Aspera
3.0 of 5 16 reviews
www.asperasoft.com Emeryville, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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2 people found this helpful  

It was OK

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Aspera for more than 3 years

Pros* free lunch
* nice commute
* good people
* dog friendly environment
* ample parking
* 401k match
* yearly bonus

Cons* ceo has had tearful breakdowns in the middle of a meetings or conference calls. This creates an atmosphere of fear.
* ceo plays favorites. If you walk her dog, babysit her son or are at work at 8pm, she thinks you are a hard worker.
* Its not about the work you're doing, but whether you will answer the phonecalls from the ceo on your day off, late at night or weekends.
* favorites are not always the people that write the best code.

* if you accept a job here, a certain part of your salary is a "bonus". This is arbitrarily decided by management. IT IS NOT ANYTHING YOU CAN COUNT ON. In your employment contract, it will say that the amount is based on performance of the individual and the company's performance as a whole. Exactly how this is measured is purposefully left vague. In addition, it is based on the fiscal years performance. Which, if you fullfil that time but quit before receiving a check, Aspera will not pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees, otherwise they will leave.

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3 people found this helpful  

Toxic and Threatening. No Raises, Promotions, Reviews, or Training. Favoritism over excellence.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Aspera full-time for more than a year


Pros: Very good core product. I truly believe it is the best and without peer. Outstanding technical minds in the engineering group. Lunch 4 days a week… Cons: Almost daily threats. Almost daily blow-ups in the office. There is no performance feedback. Zero. No training. No raises. No chance at real promotions. No goals (to achieve which would… Advice to Senior Management: Instill a culture of respect. Demand it. Be accountable and stop pointing fingers back down at the employees. Treat people like people.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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6 people found this helpful  

Awesome technology, Volatile management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I worked at Aspera full-time


Pros: Amazing technology, talented people, flexible schedules, free food and drinks. Aspera's technology is top-notch and there are many talented… Cons: Although schedules are flexible, the people praised for doing the best work are the ones that stay the longest hours. Senior Management… Advice to Senior Management: Think about what you are going to say before you say… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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