Software AG North America

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42 Reviews
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Software AG North America CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich
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  1.  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Director  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Director in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, even better people!

    Cons

    Fluctuating environment, job security not a priority.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get There Faster. "There" being 2006.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is better than most companies. Depending on your manager, you can have pretty flexible working arrangements. Do your job and there shouldn't be any problems.

    Lots of very smart and friendly co-workers. I learned a lot and made lasting friendships. Also have the exposure to work on a global scale with customers and coworkers.

    25cent items in the vending machine. Monthly breakfasts/lunches. Kid's Holiday Party. Group outing.

    Cons

    Very archaic ways. No internal process is easy. An organization that touts it's ability for seamless process management should not have such round about implementations for simple business processes.

    Little to no growth opportunity. Evidence is the many employees with close to a decade of time with company in the same or similar roles. Growing requires knowing the right person in the organization at the right time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think Darmstadt, Germany (Headquarters) has any idea what they want to do with the business. Stop with the vague e-mails from Karl Heinz with subject "Announcement" of some "strategy" change that will change again in a month

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG North America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and team; OK work-life balance depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Slow to change old way of thinking and doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees that truly get the job done, i.e. those in back office positions with titles less than manager. Get those "lifers" out of there and get some new blood in!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for short to medium term employment. Not a good prospect for long term employment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. People are very easy to work with and very helpful. Good interaction between various product groups.

    Cons

    Poor career prospects and not enough growth opportunities. Inflexible internal processes and hard to use internal systems. Managers are happy to maintain the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you're into politics hop on-board

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good, solid company led by good management in Germany. The Germans do have a good idea and vision for the future with acquisitions. They do have some good field and SME talent in the field (who receive little credit) and are expendable.

    If you are a rep who has 2-3 years to invest not making much money and can stomach large company politics - you'd probably be happy here

    Cons

    US Sales Management is utterly useless. They dwell in Reston and somehow convince themselves they add value. None of them have ever succeeded in hitting their number - which is of course the reps fault. It is not what you would call a meritocracy. If you are a rep - don't plan on making money unless you handle existing accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the sales side - try some accountability for the office squatters that have hid their incompetence behind ETS extortion success. Really clean house - these guys are useless. Bring in fresh talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Putting the "fun" in dysfunctional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Software AG North America

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for growth if you're willing to work in one of the "hub" locations in CA and VA. Benefits (health, vacation, etc.) stack up well against others and telecommuting is an option.

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions have led to a somewhat fragmented organization - some divisions have integrated well, while others are more like "islands".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to each other and collaborate more effectively at senior management levels.

  8.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Software AG North America

    Pros

    I came as a part of webMethods acquisition. webMethods was a great company with very talented people. webMethods had a great product, happy customers and very motivated employees.

    Cons

    Left after acquisition by Software AG. Though Software AG is a good company, it's not as cool and employee friendly as webMethods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a well defined career path for employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a nice stepping stone, if you can find another rock to jump to

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    Current Employee - Administrative Services  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Services in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great working relationships with co-workers
    Relaxed workplace about 75% of the time
    Company provides meals often

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees
    Growth & promotion potential minimal at best
    Low pay for work put in with minimal recognition from management
    Stuck in old ways/fear of change in procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better as a company
    Reward the employees that are willing to work hard
    Create some SOP's for your business plans and department structures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a Clue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Software AG North America

    Pros

    Your paycheck shows up regularly

    Cons

    Mgt thinks its 1980
    Threatening legal action for license compliance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you ruined a good company (webMethods)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    SAG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Software AG North America full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation
    Career growth opportunity

    Cons

    Clueless senior management
    No direction or strategy

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