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Poor Senior Management, Back-Stabbing, 3 CTOs in 5 Years, Highly Political and Toxic Environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at XATA

Pros

Good technology, decent co-workers, Salary is ok but could be better

Cons

Toxic work environment, 3 Chief Technology Officers hired in last 5 years, no work life balance, no appreciation from management, good people are leaving or are removed because of highly political environment, no raise or bonus given to managers and below in 2009 but Directors and above received bonuses, there is no trust, Managers/Directors asked not to say complete truth in Leadership meeting, senior management offer more money to people when they leave,.....too many VPs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is time to start "inspecting" what your direct reports tells you......don't blindly trust them and make or support their decisions.......... have conversation with real people below who is doing all the work. Offer more money to employees (not many left anyway now) who have been with company for many years instead of offering more money to new people who are leaving, Hire actual people to do the wok instead of VPs

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    The only reason to stay is the people you get to work with...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative (Turned Into Customer Support) in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative (Turned Into Customer Support) in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at XATA

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Benefits are okay...better than others. At one point management enjoyed making the department a more fun and lively place.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Attempts to weasel out of paying employees what they're entitled. Bad communication practices between management and their lower level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees are productive employees. If you treat your employees like garbage you're going to get minimal effort in getting work done. If so many people are actively looking for employment elsewhere then there's obviously an issue...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Roller coaster in the dark without seat belts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at XATA

    Pros

    Cool technology, most of technical people are very competent; non technical people are very nice too, as long as they aren't managers.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, lack of clear communication between management and lower level employees. Managers don't seem to know what they're doing. You can feel a strong sense of distrust between the new "architects" and the solutions development teams. Apparently, it doesn't matter how good you are, the new architect will tell you what to do and how to do it. Micromanagement everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very difficult. Most of old "managers" were fired. The new CTO should open his mind and leave all the prejudices aside; please, try to understand the business and the technology behind before proposing new solutions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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