Good Technology Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
95 Reviews
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Good Technology Chairman and CEO Christy Wyatt
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52 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • It is the worst company I have ever worked for with the most despicable leadership team in the IT industry (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management attempting to change the culture by changing out people (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2. 8 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
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  5. 4 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 (less than an 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
  6. 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 (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
  7. 2 people 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 (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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential. Sluggish to execute. Not Agile.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the folks are really insightful and great to work with. Truly a pleasure.
    The products address a solid market segment. Good has a good technical solution.

    Cons

    Many are parked, in a waiting game for an IPO event. They can be unenthusiastic and lethargic. The apps are dated and often do not follow the platform conventions very well.
    Agile gets plenty of lip service, but it is basically a command and control environment. Some ceremonies are used but self-organizing, it is not! Too bad. That inhibits creativity and innovation. It is not an enlightened working environment. If you want an Agile environment, look elsewhere. It is only superficial here.
    The legacy code is an albatross that should result in major refactoring.
    Walk lightly and conform. Dissenting voices are nuked. Tall pegs are hammered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is an environment of fear. Failure and experimentation should be embraced. That's how fundamental learning and innovation is accomplished. Dissenting voices are a source of value and insight. Stop shooting them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    GOOD should be followed by the word GRIEF!! (as quoted by Charley Brown)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    GOOD was a fairly interesting company, with a reasonable product offering.

    Cons

    VERY inexperienced CEO (Christy). Talk about ivory tower. Senior Management COMPLETELY disconnected from employee base. Stupid and costly acquisitions, overburdened by MANAGEMENT that doesn't do a thing but regurgitate sound bites of the people who actually work.
    Christy, quit parading your baby around the Senior Staff offices (including your nannies) and FOCUS on what the company is STRUGGLING to provide......a reason it exists at all.
    GOOD=rookies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VERY inexperienced CEO (Christy). Talk about ivory tower. Senior Management COMPLETELY disconnected from employee base. Stupid and costly acquisitions, overburdened by MANAGEMENT that doesn't do a thing but regurgitate sound bites of the people who actually work.
    Christy, quit parading your baby around the Senior Staff offices (including your nannies) and FOCUS on what the company is STRUGGLING to provide......a reason it exists at all.
    GOOD=rookies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good but not Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great salary and good benefits.
    Good team to work with. Most people seem competent, not a lot of "fat", very lean on resources, at least in my area.

    Cons

    Sales driven organization, so very feature driven with little emphasis placed on quality.
    No ability to grow. Everyone mostly brought from without to do whatever they are hired for.
    Constant, fire-fighting mode. Very exhausting. Work harder, not smarter, is encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to a technical or lower level voice every once in a while instead of being strictly bottom line driven. At the end of the day, you have to make money but if you can't maintain or support your products because of constant delivery pressure and shortcuts taken you will ultimately fail in the end after your customers are fed up with the poor quality.
    Consider a time horizon longer than a few months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happy but anxious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Technology offers great comp plans. The office is inviting and caters to people being social with one another. The work life balance is awesome and the facilities team helps keep us all engaged with one another.

    Cons

    The door revolves fast. Recent M&A has people coming and going. This results is high anxiety because the people that know the products and services best are tenured and have the ability to go elsewhere and get compensated for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move quickly to consolidate our products and services. The company has invented so many technologies that they're forced to either stand their ground against competitors or pivot. The result has engineering and sales scrambling to keep pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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