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Very good working environment, short notice travel is sometimes required, good manage..

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Current Employee - Staff Consultant  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at SERENA Software full-time for more than a year

Pros

Solid software products, great product support and knowledgable consultants

Cons

Management changes strategy every year, alot of software products have been added to portfolio through acquiring different companies - thus product suite may overlap functionality and/or lack standardization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more efforts in standardizing internal processes on delivering to clients.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Start-up culture with high turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SERENA Software full-time

    Pros

    — Constantly growing and learning
    — Lots of access to customers
    — Good office perks (food / espresso / other drinks / bikes to take out for a spin)
    — Nice office with great views
    — SUPER smart people that are also very down-to-Earth
    — Creative freedom, some autonomy, and ownership of projects

    Cons

    — ALM industry not so interesting
    — Struggling company financials / growth
    — Sometimes a feeling of instability / uneasiness (layoffs now and then, high turnover in some departments)
    — Benefits aren't great (medical too expensive and 401k match is meager)
    — Offshore development teams creates strange work hours, long task completion times, and re-work
    — Some micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people get to know you more personally (less 'fake' / more authentic). Find connections with people that are real. Don't micro manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Solutions Architect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Prior to current exec mgmt, great environment to grow professionally, employees were respected and well paid, sound execution and solid products. In some ways, we were ahead of the curve with Mashups and trying to go cloud.

    Cons

    Exec mgmt changes the company direction and vision annually without successful execution. People are no longer valued as we once were. Raises have been non-existent for over 4 years. Going private was a terrible mistake as it handcuffed innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people. They are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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