Hightail

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6 people found this helpful  

Disappointment

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

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

Pros

If you are a Brad Garlinghouse groupie this is the place for you. He will let you get away with anything because they all follow him like a herd of sheep.

Cons

People are getting laid off left and right for undue cause. Every exec except 2 have been let go and replaced by a "Brad groupie". Turn over has to be 50% or higher. The CEO is a "new" CEO and is making a ton of mistakes. There is no respect for him from the employees. If you stay under the raider you'll be fine.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Live the company values...Be In, Be Real, Be Bold. Stop lying to employees and treating everyone so badly. Walk your talk because right now, everyone thinks it's a joke.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prepared to takeoff

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    New CEO is a star. We've already seen and heard from him more in 5 weeks than from the prior CEO in five years.

    Finally getting some leadership and not just lectures. We have some great managers, but used to spend a lot of time on internal matters

    Great culture in office in terms of activities, etc. Really, really fun place to work

    Cons

    Better pay (hey, who doesn't want more money). Especially among people that have been here a while. Newbies get bigger packages.

    Could work better cross functionally. But sense that changes on that front are coming soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everyone in the loop about what is going on. Let's keep growing this great company and have more people find the hidden gem of silicon valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, it was a good experience, although once my hiring manager left, I was moved into a different role.

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Hightail full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good staff, interesting business plan, flexible work time.

    Cons

    Sales seems to be the decision maker as to what the company needs for IT, and no matter what the IT team recommends, if it is shiny and new, sales wants it, regardless of the potential impact to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long range planning and sticking with a plan, instead of throwing a lot of ideas at a wall to see what sticks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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