Layered Technologies

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Layered Technologies Reviews

Updated December 31, 2014
Updated December 31, 2014
33 Reviews
3.1
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Poised for Growth. Challenging and Fun.

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

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

    Pros

    A great management team that truly has a vested interest in individual successes in addition to overall company growth. Growth is vital and Layered Tech continues expand at a rapid pace while still providing a more than acceptable work/life balance to its employees. Although the work can be challenging at times, hard work and dedication is not overlooked. Opportunity for advancement is never lacking and the office culture is easy going and fun. There is never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Nothing glaring to report here. Timelines for getting new hardware ordered that's needed for client expansion projects can be inconsistent at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think we're headed in the right direction, especially with a recent strategic move and rapid growth in some highly focused areas. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flipped for resale to Datapipe

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Layered Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, excellent security protocols.

    Cons

    Not enough staff on the ground to deliver quality. No hard and fast rules for sales products, sometimes they sold things not developed yet. Hard to deliver what doesn't exist. C-level execs never established VP responsibilities; lots of management bickering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You sold it, but a clear strategy and a steady hand would have sold it more profitably much earlier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sold to Datapipe :(

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back, no micro-managing, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Sad I have to look for a new job but there wasn't room for growth/advancement. Haven't gotten a raise in 2 years, not even a cost of living raise, because they couldn't afford it. Employee benefits were terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It all seemed to go downhill once Todd Abrams lost control of the company due to the investors. The board decided on bringing in Jack Finlayson who changed the business model and made it seem like the company was doing fine. He finally gave up and Bruce Chatterley took over. Then it went to total crap. He sold Layered Tech to Datapipe and I'm pretty sure he did not made any profit (good!). He didn't even try to resurrect the company. He held it together with tape until he could rid himself of LT. It's a shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Had great potential before it fell apart.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed atmosphere, had some great times working here. In the beginning, there were lots of fun team building exercises and holiday activities. We had a big team that got along well and I have stayed here many years because I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Then there were a few rounds of mass layoffs and the atmosphere turned dark and bitter. Lots of promises and positive words that never panned out. Sadly in the end the company fell in on it self. We are now owned by Datapipe and will be let go in March. I do appreciate how Datapipe has worked with us so far leading up to the March exit date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Datapipe management, hope you take whats left of LT and do something good with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sold us.

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

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. They sold the company after they promised to invest in us and grow us over the next three years.

    Cons

    The cons are they sold the company and our positions are being eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage a company. Hopefully you never find management positions again but if you do; I hope you do not run another company into the ground and cost people their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience I've had with a company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Layered Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some talented people at LT.
    There isn't much micromangement.
    They let you do you work without bothering you much.

    Cons

    Work can seem very siloed.
    Collaboration between team members was scarce. Not a great place to learn.

    Trying to obtain information/documentation in order to do your job can be extremely difficult to say the least .
    Place was in need of a complete revamp top to bottom. I was discovering "new" broken things on a daily basis at times.
    Despite being a 24x7 environment, they run the place like a mom-and-pop shop.
    Some people go into the office, go home and may be expected to do a task or be called because the company can't figure out how to schedule people across a 24x5 work schedule--not to mention weekends.
    When I first started it was incredibly hard not to allow the chaos of work to bleed into my time or personal life. It didn't seem like there was any distinct separation between work vs. time off; it was just their time and if you had time off it's coincidental.

    Hopefully Datapipe can make something of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.
    It's not worth much saying this with DP taking over--- but take a look at your system and processes, because it isn't working. If you're not trying to manage or resolve them, resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company that doesn't care about its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Storage Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Layered Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot, but it was by working over 60 hours a week and usually a 24 hour day once a month.

    Cons

    not being able to go on vacation cause I wouldn't have cell phone service, no regards for you or your family. Horrible Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not to work your employees so much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I N T E G R I T Y - Gone!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior in Plano, TX

    I worked at Layered Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Take a look out on the floor and you will see amazing talent....
    With former CEO (JF), it was striving and aggressive in growth...

    Cons

    Take a look out on the floor and you will see amazing talent... Under Paid and slaughtered for their loyalty.
    CEO/COO = Sell Up and make some money with bully styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in the people. Seattle isn't the only place in the world... SpeakEasy was a success, but thats over now, be humbled to the challenges and HELP LT be more successful. And for goodness sake, stop the battle field promotions that make zero sense. People see right through them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Doing more, with less and less and less

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The people were excellent to work with little drama.

    Cons

    Management and HR seemed to be consumed with playing petty games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating your employees and treating them with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible culture of hire and fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Layered Technologies

    Pros

    Pay ok for upper level people

    Cons

    Fire higher paid people.
    Lots of turnover. If you aren't turned over, you aren't highly paid.
    Culture of intimidation.
    Pay bills with credit cards of the founder.
    Don't pay vendors on time, cause strained relationships between vendors and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the Cons listed above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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