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The company has a great vision but struggles to translate it into a realistic roadmap.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at LogicBlox

Pros

The company is building its own platform from bottom (database) to top (interesting applications). The potential is obvious, and there are lots of interesting problems to solve.

Cons

Strategy has not translated very well into a clear plan. Most employees operate in the dark. Application projects often fail due to changing scope or immature technology.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company needs to pay more attention to setting context with employees, setting projects up to succeed. Pay more attention to culture, also -- management needs to respect employees more rather than trying to prove they are smarter than the employees.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Smart people; cutting edge technology; ambitious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LogicBlox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you want to work at a place that's building really innovative technology, where you're very unlikely to be bored, where the process is light and organization is flat, where sales people are almost too good, then this is the place for you.

    It's difficult to find a bigger concentration or blend of talent. You got the people with a heavy theoretical bend, working along side people who are solid, practical engineering wizards, along people who can phrase the technology in a way people will money will buy.

    It's not free of office drama; but it's unlikely you will find a place that has as little drama as this place.

    Cons

    It's a place that people who are comfortable with ambiguity will thrive. If you like to know exactly what the roadmap is for the next year and feel irritated when the roadmap changes 3 months into the year, then this is probably not the place for you.

    If you are uncomfortable with using immature technology -- supporting immature technology, then this is not the place for you. The company's product is definitely on its way to being a mature one, but by definition of being innovative, it's not there yet.

    If you want a clear "career path", e.g. after 2 years you get promoted from senior to principal developer, or from associate consultant to managing consultant, then this is not the place for you. It's a small company that just doesn't have all those type of process in place yet. You need to aggressively going after the skills you want to gain, yourself.

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    Fun if you are doing platform development, but application development is horrible

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at LogicBlox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you work on platform or application development, you'll get to write lots of new code.

    Cons

    The business is run by inexperienced academics and pie-in-the-sky dreamers. Application developers get no respect and are expected to create robust software based on a buggy, immature platform. Half the company was laid off in 2012, and they just laid off lots more people.

    One reason app developers write so much new code is that the application projects usually fail and are thrown away -- no lessons are learned and carried forward, so if you stay long enough, app work feels like a never-ending treadmill.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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