Green Hills Software

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Green Hills Software Reviews

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  1.  

    Rewarding career, beautiful place to live.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Green Hills Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging projects with meaningful real world impact, personal ownership of products with substantial autonomy in how to implement and improve their features. Located in downtown Santa Barbara, which has perfect weather nearly year round and great amenities for a small city.

    Cons

    Expensive real estate. Could use larger engineering staff. Frequent side tasks can be a source of distractions from current project.

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

    Overall it's a interesting place to work, with lots of good things going for it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Green Hills Software

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Fully Stocked Kitchen
    Good Benefits
    Smart Staff
    Great downtown location and a stable company to work for in a small town.

    Cons

    Sometimes the department heads can be micro managers. The employees aren't always kept apprised of the success of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider ways to improve the advancement of employees whom have been with the company for a long time.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good place to work, if you like to hack all day without interpersonal interaction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Green Hills Software

    Pros

    Santa Barbara is a wonderful city to live and work in, and GHS lets you set your own hours (within reason) such that you can take advantage of the awesomeness of the city. Go to the beach to play volleyball or tan in the daytime, and come back and code all evening.

    Cons

    The developers consist mostly of antisocial and awkward individuals, more so than at other companies. They tend to be very nice and well-meaning people, but some people might not want to spend time with co-workers out of the office, though the city is small enough that its difficult not to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees more in the loop regarding the issues that they've been voicing.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Company Great People

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

    I have been working at Green Hills Software full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with a great location

    Cons

    Santa Barbara is and expensive city to live in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great First-Job out of School

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

    I have been working at Green Hills Software

    Pros

    There are some really amazing hackers here
    One of the few places to work on really low-level compiler OS code
    Your code is used for critical software, from missiles to pace-makers to nuclear reactors
    Amazing recruiting process

    Cons

    It's all proprietary software used mostly by the military and large companies. The technology you is a bit insular - this is not twitter.
    My first boss was absolutely incredible -- I enjoyed getting up and working for/with him. But then he left and was replaced with someone who was not quite as stellar. It makes a big difference motivation-wise.
    I got the feeling that the company was on a downhill slide as I was leaving. I'm sure it will remain stable and profitable but it seems like less of an exciting place to be than when I first joined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if Dan O'Dowd walked around a bit more and said hello to his engineers.

    Recommends
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