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Need to get competitive with salaries to attract good people

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

I have been working at Sybase

Pros

Company culture is good, many people stay a long time
Encouraging growth in new fields of mCommerce and Enterprise Mobility

Cons

- Salaries are below market level in California. HR keeps saying they are competitive, but interviewing outsiders clearly tells another story. Can only attract new graduates with hardly any experience, who get trained for a couple of years and then leave for a better paying job. Waste of time on managers who try to build stable teams with experienced employees.
- For employees with families, the benefits are bigger. Daycare, seasonal events geared towards employees with children, etc.
- No telecommuting policy caused many to leave the company
- Promotions are hard to get
-Vacation accrual stops at 3 weeks/year, with forced shutdown over Christmas in the US, that is reduced to 2 weeks and a day. Too little

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Chen resurrected the company and he needs to be recognized for this, but his tight grip on any type of expense approval, including all hires slows down the company. Everything is centralized in the hands of a handful of people. For the company to really be innovative, power must be shared.

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    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Sybase

    Pros

    Good engineering systems
    Technical competency
    Lots of good team work
    Good work life balance and flexibility to work
    Job security

    Cons

    Poor growth and no stocks
    bonus was rarely given and even when given was very low
    the stock price is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on company growth
    Need to get more market share for the company
    Need more outside folks to take over the management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Sybase

    Pros

    Sybase was a good company. I had a very good time there. The working environment,culture were both nice. I like it.

    Cons

    the location of the office was a little bit far from the center of the bay area. not good for those family with 2 working members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sybase was a good company. I had a very good time there. The working environment,culture were both nice. I like it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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