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Great place to learn and grow if you are up to the challenge

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at OPSWAT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-Stable company that is willing to try new ideas
-Various free events, food, gear, snacks, commuter checks
-Excellent challenges and opportunities for software design
-Limited market competition

Cons

-Limited resources for big projects
-Somewhat of "start-up" mentality that is rough if not experienced and highly motivated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work smarter not harder, invest in employee education and get people with the right skills for the job. Don't be too greedy in trying to do everything right now.

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    No growth, long working hours, very low salary

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at OPSWAT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free dinner
    Free bagels
    Free coffee
    Young crowd

    Cons

    - hire cheap and dumb interns, low paid
    - outsource most of the stuff
    - no place for intelligent web developers and software engineers
    - keep meetings late, so that you don't leave office early.
    - no work from home at any cost.
    Unsustainable work-life balance (generally 60-80 hours depending on the team)
    - Unpredictable deadlines and strategies
    - Quarterly reviews can be very political (don't ever get any of your managers on your bad side and don't let your own coworkers paint a bad picture of you)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Unethical work environment [ hire cheap interns and outsource work to cheaper countries]

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at OPSWAT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Next to ball park. Love baseball. There is a beer party on friday's.
    first few months you learn new stuff and that's that.
    after that you will be doing the same thing.
    They give commuter passes.

    Cons

    I graduated from SFSU. They hire cheap interns from SFSU, and pay them really low. They do all the support work. They dont seem to understand that their career is heading nowhere. Why get a bachelor's degree to do support work.
    The whole company is owned by a single guy. plans keep changing according to him. The CEO fires anyone at will. No compensation is given.
    Really low salary.
    absolutely no work from home even for a day.
    leaving before 6:30 PM is looked down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well. Pay them well. Listen to what they have to say. Give work from home permissions. Stop hiring cheap low paid interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
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