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Software AG North America Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
Software AG North America – Reston – “Software AG Morning (Photo thanks to Flickr user…”

Software AG North America – Reston – “Software AG Morning (Photo thanks to Flickr user…”
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3.4 42 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

Software AG North America CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich

Karl-Heinz Streibich

(13 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
42 Employee Reviews
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    Great people

    Professional Services Director (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsGood benefits, even better people!

    ConsFluctuating environment, job security not a priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good overall experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Reston, VA

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

    ConsSlow to change old way of thinking and doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Get There Faster. "There" being 2006.

    Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsWork-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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementI 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

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

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

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

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    If you're into politics hop on-board

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood, 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

    ConsUS 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 Senior ManagementOn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a well defined career path for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Administrative Services (Current Employee) Reston, VA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Putting the "fun" in dysfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to each other and collaborate more effectively at senior management levels.

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    Not a Clue

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYour paycheck shows up regularly

    ConsMgt thinks its 1980
    Threatening legal action for license compliance

    Advice to Senior Managementyou ruined a good company (webMethods)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SAG

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive compensation
    Career growth opportunity

    ConsClueless senior management
    No direction or strategy

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