OpenDNS

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A great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at OpenDNS

Pros

It's a startup with millions and millions of users. You get out of it what you put into it. The CEO is always open to talk to you and listen to feedback. Great coworkers and office environment. Also, it makes money so it's not going out of business. Very much NOT a Web-2.0 social networking or dating site.

Cons

It's not as well organized as it could be. Things are growing quickly, and they need to hire more people. Hard to hire some people since we aren't Twitter or Facebook.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more people, provide more direction. There are a couple people who need to be placed in better roles. In general, some people need to be held more accountable.

Recommends

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings - Don't believe all the positive reviews

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Compensation is pretty good.
    - I learned a lot just by having smart people around me.
    - Catering.
    - Work/life balance.

    Cons

    - HR solicited all these glowing employee reviews - so when something seems to good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.
    - Clique-ish culture - Lots of Ex-Sophos folks that keeps hiring their friends. Members of the clique include managers and protect each other. If you screw up and you're a part of the clique, don't worry, your manager will do his best to make sure that nobody else knows. If you screw up but you're not part of the clique, be ready for public shaming.
    - Quite a bit of technical debt.
    - Plenty of middle management that seem to collect a paycheck for not really producing much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people do not deserve their title.
    Do not let them impose their culture.
    Do not let people who just read "scrum and kanban 101" lead teams.
    Fear-based management simply does not work.
    Focus on what made the company a great place at one point in time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, mature startup growing fast and having fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at OpenDNS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at OpenDNS are great. The work environment is positive and healthy - working remotely is encouraged when applicable to maintain a good work-life balance. Lots of opportunities for smart, motivated people. A fantastic place to work in general.

    Cons

    Very few; sometimes take too long to get rid of bad people. Could communicate strategy better across the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows keep standards high in terms of the people being hired. Push them and reward them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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