Seapine Software, Inc. Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Simply a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The people are the greatest "pro" about Seapine. Very fun place to work. Lots of social events, great atmosphere. People are always willing to pitch in and help. Schedules are flexible and your work/life balance is respected. Nice amenities, too -- gym, free soda and coffee, ping pong tables, yoga, community garden, etc.

    Cons

    Seapine's products face some stiff competition in the market, and staying ahead of the curve has been challenging. The company has had to make changes, but those changes seem to be paying off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating. Speed up the development cycle.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Good experience but in decline

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Mason, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Seapine provides a great package of benefits.

    Cons

    Seapine has lost its top talent in the last few years. Unfortunately it's products have failed to keep up with changes in its market.

    Advice to Management

    I am not optimistic about your prospects, but you may have one last chance. Your flagship product is a dinosaur with little future. It is time to rewrite from scratch. You need fresh ideas and the people currently in charge of TestTrack don't have them.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Not for developers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Building is beautiful, hours are flexible, coworkers are nice. Ping-pong tournaments, march madness brackets and free food.

    Cons

    All of the smart people have left the building. The products here are heavy-weight, are built on old, old technology and are brittle so those that can have left within the last 24 months. Nothing gets updated because management is familiar with the existing stuff. They are trapped competing with free or nearly free competitors. The one differentiating product they had (QA Wizard) was basically shelved because the sales people can't understand it well enough to sell it. It is a sad situation. Many of us were rooting for the company to succeed but it has gone the way of Attachmate, sitting rotten on the shelf way past its sell-by date.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there little buddy. Maybe someday your competition will stop giving away their software. j/k


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great cultule/perks such as potlucks, drinks, picnics, ping pong, board games etc... Friendly management and co-workers Good software development process Headquarters in good city in the Ohio area

    Cons

    Similar software products are free/open source, increasing the need to maintain sales in a declining market.


  6. An OK place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, free pop, flex time, yoga classes, ping pong tournaments, occasional free meals

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of pressure to get things done in an impossible time frame. Little training. At times the employee is just thrown in to manage the best he can. Co-ops are counted as full time employees when schedules are set up.

    Advice to Management

    Better start up plans are needed for new employees. Co-ops should not be treated as full time employees. They are slower.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Failing to find its place in the mid-market

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mason, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Schedule is fairly flexible.

    Cons

    For a company that has been around since 1995, you would think they would have a better idea of what it takes to develop progressive, competitive solutions. There are no marketing efforts and the management turnover in sales is unlike anything I have ever encountered before. Company keeps talking about collaboration between sales and other groups, but nothing every occurs. No growth or advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees on what it takes to be competitive in the marketplace.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and great benefits. Lots of friendly people. Many companies can claim to have 'open door' policies, but here they really mean it.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and vision by management. Overly cautious to adopt new technologies and methodologies. No training to speak of, but you are able to learn on your own as long as you get your tasks completed in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    In today's software market, you cannot expect customers to wait 6 months for a new release. Work on smaller feature sets with faster time to market releases.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good people, struggling to find a market

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people. Minimal politics, and they really want to do the right thing for customers.

    Cons

    Product has fallen behind others. I don't think they can still compete.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Disconnected Management

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    Former Employee - Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seapine Software, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, from an accommodations stand point. Nice size cubes, cozy atmosphere, super quiet, casual. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Draconian Development Management, someone has to die for you to get promoted, even then it's not guaranteed. No consistency in management of teams, some micro manage, others could care less if you just get your job done. That itself isn't a con, if you're in the latter category. Very little top down communication of direction. Quarterly meetings are usually spun.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people. Treat them as you'd want to be treated.


  11. Helpful (1)

    very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, very flexible if you need time off and willing to help you learn, grow, and develop

    Cons

    Very quiet workspace, harder to move-up/ receive promotions, really are no glaring cons, keep up the good work and full steam ahead!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, very engaging work, like feedback to workers, nice appreciation events, good place to learn about new things



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