(Nice Hotel, generous food allowance, nice Car). Upper Management treats employees pretty well in passing. Decent work environment, nice clean newer desks and workspaces. Gives employees bonuses based on company performance, and also a very small Christmas bonus. Stock Options are not great, but decent. Sponsors Toastmasters and other programs for some employees.

    Cons

    Minimum working week 45-50 hours, No True Lunch Hour. Working weekends and evenings at home is expected. No room for growth. Micromanaging is the principal management style. Basically a Cube Farm where programmers punch out proprietary code for 10+ hours a day. No learning opportunities, this proprietary technology traps employees with the company because no other outfit uses its technology. Work environment forces a "Cut throat" mentality where all other employees are against each other, management promotes this to increase competition. Dress code for programmers, shirt and slacks mandatory. Improper or ill performing working tools and software. Terrible place to work overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow innovation, and promote better people. Retain Talent. Get rid of the Director of Services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Incompetent Mgmt

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edgenet

    Pros

    cutting edge technologies, smart engineers

    Cons

    Incompetent management, poor communication to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A promising company once, now in accelerating into disaster.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edgenet

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great benefits
    Competitive pay
    Great co-workers

    Leaving aside the sr. management executives, the overall employee base is talented, professional and fun to work with. Company provides very decent benefits and perks.

    Cons

    No professional career growth
    Bleak long term prospects
    Senior Management team lacks strategy, focus and execution skills
    Nepotism

    Company had great promise, very good employees, great customers and a viable strategy.
    The lack of focus, inability of the sr. management team to keep in check nepotism and placing higher stakes and wrong bets has brought it to its end run.

    Customers are leaving, employees are leaving, some have been cut off while retaining very highly paid executives means their burn rate is going to destroy the value and the company soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its time for entire sr. management team to leave. Get in fresh competent and skilled team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a good Company to work for but...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edgenet

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, lots of change. Little time to get bored. There is the opportunity to get exposed to a variety of new technologies.

    Cons

    Poor decisions by senior management. Employees are afraid to speak up for fear of retribution. The only employees who are valued are from a small subset of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to understand how all of your employees feel, and don't just listen to the "chosen" few. Their arrogance and unwillingness to compromise and listen to other ideas stifles creativity and advancement of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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