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Great coworkers, definitely could have been a better experience with management.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Telemarketing Representative in Concord, MA
Former Employee - Telemarketing Representative in Concord, MA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits. Good food in the cafeteria wonderful coworkers great company vision good pay

Cons

lots of middle management to get in the way company is always moving toward a goal but never lets you know how you fit into this goal

Advice to Management

Help get entry level employees into better positions earlier before the get lost

Other Employee Reviews for Sybase

  1. Helpful (2)

    Not what I was expecting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer II in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer II in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great location if you live in Tri-Valley - On-site gym - Some chances to work on newer technology (mobile, Eclipse plugins) - Health insurance can be VERY comprehensive for not a lot of cash out-of-pocket. Really cheap drug co-pays. - Lots of good people, who know what they are doing and are good engineers. Everyone I've worked with is good natured and helpful.

    Cons

    Day to day --------------- Unbelievably bureaucratic development process. There's a ton of overhead involved in just being able to check out and change one file. Managers must approve code checkins. Code reviews are done, but good luck getting your system set up to take part. Many internal tools were developed in-house, and it shows. Quality seems to be hit or miss, and is quite frankly, understaffed. Much work is done overseas, so if there's a problem blocking you, you're pretty much stuck until the next day. Strategy ----------- Lots of disarray when it comes to product strategy. Who is doing what? What are we doing? It seems to change every couple of months. There's a fine line between reacting to what customers/markets want and not sticking to a strategy long enough to see what works. There's also a sad lack of understanding of the target developers. Management ------------------ While I may be reporting an isolated case, there's lots of micro-management of day-to-day tasks. There are good managers here, but it's very uneven.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the jobs back to the US and you'll see a big increase in morale and quality. Take a hard look at your processes and ask if they make sense anymore or could be done more efficiently.


  2. All management care about is bottom line

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few companies in the tri-valley

    Cons

    They can do a better job on product roadmap

    Advice to Management

    just integrate with SAP already. SAP is a better company


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