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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Zend Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I loved working with the people at Zend Technologies -- they are smart, caring and helpful! For every situation you will get at least three solutions, all of them well thought of and articulate. The company culture is international - you get to work with people from all over globe: US, Italy, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland and more. Meeting everyone at the annual conference is a real pleasure! Weekly beer bash where we all gathered with the CEO for a quick update on the week's events in the company were a great opportunity to feel part of the company and socialize with your co-workers.

Cons

the workload can sometimes be too much -- like in any startup, it is up to you to work with your manager on prioritization!

Advice to Management

Help your employees with prioritizing the right tasks so they won't feel overwhelmed, and will have the best chances to succeed.

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  1. Non motivational and non systematic thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Zend Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Open communication, relax environment, career:life balance

    Cons

    lack of strategic thinking, not a risk taker, always looking for short term results vs. long term

  2. Long hours and a management disconnect from the community

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Zend Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay a very good salary, and have a good benefits package. They also have a very flexible work schedule, which is required given half of the company is in California, and half in Israel.

    Cons

    Zend internally laid off a number of people and expected all the remaining to pick up the slack. In turn this meant that everyone was over tasked and any complaint about the number of hours would be met with a response about how many hours your manager was having to work themselves.

    Zend also, for being a company built on top of an open source project, has become very disconnected from the community that exists around PHP.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your employees are being overworked (including yourself) and find a real solution other than longer days. Also embrace and reconnect with the PHP community, listen to what they have to say, and don't dismiss it.

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