Steelwedge Software

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Steelwedge Software Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
35 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    Very nice place for professionals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steelwedge is an amazing org to work for. Top notch people with entrepreneurial spirit, customer centric processes, very good benefits, professionally challenging environment that facilitates growth. Ideal for froshers and people who started recently - unlimited opportunities for growth and exposure,

    Cons

    Work hours are long.. sometimes interferes with your personal life.. but no one is complaining as the work is enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way to go C- team. Proud to work with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its success and growth have been increasing dramatically

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best work environment. Perfect balance of work and fun

    Cons

    No job security. Salaries wont follow proper standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work close with the teams and recognize them correctly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not much happening here...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time

    Pros

    1. Benefits are good.
    2. Remote / work from home options. Not much travel required - good for those who want to stay close to home most of the time

    Cons

    1. Office politics and back biting is common. Management is out of tune with operational problems on the product and projects.
    2. Unrealistic expectations and projects and time lines.
    3. Outdated technology followed by bad software development team. You'll get frustrated working with clients on recurring defects. They try to make everyone believe that they have the latest technology, but not really the case.
    4. Pay is below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good people; pay them and discourage office politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High Growth Potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I'll throw in my two cents that you have very high growth potential in the Pleasanton office, and during my tenure there were many promotions from within, globally. Because Steelwedge isn't really for people who are interested in staying with a company more than a few years, there's a lot of opportunity to step into someone else's shoes after they've gone, and to learn a ton while you're at it.

    The best part about Steelwedge is the team, hands down--it's a close knit group with a strong culture and amazing personalities and brilliance. It's still just small enough that everyone knows everyone else. There has recently been a push for better career development strategies, and I think with lots of collaboration between HR and managers this can be done. There are often lateral moves in addition to cross-departmental training, although I believe there could be more of the latter.

    The benefits were FANTASTIC, including two health plans under Blue Cross, flex spending plans, two dental plans (Guardian), vision, an open PTO policy (just be prepared for the fact that PTO is based on workload and management approval, so you may need to do some pre-planning to get the time off), gym membership reimbursement, small perks like snacks and drinks in the kitchen, et cetera. When interviewing with Steelwedge, please ask about the benefits.

    Cons

    There are a few members of the highest management ranks who could stand to learn some management skills and should collaborate more together for a more seamless organization. While it's true that every leader has flaws and things that could be improved, what worried me was management's inability to see and address these issues within themselves. The C-Suite all had great personalities but each lacked at least one fundamental leadership ability, if not many of them.

    Work/life balance is tough, but they do allow employees to work from home (which you'll probably do a lot of after putting in your hours at the office). I looked at it as a trade-off for the global experience--giving presentations to India at 10pm or at 7am, or chatting with Japanese employees at tough hours. The UK and Netherlands had a tough time keeping in touch with the US unless they were working well into the evening. Most of the time we could make this work, but expect to work long hours (with a flexible schedule in most cases). The company is small enough that everyone talks to everyone else, so you need to bend a little and be prepared to sometimes talk to people at a more convenient local time for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see the executive management humble themselves to partner with HR for constructive criticism on their leadership styles or attend leadership seminars. Your leadership methods are becoming very outdated, but I believe these issues can be fixed with an open mind to trying to leadership tactics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, huge profesional growth potential.

    Culture emphazise agility, passion, openess and employees realy live by it every day.

    Finacial upside. Cloud applications market, nearly doubling every year, privately own....this company can make it big.

    Cons

    Not for everyone, not a 9-5 type place. You are expected to do whatever it takes to make customers successful and go the extra mile.

    Fast pace of growth implies lots of constant change. Not for the faint of heart or "lifers" who want to work the same job and company forever....It is more a fit for people ready to try new things, wear multiple hats, step of of the confort zone, contribute in new ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more. Great things are happening like the hiring of key executives from much bigger, very successful companies in the industry, key investments in R&D, and the energy and positive attitutde is felt in HQs. Need to continue transmitting same to Europe, Japan and India offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supportive, creative atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, innovation is valued, employees are empowered to work independently and make their own decisions; people are friendly, helpful and fun. The product is great and it delivers real value to customers.

    Cons

    Given the company's origin as a start-up, there are some processes and procedures that are non-existent or insufficient. That said, the company's management recognizes it, and has taken steps to remedy that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on improving internal communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Smart People, Flexible Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product
    Everyone works extremely hard from the CEO to Admins

    Competitive pay scale

    Benefits keep improving

    Great financial management; conservative spending to maximize growth at a steady rate

    With hard work comes a lot of appreciation and compensation.

    Never a dull moment, nor dull people

    Love the Global openness of the company and meeting folks from all around the world

    Cons

    Long hours but extremely rewarding opportunities abound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to manage by example

    Continue with the great benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    industry leading, dynamic, fast-paced high growth tech company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Services in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Services in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    be part of an exciting, fast paced growth company
    experience what its like the tornado
    learn about cloud technology

    Cons

    very intensive work pace
    global business requiring extended work hours
    very fast pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate and support the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative, fast paced high growth cloud company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to leading edge technology,
    Opportunity to drive innovation, very dynamic and fast paced. Team oriented

    Cons

    Demanding, long hours at times, Steelwedge is not for the squeamish - the work environment is positive but fast paced and dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit top talent globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    been in steelwedge over five years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steelwedge Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    reasonable and vision oriented leadership, flexible and warm work culture, friendly environment, positive managers

    Cons

    inappropriate skill set matching to roles, lesser salaries,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is a huge room of improvement to put the right people in the right roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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