Softonic Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    It used to be a great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softonic

    Pros

    There were good things like training, offsites, bonus, etc
    Co-workers open-minded and nice

    Cons

    Slow decision making
    risky company based in a weak strategy


  2. Terrible USA Sales Boss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softonic full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some in Sales can get paid 120k Base while others 70K and have the same goals!

    Cons

    Boss is from England and has a harsh personality.

    Advice to Management

    New USA boss. He ruins the culture.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great experience, bad ending (collective dismissal)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softonic

    Pros

    Cool offices (free coffee, snacks... etc)
    Great colleages
    Nice training program.

    Cons

    Bad ending at company, collective dismissal is shutting down the company.


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  5. A Best Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and dynamic environment with very good social benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from executive team to the employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Bad Working Culture in USA + Male favorable salaries

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softonic full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for in EUROPE but not USA. Good working spirit and a family feel in Barcelona. In Barcelona they really make you feel like you are part of something big. Many perks like massage, ability to travel to Barcelona, snacks and coffee in the offices.

    Cons

    USA culture/ operations are completely different from Europe. USA is not focused on personal development or strengthening the team but on very aggressive sales goals under strict micro-management. Salaries between males and females for the same position with similar goals can vary by $30,000 base (male dominated). Determine the goals prior to hire so you can seek compensation that reflects your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have the same kind of company culture across country boundaries. A good company should operate in the same manner in any country and treat employees in the same respectful way. Make it a good company to work for in USA and treat genders with equality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Cool working environment, professional advancement opportunities scarse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Softonic full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very startup feel to the offices, open air workspace where even the CEO sits out in the open
    Friendly, diverse group of coworkers
    Great perks, from massages to solid benefits, good working hours, and occasional trips to Barcelona and elsewhere

    Cons

    Low starting salaries in comparison with cost of living
    Not much room for professional advancement if you're not based in Barcelona


  8. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softonic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture & values of Softonic are very important for me.
    There are other benefits that are very important for my family.
    The salary in Spain are competitive.

    Cons

    I cant tell anything that could be a problem of work for Softonic, I'm very proud to work in Softonic.


  9. Great location

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Softonic full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    office spaces are awesome, location is great

    Cons

    sometimes little work to do


  10. Not bad but very stressing at the end

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softonic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad attitude to solve problems


  11. Helpful (1)

    It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor In Chief in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Editor In Chief in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Softonic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't really thing of some pros at the moment. Most of the nice people were fired in a collective dismissal or left shortly after. Perks have been masively cut down recently so there is not a Pro anymore.

    Cons

    This company doesn't really know where it is going. Transparency is lacking and middle management has no information and no influence on what senior management is doing. There are people who are in the company for ages and don't do anything, byt they are still beeing kept while valuable people are beeing left with no option but to leave.

    Advice to Management

    There is a big need for transparency. People need to know where do you want to go and why. Otherwise they will keep leaving.



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