Software AG Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Software AG Chairman of the Board Management Karl-Heinz Streibich
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Pros
  • The company work/life balance is overall good (in 15 reviews)

  • Good products, technology ,technology kwnoledge, strategy (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are in the consulting forget about work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Old school solutions, falling behind the competition (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Senior Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Good retirement and health benefits

    Cons

    Less pay compared to industry


  2. Learned a lot in the short amount of time working there.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Software AG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is helpful and they have team meetings once every other week to discuss what can be improved.

    Cons

    Not a young environment and the company is not big on culture.


  3. Love the company atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love the people, low stress, high company morale, great work-life balance. Great time-off policies and benefits. Feel like you're contributing to the growth of the company.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times, but still a great company to work for.


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  5. Change, change and more change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Software AG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous time off policy and good benefits. A fair amount of autonomy and nice work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions in a short time has made the employees confused, conflicted and disjointed. Recruiting is tough due to lack of brand awareness. Lots of turnover in many areas of the company and constant "right sizing" keep the employees on edge. No real sense of belonging or loyalty.


  6. Intern review

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    Current Intern - SMB in Reston, VA
    Current Intern - SMB in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Software AG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, solid products, a hands on internship with good learning blocks of the corporate sales environment. I even got to meet with the CEO who gave some awesome advice regarding his sales career that I can utilize in my own sales path. Thumbs up.

    Cons

    No young people :/


  7. Solid place to work depending on where you land

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Software AG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good people I think they really value software development and care about putting together a good SDLC process

    Cons

    Huge company - you end up being very far away from folks who make decisions -but it's like that for front line workers at any large company. Challenges co-ordinating development efforts on their massive software stack.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great people, pity about HQ.

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    Current Employee - Director, Professional Services in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Director, Professional Services in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Software AG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the people, they work hard and care about the individuals.

    Cons

    The German HQ controls everything tightly giving very little autonomy to the US office. It's a pity because the cultures are different and it hold the US back.


  9. Helpful (5)

    A software company run by people who don't know anything about software

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Software AG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, high pay, low pressure, lots of flexibility, great benefits. great place to work if you just want to get a paycheck and don't really care about the work/industry

    Cons

    Absolute cluelessness about technology Ivory tower architects who can't code Terrible tech direction (OSGi push is an unmitigated disaster) Company strategy is entirely derived from Gartner Analysts Executive staff are a bunch of bean counters with no tech knowledge really hard to get anything done. bureaucracy everywhere. IT is a roadblock every step of the way

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with GIS. get people who have actual skills Hire some heavy hitter tech talent. I mean hire someone who can architect and code, preferably someone who actually understands the cloud, operations, and best dev practices. Give them some power to implement change


  10. Helpful (3)

    Too much micro management

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Software AG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working environment, flexibility,

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Old school management. People are receiving minimal merit increase and there is no employee training or talent development.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating your super stars and really build an innovative technology company that focuses on employees growth and retention.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Stagnant Employment

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Software AG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International work environment Good product marketing group

    Cons

    Boring, stagnant employment path Keep too many non-performing people on board

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people, promote those who deserve it and realize you CAN let people go if they're not performing.



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