NetSuite
3.8 of 5 143 reviews
www.netsuite.com San Mateo, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 143 reviews

                             

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NetSuite President, CEO, and Director Zach Nelson

Zach Nelson

(96 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They've got a great product which has a great solution for the mid-market, still has a way to go to meet enterprise needs"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Rest assured that your work is well-compensated while providing a work-life balance at the same time"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "none so far as I'm a new hire for Netsuite Philippines Inc"
    in 4 reviews
  • "My work-life balance isn't always ideal"
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    Not bad but still has a lot of learning to do...

    Corporate Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGood people, great product
    Lots of freedom to manage your own process and make it what you want
    Stock bonuses
    Treated great if you do well

    ConsPay is not too competitive unless you hit your number, not many make their quota except for specific verticals, moving into a micromanaging company, growing too fast, moving upmarket too quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your existing employees what they are worth...don't make them leave and come back to get what is deserved. Execs are some of the most arrogant people I have ever encountered.

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

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    Working hard, good compensation

    Professional Service Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsGood compensation package, unfortunately no ESPP.
    Working hard and long hours, and being recognized for it.
    A little early to say, but it seems that NetSuite offers good career opportunities.

    ConsA little much Oracle influence here. Missing some fun at work, Friday drinks, team building events...
    Also, too little formal training offered to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more fun at the office! It doesnt give a good image when employees walk around with a long face and don't greet each other in hallways. Some team spirit missing!

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic, political culture with management bullying

    (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsThere is good work-life balance with no expectation that you need to check email at night or work on weekends. Base pay is very competitive, as is the number of RSUs they hand out. The stock has also done phenomenally well.

    ConsOne of the worst cultures I have ever worked in. Screaming matches, cursing, and outright bullying are quite common, and HR does very little. You need to spend most of your time building political capital and getting yourself into the good books of the various powerful cliques in the company. You also need to engage in used car salesman tactics of having to buy bottles of wine and other gifts to get on people's good side.

    Engineering: These folks are extremely overworked and have changing deadlines and shifting priorities thrown at them all the time. The application does not scale well and causes headaches during upgrade time.

    Product Management: A good product, but acquisitions have caused numerous challenges for customers, especially the OpenAir acquisition.

    Sales and Sales Engineering: Lots of backbiting. Sales reps are shamed publicly on a "leaderboard" by the CEO when failing to sign up customers for SuiteWorld. Experienced SEs rarely getting any autonomy. A lot of reps don't last 6 months here.

    Marketing: Absolute lack of leadership everywhere. Numerous cliques here and rampant gossiping behind your back. Micromanagement to the core, by insecure product marketing leadership and constant turf battles all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't laud yourself for the rise in stock price - you're lucky that the hedge funds are interested in the cloud fad. If Oracle doesn't buy you, you're in deep trouble. Kenandy has a ton of Enterprise ERP customers while you're still stuck in the SMB after 15 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management is horrible. Treated very unfairly. HR does not help. Women are treated very poorly.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNetSuite is a great product. A lot of good customer references to provide to prospects.

    ConsLack of quality management. People being treated very unfair. Women have a difficult time and HR does nothing about these issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut management in that truly deserve to be in the position. Treat everyone equal. Change the culture...it went from positive to very negative. People were clearly very unhappy at NetSuite and it wore on the whole office.

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment, although good product

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsThey've got a great product which has a great solution for the mid-market, still has a way to go to meet enterprise needs. But compared to the competition out there, it's a no-brainer for a cloud ERP system. Pay was good, in line with the current market.

    ConsManagement seems very much an "old boys club" or college clique, treat anyone who's not a manager like a lower-class person. The culture is super old-school, mentality of "if you're not in your seat, you're not working". A lot of micromanaging, in all aspects: how they run deals, people, how they spend their money -- penny-pinching on everything. for ex, making you travel on a weekend, or multi-leg flight just to save the company money, when it should be the employee's time away from the family they should be concerned about. Lots of double-standards - tell you one thing, then go do something else. And the office culture is so sad, the most depressing environment I've ever worked in. Not the young-company, fast-paced environment I was hoping for. Even internally folks are curious how they won some local best-company to work for, probably because they believe in the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to grow the company, you have to think more strategically. Trust your employees that you hire, with experience.

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

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    First job out of college- hit the jackpot

    Business Development Representative (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI am in the BDR program as a recent undergrad. This program is set up to help you succeed. There is extensive product training, and great sales training. The atmosphere is great, and the people are just as good.

    ConsStill looking for cons. Everything is great so far.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo far so good. Keep it up.

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

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    Fast Paced and Fun Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can certainly chart your own path here. Lots of opportunity to grow your career and learn from your co-workers

    ConsCan be a little chaotic at times - but its all fun.

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

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    Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsExcellent interviewing process with senior management. NetSuite associates including HR were very professional, direct and informative.

    ConsAt this time there were no cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the current interviewing process. The YouTube video links on NetSuite helped me with my evaluation process.

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

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    Was Good, gone bad

    QA Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    Pros- Good Stock Options
    - good work/life balance
    - good place to start a career and learn corporate culture

    Cons- below average salary
    - job can get boring after some time
    - lots of politics going on

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of all incompetant managers, do not promote based on seniority but on merit

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

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    Boring, no career growth, not a great place to continue your career

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsThere are some smart people in dev group.
    Heads of dev group are good & they seem to believe their employees, they respect engineers.
    Stock price is going up forever and ever.
    Balancing work life.

    ConsVery frugal salary & very much below the market range
    Very stingy management
    VP holds lot of power & every small change in the org/project/salary should come from VP
    No challenging work at all, product is boring & moreover QA takes the boring part to the next level.
    Absolutely there is no recognition for hard work & talent.
    No much hikes in salary, they see it as a big deal & as a favor.
    They run QA group as a group that supports the live data center & QA people are just okay with verifying & closing P1 issues. No career growth at all.
    If you join Net suite (especially QA), your career growth is at risk.
    QA head is more into the political things than really recognizing outstanding people & help them to bolster their career growth.
    Most of the people are just dragging their feet coz they have got hell lot of stocks & they are waiting to cash them.
    Too much of oracle culture.
    They don't see QA as engineers and the worst part is QA is okay with that.
    Any tech savvy will leave the company in a year or two unless he/she gets some better role.
    Even in dev, most of the times you end up fixing issues & thats it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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