Irdeto Reviews

Updated August 20, 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. Untrustworthy Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who weren't in management were great to work with. Lots of dedication and talent.

    Cons

    Management is an untrustworthy group of friends from South Africa who all stick together.

    Advice to Management

    Drop dead.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Dumpster fire

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Great group of people

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    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.


  7. Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irdeto full-time

    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


  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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).


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Eye Opening

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. INTERESTING MIX OF TALENT

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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



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