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Software AG Reviews in Reston, VA

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
120 Reviews
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Pros
  • The company work/life balance is overall good (in 15 reviews)

  • Interesting work as BPM consultant and really good products to work with (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Micro-management to levels I had not seen before (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Love the company atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG full-time (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Intern review

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    Current Employee - SMB in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - SMB in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG as an intern (less than an 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 :/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid place to work depending on where you land

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much micro management

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reston, VA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant Employment

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gained a lot of experience but was not appreciated for the hard work.

    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Reston, VA

    I worked at Software AG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits very good.

    Cons

    Little or no salary increases and they did not care to keep the employees that contributed the most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your biggest asset, so take care of the good ones.

  10.  

    nice place to work,

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    challenging , very good product line

    Cons

    a lot of focus on process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Software AG

    Pros

    This is a friendly environment, where fellow employees have a lot of knowledge and are very helpful. Management is engaged in pressing issues.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement in my department. Given the fact that the US company is owned by a German company, there is occassional conflict with respect to operating methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to provide more information about the interaction of our company with our parent company. try to create more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends

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