SilverSky
3.3 of 5 32 reviews
www.silversky.com Milford, CT 150 to 499 Employees

SilverSky Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.3 32 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

SilverSky CEO Tim Harvey

Tim Harvey

(18 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun place to work

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood product and really smart people with a lot of internal resources.

    ConsLots of changes and boiler room mentality

    Advice to Senior ManagementCold calling does not work when selling an expensive cloud solution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Use them as your " Steping Stone"

    Messaging Support (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsDress code is casual, hours are flexible, If your looking to expand your networking, Exchange, Sec eng career this is a place where you can do it. Once you obtain the experience and certs needed, it's best you move on.

    ConsThier expectations far exceeds their offering pay rate. Training= (DIY) the worst I've ever experienced. Although you are legally entitled to a lunch, & 2 breaks, dont expect to be able to take them and be able to leave on time that day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVP and above, QUALITY over Quantity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsThe people at SilverSky are great. They're also fairly generous with the vacation & sick days & will allow most staff to work from home when it's impossible to get to the office.

    ConsWhere do I start? First of all, I received little to no training while I was employed at SilverSky. I had to train myself. Also, don't expect to get the recognition you deserve for a job well done. I worked hard, showed up early, stayed late, did EVERYTHING that was asked of me & then some, implemented cost-saving programs, etc. All my efforts went unnoticed. The managers play favorites horribly. The same people who do an average at best job get all the recognition while the people who are doing the real work get none. Raises were few & far between (there was always an excuse about company not making enough money) which was difficult since the pay is extremely low in the first place. They will also make excuses in order to not pay bonuses that are due the employees. If you travel, you are expected to pay all your own expenses & reimbursement takes months. There is SO much more, but I don't have that kind of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease implement some sort of training for your employees. Also, STOP the preferential treatment. There are far too many good employees at SilverSky who continually get ignored while mediocre employees get constant praise (including awards).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing turnaround story

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA company on a great growth trajectory with a fantastic new management team. Clearly defined product strategy and the company finally ditched the dated old brands and baggage with a cool, modern brand. Ops team is top notch - really great group of people to go to work with every day.

    ConsGetting fewer and farther between, but there are still some manual backend processes that can create a little extra overhead here and there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! The changes over the past 3-4 years have been dramatic and for the better.

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

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    Really enjoyed my time at SK!

    Technical Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat field with a ton of upside potential.

    ConsMany talented people with great work ethics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to hold on to great talent when you have them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work and terrible customer service after the sale

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsReally cant think of any pros other than you do get paid on time I just see all the fake reviews being posted to get the glassdoor score up

    ConsManagement simply has no idea what they are doing since they cleaned out the executive team and hired guys who know nothing about security deciding to make a messaging company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly advice would be pointless to the management team.. More to the investors wake up and clean house hire a team with some common sense

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

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    ProsGreat place to learn from the bottom up

    ConsLot's of immature co workers. Unexperienced managers with unrealistic expectations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Rewarding if You Put in the Work

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Milford, CT

    Pros- Personal responsibility (no micro-managing)
    - Variety of work (no boredom)
    - Visibility (good recognition when projects go well)

    Cons- Interdepartmental communication could be better
    - Benefits could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementImproving the benefits and company culture will help recruit great new talent to join us and will encourage current employees to stay. I know that those are already areas the management team is working on improving and look forward to seeing that happen.

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

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    Smart people and interesting work. Leadership lacks vision.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Pros- You will learn a lot if you have initiative.
    - You will get to work with smart people.
    - Great work life balance.

    Cons- Not particularly innovative
    - Sometimes corners are cut to make deadlines
    - A little behind on software best practices.
    - Mediocre customer service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has to do a better job communicating the company vision to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cares about innovation

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe company is doing interesting things in the security field, and getting big-named customers like United Airlines and Farmers Insurance using it. They've got a good roadmap, and a great team, including some big names in security.

    ConsI think they should do more advertising. Management should also communicate more with the employees. Once a quarter is okay, but more would be good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above.

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

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