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Very high expectations of engineering

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

I worked at e-Dialog full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The people at e-Dialog are good to work with. I looked forward to getting there almost every day from day one.

Cons

The standard of performance in software engineering became, "no delays and no bugs". There was nothing in their software development process to help achieve that. While "no delays and no bugs" is certainly something to strive for, making it a performance requirement is unrealistic.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trying to make it better with incomplete success

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at e-Dialog full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Talking the right talk about agile. Good use of Linux. Smart colleagues. Free coffee. Cheap candy. Periodic free food. Easy parking.

    Cons

    Colleagues competing with respect to how long they work and how early in the morning they come in. Demands to work during vacation, week-ends. Demands to reschedule vacation. People being shown the door with no sensible explanation. A culture of fire fighting instead of pro-active problem prevention. Trying to get things done sooner by decree. Lack of admin access on Windows PCs gets in the way. Unwillingness to address short staffing that damages progress of multiple teams. Volatile requirements. Unevenly applied rules. Work space so noisy everyone uses earphones or ear plugs. Benefits do not start one's first day of employment and they don't say so in the offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot travel from Boston to Los Angeles in 3 seconds by decreeing that it be so. You cannot get work done in a certain time by decree, even if it is work that you do not understand. Technical debt and cut corners are killing your success. Give people the time to do things correctly. Work costs less in the long run when done right from the beginning.

    Read the book, Peopleware, about how noise damages productivity.

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

    In flux

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Probably some opportunity to make your own career path if you're clear about what you want to do.

    Cons

    Technology is aging and need major overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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