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Helpful (2)

Good learning

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Keynote Systems full-time (more than a year)

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

The smallest public company, which means (for a mid level manager) a good opportunity to learn how to run a public company without the complexity of a large corporation
Excellent work-life balance. You can keep your previous lifestyle. No pressure.

Cons

No pressure. Company stock is flat for years (except for a single peak due to change in financial reporting)
No pressure = no product innovation

Advice to Management

Delegate. Empower mid level management. Talent will follow

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  1. Can you hear me now?

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    Former Employee - Slave in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Slave in San Mateo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance at only 60 work hours a week

    Cons

    no life due to 60 work hours a week
    salary cuts
    no raises
    sup-par salaries compared to industry standards (HR should do more to research this but they are filing their nails)

    Advice to Management

    Cultures and Values: Live what you speak, you listen to customers needs but not ours. You talk a good game but don't follow through with employees. VPs should take a good look at their departments and just for a moment get their head out of cloud or..... wherever it is. Open you eyes and see where the problems are:
    Great Departments:
    -Product Managment
    -Engineering
    -Operations
    -Finance
    Needs Improvement:
    -Marketing
    -Sales & Support
    -Human Resources

  2. Helpful (2)

    Quite Disintegrated internally, Complacent top management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Keynote Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not too big, not too small
    The domain is very exciting. SaaS, Intetnet company which sounds very good and exciting

    Cons

    Departments are so disconnected from each other, it's like you work for totally different companies. Some managers who are there since last ten yrs or so (very few are left) think that they own the company and are trying to run their individual departments in a complete eccentric ways. There's no communication whatsoever with upper management. They seem too complacent with whatever success they got. Depends on which department you join, you could get a completely different view and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the zeal, passion, Get some excitement for everyone!! Make an effort to reach out to your employees beyond some freaks who think they can control everyone below the way they want

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