OSIsoft
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www.osisoft.com San Leandro, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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OSIsoft CEO J. Patrick Kennedy

J. Patrick Kennedy

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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All is well

Development Lead (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft full-time

ProsFlexibility. Changing for the better.

ConsNo 401k match. Not stock. Meals can improve.

Advice to Senior ManagementInspiring motivating management.

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

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Ability to plot your own course

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAdvancement options in many fields. Work life balance. Active office with encouraged participation. Flexible time off.

ConsNot much guidance in advancement, it's mostly plot your own course. No 401k match. Time off maxes out somewhat low.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a reason 401k match comes up nearly every year, it's a significant concern.

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

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Nice people, but organization leaves something to be desired

Customer Support Engineer (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

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

Pros- Friendly, very trustworthy people
- Fairly rational approach to money usage
- Comparatively tight-knit feel for an expanding company
- Opportunity to get into small, conservative projects
- Perfectly fine place to be for now

Cons- Scattered departments
- Poor communication between business and technical segments of company
- Never retires products (which is easier to do initially, but becomes significantly harder over time)
- Some questionable personnel decisions
- Taking a larger proportion of undergraduates who lack experience in critical thinking and not training them
- Tech support is where people come in, but not where they want to stay

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of opportunity that we haven't put to full use yet. Tech support bears a large burden of the business, but does not seem to be given much power to drive changes to let them do their job better. Assorted departments are pulling in opposite directions, and there is increasing confusion and inefficiency. The company is no longer at a size that one can "just walk up to any open door," yet there still seems to be a misconception that good ideas are actually getting to management's door. Instead good ideas are getting cast aside without bubbling up, lost in an unspoken hierarchy.

There's some great talent still in the company and hopefully they can be given more freedom and opportunity to drive new projects that span multiple departments. We need to prepare for a time when the memories of the open-door days are gone, because with some foresight, we can position ourselves to foster internal growth and have fresh ideas, even as we get bigger.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Collaborative and friendly work environment, but undergoing many significant changes

Employee (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

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

ProsThe people at OSIsoft are what make the company. Everybody is very approachable and helpful when they can be. At this point, there is no micromanagement which is a huge plus for me. Technical support is a fairly autonomous position, so it is nice that the managers keep their eyes on the big picture.

ConsSome significant restructuring is happening within OSIsoft Tech Support. As the company grows, they are trying to mimic the more structured hierarchies of larger companies. This means they are adding ranking to your title (TSE I, TSE II, etc) which may add some constrictions in terms of advancement for employees, but it may not. It is too early to tell.

Also, as other reviews have mentioned, it is becoming somewhat harder to advance within the company, especially as it gets larger. Moving across departments (Tech Support -> Engineering) is not an easy feat, as Tech Support will not want to let you go and Engineering isn't in a hurry to hire developers internally. However, I do believe that if you prove yourself as a valuable asset that advancement is possible; it might just take some time.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain a close relationship with each of your employees, while avoiding micromanaging. Determine where the employee wants to go and help them figure out how they can get there. Give more constant personal feedback and ask for feedback from your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft as an intern for less than a year

Prosfriendly coworkers/great interaction
good company culture

Consposition was new, so sometimes what to do wasn't too well defined yet
not much really

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

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This is a great company to work for, full of people that really care about each other and their customers.

Center of Excellence Engineer (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

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

ProsThe people, the work, the customers.

ConsThe office building is pretty budget for a tech firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome people need more guidance early on. A better on boarding programming would help people get up to speed faster and make them more valuable to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Conversations start at a high level.

Senior Technical Recruiter (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft as a contractor for more than a year

ProsConstant inspiration. High growth curve.

ConsTime to hire. No 401k match.

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

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Great people, decent software, sad headquarter premises.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

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

ProsThe people are terrific, skilled, smart, friendly, very hard-working. Upper management is very communicative. The company is *very* successful. Lateral movement encouraged - they want you to spend your career here and have rather incredible employee retention.

ConsSan Leandro HQ is slightly disgusting, cramped, borderline filthy. There's talk of a new building but no ground has been broken. Perks are few - smallest raise I've ever received for turning in a very respectable year. Very flat hierarchy is confusing ("We have no managers").

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OSIsoft offers flexibility and stability.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft

ProsI get to work around awesome people. I especially like "Healthy Snack Thursdays!" OSIsoft is a mid-sized company-- I would almost describe it as a giant start-up company that has been around for 30+ years.

ConsThe building feels outdated, we could use some upgrades! Also, many employees work in shared cubicles. I would love to feel like I had more of my own space.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for people looking for a stable job.

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I have been working at OSIsoft

Pros- Nice people to work with and most people stay here long
- No strict hierarchy
- Good product
- The latest technology
- Fast growing
-Profitable

Cons- No emploper matching 401k
- Health insurance is so-so
- Work at home is not encouraged by management
- Office space is not moder

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employer's benifit package, such as 401k matching, healthy insurance
Office build need to be renovated since the carpet is read dusty

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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