Good Technology Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
89 Reviews

2.9
89 Reviews
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Good Technology Chairman and CEO Christy Wyatt
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47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to grow, niche product for key verticals (in 3 reviews)

  • This company is a place where my qualifications can make a difference (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Too top heavy everyone is a VP of something (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Management COMPLETELY disconnected from employee base (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Tech has Fab Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Technology has some of the best and brightest engineers working hard delivering mobility solutions. The engineers are top notch and it is a great pleasure working with them. The team is on fire, working on innovative and industry leading solutions.

    Good has an excellent leadership team, led by Christy Wyatt. Christy sets great vision, gets in to the details, and has hired great talent turning Good into the industry leader in enterprise mobility.

    Cons

    Mobile is fast paced. No it is blazing fast. More than anything you can imagine - with this, we all need to be used to the pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the engineers happy. Spoil 'em. Reward them. And keep charging forward as the leader in mobility!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great product that works well and strong vision for future releases but go-to-market strategy keeps changing

    Cons

    Complex message that confuses market and numerous re-orgs distract and delay ability for execution. Decision-making is inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expand customer focus and keep it simple

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Good Technology

    Pros

    Great product and vision. Nice salaries. Some very talented folks in engineering, account management and channel, but none of them are appreciated for their knowledge or experience

    Cons

    Toxic environment. So top heavy with unqualified leaders. Upper management makes knee-jerk decisions in a vacuum and pays absolutely no attention or consideration to the actual experts in the positions below them. As a current employee, it's so sad to see how poorly this company is run. Sales strategy is broken at best. Let the sales team do their job and just leave them alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good needs to just stop, sit back and actually listen to their employees. Oh, and they need to massively clean house at the VP level. When will companies learn that the #1 way to see your sales numbers fall is demotivate your sales team? Good is really good at demotivating everyone. This needs to be fixed, and it stats with getting rid of all sales management.

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

    A company that could be great but is no where near it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time

    Pros

    - free snacks and drinks in some offices
    - a large of number of great people

    Cons

    - they keep laying people off (another round this week)
    - for June 2014, they are retrospectively adjusting commission for their top 10 salespeople, cutting their payment in half or more
    - they mess with commission plans frequently for a lot of sales people, adjusting targets that are already high - and making them higher
    - it's obvious they don't want to pay their salespeople for generating sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - be transparent and treat staff like adults
    - share the pain in stead of inflicting it over and over again on employees (layoffs and payment reductions)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work day by day however there's problems at the top with direction of the company.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The free food doesn't hurt. The place empties out at 530 pm. The compensation packages are ok however quotas are ridiculous making it very difficult to make decent money,

    Cons

    Disconnects from group to group make it difficult to determine if the company is in synch. I didn't see many promotions either so I question upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should invest more in their teams rather then just rolling up numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Really solid work ethic. People work later than most companies and really take a passion for fixing every last minute detail of the product before a customer gets a deliverable

    Cons

    No place to grow without working 5+ years on the same stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    0

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    To work with a team of Order Administrator's to process all incoming purchase orders

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary, good people, free drinks, etc. Free lunch. Stock options

    Cons

    start up company, you where many hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of communication between deparments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Good Technology as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility with working from home, nice facilities, most of the people were nice to work with.

    Cons

    Poor treatment of anyone lower than Vice President status, no awareness of who really does all the hard work with no appreciation for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look into who is doing what for the company as your contractors and staff lower than the VPs are really what makes that company run…

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Future is bright ---> layoffs/adjustments, etc.

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    CEO claims; Future is bright. In reality: layoffs/adjustments, etc.layoffs/adjustments, etc. So, where and what is the truth? If Good is such an unique opportunity, why do you let people go?

    Cons

    Conflicting messages from the leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Technology is dead in the water. There is no future for this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Account Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Good Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lost its product and market leadership steadily over the last 4 years and has been out-flanked, out-tanked and out-ranked by all its competitors.

    Cons

    Poor pay, massive quotas, insidious culture, insurmountable arrogance and a terrible grip on the realities of the market. What company, when it realizes it is fighting for its life, hires a new CEO ... who has 'never' been a CEO before? Lunacy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the ivory tower and meet with customers. Develop a roadmap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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