Gemfire Reviews

3 Reviews
3.0
3 Reviews

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    Gemfire Corporation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Gemfire

    Pros

    Great social atmosphere. Lots of wonderful people and personalities.
    Has survived so far. Somehow seems to find the finance when it is needed.
    Nice PTO policies.

    Cons

    Always looking for financial backing.
    Lack of well communicated strategy and direction.
    Company structure is not clear and well understood.
    Needs beeter management structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direction and focus are needed, with clear company priorities set.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Organize or Die

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Gemfire

    Pros

    You get a reasonable amount of pay for not much work. Non-performers are treated equally as well as top performers. Great if you're a non-performer.

    Cons

    The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. There is no organization or reporting structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Three things: Structure. Structure. Structure. Gemfire must establish a chain of command and reporting structure in order to survive. Start with a plan, and manage the plan, with frequent reviews. The objectives given to managers are verbal and change every 2 weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gemfire as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, generally nice people to work with

    Cons

    Not exactly an ambitious attitude towards progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management were fairly close to everyday running of the operation. All seemed to be well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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