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Fun place to work

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Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Exciting, challenging work, foos ball, snakcs, good location

Cons

I dont see any issues in the company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you have other options, I would not take a job here. Too unstable, too political, don't see much upside.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appcelerator full-time

    Pros

    Mobile is a great place to be. The free product they have is great, not sure why they need to introduce others. Engineers are decent.

    Cons

    Too many to name: CEO is weak, leadership team is lacking on every dimension, highly political, sales is unable to execute. There's a reason why people come and go at this company almost on a weekly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house; bring in entirely new management team. Create a product that people actually need and want. Stop the political games, stop the hiring and firing of people. Stop the favoritism, and bring in sales people who can actually sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company culture is to churn and burn through employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Appcelerator full-time

    Pros

    -Adrenaline rush of working on insane deadlines knowing that Fortune 500 companies like Medtronic, SAP, Ebay, etc. are using the product.
    -If you like to ship fast, and ship often, this is your place.
    -Really, really sharp folks in the Engineering and Professional Services teams.
    -Ridiculously well-stocked kitchen
    -mobile is hot

    Cons

    -Leadership needs to find and set a pricing and product strategy that doesn't turn off the core users.
    -The company culture seems to be fire fast and fire often. People just disappear and management doesn't say anything.
    -Unlimited vacation policy, but no one can really take a vacation because of the deadlines. When you leave, you have zero vacation payout.
    -Core product development is hampered because of the unrealistic deals brokered by Sales.
    -While Appcelerator could sign big name clients for an initial deal, these customers rarely renew.
    -Engineering plans take 2nd seat to Sales quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board needs to bring in an experienced and genuine leader for the top position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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