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American Senior Software Engineer So-so About Webroot

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Webroot Software

Pros

Interesting work, highly competitive field, personally satisfying to walk into Best Buy and see software prominently displayed in the software department. Deadlines are very ambitious and there is always a lot to do. You get to use several different languages and tools, and webroot is very conscientious about providing comp time, bonuses and perks.

Cons

Nights/weekends often required, not everyone hired knows English or is a good software engineer. The personnel are very inconsistent in ability. Reviews are often hilariously out of touch and based on standards set by people who were unable to sustain the expected pace in the long run. There is a very large tendency of management to underestimate the size of a project or to underestimate the complexity of the existing software they want to rewrite. This results in a stubborn refusal to upgrade to the latest version of a tool or language that they think they are about to drop.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop H-1B's, require English proficiency for employment. Nobody likes working with someone who can't be understood or who obviously doesn't understand what others are saying.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Aligning with the competition" makes a company suck

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Support in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Enterprise Support in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Webroot Software

    Pros

    You can bring your dog to work, which is nice. There's a fun doggy community. There used to be free drinks in the kitchen, but that's no longer the case. Also, the company used to produce quality products, which was nice, but that is no longer the case either.

    Cons

    All but the lowest managers have their heads very firmly lodged in their recta. Webroot's products have been falling steadily behing the competition. Glaring defects in the software persist for years and years, while every new version release features a complete visual redesign and reorganization of the buttons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regarding the Webroot product, my advice is to fix the issues with the software before taking time to rearrange the buttons. Since your main product is Antivirus/Antispyware, I'd say make that actually WORK before adding any more bells and whistles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No longer a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Webroot Software

    Pros

    The few remaining people who have a great deal of integrity, drive and show their peers true support.

    Cons

    Upper management is misguided. The current CEO has no clout. Many people have no work-life balance and a new rash of finger-pointing, defensive people have brought a toxic environment that previously did not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what the employees are telling you instead of conducting surveys each year that show appalling results and no improvements. Get rid of the few truly bad seeds who are pulling the rest of the company down with them. Notice that you are not able to hire any good people because your reputation is continuing to fizzle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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