Sage North America

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Sage North America Reviews in Scottsdale, AZ

16 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support tele-work/remote work and are very supportive of a good work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits (including generous 401k vesting); great people to work with (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between employees and management: It amazes me how blind the upper management is (in 12 reviews)

  • Terrible work environment which encourages bullying (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very rewarding experience.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees encouraged to be self-starters.

    Cons

    No cons observed while employed with company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is excellent. Only advise is to not change anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Treated me with respect... our product line, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was always treated with respect at Sage.
    Pay and benefits were excellent
    Product I worked on was interesting and fulfilling.
    Worked with great people.

    Cons

    Don't feel like you have a say in overall strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve business stakeholders in high level decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, large company

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of products and solutions
    Large company

    Cons

    Each division seems to work independently and not a lot of collaboration happens between different offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep consolidating different divisions or sell them so you can focus on key solutions and make them great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall they strive to keep employees happy. So, that alone puts them in a top category.

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    Former Employee - Applications Programmer II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Programmer II in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the people were good and friendly. I think my actual year I left was 2008.

    Cons

    I honestly don't know how they stayed in business. The software they wrote was very mismanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some superstar software developers and keep them happy and have a better vision, one that thinks like an entrepreneur. I don't know how they still have large clients paying for Saleslogix

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed my time at Sage North America, it was a comfortable place to work with nice people.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were acceptable although they changed every year. The vacation and sick time were generous. The work environment was very comfortable. The managers were great, they pretty much left you alone unless they really needed something yesterday. Great underground parking.

    Cons

    I think the upper management was a bit loopy. They were not always direct with the employees. I suppose when you are going to sell a division of the company you can't let anyone know about it. But blind siding tons of employees with lay-offs sucked. Other than the sale of Saleslogix and Act to Swiftpage it was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with technology so you don't end up selling off valuable products for half their worth after years of development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad for a large company and they're continuously improving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Sage North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    While it's easy to become a number at large organizations, Sage seems dedicated to minimizing that feel. Decent benefits, policies, and well documented roles made it easy to know what you needed to do day-to-day to succeed in getting your job done. Sage has clear and concise core principles and the company and employees, generally, do a great job embracing them. Compensation was competitive.

    Cons

    Sage, as may be expected from a large public company, has traditionally been driven by short term focused, low risk decisions. For a software company, this has stifled the pace of change and innovation to a point where employee and company growth has been lacking. While this seems to be changing, investment in new product development, IT support, and organizational improvement is still lacking relative to other software companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    This place is a political nightmare.

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    Former Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well they produce a good product.

    Cons

    Navigating the egos of this company was the hardest part of working here. The principals put themselves above the needs of the customers making it really difficult to do the right thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where your salaries come from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Sage North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, casual work environment and flexibility

    Cons

    a LOT of office politics. Talented people overlooked while friends of friends get promotions and raises. Hiriing managers with little to no experience in the software industry. No team work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent!

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    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sage North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good people which makes it fun and interesting. Good benifits as well.

    Cons

    Some Micro management which isn't a bad thing but can be restrictive in a development house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Honest with the employees. If your employees look good they will make you look good. Plus Mangergers should get reviewed by they employees Sage needs 360 reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Sage North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    people are great, great work/life balance

    Cons

    pay under market and no career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees there market value...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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