Jaspersoft Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Great company - If you want to coast.

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

    I worked at Jaspersoft full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It is not a particularity fun, or exciting .. but the pay well, they have investors with deep pockets which will never let the company die and I think they got acquired recently

    Cons

    I felt a bit like back to the future there. There was a early 2000's sort of disarray. Management was taking the company all over the place, Meetings were pointless with too many people, a blind follow after the managers and worst of all most of the development team is in Ukraine and since they are setting the tone, basically you are their off shore office - weird feeling.

  2. It was a pleasure working with fellow technologists.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jaspersoft full-time

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

    Pros

    Free coffee. Collegial atmosphere. Market rate salaries. Interesting international footprint. Bright, new office with underground parking. v5 represented a substantial improvement over previous releases.

    Cons

    Office location was away from the main transit corridors (most execs drove up from the peninsula). Their ETL tool was bloated and not very intuitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making incremental improvements in the technology. Instead of targeting "BI Builder" personas, use analytic tools to identify what companies are visiting your website to better attract and convert target accounts.

  3. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Open, growing great product

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, old office

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  5. Serious management problems.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    San Francisco location, and great coworkers. Lack of ego below management level. Relatively short working hours except right before releases. Compensation within average range.

    Cons

    PTO instead of vacation + sick time, and not a lot of it. No support for continuing education. Major decisions and changes of direction happen with little to no notice, making releases a mess. Middle management is a mixture of buddy-buddy and petty-tyrannical - sometimes in the same person. Senior management hide in their huge offices with the doors shut.

  6. Wonderful place to work

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7. Helpful (2)

    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

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

    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 Management

    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

    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

  8. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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).

  9. Helpful (1)

    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 (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    work, life balance, great products ad vision

    Cons

    not to many A players

    Advice to Management

    need to pay for great talent

  10. Helpful (1)

    Friendly environment but lacks leadership and strategic direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jaspersoft full-time

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

    Pros

    Seeded well via the open source community and ISV/OEM channels
    Covers a decent portion of the BI spectrum for a niche vendor
    Nice people to work with, strong focus on constant community contribution

    Cons

    Lacks leadership to take it to the next level
    Flawed sales distribution, not a scalable go to market strategy
    Lacking general sense of urgency, too much 'community' not enough 'commercial'

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company and get some top notch talent to take this company to the next level. Some important pieces are in place: seeding strategy, product is looking better.....but the company is lacking execution.

    Jaspersoft Response

    Nov 1, 2013Human Resources

    Hmmm . . . pretty sure this review is about 6 years old. Our current CEO and executive team was brought in to address most of the issues cited here. In the past 5 years, the concerns noted in this ... More

  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company for technical talent

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

    I worked at Jaspersoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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