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Great people, good pay and hard work!

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Current Employee - SQA Consultant in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - SQA Consultant in Bedford, MA

I have been working at SoundBite Communications full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Excellent flex time, great support from management, excellent communication throughout the company. Extremely talented development staff managed by professionals with a no-nonsense 'hands on' approach. EVERYBODY works to attain the goals of the moment. Low on frills, but a very good, upbeat culture over all.

Cons

Very fast pace, multiple versions under development continuously, can be a bit hectic at times. Efforts underway to implement Agile/Scrum, but day-to-day remains more of a traditional waterfall approach.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Carry on!

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    Bad Experience

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

    I worked at SoundBite Communications

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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