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Helpful (1)

A company with amazing potential--IF--and it's a big IF,you want to work really hard and do innovative work!

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Forward thinking executive staff, culture allows for the ability to innovate fast, make mistakes fast, learn, and move on.

Cons

Not a place for whiners. Not a con in my book. Not a place for people who "just want a job."

Advice to Management

Continue to keep it real, and let's go, don't rethink stuff into blandness....

Other Employee Reviews for Webroot

  1. Webroot is a dynamic place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The talent of the community is impressive

    Cons

    The clarity of strategic direction communicated down to the lowest levels


  2. Helpful (4)

    Poorly managed company that simply doesn't know how to innovate any more

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Moderately interesting work at times. You can get away without working too hard if that's your goal (it's not mine unfortunately).

    Cons

    Management has no idea what it's doing. The company has been stagnant technologically for years. Licensing 3rd party tech and lately blowing money on truly unwise acquisitions is what passes for innovation. Any time someone does try to innovate, they are met with indifference and/or outright resistance by management. The tail can't wag the dog I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money adding yet more layers of management by hiring yet more senior execs. If you want to put your cronies into key positions, you should fire the people already in them rather than wasting money shimming the new ones in there. Start worrying more about the company's technology rather than the niceness of it's offices. Engineering management is uniformly inept, even by the low standards of engineering management. You have decent rank and file engineers, but practically no rock stars and the ones doing most of the architecture are not them. The engineering organization needs to be completely reworked by someone who is a decent judge of talent. You need your own AV engine. I don't know how else to put that, it's so obvious. Before you can innovate, you have to at least own your own base technology. Your recruiters should be trying to wrestle key engineers away from your competition (key engineers, not the flunkies you've hired away in the past - hint: this will take high salaries, not nice office space). There's lots more, but I won't waste my breath.


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