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9 people found this helpful  

OK, Depends on manager and where you work in the company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Engineer in Waltham, MA

I have been working at Constant Contact

Pros

* great salary and benefits
* reasonable balance of work and life
* occasional food (but always pizza, chinese, sandwiches - same rotation)
* free soft drinks and cheap vending machine (50 cents)

Cons

* disruptive prioritizing - changes hourly and sometimes more often
* micromanaging
* missing standards - software, coding, operations
* missing a layer of effective management to demand standards
* not consulted but told how to implement solutions - not valued as a professional (unless you happen to be an "in" person)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* stop coddling your developers and looking for "collaboration"
* demand standards and simplify the codebase
* A/B testing - stop assuming you know what your customers want

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Agile, fun, challenging development culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Constant Contact

    Pros

    I felt compelled to add my positive review of the company as the quantity of negative reviews do not reflect what I see every day. I'm in development and I see a culture that has embraced agile development, is taking advantage of open source technologies, gets its developers the tools they need (macs, video conferencing equipment), encourages personal development (conferences, tuition reimbursement, books), hires selectively and does the best they can to balance new feature development with fixing defects and actively working on technical debt. I've worked at more than a half-dozen software companies and this is one of the best.

    The company is exceptional at communicating information and trusting employees to keep it confidential.

    Yes there is free soda and a lot of catered meals. But that's not what matters. Working with smart, fun people who are valued and who are doing work that matters is what makes me happy.

    Cons

    There are a LOT of meetings. And a LOT of email. Still trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what I need to accomplish without being in, or calling, so many meetings.

    There are more layers of senior management than I would expect at a company of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question whether you really need that many layers of management.
    Maybe the experience in development is different than the other groups so look in to the feedback coming from those groups.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    It was an amazing place to work but has drifted away from core values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Constant Contact

    Pros

    Smart people
    Many people really care about customer experience
    Some departments still exhibit good teamwork and positive attitudes
    Pockets of collaboration still exist within specific departments

    Cons

    Trend has been growing where individuals are more concerned with individual/department influence than what is the right solution for the customer or organization as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weak leadership at many levels of management are turning a blind eye or encouraging these negative trends. The company is lacking focus on the same priority of goals and missions across all departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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