Stardock Systems
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www.stardock.com Plymouth, MI

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Incompetent senior management is out of touch with employees and market

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MI

I worked at Stardock Systems

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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A poorly run boutique software company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MI

I worked at Stardock Systems

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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Nice people but no respect from higher peers

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MI

I worked at Stardock Systems

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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