SumTotal

www.sumtotalsystems.com
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LOW Compensation, LOW Communication, LOW Appreciation

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

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

Pros

HA! I suppose the opportunity to receive a 1.5% Annual Bonus?

Cons

Most everything. For an HR Software company, they IRONICALLY care very little about their Human Resources. They allow for lateral, but not upward movement throughout the company. Compensation is lowest in the industry. Their business model is to recruit new engineers and support staff right out of college to guarantee "Entry-Level" pay, which the do not increase unless inflation increases. They do NOT actually give you the "10% Annual Bonus" you are promised as part of your compensation package, and instead blame it on the poor health of the company (as if over $100million dollar profits are not enough to share). They only recognize live customer facing employees (such as the sales guys and the Executives) and never recognize the rest of the support staff that makes their efforts possible.

FALSE ADVERTISING. They do not follow their own slogan of "Talent is Boundless", as stated above where moving up throughout the company is nearly impossible. They pride themselves on not allocating raises bc "you are not doing your job well enough", which they never communicate to you until your annual review. Very poor management tactics. Obviously, they care more about keeping costs low than helping employees grow and develop with the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to Communicate! No reason for all the secrets if we are all "On the same Team"

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment for learning (Engineering)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Open to new creative solutions, Management is pleasant to work with and respects employees opinion, I have become a much better programmer from working here

    Cons

    Compensation/Benefits are pretty low compared to similar positions in other companies (granted, Gainesville FL has a low cost-of-living). Time difference when working with India teams can be grueling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm fond of those in lower level management and wish I had a better opportunity to provide feedback, and give them recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sumtotal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at SumTotal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    SumTotal is all about numbers. There is no life/work balance with this company. I left this company to gain some balance in my life and find a company that cares about people. This company offshores as much work as it possibly can. I have worked for other software companies and this is by far the worst culture I've worked in. Colleagues are all overworked and have become bitter and difficult to work with due to overwhelming work loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people and not a number or you are not going to have a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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