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    Casual Environment, but Low Salary

    Implementation Manager (Former Employee) Torrance, CA

    ProsThe environment is casual and flexible. There isn't a lot of politics that get in the way of work.

    ConsWe were able to work remotely, but often had to work way beyond an 8 hour work day for no overtime pay on a very low base salary. Bonuses were negligible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics got in the way of working for this company.

    IT Professional (Former Employee) Torrance, CA

    ProsCasual dress
    Remote work options
    Growing company (was a startup, but got acquired by Symantec in Jan 2012)
    Standard professional benefits (health, dental, 401k) nothing special

    ConsThe work for this company was pretty routine, but the interpersonal politics became very cutthroat, even before the acquisition in January 2012. There was rampant discrimination and favoritism. If you were not favored then you would be passed over for advancement.

    Training was non-existent and in most cases the people that knew information would not share it because they thought that it meant job security. The people that had motivation to improve had that eroded away from them because management never accepted feedback and kept the same broken ways of doing things.j

    They had no real clue on how to handle scale or change, and with almost every software rollout there would be additional outages because they broke something instead of improving it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A growing experience to say the least.

    (Former Employee) Torrance, CA

    ProsStaff and co-workers.
    Teamwork.
    Casual culture and attire.

    ConsChange in culture from casual IT to hyper-political, secretive corporate bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company used to be something special, real growth potential, innovation camaraderie and fun. It was a rare Southern California tech startup that became the template for the current “Silicon Beach” trend. After an influx of corporate mind-think the environment was completely changed. Some managers were fantastic to their employees and inspired them to be the best they could and grow into their careers. Others were more of the self-serving sort with personal interests superseding the overall good of the company. Workers became more cut-throat against each other once they drank the corporate kool-aid. Me-first thinking effectively killed the teamwork of prior days.

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Torrance, CA

    Prosopportunity to move up.
    place for a go getter

    Conswork life balance can be tough

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    Worst place to work

    Email Support (Former Employee) Torrance, CA

    ProsDecent pay, snacks on Mondays, own desk (very small), dual screen computers finally (even though only one worked, quit before they got it functioning)

    ConsClueless manager who does not take time to recognize employees for hard work, along with mistakes in giving break time and lunch times. Also, promotions dependent on how well you suck up to management, even if you are not qualified. Overworked, too many clients and too few

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who deserve it, not people who are obviously brown nosers and have no idea how to do the job. Also, treat all employees fairly, not just the ones who make the most money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For a 13 year old company, it was still run like a garage shop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsShort commute
    A lot of very competent and hard working people
    Friendly atmosphere where people responded to requests quickly
    Free coffee and food
    Great support staff
    Fun parties
    Interesting technological developments

    ConsThe managers expect employees to be available 24/7
    No efficient or logical work processes
    No knowledge sharing
    No training for new employees (and current employees tended to be stovepiped)
    No continuing education (who would have time for that anyway?)
    Inexperienced or incompetent management that only views employees as "resources" and not human beings.
    Lots of attrition.

    Advice to Senior Managementif you don't give people a work/life balance, they will leave.
    Invest in your employees' training and give them a reason to have a stake in the business versus working hard out of fear

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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