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FrontRange Solutions Reviews in Pleasanton, CA

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent management & great work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at FrontRange Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New CEO and other c-level executives in 2012 have brought innovative ideas and superior management skills.

    As far as HR goes, FrontRange offers a very competitive benefits package with great perks. All employees are friendly and dedicated to their job and the success of the organization.

    Cons

    Not too many cons to choose from. it is really a great place to work with very friendly and approachable executive staff. Availability may be lacking as they are in meetings all the time but is expected at that level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company and employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The team approach was well ingrained, decent benefits, room to grow and some great people to work with. Rewards for self-starters and initiative, Some savvy Execs and Managers'

    Cons

    After the money, more focus needed on the customers in deed, not just word after the sale , which equals more money. A lot of management switches and lack of formal policies, procedures leading to fluctuating and reactionary changes and shifting directives was at times counterproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalize, learn and depend on your employees, Make meetings count and be more open to bad newd as well as good news. Reality is a business advantageb Stay closer to the pulse of customers directly and via employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Run as fast as you can

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, some nice people

    Cons

    Management, Confusion, Bad practices, Change in direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of promise, but not realized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good place to learn skills, some decent managers, but not a lot of solid organization. Technology was solid, but is becoming obsolete. If the company gets its technical act together, it can remain a serious player in the service delivery management space. Its CRM product is solid.

    Cons

    Little or no leadership. Chaotic and stressful atmosphere that lacks direction. No positive feedback. Too much screaming . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start fresh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesales in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Telesales in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    Nice people, culture, and environment

    Cons

    Payrate is below going market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great stepping stone to get into the software industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    Non micro management environment, casual dress, nice culture

    Cons

    Pay is way below the salaries in Silicon Valley and San Francisco high tech companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and keep up with industry trends in order to compete

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really good skill-building, interesting work, and quality of life

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    Products are very complex and interesting, lots of chances to work on threading, memory issues, performance tuning, scalability, and newest technologies. Apps are metadata driven, also rare to get to work on these. Pay is good, managers are (most of them) good to work for, and most teams seem to have very good work-life balance. Company is doing well and has a chance to really explode.

    Cons

    Pleasanton can feel a long way from the Bay Area. There are a few senior people here who aren't easy to get along with, but most of those kinds of people have been weeded out over the last few years. 3 weeks of unpaid shutdown give you lots of family time, but they come at the expense of getting paid (or you just use your PTO for the shutdowns, which most people here do.) It can still feel a little more "corporate" here than in Silicon Valley (but you're not working 70 hour weeks either).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the developer culture: use bullpens, Scrum, allow developers to do independent research. Make this just like a Silicon Valley feel, but without the crazy long hours, and you'll have a winning formula for attract/retain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work but bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    The knowledge and work experience you gain is good. The people you work with are good. The tools and products used make use of latest technologies so you gain good knowledge.

    Cons

    the management does not know where to focus and priorities keep in changing on weekly basis. This leaves the end result at too thin resources in each area and projects deadlines slipping most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please create a focused set of road map and have all team members share that. If there is major change in direction then that must be discussed. Avoid frequent changes in personal and priorities.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    No recognition and no career growth. Most of the managers are individual contributors.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    1. Work here if you are close to the location
    2. Want experience in latest SaaS technology

    Cons

    1. No career growth, most of them are working in the same position for many years.
    2. No recognition of hard work
    3. No proper communication between employees and senior management. Most of the time the engineers are in the dark regarding any development and release plans.
    4. There is no process in place. Most of the time the products are released even while the development is working on fixing the defects. The team would be working on the product and the next morning they know it has been released as gold. The development managers are always in pressure and they pass on that to the team.
    5. The performance appraisals are a big joke here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between management and team members and recognize the hard working and real contributors. Help the employees grow in their jobs which will help grow the company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Average overall, don't expect too much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at FrontRange Solutions

    Pros

    New technologies being used, financially stable.

    Cons

    Lacking communication between middle and senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must improve communication between members of senior and middle management.

    Approves of CEO

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