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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

I worked at SoundBite Communications

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Get to work on some challenging problems. You can improve your problem solving skills. The engineers there are generally smart, even some of the managers and VP.

Cons

-Disconnected Departments -Micromanagement by managers and VPs -Unwilling to look into new technology -Company is publicly losing money every quarter; more stress on employees -Preferential treatment for certain employees who in good graces with the VP -Bad work environment - you can sense the tension as soon as you walk in -Very old code base - fun trying to debug issues. -No appreciation -Management insults and degrades you on occasion -Company is headed in wrong direction. -This company has no idea about modern technology. This not a place to work if you have any type of creativity at all. VP dictates everything. This company is publicly in trouble. They are losing money every quarter and despairingly trying to make the company profitable.

Advice to Management

This more for the board of directors. Is Jim Milton really worth 500k per year? He hasn't really made the company profitable. Is the current management team directors and VP any good towards making the company profitable. Maybe a large management shakeup is needed. Get some fresh young blood in and out with the old.

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  1. Established "start-up"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at SoundBite Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineering team, loaded with pros - you can learn a lot working together with them. Good benefits, good company culture. The office has a gym and a cafeteria in the same building. Basketball/volleyball courts right outside.

    Cons

    Work does get hectic sometimes, as deadlines approach, and these deadlines tend to be fairly strict and directly connected to the revenue. pretty much, when your big customers want features, you have to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    As hard as it is to focus on promoting the growth of individual employees' careers, doing more in that regard would make people feel valued and make them want to stay.


  2. Dynamic atmosphere, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at SoundBite Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers. You are encouraged to grow and use your talents. Management is very supportive and has high expectations.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and tight deadlines. You need to have discipline to keep your personal time. Scheduling and prioritization of work could be better.


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