SERENA Software

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Loads of intelligent and friendly people. Good work/life balance.

Cons

Just laid off 25% of the company.
Naive viewpoint of place in market- wants to constantly 'change the game' meanwhile- nobody knows who Serena is.
Constantly changing identity. Pick something and stick to it, you're confusing your customers!
Focus on ALM and Release Management is way too behind the times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the core platform. You're a BPM point provider, not a solution provider. Don't try to compete with the big boys, you're still a small fish.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Mgmt
    Former Employee - Mgmt

    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

    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
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