Jive Communications

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Jive Communications Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
28 Reviews
4.3
28 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orem, UT

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

    Pros

    Company is financially stable, so the paycheck will clear your bank account. Subsidized lunches.

    Cons

    CTO is an absolute nightmare to work for, with zero management skills to lead a team. He takes credit for others' contributions and is quick to blame others for his mistakes. The word is out that any good SW developer would never work in this environment and will not learn anything from management or leadership. Just ask them how many developers have been fired in the last year and the reasons why (scapegoating).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your CTO, and recognize that you need to replace yourselves before you lose everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Jive Communications Response

    Oct 29, 2014Corporate Recruiter

    I'm sad to hear you feel you've had such a negative experience as part of the Jive family. That said, as potential new additions to our family will read your review, I feel adding some commentary to ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jive is generally a great place but it feels like things are getting worse.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The vacations the company gives are nice and enjoyable and the lower level managers are very nice people.

    Cons

    People seem to get fired a lot in development. Since being there over 6 months 50% of the people who worked in development have quit or been fired. The company makes you write how many hours you have worked per day on a large whiteboard that everyone walks by. They describe developers as striving to be "awesome" but their definition of awesome is a 60 hour work week. They have an un spoken rule that you HAVE to work 50 hours a week minimum. People who have not have been fired. They have fired most of their "senior" development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Jive Communications Response

    Oct 8, 2014Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to comment on your concerns. I am happy to address the points mentioned. In the past 6 months 6 of our 61 developers have been let go; in the same time period ... More

  3.  

    Outstanding so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's exciting being part of a company that is growing so quickly. I get to work with bright, dedicated people, and my contribution is valued.

    Cons

    Sometimes things get crazy because of the rapid growth. Corporate communication needs to improved, and I would like to see more training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't leave your people in the dark, communicate more about where the company is going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some of the best and brightest people I've ever worked with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company culture. Fast paced. Bleeding edge of technology. Great coworkers!

    Theres always something to learn at Jive. With so many talented people its impossible not to better yourself every day.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes hard to keep up with the pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    general review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jive Communications

    Pros

    good place to start
    you will work in different team.

    Cons

    need to speedup so quickly.
    Noisy place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Employee experience at Jive Communications

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager - West "California" in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager - West "California" in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work. I must be drinking the Jive kool-aide because I have never been so sure that this was the best decision I could have made coming to work here. There company culture is very family oriented. What company has you traveling only 3 days a week.. Friday's are paperwork days so we can be with family. Feels good to be working for a company that knows me as a person and captures my true talents instead of just being a number with a quota. I look forward to a long term balanced life here at Jive.

    Cons

    If your not working here, your missing out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Very impressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great product, great service, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Jive has a wonderful product that is revolutionary in redefining Unified Communications. Employees and management are passionate about doing the right things.

    Cons

    Jive is faced with impressive growth but the internal processes and technologies are not ready for the growth. Need to invest in world-class tools to support both employees and customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place i've ever worked at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management team, awesome work environment, all around solid placed

    Cons

    Improvements could be made to inter office communications and ironing out processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sensational place to work with many opportunities to develop a good career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - IT Department in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Team environment that has many opportunities for growth. Extremely visionary leaders that have the company strategically positioned for high growth.

    Cons

    Need to expand the facility. Starting to get a little cramped with all of the growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on with the vision and forward thinking. It is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A collaborative, industry domination mentality....a very exciting place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Jive Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Jive is very technology and customer satisfaction driven.

    Cons

    We do not focus on local market share enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth is rapid, need to continue to ensure processes are in place to support the growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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