Thrive Networks

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Pretty nice

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Engineer II
Current Employee - Network Engineer II

I have been working at Thrive Networks

Pros

good place to work if you're techie. We use alot of up to date technologies

Cons

commute is long because office located in Lawrence MA

Recommends

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    If you get the chance to work here....do it!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    -Outstanding management and leadership
    -Fun culture
    -Beers on Fridays
    -Customer Service driven
    -Great office
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Just an all around great gig

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still a Young Company that Needs Further Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Thrive Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation and performance bonuses are generally better than I expected

    There are a lot of new technologies that engineers get exposure to

    Great launchpad job to shape future career. Training opportunities are very valuable and generous

    Beautiful new office space

    Cons

    Thrive has a poor hiring track record. When these poor hires happen, instead of dealing with the problem, it is just covered up. Managers who make the poor decisions realize it but don't own up to it, and blame others. All the other employees suffer as a result and you generally do not see anyone being laid off regardless of performance.

    Upper management often flip-flops on major decisions that come back to hurt the engineers. A lot of bickering between directors in regards to policies makes it a difficult environment to work in as things move a little too fast. A lot of bad/failed ideas which hurt everyone.

    Taking the off-hours pager is generally a very poor experience every time. Regardless of which pager you get, it is very intrusive and basically turns your work/life balance to 1:0. You are paid extra on top of your salary to take the pager, however it generally isn't enough to make up for the pain and suffering (literally) that is caused over the seven days that you are forced to carry it. I know it is a part of the job which is explained to you up front, and the engineering directors seem to be motivated to make the experience better, but it still isn't enough. I would like to see buying/selling pager shifts return, I would gladly pay someone to take this thing off my hands and there are definitely employees at Thrive that are willing to do it for the extra cash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at your engineering staff - take care of the performers, and trim out the excess. There is a lot of dead weight in the engineering staff and the hiring process should be more rigorous and standardized to prevent hiring of unqualified employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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