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7 people found this helpful  

Worthwhile only as a stop along the way

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Bruno, CA

ProsFast 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.

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementImplement 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Responsys


    Pros: - Lax work environment. - Most coworkers are friendly. - Benefits are… 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… Advice to Senior Management: - Create transparent means of obtaining raises. - Be flexible with work habits (i.e. working from home etc...) - Allow… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Employee reviews, respect, competitive compensation packages and work/life balance are important… More
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