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Release Engineer, intern

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Current Intern - Release Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
Current Intern - Release Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at SERENA Software as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Only having labor/production experience to compare with Serena, this company has given my more than I expected from my first job out of college:

Great work atmosphere: Huge desk, Comfortable chairs, optional standing desks, A/C, free food/snacks

Fun people to work with, office events if your into that sort of thing include, Christmas parties, pot lucks and PS3 gaming.

Optional working from home, helps mitigate the commute issues.

Relaxed management style allows me the freedom to explore and develop new ideas.

We use what we develop so I can see changes to our product beyond what I work on.

Cons

The commute is crazy between 4 and 6. Lucky you can rework your schedule so you can miss those times or just work from home.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    More bad business decisions...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with except the executive leadership cannot be trusted.

    Cons

    - Ever changing product direction.
    - Employees got screwed in recent company sale
    - Continued management turnover
    - More of the old guard coming back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward more than 2 people in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Possibly one of the worst places I've ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at SERENA Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If your desperate for a job, take it. Pay and benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Company cannot decide where its value is and what market to focus on. Middle management is tyrannical and cronyism abounds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-focus on core strengths and stay the course. Rid yourselves of "boss hog" type middle managers and get Agile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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