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Helpful (3)

Rapidly sinking ship

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Staff Consultant in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Staff Consultant in San Mateo, CA

I worked at SERENA Software full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good salary, nice co-workers, frequent travel

Cons

Too "Management Heavy", NO RAISES, company doing poorly, lack of communication with management, mediocre benefits, layoffs (and really-a week before Christmas?) high employee turnover, and overall, negative company morale.

Advice to Management

It may be too late for advice...

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Office Closed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Lead in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    awesome team great people here in Bellevue

    Cons

    Bellevue Office has been closed


  2. Start-up culture with high turnover

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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