Model N
2.6 of 5 78 reviews
www.modeln.com Redwood City, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Model N Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 78 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Model N Chairman and CEO Zack Rinat

Zack Rinat

(63 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
78 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance with opportunity to work from home when neccesary"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Work life balance- flexibility to work from home"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Horrible Work life balance with expectation to work 90% of weekends in a year"
    in 8 reviews
  • "No work-life balance-expectation is to work 24/7, travel on any notice, and give up any life outside of work"
    in 4 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Good growth for go getters

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Model N full-time

ProsPros:
- No micromanagement
- Quick growth in roles if you're willing to work hard
- Smart people to work with. Generally, everyone is a pleasure to work with.
- Good managers within GCS with people who really understand the product and the industry.
- Catered lunches on Friday.
- Opportunity to work across multiple teams.
- Yoga available for those at HQ.
- Ping pong tournaments.
- Most people are interested in the betterment of the company and the products.
- Interesting niche that opens the door to the Life Sciences industry.
- Every project is different, so you are constantly learning.
- Upbeat pace.
- Willingness to create programs/plans to keep people happy.

ConsCons:
- Salary needs to be fought for.
- Architecture of the product needs to be looked at and improved upon to improve product quality.
- Not enough activities to build happy employees and team comradery.
- Difficult to work with an offshore PD team in India. People based out of the stateside tends to sacrifice more time than India.
- Benefits are okay. Coverage could be much better for a company in the tech sector of Silicon Valley.
- No 401k matching.
- Need to constantly fight for work life balance, otherwise management will just over work you.
- Needs more technical innovation and investment into technical innovation.
- Cheap on handing out shares to employees outside of upper management.

Advice to Senior Management- Listen to your employees within professional services. They are the ones that constantly interact with your customers.
- Your employees at the end of the day need to be kept happy if you expect to see results. No one appreciates having to work long hours and yet never get recognized for it. Benefits, compensation, and a career path needs to be improved upon in order to retain and gain employees.
- Improve on product quality. There seems to be a huge disconnect between the people building the product and the people actually delivering it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Missed opportunity of product with bad quality and management directions

Professional Services (Former Employee)

I worked at Model N full-time for more than a year

ProsServices folks are willing to perform a huge effort to allow customers to be successful -- often at the expense of their personal lives

ConsManagement changes directions regularly
Management allows "key" customers to dictate strategy and approach
Executive Management not aligned to turn around company
No investment in product
No investment in expanding market
willingness to accept bad product and resources due to misplaced loyalties

Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives need to set a direction for the company and stick with it
Invest in product quality
Replace poor performing management
Invest in people to where work effort required is not 7x24

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Anonomous

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Model N full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay for my job and easy hours and job

ConsI have to do more work now

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Absolute Junk company - STAY AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN

Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Model N as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNothing really. Absolutely no pros that can be listed. Nothing!!!

ConsWork 12 + hours a day
How much ever time and effort you put into doing work, its never done.
Lots of dissatisfied customers
Fortune 500 Clients of this product are extremely dissatisfied as the product has no credibility
Its a matter of time before there will be a slew of lawsuits against this company for clients losing revenue.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. They will keep doing what they do best that is bullshitting to the clients.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Extremely Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Model N as a contractor for less than a year

ProsSome nice perks like catered lunches on fridays

ConsPoor management, lack of cohesion and culture

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop an open culture, solicit input and ideas from employees. Share firm's vision and direction with employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

3 people found this helpful  

Good learning experience but company culture has changed for the worse and company is not stable

Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Model N full-time for more than a year

ProsRecognition of ideas and thought, ability to work closely with Product and Professional services teams, good team collaboration, culture was close knit until the IPO and now there's no culture

ConsPoor Strategic Management, Company tried to change culture by hiring folks from Consulting industry but never paid attention to the dramatic cultural shift that happened. Processes changed from normal to over-engineering making it difficult to get work done. Company hired too many higher level folks in Management who do not know anything about the product, resulting in a deadly spiral, competition has heated up and Customers are not happy because of pushy company management.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all the fat at the top of the organization, reduce the # of levels in the company, make it more flat. Software companies should have more engineers and less managers, let creativity thrive and do not stop innovating.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Approves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Typical small enterprise software company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Model N for more than a year

ProsGood opportunity for those beginning their career. The engineering and product teams are fairly strong. The culture is okay but not great. Get ready to work with India all hours of the night.

ConsCompany has been around for a long time and the culture and products reflect this. A lot of people have been here for many years and are too comfortable. The products are not that impressive - technology is relatively old. The markets are limited. It's more of a services company than a products company.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Good company with a lack of foresight and execution model.

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork-life balance and the people

ConsOutdated technology, excessive off-shoring, middle management clueless on how to address product issues, buggy product affecting sales numbers, high attrition and low employee satisfaction ratings.

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept and acknowledge the real issues facing the company and take concrete steps to address them.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Company doesn't take care of current customers. They only want new ones

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Model N full-time

ProsThey hire good people. Work is interesting.

ConsThe benefits are weak. Vacation time is dictated by Model N. They don't focus on existing customers, only on new ones. They have had a number of large scale layoffs. The most recent was in October 2013

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in a senior leadership team that knows how to manage customers and execute sales processes. The entire senior team is comprised of engineers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Ok Ok

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Redwood Shores, CA

I have been working at Model N full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent place to work, good culture.

ConsCurrently in a down hill

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more pro active

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Model N? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Model N reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Model N CEO Zack Rinat. All 78 reviews posted anonymously by Model N employees.