Gracenote

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In transition, signs trending positive

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

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

Pros

Gracenote shook up senior leadership a few years ago, breaking some of the calcification and allowing a reaffirmation of their culture and identity. The recent acquisition by Tribune may help continue this redefinition.

Cons

Some of the departed executives were just downright mean. The product base and their engineering teams are fragmented and sometimes at odds with each other. The IT department is very immature and cliquish.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to refocus and redefine.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gracenote

    Pros

    Good manager, give right amount of advice, not micro management.
    Helpful and friendly senior coworkers.
    Have interesting things to work on.
    You can feel most people here are interested in and happy with what they're working on.
    Perfect location, great view.

    Cons

    One of my coworker had a company laptop that freezes for about 1 min. every 30 min. This is the only one I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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