Embarcadero Technologies

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Embarcadero Technologies Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
52 Reviews
3.2
52 Reviews
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Wayne D. Williams
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some great people at the company that make the job bearable (in 5 reviews)

  • Great location in the Financial district (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management lack professionalism (in 3 reviews)

  • All upper management is in California and not very accessible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience, challenging but that's what I thrived on!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, best of industry tools used, and fairly good sales and marketing processes in place. Great Product Managers and Product Marketing Mangers who work closely to produce good content for marketing programs/campaigns. Good sales, developer and support teams.

    I worked with some brilliant people and learned everything that helped make me successful in the market. As with any situation you have to eliminate the noise and concentrate on how you want to use the opportunity to grow and exceed expectations. I was thrown into situations that helped shape me as a profession. I would never trade the experience for any other opportunity.

    Cons

    HR seems to like to use intimidating tactics with their employees. Managers are ok with letting certain people in their team work from home (from time to time) but they are asked to not let HR know openly. HR seems to like to give people write ups as a punishment tool. Are we really in high school? HR is not friendly, you have to guess what mood they might be in before you approach them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring your friends for senior roles that they are clearly not competent for. Communicate clearly the objectives of the company and stop chasing different objectives, this derails the efforts of the company as a whole and makes it hard to continue on any momentum built.

    Need to focus on making people successful and reduce churn rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding job for people who know how to handle a challenge.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment full of individuals who have answered the call to meet the ever-growing demands of a "wild west" industry.

    Cons

    "I have to continuously learn new, technical market information and put in the extra effort outside of work to ensure a successful sale. Boo hoo hoo." ~ Obvious sarcasm. There a no "cons" at EMBT that you wouldn't find in every other job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more self starters and individual thinkers who don't have to be babied every step of the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    So-So

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (certain departments only).

    Cons

    Very poor senior executive and board management. Company benefits are top tier focus. Old school management style. Teams work in silo mode. Very high turn over. Senior management lack professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider new blood into senior management (includes Board) to revamp company morale and gear towards a new direction. Company needs a turn-around desperately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management and Company Vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Coworkers are friendly and know how to have a good time outside of work. Great team environment.

    Cons

    -Poor management and egregious management styles.
    -Marketing provides absolutely zero leads to go on.
    -Hitting quota is a rare feat even with the ramp up for new reps.
    -Innovation does not seem to be an option for Embarcadero. They are content to stick with what has worked in the past, however, that is not proving to be a lasting strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Agile company looking to take a giant leap

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Embarcadero Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You are given the freedom and to contribute creative ideas and put them into action

    Cons

    "Vision" can change direction frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great database and developer tools

    Cons

    Bugs, regressions, pushes product out with new features instead of enhancing the existing features.

    Stingy with the $, most people I work with have not gotten a pay increase in years, they've even made a company wide 10% pay decrease that lasted a year or longer. 401k match was just recently returned. Low moral of workforce; overworked and underpaid. Braindrain, many long time workers have gone on to greener pastures. Low moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your talent and pay them what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people, confused management, poor salaries

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

    I have been working at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people to work work. Very experienced and dedicated. Great location in the Financial district. Easy walk from BART.

    Cons

    The company seems to lack a cohesive view of what they want to be and how to differentiate themselves. They seem to simply be riding the wave of successful products past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine a winning future strategy. Determine which products fit that vision and which don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Company going nowhere in a hurry

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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for the type of job

    Cons

    Terrible management from the top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the tools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor business strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Opportunities to learn new skills
    * Office is close to great restaurants, shops, etc.
    * If you don't care about career growth, it can be an easy job depending on your role

    Cons

    * Sexist management - if you're a woman look elsewhere, you'll never get anywhere in this company
    * Poor business strategy but a management that is old fashioned and doesn't want to change its ways
    * Executives hire their golf buddies rather than skilled employees who can get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the executives at this company are too insecure and small minded to realize or care about the company or their employees - so no point in giving any advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Poor Salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA

    I have been working at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with who are always willing to collaborate and share their knowledge.
    - Awesome location, especially for those who live in the Santa Cruz area
    - Cool products
    - Great life/work balance (if you can swing it)

    Cons

    - Very little room for salary advancement
    - Each release brings more responsibilities without compensation
    - Bad decisions regarding personnel changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With each release we tend to lose great engineering talent. I believe this is because salary levels have not increased in almost 10 years for most employees. Each release also tends to bring more responsibilities to the individual without compensation in any way. This leads to RTM slips and lower quality products.

    Bring the salaries in line with what the rest of the area is offering.
    Quit being so stingy about telecommuting options, especially since you moved us from beautiful offices to crummy cubicles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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