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3 people found this helpful  

Love the people, wish they would let us build software at a competitive rate

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

Pros

Seattle office is great for work/life balance, people are awesome, work is steady and reliable, lots of opportunities to dig into technical problems.

Cons

Upper management employs the python method on each newly purchased company. Squeeze, squeeze, kill, eat.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay employees enough to keep them. Stop hold up innovation by refusing to allow new hires, fund R&D so they can do some R&D.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, terrible management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Good benefits. Most peers very cooperative and great to work with. Interdepartmental cooperation was generally good.

    Cons

    Too much management interest in tracking the work and squeezing the employees, too little management energy focused on facilitating. People tend to keep their heads down and not make waves to avoid the wrath of management. Because of the tendency to manage by intimidation, the culture is so focused on work that people tend to seem anti-social and, as a result, it takes a while to feel like a member of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to help management be more positive in general and more appreciative of their best employees. Morale always seemed poor.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Painful yet Laughable

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Employee in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Popcorn, Soda, flexibility in hours and humorous material provided by all levels of management. This will benefit my next career as a standup comic.

    As a stock-holder, thumbs up. As an employee, read on ...

    Cons

    Right out of the gate, it’s all about the "flare". The company and management teams focus solely on making the product look good but not necessarily perform well. Management will cross any boundaries to ensure that Marketing deadlines are adhered to, including asking people to spin their wheels for the sake of spinning their wheels.

    Executives and Board are focused solely on the short term stock prices, regardless of what they say. Almost any dip in quarterly numbers in the past 4-5 years, has been quickly followed up with a reduction in force.

    Most middle managers are only focused on managing products and not people and offer very little communication because they really have nothing to communicate in regards to career or team building.

    This is not a place for the weak-hearted. If its just a stop-over to the next opportunity then probably worth the pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that there are many many smart, hardworking worker-bees in this company that will be leaving shortly. If career advancement is only available at the top levels, your workers will seek career advancement elsewhere.

    If you really believe its just a few sour grapes, try opening your door and walking the floors for a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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