Engine Yard
2.9 of 5 11 reviews
www.engineyard.com San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Engine Yard Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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John Dillon

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Mixed experience

    Senior Computer Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsI got a lot of good out of working for LM - good salaries, if you're willing to change jobs every two years and move, opportunities to work remote, and they paid for my masters degree.

    ConsWe switched to being a matrixed organization, so my "HR" side manager had no idea what I did or why, and had complete ownership over my salary, promotions, opportunities, etc. Meanwhile my "engineering" manager thought I was great but had no power to help me grow in my career. Terrible mix that ends up with the employee having no advocate with power.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee "cons." Also, invest more in training and using modern toolsets, and stop having everything be Microsoft. Open source tools out there are free and much better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Major ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty decent compensation, the majority of employees are bright, interesting people. A growing industry with lots of room for growth. Customers on the cutting edge of web development

    ConsThe company culture has gone downhill - many employees seem burnt out on the constant change; no official policy for annual raises or long term benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove interdepartmental communication and create long-term incentives for veteran employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Troubled culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFlexible work environment and nice people to work with

    ConsEngineering team is a mess, unorganized and difficult to work with

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the Engineering team, add transparency within the org

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disconnected, disjointed, unfocused culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou have a lot of freedom to do what you want to do, which leads to good work/life balance.

    ConsThere are a lot of strong personalities and everyone seems to be pursuing their own agenda rather than serving the user or some unified corporate team goal. Very unwelcoming to new people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet everyone on board with the corporate goals! Communicate more openly. Make sure that when you use the word "transparency" you are walking the walk, not just talking the talk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consistently inconsistent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-I worked with a lot of fantastic and talented people
    -Good product that delights customers
    -Top notch support

    Cons-Very high turnover
    -Constantly changing gears so it's hard to carry any momentum
    -Employees were paranoid about privacy
    -Poor company culture
    -Top down Management style is very disruptive

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the company culture and the individuals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mediocre Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the people are definitely awesome, and the office location is convenient.

    ConsUpper management doesn't care much about the rest of the employee base. We're all replaceable and not really worth getting to know or listening to. It's a fine place to work in the grand scheme of the world, but considering how many seriously amazing other companies there are in SF, why would you bother?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment; the company does a lot to ensure its employees are happy (lots of after hours events, etc).

    ConsNot much. Same as any mid-size company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An learning experience well learned

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsConstant Personal Learning
    Supporting the Latest Ruby Technologies
    Using Amazon Web Services and supporting EC2
    Dynamic culture due to the large global employment

    ConsLack of direction
    Tribal Knowledge was the primary form of knowledge
    Not enough teamwork
    General dissatisfaction between coworkers
    Not enough communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with your employee's and give them the ability to see what's going on, on a day to day basis. Hire more people to help share information and bridge the communication barrier between upper management and the rest of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cool place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsEngine Yard is a great place to work. Very passionate employees. Excellent product. Focus on quality. Very innovative. Interesting group of people.

    ConsLike any venture-backed company, it's a lifestyle commitment to work at Engine Yard. It will be a time commitment and the work of each person matters. Slackers need not apply.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best group of people I have ever worked with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsExtremely intelligent and dedicated people work here developing cutting edge technology and providing superior customer service. There are not many places you find such talent.

    ConsLong hours but it's getting better. Working with cutting edge technology can be good and bad depending on your goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the principles the company was built upon. Continue to hire managers based on those principles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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