Gracenote
3.1 of 5 29 reviews
www.gracenote.com Emeryville, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Worst company for career growth

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Emeryville, CA

ProsCommon Pros that any company in SF has - Snacks, Food, parties, annual cruise, beer bash to be precise. Nothing great.

ConsManagement and Engineering managers don't know what they are doing. Engineering is always in rush to release products to customers without thinking whether products are ready and good to go. There is a false thought among engineering that there is plenty of work for engineers which is false as they find interns and cheap resources to get the job done in a hasty manner. Engineers don't get respected for their opinions and advice about any suggesions for making their products better. You may get a thank you email but at the end it is all hurry and don't worry policy. You will soon feel orphaned and disrespected. Raising concerns with HR is futile as they don't have any voice over employee concerns and issues. There are more directors and sr. Directors and sr. Engineers than normal Engineers who know what they are doing and with all the haphazarness it is not a surprise that competitiors are far advanced and popular.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should start respecting and bring in thr culture of not underestimating the skills of each and every engineer. They should encourage engineering and product management and QA to focus on quality and innovativeness of products than shipping out products and getting them out of the door. Hurry and Haphazardness does not work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gracenote Engineering has improved vastly

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Gracenote full-time


    Pros: Leadership has come to Gracenote and made all the difference. Hard work is recognized and Individual growth is… Cons: Middle management is truly mediocre, ineffective, shows undue favoritism, micro manages.… Advice to Senior Management: OK to hire managers from outside, don't promote to management just because. Favoritism is the root of mediocracy. You… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good people to work with, but a very stressed environment and too complex systems

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Gracenote full-time for more than a year


    Pros: The opportunity to work with people from various places and… Cons: High stress environment and a very complex and outdated system is being used here. Management does not give enough importance to updating the system to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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