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Has potential, but lacks polish and respect for workers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Skype has a nice, new office that is a very comfortable place to work. Snacks and drinks are provided twice a week and have now generally reached the point where they will last through the week. There are recreational activities, such as pool, ping pong, foosball, and basketball. Management attempts to be transparent about the direction of the company.

Cons

Skype has an ingrained culture of distrust between teams and the lack of desire to share knowledge. Projects tend to get over-engineered; that is, they become more complicated than they need to be. It also has the culture of a work-first environment, so if you're looking for a good work-life balance, this is not the place for you. The transparency management shares doesn't seem to line up with what the feeling and rumors are saying.

Advice to Management

Many of the bonuses and gifts are based on a work-to-be-served basis, rather than a work-served basis. Give employees the credit that they deserve when they have worked their tails off to take the company to the next level. Transparency is good, but be honest. Most employees are uncertain about the merger and how it will benefit them. While you reassure us that it will be good, tell us what we get in return. Otherwise, we all think that it's all about Management getting rich.

Other Employee Reviews for Skype

  1. Awesome company awesome colleagues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineering Lead in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skype full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent training, excellent equipment, excellent colleagues, true autonomy

    Cons

    It's super hard working on a massive product with teams split across so many countries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company culture and very interesting work.

    Cons

    Too many restructuring, too many changes for senior management


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