Gracenote

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Worst company for career growth

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

I have been working at Gracenote full-time (more than an year)

Pros

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

Cons

Management 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 ManagementAdvice

Management 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gracenote Engineering has improved vastly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in 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 promoted. Co-workers are interesting and highly diverse. Most have a real life outside work. Turnover is extremely low.

    Cons

    Middle management is truly mediocre, ineffective, shows undue favoritism, micro manages. Peter principle alive and well. Salarys are way behind industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OK to hire managers from outside, don't promote to management just because. Favoritism is the root of mediocracy. You need to address the underlying sexism in the culture. Being a boys club is ultimately a bad business plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with, but a very stressed environment and too complex systems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Gracenote full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with people from various places and background. Great view from the office building.

    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 meet the growing demands and new customers are always more important than building a better product. Pay is not that good. Can be tiring and frustrating to work here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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