Freeslate
2.7 of 5 12 reviews
www.freeslate.com Sunnyvale, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Freeslate Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated May 24, 2014

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John S. Senaldi

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good products, too many changes of strategy

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGreat technical team, collaborative atmosphere up to the director level. Flexible working hours to balance work with family commitments

    ConsInsular Senior Mgmt that did not respect directors, numerous reversals of strategy, competition among business units that was characteristic of a much larger company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company is going down

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosinteresting technology, some real talented employees.

    ConsNarrow minded executives, ever changing strategy, high turn over ratio even at the top level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep integrity at top level if you ask employees to follow the same requirement.

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

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    I was a contractor perm employee with a 90% positive experience.

    Technical Writer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsTechnically knowledgeable & cooperative engineers & lab techs. My project mgr. madre it so much easier for me to do my job.

    ConsInept HR personnel, I'm certain they never even read the contract they signed with my placement agency. Mgmt. is very top-heavy for a company this small (8 directors & only 100 workers total?), they are often clueless about a business plan or growth so their future looks bleak. As a temp to perm contractor the majority of my problems were with my agency, not
    with Freeslate, but hier recent reverses prohibited bringing me on permanently & I understand there have been layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe niche market enjoyed in the past is closing up fast. Get rid of about half the directors soaking up most of the profits.

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

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    Overall very disappointing - has never lived up to the promises of initial interviews

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood technology, and some sharp minds at this company. People in the field (traveling and interacting with customers) and the people in-house (support and service) are genuinely interested in delivering a successfu solution.

    ConsThis is less so for mgmt, who sacrifice good relationships internally and externally for short-term personal gain. Viable market is limited and shrinking. Inflexible vision and myopic strategy are insurmountable obstacles to prod mgmt, sales, and service

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop patting each other on the back. This mgmt team is riddled with inexperience, so accept feedback and learn from employees and customer base. Micromanagement and forced customers acquiescence are not solutions.

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

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    It's a job

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsInteresting projects, good people, friendly environment

    ConsA lot of work, but really not much to say as a negative

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Looks like the company is going down. Time to run.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice co-workers. Good location. Good idea behind it.

    ConsCutting budget. Not taking care of their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet go of your new admin J.

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

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    Great Technology..Management confused

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLove working with some of the coolest technology in lab automation and experimentation
    People
    Good Perks like free breakfast, Happy Hours, etc.
    Management Communication

    ConsSenior management seems very confused
    Not much innovation like in the past
    Lack of growth prospects and repetitive projects due to which that have lost some good people

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure if any advice would be taken by them seriously

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

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