Joyent Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Excellent and Exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joyent full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place. Good people. Exciting bleeding edge technology. Can't say enough great things about working here.

    Cons

    Still somewhat small business feel, so processes, etc are still developing, but it is also what makes this company exciting to work for!

  2. Great company ruined by poor decision making

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great technology and innovation
    Amazing Sales team

    Cons

    Too many major strategy changes
    Misrepresentations about career opportunities
    No Salary/Performance Review process
    Many departures of beloved senior managers

    Advice to Management

    Build brand awareness, people don't know about the company
    Repair brand awareness, those that know the company are confused about the strategy
    Implement a Salary Review Process

  3. Management Changes and Strategic Direction Questionable

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

    I worked at Joyent

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology Plenty of passionate smart employees. Sadly many have moved on.

    Cons

    Questionable strategy changes with new CEO and Product management team. Too much trust in outside consultants rather than team of employees.

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  5. Growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joyent full-time

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

    Pros

    Smart people working hard to achieve goals

    Cons

    long hours, not great pay. directions seems muddy

    Advice to Management

    define the plan for us to follow

  6. Ready to test your limits and expand your horizons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Joyent full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    We have an unbelievable amount of talented people who are pushing the limits of what can be done. You will not hear no that is impossible from Sr management as many times, much to their delight and surprise seemingly impossible tasks have not only been solved, but crushed. We are obsessed with reducing latency at all levels and exposing even more ways to improve.

    Cons

    It's a startup with all of the normal growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep honing in and focus our energies on getting a manageable amount of projects to a specific milestone, rather then lots of projects moving very slowly.

  7. Helpful (1)

    The sexy world of cloud - fasten your seat belts

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    • 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 Joyent

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exceptional talent and ideas make Joyent a real contender in the cloud space. It's an exciting time for the company as they are launching into new product offerings with great success.

    Cons

    High stress environment but hey , it's s start up!

    Advice to Management

    Provide public recognition for work well done. Communicate more regularily with the company and mostly your staff on strategy and direction.

  8. Helpful (1)

    If you have the chops, you're in for helluva ride!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Extremely talented and passionate co-workers
    - Empowered to take risks and encouraged do what it takes to deliver great products
    - Interesting projects and challenges
    - Very flat corporate structure (within engineering), anyone can make an impact
    - Management is open / transparent
    - Laid back culture, fast-faced work environment
    - Competitive salary, benefits, perks, etc.

    If you are a rockstar engineer and want to make an difference, this is the place to be!

    Cons

    - We work hard... very hard
    - We play hard... very hard
    - Strict hiring standards

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