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Incompetent management, good work life balance and mediocre salary.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Attachmate full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

* Very flexible hours.
* Reasonable work load.
* Easy to work with co-workers (for the most part).
* Friday cocktails.

Cons

* Development and Test Orgs headed by managers who seem influenced by just the politically ambitious and smooth talkers in their brood, instead of recognizing the more talented and brilliant (but mostly socially inept) ones, who could actually help them make informed decisions that help the dev/test orgs in general.
* Development and Test seem to think shoving process (anything new and shiny to them, like Kanban, Mini test strategy etc) onto their teams is the way to improve employee productivity, instead of good old fashioned motivation to work hard.
* Speaking of motivation to work hard, there are no proper annual reviews for employees and no clear path to career growth based on said reviews.
* Mediocre salary. Few and far between raises that don't even keep up with inflation.
* Employee bonuses are based on not just Attachmate meeting their yearly numbers, but based on the combined performance of a conglomerate of four companies that form the Attachmate group (SUSE, NetIQ, Novell and Attachmate). While Attachmate usually makes its yearly numbers (and then some), employees almost never get the bonuses they deserve because of poor performance from the other companies in the Attachmate group (especially NetIQ).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Provide motivation to employees to work hard (such as career/salary growth based on annual performance reviews) in order to improve employee productivity, instead of some new process.
* Raise salaries to retain talented employees.
* Fix the way bonuses are handed out to employees.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

32 Other Employee Reviews for Attachmate (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Outstanding professional and personal experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technical  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Technical in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Attachmate

    Pros

    Every member in the entire company has complete vision of all aspects of the business. The products and services provided to the customers are of the best in the emulation and integration software industry. Attachmate champions the highest ethics in every facet of their business, both internally and externally. The physical working environment is excellent.

    Cons

    Seattle is not the most expensive are to live in, but it is not cheap, so do press for a good salary going in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the products side, Attachmate is doing above average at keeping the software well integrated into the constantly evolving desktop environment it runs on, so continue with that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Services Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Services Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Attachmate

    Pros

    Incentive payment to use spouse's insurance. Incentive payment to use FREE Orcas pass. Excellent benefits - Long Term Care Insurance, Legal Insurance with Identification theft. Wonderful, friendly corporate culture. Each employee given 1 paid day for community service/volunteer.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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