Newbay Software

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  1.  

    Good place to work in

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

    I have been working at Newbay Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good tech, great people, great location
    <edit - 21/12/12>
    After reading some other reviews on NB I think it is worth putting a few points right - there is now on call allowances and when I have to work out of hours or on w/e I get time in lieu also. Benefits are improving also in the last 12 months, I guess thats a good thing about the RIM takeover.

    Cons

    Was taken over by RIM - which meant that some big corporate processes and policies had to be implemented which impacted culture to a degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Solid technology stack. Will learn a lot in a short amount of time. No work/life balance at all.

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Newbay Software

    Pros

    Rock solid software. Engineering truly embraces the open source paradigm. You will be exposed to a large number of customers with a variety of software/hardware architectures. You will have the opportunity to work some of the brightest people in the industry.

    Cons

    With HQ based out in Dublin, Ireland communication with your counterparts is extremely challenging. The 8 hour time difference can make it almost impossible to get any decent amount of work done. Management does not believe in the appropriate balance of work and life. It is highly likely you will be working weekends to satisfy promises made by sales and project management to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish realistic expectations with your customers. Encourage cross departmental training. Allow employees to actually take time off when they need to. Do not make promises to your customers that you cannot keep.

  3.  

    Chaotic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Newbay Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some very good people & great location - also very interesting and dynamic sector (mobile + social media + telco)

    Cons

    No real vision - just a sevices company. Had ambitions to buld product but every decision that was made was tactical. Bought by RIM after I left - they deserved each other

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  5.  

    Started off great but went downhill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newbay Software for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed vibrant workplace. Competitive Salary and benefits package. Some genuinely great people working there. Company is somewhat interested in retaining staff.

    Cons

    Company has been sold twice in my time here, both integrations have been handled badly with poor communication and no direction.
    Very demanding and tight deadlines 100% of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    NewBay Software

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newbay Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    City Centre location
    Decent staff
    Exposure to new technologies

    Cons

    Ridiculous work load
    No clear direction or long term strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Dysfunctional, mis-managed, chaotic/'not my job' attitude company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newbay Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some genuine nice people who would like to make a difference to the company

    Cons

    Very poor Senior Management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all Sr Mgmt and replace with people who will do work and not spoof and play into the drama culture that currently exists

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    hard working time without reward

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    Current Employee - Software Tester  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Newbay Software

    Pros

    get some experience within a short period of time

    Cons

    working overtime and during weekends without any compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    four years in a row the same advice of improving communication is passed by employees in a survey.... sadly, without any results

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A reasonable place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Newbay Software

    Pros

    Interesting group of people and a happy atmosphere. Company does have a limited number of social events yearly which are quite good. Flexitime was not explicitly provided, but generally this company is flexible when it comes to time management.

    Cons

    The organization is flexible with employee time requests, but requires them to be flexible in return.

    Can be a frustrating place to be at times because the organisation is often poor at managing customers.

    Poor renumeration for out-of-hours and on-call work.

    Lack of procedures, information sharing and oversight sometimes leads to slapdash operation of existing customer sites. True of both the development and operations groups. Customers become annoyed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of procedures, information sharing and oversight leads to slapdash operation of existing customer sites. Affects both development and operations groups. Customers become annoyed.

    Doesn't Recommend

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