Serus
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Updated Mar 7, 2014

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Reasonable prospects lacking vision

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

Prosgreat customers who provide a very good opportunity to learn if you have a customer facing role. Good product in a market with a lot of competitors

ConsManagement with some exceptions does not have a vision for how to stand out and is mostly following a formula-based approach. If you are not in a customer facing role, there is not much opportunity to learn or grow.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Buddy with a CTO, then you are on right track

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Serus

Pros- Good peers who face the same sorrows as yours.
- Good for unmarried and divorced people who have lot of time at hand.

Cons- Even if you have a manager, you only have to be accountable to the CTO. CTO micro manages all development.
- Good place to learn politics
- Don't think of career growth if you do not know anyone there
- Not a place for folks who want to relax after work.
- CTO/GM is buddy with CEO. So he rules!

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open for discussions.
Communicate the same message to the Board of Directors and to employees.
Everyone is important in the company since they are the face to the outside world. Not just CTO/GM. Good luck!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Serus

Prosgood flexible place to work and lot of opportunity for cross functional work and progress in to other functional areas

Consnot a lot of company growth in sales so although opportunities exist the weight or accountability will be small and restricted

Advice to Senior Managementgrow sale, stay focused, define company vision based on products, structure contracts better and make each contract profitable on its own and separate consulting from priduvts

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A zombie software company run by management with plenty of ambition, but not enough focus or talent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Serus

ProsSome great talent a click or two away from the top, but much of the talent has left or will likely be leaving soon. Flex hours - very family friendly. Can be a very rewarding environment for cowboys and self-starters who are looking for lots of autonomy.

ConsA very tough environment to succeed in. Vision and ambition are not enough to build a sustainable business on. No core competencies to leverage - no technology, no real product, and no software development process. Also too many cowboys and not enough Indians or team players.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnfortunately, the board will have to clean house starting at the top, if they are to salvage any value here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to have a good pay and relaxing work life balance for few years

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsSmall size company. Informal atmosphere
Good visibility (if your manager likes you).
Good pay for the market standards

Cons- No Processes defined.
- Management has their own expectation which they will not tell you and when you ask they never give a good feedback for your growth.
- If you are of this kind "Do the work and make it look big" then this company will suit you.
- Ask any questions about the planning and roadmap, then you are marked and when their need for you expires then simply make a scapegoat for their failures.
- The management doesn't want to be challenged.
- Too much internal groups and you never know whom to trust and share your grievances.
- Grievances shared through proper channel also are taken as discontentment.
- Stone age technology and no learning curve beyond a point.
- Their outsourced HR is pathetic

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up !!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The worst company to work for unless if you want to make quick bucks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsMoney Money Money !! You cannot expect anything other than money from this company.
As long as you are in the good books of the management, you will be getting good hike

ConsI am too tired of listing the cons as the list may exceed the maximum allowed characters in glassdoor. In simple words i would say that this company s**ks.

If you are looking for a career then my friend you are looking at a wrong company.
This company s**ks the juice out of you as long as they need and when they are done, they'll kick out worse than a dead rat.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease grow up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its kind of OK company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Serus full-time

Prosgood money till now (not sure about future)

Conspolitics, everything is hidden, mgmt is bossing on employees

Advice to Senior Managementplease share with employees about future work, strategy.

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

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Nice Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood Team , Nice stack of clients and very efficient team

ConsBetter if focused on advanced tech stack as well

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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

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Good place to earn

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Serus

ProsFlexible Timings
Good salary
Working Java Technology

ConsNo innovative tasks
No software process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Experience is got from Serus on the Management side was good.

Manager IT Operations (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Serus

ProsSerus has good Product Idea.

ConsBetter to light a candle than curse the darkness

Advice to Senior ManagementDeployment and Implementation has to well planned and Executed accordingly

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