Jaspersoft Reviews

Updated April 29, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great, positive, collaborative culture... but some groups could be more motivated and less prone to stagnation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration
    Stability
    Work-life Balance
    Interesting Product and Market
    Technical competence of Engineering
    Professionalism
    Maturity, Lack of politics

    Cons

    Insufficient focus on existing customers and renewals
    Maintenance and stability often take a back seat to new features meant to expand the market
    "Analysis Paralysis" - even when conclusions are clear, need for more data can be used an excuse to delay changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on product maintenance
    Better training and documentation on elaborate new features
    More institutional focus on existing customers - regular check-ins by Account Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Jaspersoft Response

    Nov 1, 2013Human Resources

    Great that this review emphasizes some of Jaspersoft's many strengths, including a very interesting market opportunity and a mature, professional environment that is free from politics. Mission ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good products, no ability to prioritize

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The rank-and-file employees are great, and they make it a fun environment. San Francisco location is nice. Lack of ego among people below management level. Relatively short working hours makes for good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management have huge offices, everyone else have tiny desks - easy to see who is important. Management says all the time that they are transparent, but major decisions happen with no notice. Everything is top priority so that releases can be a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either be transparent or stop claiming that you are. Product planning is important; make decisions in advance of release time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong, competent leadership, transparent culture, open to input and varying opinions

    Cons

    Very democratic environment, sometimes leads to difficulty in decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people here are just awesome. Management is really solid and the direction of the company is very exciting.

    Cons

    I don't know that I can think of any con's - everyone works really hard, the office is really nice, too (we moved a year ago to a great location).

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

    Director Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jaspersoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work, life balance, great products ad vision

    Cons

    not to many A players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to pay for great talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company for technical talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jaspersoft

    Pros

    I found Jaspersoft to be an exciting, challenging place to work. Management listened to individual contributors, and gave them the opportunity to make a real difference to the company. Risk taking was accepted, and even encouraged. It was fun being in the open source business, and being at a company that was innovative in both its product and its business model.

    Cons

    I wasn't crazy about the work space. Its an old San Francisco building with a weird floor plan.
    Some of the early techies have left, leaving a knowledge void.
    Company wasn't profitable when I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the teams overseas are tightly integrated with the rest of the company.
    Focus on turning a profit - avoid distractions and peripheral opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I've been in software 20+ years. Jaspersoft is the best company I've ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft

    Pros

    The people and the product. We have intelligent, hard working, level headed executive leadership, departmental management, and colleagues. Our product strategy and management departments are much more sophisticated than a few years ago, and the result is some really exciting product. And finally, respect - mutual respect across departments and geographies and up and down the hierarchy are built into the Jaspersoft corporate culture. If you're smart, respectful, and work hard it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    We run pretty lean - it would be nice to have more operating budget. Like most software companies, we work hard and sometimes very long hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's great to be on Jaspersoft team

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft

    Pros

    Great people
    Great work environment
    Lot's of opportunities to grow
    Easy going

    Cons

    Smaller company, less formal procedures

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great work environment at jaspersoft

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft

    Pros

    - nice work environment
    - good developer to qa relationship

    Cons

    - less salary
    - need more people for planning

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everything is Priority #1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jaspersoft

    Pros

    good software
    good rank and file employees
    location

    Cons

    Executive management can't prioritize. Everything is a fire drill. There's no time to plan before implementing. They say they value quality, but they push you to do some much work that quality suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To do some things well, you can't do everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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