Jaspersoft Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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    Excellent company for technical talent

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    • Senior Management
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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

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Smaller company, less formal procedures

  8. great work environment at jaspersoft

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jaspersoft

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - nice work environment
    - good developer to qa relationship

    Cons

    - less salary
    - need more people for planning

  9. Helpful (1)

    Everything is Priority #1

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Great place to work if you are not in sales

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jaspersoft

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

    Pros

    Good group of people
    Interesting technology
    Great SF location
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Most of product development devoted to the open source products that generate no $
    Commercial product pricing strategy made absolutely no sense
    Marketing at all levels for the commercial products was a joke
    With one exception, sales management was disorderly, disinterested, and reactionary.
    No sense of urgency about ANYTHING, except when it was time to point fingers at the sales team
    Sales people treated like children. Expected to be at your desk at 8 am so you could watch the rest of the company trickle in beween 9 and 11 (management included)

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether you want to be a true commercial venture with a sustainable model or some open source also ran whose only strategy is to hope someone will acquire you.

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