Skire
2.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.skire.com Menlo Park, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 7, 2014

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Skire Founder and CEO Massy Mehdipour

Massy Mehdipour

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Generally a good place to work. With some really great people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Skire full-time

ProsGreat people, solid product and generally a fun environment.

Consat times to ambitious with what can be done, given the resources. That had the affect of creating an environment where people felt they were unable to catch up or stay caught up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the worst company to work for

Instructional Designer (Current Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

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

ProsI have no pros for this company. Just dot join this company ... EVER.

ConsSO many that I am going to run out of space here...

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

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Opportunity for Advancement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

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

ProsLots of opportunities to grow and be a part of the process, benefits are great, people are friendly, flexible schedule

ConsNeed to hire more resources

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Good Owner Operated Company.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Skire full-time for less than a year

ProsBalanced work-life situation.
Nice People to work with.
Get good responsibility from day 1.

ConsCareer growth questionable as the company is still small to have a diverse/heavy-duty career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee and come to a mutually agreeable career growth plan.

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Just say "No"

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Skire

Pros- Working hours are flexible; meaning that most people basically work part-time

- Base salaries are "at market" you will be told. Just do not look for anything more than that

- They are so understaffed that you have job security since they cannot afford to fire anyone even the ones that are not doing a good job

- The company is financially stable with good revenue

- Some very nice people that are too scared to find new jobs

Cons- Incompetent management

- No vision or multiple, disjointed visions depending on the day and who you ask; if you ask the next day you will get a different answer because it will have changed

- Culture of "lie now and figure it out later"

- Software is too complicated. They try to be everything to everyone with the result that nobody is happy.

- They are in a market that has little growth opportunity and where the customers do not like to adopt technology

- Management cannot ever agree with each other (expect that every meeting will be yelling)

- People are unhappy there

Just don't bother there are many other good companies in this country that need you to help and will respect you more.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire new management or sell the company now before it is too late. Too many "old dogs" to teach "new tricks".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting and growing company to work for,

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Skire

ProsLocation is great, Technology is advancing, People are great to work with as everyone is very team orientated, lots of opportuinities for growth

ConsNeed to hire more resources, alot of work for each indivial

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to work together, Massy needs to be more visable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst department!! Unprofessional work culture

Product Management/Engineering/Professional Services (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Skire

ProsSome engineers are nice to work with.

ConsWrong people doing Product Manager job...they are just hurting the company and the people working.

Bunch of rude, unprofessional, and unworthy people with NO intelligence. Especially some newly recruited Managers should be shown the front door.

People working more than three years have "Who is the Boss" type attitude.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR needs to have strong policies.
Stop recruiting and focus on existing employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Never Never skire!!

Product Management (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Skire

ProsCompetitive pay!!
Lots of resources for the employee
flexible work hours....
free parking!!

ConsZero information sharing in the company
No HR policy
No process
no direction
Once you join you will thrown in the ocean. Nobody will help you. You have walk up to people and gather info..Most of the folks are suffering from superiority complex...with BIG ego...

People who has spent more than two years has tendency to boss over younger/new joiners..

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement processes for existing employees to share information...so that it creates knowledge sharing culture..
Introduce team building processes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Skire may turn you into fire

IT (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Skire

ProsGood salary . No need to learn new technologies.

ConsVery out dated technology, no proper company policies in place. Very trival things will be escalated to highest rank possible. Some people in the team are specially there to monitor your desktop to find whether you are working or browsing, and pass this information to team heads.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should also focus on what is going on in the company rather than just focusing on company's quarterly results and other commerical updates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Skire

ProsVery approachable teams across the board; Management pays heed to what you are saying; benefits are good

ConsNone at the moment but since this is a growing company, the management is cautious about how the employees are contributing towards its growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the growth pattern that has been going on and provide the senior employees with more opportunities

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

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