Flexera Software

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Flexera Software Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
34 Reviews
3.6
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Stable mid-sized company that stays on a prudent plan and invests in its employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software
    Current Employee - Software

    I have been working at Flexera Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most products have strong market share. The office atmosphere and teammates are very friendly. Stable corporate income gives a feeling of security. Performance reviews are fair, transparent, and well-managed. Managers trust and respect their reports, flexible schedules are possible, insane hours are not expected, and vacation is generous with enough seniority. Professionals do not abuse this flexibility, probably due to good "team spirit."

    Cons

    New projects are sometimes under-allocated resources. Engineering is a bit heavy on process over action and is definitely risk-averse. Employees are, on average, less than "very satisfied" with their opportunities for growth and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more, do less, do it better

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enterprise Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Itasca, IL

    I have been working at Flexera Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits - good work life balance, good people all aorund

    Cons

    Products are project based, not a need to have - nice to have products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change ROE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty sub-par for a late-stage startup

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flexera Software

    Pros

    Compensation was average. Good team work culture in the trenches.

    Cons

    Executive is extremely poor. Operations and HR especially. Don't bother to voice any concerns because 1) they're not confidential and 2) you'll get forced out of the company. Very back stabbing culture. Any suggestions or advice to move the company along is considered your ticket out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace aging senior management in Operations and HR with a younger crowd that has had success in execution and motivation. Shouldn't be hiring management to learn on the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High stress, long hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flexera Software

    Pros

    Decent compensation, good benefits, well-known products. Good investments in technology and sales.

    Cons

    Managers with equity shares make ruthless decisions for their personal benefit. Laid off 10% of employees so those remaining can get their bonuses; but then they're expected to pickup the slack, even though they're already over-burdened. Moved to "open office" concept so senior management can keep tabs on who's in the office. Company provides laptop and iPhone, but then expect you to be available even on vacation. Work from home policy not consistently applied. Middle managers are pawns of senior management, often employing negative motivational techniques and managing by fear and intimidation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust your employees; they're more dedicated than you think, but employee satisfaction is on the decline. Creating a more positive environment by treating employees with respect (positive motivation) will benefit all.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, but no place for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Flexera Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly culture, reasonable hours, clean environment.

    Cons

    Total lack of communication between groups. Sales dominates all other departments. No support for learning new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people. Let them know you value them by giving them good tools, good training, and positive feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    On a downward slide?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flexera Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Good products, positioned well.
    - Company tries to keep software modern, nothing outdated

    Cons

    - The company moved from superb, spacious and quiet offices to subpar, very crowded and a noisy environment. It has wrecked the positive, cooperative and productive work culture. It looks like it was done to save money.
    - Just laid-off about 10% of the staff, despite making plenty of profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are smarter than you think. The platitude laden speeches made after the layoffs fooled no one.
    The money-grabbing office move will cost the company in the long run as your attempts to attract top talent will cost you more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OK job with no real challenges

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flexera Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job was low stress, the office amenities were nice, the health benefits were pretty generous.

    Cons

    The growth potential was extremely low, I had 8 different managers over 3 years, and the innovation in the software products seemed mediocre.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    can be great is in the right team.

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales
    Former Employee - Director of Sales

    I worked at Flexera Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented and smart people that want growth and success.

    Cons

    Very political and if you are in a team that has a poor director, you will be left in the dark about anything important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the "little people" that do the day to day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great. Work hard, play less hard type of environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flexera Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with working from home when/if needed. Management approves of training, but training must be seeked out on your own. Depending on what department, the people are amazing. You enjoy coming to work everyday because of the people.

    Cons

    Room for growth is limited.
    Older, more traditional work atmosphere.
    Slower paced, not much drive for innovation.
    Pays less than average of its industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more creative thinking. Risk taking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work...tough numbers to hit

    Current Employee - Major Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Flexera Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good solid products that mos tin the market will accept. Some applications are not yet ready for the market

    Cons

    crazy heavy pressure to perform. Unrealistic golas that can not be obtained.

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