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Former Employee - Software Engineer in China, TX
Former Employee - Software Engineer in China, TX

I worked at Sybase

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good work environment.Nice colleges. Life and work has good balance.

Cons

Don't have many work area exchange.

Advice to Management

Care more about employee's growth.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not bad if you don't have other options

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Sybase

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are are nice and helpful.
    Dublin location is very good with an easy commute and lots of on-site facilities (gym, child care, caffeteria)
    Some of the work is challenging.

    Cons

    Fear based management culture.
    No business vision from the line managers.
    Executive leadership only cares about short term profits or cost cutting in that order.
    No training.
    Cheap culture so the infrastructure is generally not best of breed but rather the cheapest solution.
    No pay raises while company made record profits!

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money to make money.
    Treat your employees as assets rather than expendable commodities.
    Thin out the management structure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Employees are taken for granted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Sybase

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

    Pros

    Some interesting projects
    Some good people

    Cons

    Employees taken for granted
    Expensive health plans, no stock options, vacation too short.
    Bonus plans ridiculously low for rank and file. High for executives.
    No working from home - particularly ridiculous since many projects are done by people from many different locations.
    Best employees are just "stuck" (H1, etc)
    People work way too hard for their compensation levels
    Way too many meetings.
    Incompetent management
    Promotions almost non-existent
    Fear based culture - Dictator CEO surrounded by "yes" men rather than competent/passionate leadership

    Advice to Management

    Replace top leadership
    Start treating people as assets - give options
    Promote creativity


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