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First 15 years were amazing, last three under Jonathan Schwartz were terrible die to his leadership

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Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Menlo Park, CA

Pros

Smart people, latitude to do great things, flexible work environment, collaborative culture (for the most part). Scott and Ed were great leaders, JS was not!

Cons

Politics abounded. Jonathan Schwartz drove the company into the ground all by himself and fired anyone who disagreed with him. CMO was a joke and just sucked up to management rather than lead a marketing function.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Once great company that lost it's way.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible talent: extremely smart, very dedicated, hard-working people who believed in what they were doing.

    Cons

    Inability to adapt, alter course and make difficult resource decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to say "No."

  2.  

    It was great in the old days

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Love working on various equipment

    Cons

    Lack of parts and distance is too great to drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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