Irdeto Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Good working conditions with a focus on maintaining a work / life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Really nice colleagues and great work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is ageing and needs new blood freshening up (in 7 reviews)

  • Time Zones can be a challenge and the company is at a cross roads so change can be a little too fast and furious (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good benefits, decent salary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Irdeto

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere; competent, friendly and helpful coworkers below upper management; company seems to promote good work-life balance; good benefits, working conditions

    Cons

    Upper management seems be out of touch with what's going on in the trenches and seems to lack direction; reorganizations are too frequent; management often seems not to appreciate the work of the rank-and-file workers sufficiently; advancement may require relocation

    Advice to Management

    Be less reactionary; find a good plan and stick with it for more than one or two years; have annual objectives build on those that were successful in the past


  2. Helpful (1)

    Dumpster fire

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

    I worked at Irdeto full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck.
    Good coworkers
    Searching for 20 words required by glassdoor is hard to do when thinking about pros for this company.

    Cons

    This place is a rolling disaster. Management is riddled with people who each have their own agenda. From Graham Kill down its monkey tree management - from the top down its all smiles, from the bottom up, its all... Well, you get the picture.

    This company is like a lint brush that collects bad technology decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything you're doing. And good luck with that.


  3. Poor Management

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

    I worked at Irdeto full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company did a great job at taking care of benefits (fully paid for my company; employee only paid for dependents) and was flexible with scheduling for the most part.

    Cons

    The company struggles with acquisitions and tends to "clean house" shortly after it is completed. They preach that they want to "merge" the companies together but really what it appears is that they bleed the old employees of all they have (all the while demanding a million more things) until the employees leave or they are let go.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to be aware of what information you are delivering to employees and HOW it is being delivered.


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  5. Great group of people

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

    I worked at Irdeto

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A diverse group of people to work with.
    Interesting technology to work with.

    Cons

    Company wasnt doing that well.
    Lots of attrition.


  6. Good and Bad

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

    I worked at Irdeto full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great
    Smart people
    Dedicated to health and wellness of employees
    Green offices
    Collegial
    Dedicated to professional development

    Cons

    Ginormous global company with its hands in too many pots
    strategy seems too diverse, at times. Afraid to go deep with products, always seems to go broad


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great co-workers and work environment but upper management cuts costs willy-nilly without much forethought

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irdeto full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Could be paid more, but benefits make up for it.

    Cons

    There is no apparent room for growth from a starting position

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentive for performance...and why would you lay off the entire Data Control/QA team? Oh right, to outsource it. Welp good luck getting your new service up to speed in time for the new fiscal year (this is the longest beta ever).


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good people, but lack of direction from international management team left a lot of people wondering if they would have

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Irdeto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good insurance and benefits, nice environment, interesting content to work on, nice location, good co-workers, exposure to international cultures.

    Cons

    Sometimes high pressure, late/early meeting times due to worldwide offices, no training, uncertain future, constant re-orgs, inter office politics.

    Advice to Management

    More training, more clear direction and commitment to staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    Eye Opening

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

    I worked at Irdeto full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and open work space

    Cons

    SLT is not open to ideas that they don't develop. The US is truly disconnected from the rest of the company. They over work their employees and unless you are supporting or on the SLT team you will be treated unfairly and disregarded. They have different standards set from the other offices.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to take a closer look at he SLT team in the US and listen to the employees other than SLT.


  10. INTERESTING MIX OF TALENT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Irdeto full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International team is very talented at mid management levels, very dedicated and some brightest in the field

    Cons

    US Sr Mngt is a typical good 'ol boys club where relationship is better than actual work results and talent


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Leadership is Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Irdeto full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great benefits
    * Good pay
    * Easy working atmosphere

    Cons

    Senior leadership is absolutely terrible, and have no idea what they are doing.

    They had a lay off and let 1 engineer go in our department. In the next month 3 people quit because of the layoff, and so they had to re-hire the original engineer. 3 more quit because they decided to remove our bonuses and stop trying to hire employees. A few week later the leadership team decided to move all the remaining jobs to Europe, despite the fact that we have been working extra hard to cover for the losses.

    2 days after the second layoffs all the jobs were posted in Europe an addition to the ones we have been asking for the entire time.



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