Marin Software

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Marin Software Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
49 Reviews
3.5
49 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very open environment to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Marin Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice. Typical start-up with very nice offices and nice people of course. They have really good experienced engineers and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Some times the pod system could be confusing, and it might put you in a multi-tasking position.

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

    software intern

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Marin Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work environment, friendly helpful people
    team friendly culture

    Cons

    very young workplace- most people under 30 & continually hiring new grad software engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose another company if you can.

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

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Downtown SF Location - Financial District.

    Cons

    Test organization is ruled by developers, in short testers are slaves here.
    There is separate events for all of engineering qa.
    All the processes in qa are dictated by Developers, there is no independent thinking.
    qa are treated as second rate citizen here.
    Less chance for professional skill development.
    They hire a lot of second rate or non-cs stanford and berkeley candidates.
    Hires incompetent managers who eventually becomes burden on individual contributors.
    Politics plays big role.

    Choose another company if you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect.
    Retain your star employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, some growing pains but on the right path

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

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great comradery
    -Great benefits
    -Great salaries
    -Employees love coming into work
    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Decently stocked kitchen
    -Incredible office views

    Cons

    -Some growing pains as workforce increases
    -Losing startup feel (good and bad)
    -Perks are decreasing as CFO tidy's ship
    -Communication between groups needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good Ole' Boys Club meets Sweat Shop

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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 Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks like free drinks. Good reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    So many cons it's hard to know where to start. Very male-heavy egomaniacal culture that is overly concerned with outward perception instead of facing and addressing real internal issues. No work-life balance and little flexibility for employees with family - basically a sweat shop. CEO is nice but passive-aggressive, and lacking in organization and leadership. The culture promotes "yes men" and has no tolerance for ideas or thinking outside the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance and start practicing forthrightness, leadership and humility. Embrace new ideas instead of what you think fits the mold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company and great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experienced, caring management
    Growth opportunities within departments and into other team
    Fair compensation
    Perks and great benefits
    Top notch talent in most departments

    Cons

    New finance head cracking down on perks
    More scrutiny than previously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marin Software

    Pros

    Salary, work life balance, exciting industry

    Cons

    opportunities for growth, flat structure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Bright People, Great Company

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

    I have been working at Marin Software

    Pros

    Bright, knowledgeable, personable team members
    Top benefits
    Competitive salary
    Great location
    Thoughtful management
    Clear company mission/direction - makes it easy to find motivation and sense of urgency
    Primarily promotions happen from within
    Work-life balance that makes sense - first, take care of your family, loved ones and friends, then come to work ready to work

    I know my review sounds pretty glowing, but I just want to counter some of the negative sentiment... all too often review sites only generate negative content because displeased people are more willing to take the time to write. I personally have been working at Marin for quite some time now, have found great career growth and have thoroughly enjoyed my time working here.

    Cons

    Sometimes I see inter-departmental politics creep up... gross. The us-against-them attitude can be very poisonous and needs to be squashed before it takes root. We're all on the same team with the same mission!
    I'm tempted to write criticisms of other departments, but that's just not healthy :P

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Proper execution is about having the best people, and we've assembled an excellent team here. As long as we all continue to put egos aside, give credit where credit is due, and keep up the unified Team Marin mentality, great things will come...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, Some shortcomings on my specific team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marin Software

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company culture and environment

    Cons

    My manager was not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more employee feedback opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, not much room for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marin Software

    Pros

    Our CEO is great and really cares about his employees and is very approachable.
    Well funded
    bright people
    relaxed overall environment
    great pay
    great work,life balance
    stocked kitchen
    nice office right in downtown S.F.
    Management is really cool overall ( but I hear not so much in different departments)
    Allot of growth
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Even though we have had tremendous growth, career advancement seems to be knill ( At least on the sales side)

    I hear other department heads aren't so great to work with and they work long hours. We don't have that problem on the sales side so it depends on the department you go in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain top talent by offering a better career path.

    Cut down on frivolous spending.

    Axe the lazy ones who abuse their freedom here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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