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Worthwhile only as a stop along the way

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA

I have been working at Responsys

Pros

Fast growing, successful company.
Some interesting technology.
Some good people.
Hiring like crazy.
Recent efforts to hire talented people.
Reasonable work-life balance.
Possible to negotiate good starting salary.

Cons

Poor engineering management. Managers too often behave as though all programmers are plug-compatible automatons.
Rigid, hierarchical management structure that stifles collaboration.
Poor engineering standards - perfunctory design reviews, no code coverage standards, too few
automated tests, no automated UI testing.
Low programmer morale.
Few career advancement opportunities.
Little or no recognition for good work. Minimal or no raises, bonuses or stock option grants.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Implement 360-degree reviews, remove managers who fare poorly on reviews
Flatten the engineering management structure
Improve development methodology
Provide positive feedback and regular, merit-based reviews

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment but in need of clear routes for professional growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Responsys

    Pros

    - Lax work environment.
    - Most coworkers are friendly.
    - Benefits are okay.
    - Most management is respectful.
    - Some flexibility with work times.

    Cons

    - Lack of recognition.
    - There is a lot of hype about how the company is successful and extremely profitable, but it seems that there aren't too many raises.
    - Often times long hours.
    - Often times work is mundane.
    - Sometimes you'll see some workers try to pull "power trips," but that can be anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Create transparent means of obtaining raises.
    - Be flexible with work habits (i.e. working from home etc...)
    - Allow employees to draw a line between work and life.
    - Management should follow the 3M company model to spur innovation.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Responsys

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Responsys

    Pros

    Responsys is a growing company.

    Cons

    Emotional Intelligence appears to be lacking in some departments and management teams. False promises are too common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee reviews, respect, competitive compensation packages and work/life balance are important and should not be lost in this time of success and growth.

    Approves of CEO
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