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Helpful (3)

Best technology company I've worked at!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director of Sales in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director of Sales in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- New Zealand founders & management creates a company culture not found in Silicon Valley or the states and thus provides a good work life balance - Clients love us - as they come first! - Unique ever-changing technology, high client touch approach

Cons

- Management hasn't been able to figure out how to propel the company to greatness - Company structure has become siloed with too many VP's - Communication is poor given the New Zealand/US time zones and email is the dominant communication vehicle - Employees are typically underpaid

Advice to Management

- Open up to employee feedback at lower levels and don't let one man dictate the direction of the business at the expense of the company and good people - Try to foster more inter-departmental conversation

Other Employee Reviews for SLI Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, perks and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SLI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is serious about building a good work environment and have successfully done so. They put a lot of effort into hiring people that makes good coworkers, so you will make many friends while working here. The management structure is really flat and relaxed. The higher-ups are never too busy to have a chat with you. The company also provides a lot of perks such as free drinks, free friday lunches and shoulder massages. I heard that some of these perks have been cut, but will be reinstated when the company's financials pick up. The work life balance is excellent with flexible hours and flexible schedule. People sometimes bring their pets and children into the office. The company is highly innovative and receptive of criticism, so you can make an impact even as a junior employee if you have good ideas and skills.

    Cons

    The department (Frontend or "Client Facing")I was working in lacked technical challenge as well as career progression. Many people I talked to agreed with what I think. The company relies a lot on their proprietary technology, which means you will gain very little transferable skills if you don't actively branch out from your daily tasks. From what I heard they are taking steps to fix this though, so this may not be a problem in a year or two. The pay is average by market standards but there is a yearly salary adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people and address concerns of existing employees.


  2. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    stimulating, productive, fun, down-to-earth, great people

    Cons

    depending on your role there maybe limited career progression


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