BoardVantage

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Contemporary work style

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

Pros

Loads of experienced people to learn from esp. the CTO/ director of engineering
The high level of management will evaluate your interest and distribute the work accordingly.
Ample opportunities to learn things from experts
Good recreation enviornment incase you are tired
Pool competitions and exciting activities
Experts in the industry to work with

Cons

No process
No organized workflow
Fast deliverables
No work time scheduled, during release , you have to work for 14 hours straight.
Team leads do not know how to work with their peers/ juniors.
Lack of expertise in-case of team leads and overcontrolling nature of team lead( sometimes)
Loads of politics to deal with

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please hire someone who is technically sound team lead, so that it may not lead to other engineers quitting the team. Inexperienced team leads / unqualified team leads ( who dont even possess a Engineering degree) feel intimidated and leads to peer rivalry.
Please avoid that situation in future.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Lame

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  West Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    -A really solid iPad product on the upswing and being accepted by several big name boardrooms.
    -Decent pay package with benefits

    Cons

    - An unwelcoming and closed culture
    - Negative team culture
    - Cubicles, the world has moved onto open desk environments
    - Fairly archaic software engineering processes.
    - Flex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, work towards getting your new hires felt welcomed and giving them direction. Empower them by giving them access to the code base on the first day, not a week after. Do not let them be unoccupied for weeks on an end coz that kills enthusiasm and ensures they aren't grasping what you are doign.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Badly run company with great people and a product with great potential if they'd get out of their own way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    The people at BoardVantage are great. Very talented, very nice and, depending on the department they are in, they can be a happy bunch. The iPad product is good.

    Cons

    Bad upper management. CEO doesn't talk to underlings, doesn't take suggestions, thinks he knows it all. Other upper management nice but under CEO's thumb, overworked and not open to changes or anything new. Desktop version of product so-so. Sales team not supported with correct processes and not listened to. Need to invest in growth but aren't open to doing what's needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking everything so seriously, Mr. CEO! You are managing with old school attitude in a new world. Listen to others. Stop micromanaging all of the progress out of the company. Stop hiring and firing people on a whim. Be consistent and hire more support at the management level. Your people can be trusted, or why hire them? Utilize a more horizontal approach and you will see better results. Stop hiding in your office and only talking to your top 2 execs!

    Doesn't Recommend
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