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Brad Wardell


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    5 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent senior management is out of touch with employees and market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Plymouth, MI

    ProsFlexible with allowing personal time off
    Free coffee, drinks, snacks
    Casual environment
    Paid time off to see occasional movies
    Generally nice people

    ConsMembers of senior management are family members or close friends, so neutrality is hard to find
    Senior management does not have work-life balance, as a result, work-life balance cannot be expected by anyone else in the company
    Senior management does not have any formal management training, as a result, they do not know how to manage people in a productive way
    When a given project is completed, senior management likes to "clean house"
    The company operates in feast or famine, there is no middle ground; things are either very good, or very bad
    Consistent review process does not exist
    Communication between departments of the company is very poor
    Company's systems are a house of cards; small issues are difficult to fix and have wide-reaching effects

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should consider taking leadership and management classes/seminars to learn how to manage people correctly. Hire people when you need them instead of expecting your current employees to absorb the additional workload. After you have hired people, do not let them go immediately after a project has been completed; that is what contract work is for. Respect work-life balance and you will have increased productivity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    A poorly run boutique software company.

    (Former Employee) Plymouth, MI

    ProsInteresting projects that are advertised widely
    Great perks like movie days, free drinks and snacks
    Nice work environment and area
    Access to decent technology

    ConsVery arrogant senior development staff
    Extremely poor project management and QA
    Aloof executive management
    Lack of foresight in technology trends
    Poor benefits and compensation is low even for Michigan

    Advice to Senior ManagementStardock really needs to reevaluate how it does things. The management is terrible and practically non existent. When projects fail to catch on in the market place newer staff members are scapegoated even if they aren't culpable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Career Opportunities

    5 people found this helpful  

    Nice people but no respect from higher peers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Plymouth, MI

    ProsSkilled and fun people to work with
    Generally laid back environment if you are a fast worker
    Nice free snacks and drinks
    Sometimes gets free half day to go see a cool movie
    Great side activities

    ConsLeadership needs to be more respectful in many aspects
    Gotta work overtime a lot
    Hard to get a review on time, so it makes it hard to advance in the company, I have seen as late as a year later.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more respectful and consistent towards employees and promises they make.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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