Minerva Networks

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7 people found this helpful  

Disorganized company that lacks focus - too many chiefs with different agendas.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alviso, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alviso, CA

I have been working at Minerva Networks full-time

Pros

- My coworkers are friendly but don't get the acknowledgement for their work.
- Convenient location right off 237 if you live in Mountain View, Sunnyvale or Santa Clara.
- Free sodas, ping pong table, summer BBQs.

Cons

- Minerva is a disorganized company that lacks focus - too many chiefs with different agendas.
- Collaboration and collegiality is nonexistent between teams and offices.
- The company prefers to hire cheap engineers in Bulgaria and Italy.
- IT does not adequately support systems and networks - causing frequent downtime and frustration.
- Sterile cubicle farm - I wish Minerva would make the work environment more friendly and inviting.
- Work hours are not flexible - the morning scrum meetings are just an excuse to get us in by 9am.
- Nowhere to eat nearby unless you like eating mexican food every day.
- Employee compensation is below average and benefit package is marginal.
- Unsafe neighborhood with several evening and daytime break-ins.
- No genuine effort being put into improving things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Don't fire your only database administrator before hiring his replacement.
- Hold yourself accountable for the lack of results and performance - don't blame the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alviso, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alviso, CA

    I worked at Minerva Networks

    Pros

    Most people working there are friendly.

    Cons

    Compensatoin is less compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Alviso, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Alviso, CA

    I have been working at Minerva Networks

    Pros

    Some good people to work with.

    Free drinks.

    There are some potentially interesting things to do.

    I like working with TV.

    Cons

    The best mangers the company had left in January.

    One executive with uncontrolled ego and power demotivates everyone in the company and is allowed to continue to run over everyone yet take credit for all their work.

    Upper management no willing to admit poor manager practices and fix them. We asked meet with CEO to discuss concerns and were told it's not needed. If it wasn't needed, we wouldn't have asked.

    Strategy presentations are not at all motivating or particularly realistic.

    Things are now too disorganized and distributed. No one has a clear picture of what is going on and what should be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some credit to your employees that they are not so stupid to believe some of the overly optimistic speeches you're giving. Tell us straight out the challenges and motivate us to meet them.

    Stop micromanaging with daily meetings. Or learn Scrum/Agile/XP and follow it.

    The Board of Directors should really take a hard look at management - especially when you lose both your Director and VP of Engineering in one month. Interview WHY others have left, such as your previous product managers and others in leadership positions so you can fix the root of the problem in the company.

    Help QA improve our skills and tools. We want to do better jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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