XIFIN

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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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    Not for those who want to make great things

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

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

    Pros

    The company has decent vacation and other benefits. The QA and software teams are very easy to work with. The business development group seems to have their stuff together because they seem to make money regardless of their underlying technology.

    Cons

    This is not a company that is nimble, nor cutting edge, which may be appropriate for the medical market it works in. There seem to be three managers with opinions on anything that needs to be done and no one is willing to stand up for the right way to do something. I wouldn't work here if you enjoy creating great technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, fast growth, fantastic opportunity

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

    I have been working at XIFIN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress, free soda fountain, bagels on Fridays. Great friendly people. Positive outlook for future growth. Accrue third week vacation beginning day one of fourth year. Normal holidays plus two floating for a total of 7. Company does not operate on the PTO model.

    Cons

    Hiring has not kept up with growth. Some outside hires into upper Mgmt caused more harm than help. Those capable rarely promoted, but good enough to train those from outside hired above them. Does not make sense. Some Depts are the "golden child" and all decisions made to help them, whether or not to the detriment of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees. Listen to them. Understand the everyday obstacles to success. Get rid of upper mgmt from the outside if they haven't learned the system or made positive change in the first year.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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