SmartBear Software

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12 people found this helpful  

Lots of hype from Marketing and Sales, but little substance due to multiple massive layoffs

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Former Employee - Sales in Beverly, MA
Former Employee - Sales in Beverly, MA

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

Pros

Honestly cannot think of any

Cons

When a company starts getting a reputation for greed and profit-maximization rather than product development and employee satisfaction, the cool factor tends to suffer. SmartBear screwed-over workers with years of experience at the company in favor of less experienced workers with lower salaries. This is not something the company wants people to think or even hear about when they see the SmartBear logo.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Its not necessary to humiliate employees when firing them or laying them off. Just do what you need to do without the extra lack of professionalism and tact.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    interesting and fast paced, maybe a little chaotic at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SmartBear Software full-time

    Pros

    you will never be bored, plenty of work to do, new and interesting things being created all the time

    Cons

    sometimes it feels like we are moving too fast, not spending enough time on planning and understanding what we are trying to get done. the last year has brought a large number of organizational changes and staffing changes that can be unsettling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A rolling stone gathers no moss.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at SmartBear Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, overall highly functional, great people and management, very goal oriented. Encourages employees to thrive, promoting where credit is due, enablement is out the roof. Always something to challenge and affirm your efforts here.

    Cons

    Acquisitions over the years have not always been handled well, leaving some folks feeling jilted. Times change, people should move on too. Fast-paced growth sometimes leaves management loose ends, but quick to be resolved in most cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees, they know what's up. Quickly resolve poorly handled situations. Build on the team spirit throughout each cycle instead of just at the end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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