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OSIsoft Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
75 Reviews
3.8
75 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is great, there is full transparency in what teams are doing (in 10 reviews)

  • Good compensation and opportunities to grow in the company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the health benefits are great, there is no 401k match program (in 11 reviews)

  • For a city like San Leandro where there is lack of quality restaurants, there is no catered lunch (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    4 people found this helpful  

    Exceeded my expectations, and only getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a CSE we solve problems for customers, making the work very manageable and fun in a challenging/problem solving way. The company atmosphere is a good mix of hard working and professional with relaxed and casual. Good work-life balance.

    This place has exceeded my expectations because there are way more opportunities than I initially realized. There are offices all over the world (albeit not huge ones), and there is the opportunity to do and exchange with another office (e.g. spend a month working in Frankfurt, Germany).

    Also, effective July 2014, OSIsoft now offers 401k matching of up to $3,000, which is a new development.

    The company is also growing rapidly. It has gone from 1,100 to 1,300 employees in just one year and has had sales over $350 million. The office headquarters were just renovated and a new building is about to be constructed just south of the main one (to be completed by 2017) which will create an OSIsoft campus.

    Commuting is also very easy. It's right next to a BART station, and if you live in SF, the drive is not bad because it's a reverse commute so you don't have to deal with bridge traffic. I drive from the Marina and it's only 45 minutes, which is good for the bay area. It's an easy drive from anywhere in East Bay.

    Cons

    The product is not particularly sexy or exciting (the PI System is a plant information system that collects, stores, archives, analyzes, and displays time-series data) like the products of other bay area tech companies, however it plays a vital role behind the scenes in a whole host of industries, including pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing, power, oil & gas, and chemicals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep up with the times and update products and services accordingly. Things are moving fast in tech but we seem to be keeping up.

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

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OSIsoft

    Pros

    The office culture was amazing - very much felt like part of a family when working here. As an intern, was very well taken care of, with a well-defined intern program.

    Cons

    Office design and layout is rather dull - very much a cube farm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the intern program, give the interns a little bit of knowledge of the company history. Met/interacted with many "bigwigs" without knowing it until after the fact.

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

    Just average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at OSIsoft (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people and smart people to work with. Great work-life balance. Great place to learn a lot in your first year out of college about the software business.

    Cons

    Ever increasing red tape. Managers are like babysitters and add little to no value. Focus is vague at times. Company is going through the pains of growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Support Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at OSIsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable and relaxed work environment. Friendly and intelligent employees. Lots to learn!

    Cons

    Location in San Leandro is a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    At OSIsoft, you can work to live.

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

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Close to BART
    • Good work-life balance possible. This can make teamwork difficult. For example, employees skip scheduled meetings to pick up their children at school, to pick up their repaired cars, to have their hair cut.

    Cons

    • Politics
    • Microsoft shop (they use all of Microsoft's products and methodologies). For some, this is a good thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company for 1995

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at OSIsoft

    Pros

    - Good work / life balance
    - No one takes work home with them
    - Job security
    - Co-worker are generally nice albeit simple minded

    Cons

    - Work is not interesting
    - Poor communication
    - Decrepit code base
    - Have to use Team Foundation Server without git
    - No perks except for coffee
    - No innovation
    - Old programmers and old ways of thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OSIsoft only makes a profit by having no competitors. They refuse to invest in good developers (in the last year 4 team leads have left). Management has no clue about what to do with their cloud product. On top of that, they use buzzword terms incorrectly.

    Do not consider working here unless you want to retire and can bare working with bad ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for OSIsoft has been enlightening, challenging, and rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional Company Culture, Nurturing of Career Growth, Flexibility of Movement within the Organization, Working with other highly educated, interesting, and innovative thinkers creates a great environment for technical growth.

    Cons

    There aren't a whole lot of Cons that I can target outside of the things you run into in any software organization. There is definitely a need to make the software development and release process more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Rewarding
    - Flexible
    - Caring
    - Challenging
    - A lot of opportunity

    Cons

    The company is quite "flat." Most moves within the company are lateral. Difficult to get an actual promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    OSISoft - a conservative company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time

    Pros

    It is a 30+ year old company. With a goal to "survive" - bottom line is the company is very conservative. It has strong customer base - in the Power , Pharma, Energy , Oil and Gas market.
    The people are smart and nice. Slowly migrating to agile/scrum - so that is good.

    Cons

    The new employee orientation - etc hasnt hit the sweet spot yet. People sometimes get to do thing - that arent a 100% fit for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job for the long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    At OSI they don't think about the short term. They play the long game and they expect their employees to do likewise. They don't like talent to leave and try to build an environment that encourages people to spend 30 years at OSI. For better or for worse, it is a private company that still maintains its family-run feel.

    Cons

    One of the flips sides to having a company with a very long view of things is that they sometimes move slowly to new markets. They are trying to change this, but you also need to remember that their customers are even slower to make changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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