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A company that tries very hard.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Campbell, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

I worked at Hightail

Pros

-Great work-life balance
-Engineering Management are Superstars!
-Lots of candy at the front desk

Cons

-Poor technology choices
-No consequences for poor performance or choices at the Mid/Senior Management level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A company with Great Vision & Strategy. However, fails in execution. Yousendit had the lead in cloud storage/file sharing and dropped the ball because they got distracted. Eliminate those distractions and concentrate on executing the plan.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management needs better communication and be more transparent.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Hightail

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good location, Friendly Co-workers

    Cons

    Undervalued, management does not groom for growth. Management does not seem to have you best interests at heart. Too cutthroat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Cut throat and extremely political

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Hightail

    Pros

    Good restaurants, decent location, some good employees and lots of parking space.

    Cons

    This place is a highly cut throat and political environment. Most of the upper management is clueless on what it takes to run a company. Management is not capable of running this company and is driving it down the drain. Employee dissatisfaction is at its peak. Morale is very low and upper management is directly responsible for this. It is not a technology driven or results oriented company. All management and products cares about is only the end date and they don't care on how it is achieved. It does not even matter if engineers are burnt out and resign. Engineers are just replaceable physical bodies without any value attached. No plans for profitability or IPO and they give you a boat load of crap trying to boost morale that is not there. The technical debt there is huge and the architecture is pathetic but no one pays attention to it. Weekly releases with such a horrible architecture is killing people. Management is extremely egoistic and self-centered and only care about themselves. CEO talks about doing charity when his own company folks are suffering. The attitude of the upper management towards engineering has to be seen to believe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the upper management that are killing the morale. People are your biggest asset and don't drive them crazy. If you can't run a company then sell the company and let people lead a decent life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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