Sendmail Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
8 Reviews
3.6
8 Reviews
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    Systems Admin

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    Current Employee - Systems Admn  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Admn in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Up-to-date with current technology; best practices

    Cons

    Performance evaluation were not looked forward to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Disappointing overall experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sendmail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Email is an interesting area and Sendmail has been at it for a long time

    Cons

    The company was poorly managed, not well financed, and there was a lack of vision
    Hostile work atmosphere fostered by leadership
    Questionable business ethics driven at times by what seemed to be a never ending lack of cash to pay bills and employees
    The technology is long in the tooth, virtually unchanged for last 8 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of your own internal bubble
    Become more customer focused at all times, not simply when there is a selling opportunity
    Embrace current trends, don't fight them
    Join the 21st century, innovate
    Create a positive work atmosphere
    Be fiscally responsible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Customers!

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Engineer  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Sendmail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very satisfied Fortune 500 blue chip customer base
    Strong technology and great sales and support team
    Loyal and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Limited cash for marketing investment to exploit the full opportunity
    Sold to Proofpoint in October and they shut down the Emeryville office!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors waited too long to promote the COO to CEO....previous CEO's had either checked out or not in touch with market/customers.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Really great place to work with professional people and a very savvy team that really gets the finer points of how to make things come together and work

    Cons

    The only real cons is that the office environment is a bit gray and uninspiring. It could be a bit more fun, but these are really small considerations in the scheme of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice to give to management. They do a fair job, perhaps they could be a bit more inclusive of the general support staff in their decisions, but they're certainly not exclusive.

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

    Good but not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Sendmail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great executive team minus the CEO
    Open minded mature staff from the ground on up
    25+ year brand name
    Impressive roster of companies

    Cons

    CEO who has all but mentally checked out
    Limited growth as a person/professional
    Marketing needs money and focus and expansion within that department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get engineering to buckle down and meet their release deadlines
    Have the CEO start meeting with other peers for networking and possible sales introductions
    Increase the budget for marketing which will allow for greater exposure on a consistent level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small Company and Good People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sendmail

    Pros

    You will work with some very smart and hard working people. The pay here is more than most companies pay for the same position. The customer base is all top fortune 100 companies. The executive staff are all very smart and hard working.

    Cons

    The company is very small and the opportunity to grow is very limited. Most people have been here for 5 or more years and they are all in the same position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more polite and considerate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential is there

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Sendmail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of great engineering talent.

    Cons

    Marketing drives the company, but doesn't have much direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on external(customer) to internal(engineering) communication.

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

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sendmail

    Pros

    Progressive company in a great location

    Cons

    Not very profitable, limited growth potential

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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