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Nimsoft Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    great internship

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    Former Employee - Research and Dev in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Research and Dev in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Nimsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    independence; solid technical work that got done

    Cons

    cube farm culture with not a lot of guidance from those in charge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nimsoft CA Going downhill in 2014

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Ample budget. Managers spending like crazy, to a fault. Some real good engineers and a good product with lots of potential.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers pretending to know Agile value and methods. They're just going through the motions and checking off the checkboxes. Upper management isn't involved enough or knowledgeable enough to notice that things aren't really progressing until it's to late. This leads to finger pointing and excuses. Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No amount of hiring is going to reduce the failures or increase productivity. Stop hiring unnecessary, ineffective product managers, development directors, non-coding architects, and project managers. Learn Scrum Agile and get serious about it. It's YOUR company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your head will spin at the chaos

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Talented engineering staff - the people are good. Negotiate a top starting salary because benefits and wages are being severely reduced in the face of CA layoffs. The place to be if you relish the challenge of the new standard - 60 to 80 hour work weeks with impossible goals.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. Collaboration between teams is ill-defined and ad-hoc. The air is competitive and survivalist. There are no development standards or guidelines or even initial setup and training - it is each man for himself the instant he walks in the door. I have seen many talented engineers thrown under the bus in my two years here simply because they could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not Survivor. CA - listen to me! - corporate needs to take over! Nimsoft management is losing you piles of profits by creating the culture of infighting, Band-Aid and ship with sev 1 bugs as long as the deadlines are met. Some simple code processes would save millions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Resistance is futile

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nimsoft

    Pros

    - Great Commute
    - Great hours
    - Small office

    Cons

    - Acquired by CA Technologies
    - Mass exodus
    - No future
     - Too many to name

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    pay pretty well, but inconsistency abounds

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Nimsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    sometimes the work is quite interesting, and there are many very talented people there

    Cons

    senior engineering management is inconsistent with their priorities and communication, and there is a culture of being quick to anger and using obscenities while looking for a bus to throw someone under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the harder the look for someone to blame may actually be an indication that blame lies with yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Missing Gary Read....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nimsoft

    Pros

    Gary was an amazing CEO to work with. He expected a lot, but also cared about the company and the people there.

    Cons

    Too bad that Computer Associates mega-bureaucracy has taken over.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their jobs ---

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nimsoft was acquired by CA March 2010

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Nimsoft

    Pros

    Prior to Nimsoft's acquisition by CA: Very good product with very good marketing. Who knows now?

    Cons

    Churning VP Sales and sales reps through their revolving door. Now that Nimsoft became a business unit of CA, I don't think the situation has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible place to work; Staff away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nimsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are GREAT because of CA. Some of the best medial and health benefits I have come across

    Cons

    Senior leadership is unbelievable inferior and lack basic management skills. The marketing leadership was the worst I have EVER seen in 20 years of experience. No strategic direction and a sense of impending doom. Everyone throws everyone else under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to either allow Nimsoft to be completely integrated into CA or allow to remain separate: not in between where it is now. Need to be forward focused and not so tactical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to be engaged with work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nimsoft

    Pros

    Smart and wonderful people to work with. Compensation is at or above market rate. Solid product and engineering team. Overall great experience.

    Cons

    Less of a work life balance early on, but things may have changed. Leadership changed a year after Nimsoft was acquired, which led to less excitement coming from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be tough since the company has grown so much, but getting back into startup mode was one of the most exciting things at Nimsoft.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nimsoft

    Pros

    High base salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    Stay away from here, company is imploding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is dismal, especially sales leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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