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Updated Jun 1, 2014

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Michael Pellini

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    The worst company I ever worked for. Smart, arrogant and opinionated people live in a Jungle Warfare

    Technologist (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Pros- Smart people, but very selfish
    - Good place to learn top notch technologies
    - Helping cancer patients
    - Non-management employees are very nice
    - The company is in a nice area of Cambridge, close to public transportations and restaurants

    Cons- Unbelievable office politics
    - Hard working employees are not recognized
    - Managers are inexperienced and trouble
    - You need to play the game or k1ssasses in order to get promoted
    - Each department has its own world
    - Promotions are rare. If you're "liked" by someone, you may get promoted. Otherwise, you're probably going to get stuck in your current position. It is based on favoritism
    - Work/Life balance. There is none. I worked late and most of weekends for free.
    - Pay/Benefits are not great. 401K is a 0 match
    - Managers play favorites and very dishonest, they keep buying time from you to achieve their dirty goals.
    - Managers compete with their employees and your hard work will be theirs.
    - You can be fired easily because of politics and HR will do nothing about it. Common Reason: Performance

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better managers and improve on the career path out in the field.

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

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    Some of the snobbiest people in the world

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsCool space. Stocked kitchen. People are very book smart. The company is public, so eventually the board will turn over senior management and replace them with better people.

    ConsThis company only hires people with elitist attitudes. Just about everyone thinks they're better than everyone else. There's no teamwork or sense of community. The longer term employees only care about their titles and status.

    Most people only care about educational pedigree and their ego. All anyone ever talks about is what they did in college/graduate school.

    Longer-term employees are more committed to their job titles than fostering a collaborative work environment.

    This is a 60 hour per week environment. However, most of that time will be spent in meetings and navigating egos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire senior management with experience who can foster a better working environment.

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

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