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Has pros and cons like every company does

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Not An Idiot in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Not An Idiot in San Diego, CA

I have been working at XIFIN full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Your fellow employees - despite a few bad apples, HR has managed to find some of the best people I've ever worked with.
Location - Del Mar/Carmel Valley area is easily accessible from all over San Diego.
Summer events and Xmas parties - company foots the bill for you and your family. Last year was a Padres game and previous years have included Sea World, Wild Animal Park and Lego Land
Casual dress, soda machine and bagels on Fridays
Despite what others have said, you can have time off around the holidays. Just ask for it.

Cons

Hires too many chiefs and not enough indians. Too many of those chiefs have no clue what they are doing. One AVP for every employee seems a bit much.
They lowball existing proven employees who keep the place running during the yearly review process, then bring in a new person who knows nothing at a higher wage.
Not matching 401K
Rushes to get new releases out, which results in software that works, just not very good and with little to no documentation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you use fear and intimidation as a way to motivate people, you will not always be told the truth.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fast Growing Company. Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at XIFIN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing, and growing quickly, so there's good opportunity to grow your career. There is never a shortage of work to be done, and many of the projects are ambitious and challenging. Many in the leadership team think strategically and consider carefully the benefits and impact of the decisions made. The facilities are nice and there are free bagels every Friday. Compensation is competitive and managers are appropriately flexible with employees. Health benefits are good. Overall a good company to work for. If you work well, you will be treated very well.

    Cons

    Due to security concerns, there are many rules and regulations to abide by, especially when it comes to access. This isn't necessarily bad, but it often leads to a drop in productivity. Some of these issues could be addressed, but there is resistance from some in power to make good progress on this. The parking lot is mostly for compact cars, door dings are inevitable. The company isn't very willing to allow employees to work from home. On occasion it may be ok, but for the most part, expect to be in the office if you're working that day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT infrastructure hasn't grown at the same rate as the company and is becoming a major bottleneck. Either IT staff needs to grow and become more organized, or they need to release more control to the employees to manage their own environments. As it is today, reliance on IT to help with any productivity blocking issue causes critical hours, or sometimes days of delays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at XIFIN full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, with great business model. Profitable company. Competitive pay and benefits. Going through typical growth pains right now but I can tell they are in the process of hiring top quality people to help moving from slower, old school processes to more dynamic product development methodology. You are able to make a huge difference in a short amount of time. Huge personal growth potential - being a smaller company you'll be exposed to and get the opportunity to grow if you want to.

    Cons

    Couple people seem to hold things up by needing to approve things however I can see that changing as that model works for a 100 person company but not a dynamic growing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue hiring great people that want to make a difference. Continue to take a chance and be open to new ways of doing things. Change holiday policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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