OpenMarket

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OpenMarket Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm lucky to find OpenMarket

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    An admirable company paired with a wonderful solution. On top of that, you can expect to work with a respectable and talented cohort, positive culture, and fair compensation if you're up for the challenge.

    Cons

    Having a unique role provides a great learning opportunity yet poses a challenge in terms of training and effective collaboration at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment without a lot of stress. OpenMarket very much encourages a healthy work/home life balance. The pay is competitive and the benefits are great. PTO is all together (vacation and sick) which is nice for extra flexibility. Upper management is very approachable.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the parent company overhead can be a nightmare at times. Luckily it doesn't not interfere with my day to day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Greatest Asset of this Company is its People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at OpenMarket

    Pros

    OpenMarket's core values are: "People Matter. Authenticity Always. Take Ownership. Get Things Done. Teamwork." As the executive assistant for a year and a half, I had the privilege of witnessing the inner workings of the leadership at OpenMarket and the authenticity that they tout is the authenticity they live by acting the same regardless of the person with whom they are interacting. Their attitudes and the way they treat people engender a sense of camraderie and the motivation to do your job with excellence. All whom I met at OpenMarket were hard-working and smart but genuine and fun. They taught me a lot. I applied for this job because I saw the core values and thought “If these are true – I want to work there!” They have proven to be true.

    Cons

    Because of OpenMarket's flat governance structure, which makes for a low-tension and non-political atmosphere, there is not a lot of upward mobility. As a result the leadership is striving to create more and better opportunities for career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well led company in a hot market space

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Buzzing industry, interesting work, smart managers, great work-life balance, company culture that encourages risk-taking and growth

    Cons

    Light on professional training and development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, challenging place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great work-life balance, ability to influence the company direction at all levels, leading edge technologies, products in the mobile space (if that stuff interests you).

    Also, management is very approachable and people-oriented, which is a breath of fresh air compared to many other tech companies in the Seattle area.

    Cons

    Although OpenMarket runs almost entirely independent of its parent company, the parent company can create some unnecessary overheads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the foundation of the company, so continue listening and responding to what they have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A decent company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people, popular products, senior management has clear vision for the future direction of the company, financially stable, good location.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career development and advancement, technology stack is quite old (to be expected from a company that's been around for a long time), work/life balance is getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, management is actually doing a good job. However, people development/training/advancement could be done better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flexible, but little room for career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good focus on work life balance
    Downtown Seattle location - very nice office space
    Fast paced and challenging work, in a good way

    Cons

    There is not much room for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly run company, limited career potential

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, competitive pay/benefits

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move up, poorly integrated acquisitions/systems, no employee support, culture is too laid back (lack of accountability; long timers were very unproductive)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus the business and execute it well, from front end to back end. Too many mediocre performing areas of the business. Needs to be more accountability at every level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OpenMarket

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    New technology. Mobile space. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Parent company red tape can be frustrating.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Years of work crammed into months

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Interesting technology and market space. Smart, collaborative employees

    Cons

    Lack of direction, firefighting. Promotions and bonuses reserved for the "favorite children" Poor business performance (missing numbers) resulted in no increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused - Listen to more than the chosen few.

    Doesn't Recommend

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