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Good Technology Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
120 Reviews
3.0
120 Reviews
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Good Technology Chairman and CEO Christy Wyatt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company is a place where my qualifications can make a difference (in 4 reviews)

  • Smart people who care: One of the best things working here is that you will work with smart people who care about each other (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management COMPLETELY disconnected from employee base (in 5 reviews)

  • So top heavy with unqualified leaders (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunities and significant improvements

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

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Clear management structure
    Freedom to work on projects outside normal duties
    Career growth opportunities
    Relatively new CEO with a vision on the future of mobile tech

    Cons

    If your not used to a fast paced environment you can quickly get lost in the all the changes in the mobile world. Between different OS versions, changes to customer requirements ect.

    Don't much recognition for things in most departments. Things that benefit the company as a whole tend to be discussed without any attribution to the person or persons that generated the content/tool/feature ect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost company moral by empowering departments to recognize the contributions of there team members. Without recognizing team members from time to time it's easy for employees to become distracted from thee day to day duties if the feel they are not noticed by teammates or partner departments within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has good products that are the need of enterprise where high degree of data security is required

    Cons

    Company does not seem to have the right employee distribution to get ahead and be profitable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Principal Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Free Snacks
    - 401K Match
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Too many managers, Directors, VP for the given size of the company
    - Frequent layoffs (every 6 months). You will never able to get job security and focus on your work. There is no criteria for layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on how to reduce cost without laying off.
    Reduce Manager, Directors, Marketing and VP instead of engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    "Unsure of the direction of the company"

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

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stock Options.
    401k Matching.
    Great Health Benefits - Medical + Dental + Life Insurance.
    Free Snacks.

    Cons

    Too many white hats.
    UX Team is outdated.
    Too focused on Process instead of Product.
    Not a place for a career just a stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting time with all the acquisitions and focus on the core team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Great Place To Work

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

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture at Good is very comfortable. There's a lot of camaraderie when it comes to meeting goals and ensuring the success and health of the company. Management provides nice perks like a well stocked kitchen and fun company events.

    Cons

    The HR department has lost touch with the concept of 'team' and being customer focused. The HR department does not solicit input from end-users prior to launching new policies and procedures. Nor do they respond in a considerate or timely manner to suggestions from employees. An example would be considering an option to directly deposit bonus payments into one's 401k plan. It took months to hear a response and then the response was snarky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR department is not where a company can afford to have unfriendly, and insecure employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Good Technology

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Very helpful.

    Cons

    many projects are offsite outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Good place to work.

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

    I worked at Good Technology

    Pros

    People and the team. Learned a lot from them.

    Cons

    Not a very stable working environment (from last few months).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company with Great Products

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

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product works extremely well. Well positioned to address EMM needs in the enterprise space

    Cons

    Organizational changes are ever present, resulting in concern about the companies future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Someone to buy the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great leaders in Engineering

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

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good first and second tier management personnels in Engineering, very focused on product delivery and quality. Work is interesting and security in mobile is an exciting area to be in. People work hard to achieve goals and generally have fun. Overall pretty happy with the team and the work.

    Cons

    PM org is lacking leadership, direction, and focus.
    Too many VPs and too many cooks in the kitchen. At times it's hard to tell who are the decision makers and time and effort are wasted unnecessarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let teams run autonomously and dictate their own direction to drive success. Trust the leaders you have installed in each team to do the best for the team and the product. Make people in all organizations accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 12 people found this helpful  

    You'll get whiplash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are good people at Good and you can learn a lot from your teammates.
    Good health benefits.
    HR tries to build a fun-loving, team-spirited culture.

    Cons

    Some managers are terrific but they are stymied by trying to please the upper management who, with few exceptions, are busy jumping through hoops in order to prove they deserve to keep their jobs.
    Constant layoffs justified as honing strategy, but when layoffs happen after every quarter close, clearly the company is lacking a clear direction and/or the patience to stick with the current growth strategy.
    You will be expected to work nearly 24/7 the last month of every quarter if you are in the sales team. You won't get time off, days off, or holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying people off. The fear of being cut is undercutting employee productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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