Jasper Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    good company

    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Jasper

    Pros

    gd benefits gd work culture

    Cons

    nothing to mention in Cons

    Advice to Management

    good management


  2. Helpful (3)

    Stay Away... Poor Senior Management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible install base. Smartest move was to sell the platform to AT&T and other carriers. Hugh opportunity. Control Center platform is a strong underlying platform, but the user interface and the design is very circa 2003.

    Cons

    Poor management, including Jahangir. Jahangir reads a number of business books and get's distracted by shinny objects. The overall leadership is extremely poor. Macario is manipulative and lacks the intelligence to really think. He is a great copy cat. Sales is full of transactional hero's, but again lacks the ability to execute and really understand how to drive business. Other than taking orders from the "fax" machine - they really can't think out of the box to get anything completed. This is evident from the top down. The company is being quickly out maneuvered by startup companies and other IoT platforms and they have no idea. Consistently, beating their own chest about how they are driving IoT deployments, but in reality they don't even interface with the customers on their website. They have really no idea what it takes to deploy a connected solution outside of SIM management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring "big hitters" from companies like Oracle. Start focusing in on people that can make a difference - people that are aggressive, hungry and honest. There are so many "chefs" in the kitchen that it is impossible to get anything done. Smaller teams that are held accountable vs just doing what Jahangir says to do.


  3. Helpful (4)

    a great place for the entrepreneurially-minded but difficult to thrive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Business in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - lots of autonomy and room to demonstrate competency/expertise - fast pace and exposure to cross-departmental activities - highly collaborative (if you want) - family-like atmosphere - passionate and hard working CEO

    Cons

    - high turnover, low level talent - shoestring budgets - last minute planning, poor execution - zero redundancy - overly passionate/zealous CEO

    Advice to Management

    'doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.' embrace change. think more outside the box. invest in people as much as you do in product. create a culture where people *want* to be there.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Good, promising industry (IOT), mediocre product quality

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Jasper full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -The company tries to hire best candidates, so the overall level of capabilities are pretty high -People try to be nice to each other -Very rapidly growing industry, has pretty high potential -Wide customer base

    Cons

    -Code quality is low, documentation is far from sufficient, not much effort in improve quality -Engineering has high dependency on mood swings of its leader(s) -Preference is given to person-to-person interactions vs proper design and implemenation -Don't expect much flexibility from eng. mgmt - they insist on their way of doing things, however wrong it may be -They value customer service type of work vs product work, so it is NOT a product company

    Advice to Management

    Accept objective criticism and provide better industry training to personnel, be more adept to better practices and rewrite troublesome pieces of code that keep dragging everyone down with maintenance.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Disrespectful & Unhealthy Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    There are selece employees that are enjoyable to work with. Monthly Gym Stipend

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership Expect to work terribly long hours all the time with nothing in return The worst "professional" environment and useless HR department Always a fire drill due to lack of leadership in particular departments Would not advise working here

    Advice to Management

    To take a closer look at the leadership team and how they treat those below them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    One of the most exciting start-up environments I have experienced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not for the faint of heart! This is an exciting, fast-paced environment that comes with demands. But if you like exciting job content and leading edge technology....this is the place to be!

    Cons

    You have to be committed to work at a start-up. The infrastructure and processes have not yet had time to mature. Every position is a "hands-on" role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking about your employees......their well being, incentives and competitive edge.



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