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StoredIQ Reviews

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

    A really good company with some really good people

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    Current Employee - Technical & Customer Support Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical & Customer Support Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    I considered this a great place to work. There were a lot of incredibly smart folks to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    The main challenge was the disconnect between the employees and the executive staff. There also wasn't enough communication between the technical team and the sales team so, many times, sales were closed with the promise of non-existent features that would then have to be "built into the product" at the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company was acquired by IBM, so I suspect that things will change quite a bit from how it used to be run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    There's a lot of autonomy. If you have a solid reason for something new then it's fairly easy to get the support for it.

    Everyone is very open so if you have questions you can chat them or just walk over and talk to them.

    Something I really like is the flexible hours. Depending on your location the IBM campus can be a long commute but you can reasonable choose your work hours to beat traffic. Working from home on an as needed bases is also fairly common.

    The management at least the original StoredIQ management is really good. I'm not saying the IBM management isn't good just that I work mostly with StoredIQ management.

    StoredIQ has been dominating IBM sales so we get a lot of freedom to do what works and help transform traditional IBM processes. From IBM's perspective you're still just a number, but a prime number at least.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by IBM the development process has slowed a bit and technical debt get less consideration. I think that's comes more from IBM wanting to make money on features rather than investing in a rock solid product.

    A lot of the software is home grown which can make ramp up for a new developers a bit challenging. It's still generally python and javascript so if you have solid skills in either of those areas it's just a matter of learning conventions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technical debt should get more priority when planning for new releases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting work, company doing soul searching

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    Former Employee - Software Architect  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good engineers. Pretty interesting work for software developers. Competitive compensation. Development team is quickly responding to changing business priorities.

    Cons

    Lack of clear long term strategy and vision for the company. The company was doing some soul searching. Senior management was a bit disconnected with the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear vision for company future. Foster culture of innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great peers, bad policies

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    Cool technology with a small team of smart people.

    Cons

    very little PTO. frequent deadlines. Upper management did not have a sustainable long term plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    It provided a paycheck, but nothing exciting.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    Pros

    Great market potential. Customer's clearly have problems that need addressed.

    Cons

    Lack of focus. Stop trying to defend past decisions that don't hold up to customer requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working on features that customers don't seem to care about.

    Doesn't Recommend

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