SERENA Software

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At this point, couldn't recommend it....

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at SERENA Software full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Co-Workers are pretty decent to work with.
Flexible schedule - Work from home some days. Not a 9 - 5 job.
Ability to work with decent technologies.

Cons

No Raises.
Lack of direction.
No Strategic Focus.
Long hours.
Benefits are mediocre.
No training for staff or management. Serena's approach to new hires is to drop you in the deep end and hope you know how to swim. I never even had an orientation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consolidate, too many mangers. Lead. Have realistic expectations. Get out of your box. Find a focus and a direction for the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Management definitely muddles through "managing"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Foster City, CA

    I worked at SERENA Software as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want soda. They have free soda.

    Cons

    Serena has a pretty boring product line. Definitely feels like work. Management moves slow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rapidly sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It may be too late for advice...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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