Good Technology

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What is it like working at Good

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Free phone of your choice with data/voice plan
Work problems are relatively easy to solve (if you are not looking for challenge)

Cons

Work is not challenging
Management is totalitarian. Everything is driven from top down, no room for innovation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be bold. Let your guys do their job

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Strong opportunity for the company in a dynamic marketplace

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid leadership: under Christy Wyatt, the company has begun flourishing. It has caused a bunch of turnover for older folks who don't want to embrace change, but that is completely expected. Christy is a very seasoned leader in this market space, and has a clear understanding of what we need to do in order to succeed.

    Blue chip customer base: it's not everywhere you work where you can say you are interacting with the world's leading logos. It's cool to know that many of the CEOs of the world's most important companies go to sleep and wake up using Good products.

    Industry leading products: widely recognized as the leader in security, dominating Blackberry in the market, and creating new technology for the mobile enterprise space on a daily basis. Seriously there is very little in the space being offered to customers that Good didn't invent first. Why? They have a strong understanding of the market space, what challenges customers are going to face, and invest in the future.

    Smart people who care: One of the best things working here is that you will work with smart people who care about each other. New people are embraced and welcomed. You never ask for help and not receive it. It's probably the strongest cultural benefit.

    Cons

    Still maturing as a company: as mentioned in the Pros, lots of turnover as Christy creates a new culture of performance of performance and customer focus. She has brought in some great new leaders, and has held on to some of the more talented old ones. This all creates turnover, but it has stabilized.

    You work hard here, and expectations are high. If you aren't passionate about what the company is doing, then you probably won't be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more about the future vision for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    niche product + poor execution + UE winning over Security = not a good place to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - flagship product is robust and reliable
    - embedding Good's security framework into custom apps is promising

    Cons

    - For context, I think many would agree that adding Security to anything inherently means adding complexity and/or preventing a "native" experience. Good is known for it's strong security; however, a surprisingly low percentage of F1000 truly care about mobile related data-loss. This is proven by MDM vendors winning market-share by touting User Experience.

    - Territory/Quota assignments are not well thought out.

    - Too many Execs do not work from HQ and seem out of touch with the market realities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - invest more into productivity apps.
    - invest in MDM
    - segment Sales by "hunter" and "farmer" roles in effort to create more equitable quota assignments. (hard to believe Sales Mgt. treats every dollar the same....organic license growth should not be recognized the same as replacing a competitor.)
    - hire a VP of Sales in Sunnyvale who has relevant security experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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