Softscape Reviews

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  1.  

    Fast Pace and requires to be a quick learner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA

    I worked at Softscape

    Pros

    Ability to do a lot of things

    Cons

    need to be a self starter and be able to figure things out on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set up training structure

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    hopefully it's better now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softscape

    Pros

    The team I worked with was smart and collaborative.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't value employees at all and morale was extremely low. Culture was somewhat oppressive. Product was proprietary but training was a joke. No real opportunity for advancement. Turnover extremely high.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Job for the Economy

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Softscape

    Pros

    - Good salary for my grade
    - Boss was good to work with, provided Good environment
    - Allowed to work on many different kinds of projects

    Cons

    - Privately owned, which came with some inside baseball
    - Not good at sharing information that might have been useful
    - Facilities were not that nice, made it kind of hard to work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff more and reach out more to discuss and collaborate on major decisions. The better bought in the employees, the greater the chances of success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awful Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA

    I worked at Softscape

    Pros

    This company totally treats their employees horribly. The building itself is not managed well, the owners only care about the money that ends up in their pockets. They have recently just been bought over and I hope things turn out right for the people left there. In all fairness all the employees were great and knowledge able but upper management did not manage the company well at all

    Cons

    building needs extreme care. Even office supplies were limited to old and used. Building probably has mold in it. Management only cared about money. They keep on fur-lowing people instead of lay off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the company and not the owners pockets. Looking out for the people your employees should be what a corporate company does. Especially one that is looking into HR talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Softscape is missing the mark

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA

    I have been working at Softscape

    Pros

    Good Product. Great People who are dedicated to the product success

    Cons

    1. ruthless management style. They find any reason to terminate someone. Abuse the employees with "unspoken" expectations of working extremely long days. No pay raises.
    2, Poor money management.- they have cut pay "temporarily" but never paid any of those employees back. They furloughed 20-25% of the company. Can't afford to pay them. Told that they may be called back but they were told that "It hasn't happened so to look for a job"
    3. Ingore product quality. QA team is understaffed and overworked. They have furloughed all the QA Engineers. No one to test the product.
    4. Signifigantly understaffed. A consultant was hired to come in and look for ways to improve production. They were told to hire more staff. They fired the consultant.
    5. Employee morale continues to worsen. We all worry that we will not have a job. Having a junk food party does not improve morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start seeing the Talent that you have! Stop abusing everyone. We all work hard and our efforts are treated with disregard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a shame...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA

    I worked at Softscape

    Pros

    The product. There is a massive opportunity in the product that is being squandered by poor management. There are few competitive products that have the breadth and depth that Softscape has hands down.

    Cons

    The company is not well managed. It is run like a family business instead of a legitimate software company. Being a family business is not always a bad thing, but when you compound that with a lack of ethics and poor employment practices and you have a terrible work environment. The product is not marketed AT ALL and there is no brand to speak of. This is all by design so that the 'founders' can maintain control. It is like they are trying to keep a child from growing up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a nice shoe company in Puerto Rico, enjoy the weather and let someone else run your company. You'd make MUCH more money that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The positive team environment at Softscape helps to promote the company as a market leader in the Human Talent industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA

    I have been working at Softscape

    Pros

    Everyone is encouraged to be a thought leader and the positive team environment fuels the company's growth. There is a lot of creative energy at Softscape and it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The benefit plan could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management communicates to the employees on a consistent basis.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunity, Great Global Company

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Wayland, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Wayland, MA

    I have been working at Softscape

    Pros

    Great opportunity to support global initiatives and work with smart people.

    Cons

    There are no cons. I enjoy being part of the Softscape team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Softscape

    Pros

    All employee voices are heard. Softscape has a culture of trust. There is a feeling here of being part of a team. And that your individual contribution makes a difference.

    Cons

    If you do not like a fast pace and exciting company to work at then you should not consider working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be this is a special place, you can trust the executive management to make good decisions. So don't change it!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Softscape is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Wayland, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Wayland, MA

    I have been working at Softscape

    Pros

    Excellent Sales Management. Co-works are great and very helpful. Customer focused organization.

    Cons

    Although our benefits are great, having two personal days would be of value to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales Management is excellent. Work environment is great. Co-works have an excellent work ethic and are very helpful. I feel that I can have a successful career at Softscape.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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