SERENA Software

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Former Employee - Mgmt
Former Employee - Mgmt

I worked at SERENA Software full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Not many left- a job

Cons

Mid-upper mgmt needs change. Constant CYA and reactive mode. Need new blood and ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to clean house. Unfortunately most good resources have left or are leaving for sound advi ce. Seek outside!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    no growth, no vision, no passion, no innovation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    -generally a good group of people (though folks under 30 will feel like children among the rest of the company, which is predominantly 45+)
    -very good work/life balance - no OT, rarely if ever have to take work home

    Cons

    -lousy benefits package
    -no perks
    -executive staff has no vision/passion
    -revolving door of CEOs
    -boring product line
    -no path for growth
    -performance reviews are perfunctory not beneficial/constructive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out a business strategy and stick to it

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

    Going down !!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loyal employees, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Unsustainable trajectory for a successful business.
    Company clearly does not value employees over 400% turnover in last 5-10 years
    No salary increases or COL increases in last 4 years
    Upper management is clueless and does nothing to help overworked staff.
    No possibility for promotion.
    Managers are not formally trained or mentored before they are " unleashed" on the rank and file employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on you for contributing to the downfall of what was once a decent family friendly place to work. Learn to value people that have been key contributors for years instead of throwing away talent , loyalty and ingenuity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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