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Sybase Chairman & CEO John S. Chen
John S. Chen
3 Ratings

Pros
  • Best reason to work here is because of work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The work and work environment are pretty good, with core work in almost all areas of the database product development being done from India office (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes sacrificed (in 4 reviews)

  • Unrealistic quotas, upper management made poor decisions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Long time employee and hope to stay that way

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    I have been working at Sybase

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility, autonomy

    Cons

    There is a level of bureaucracy that is not ideal


  2. Great coworkers, definitely could have been a better experience with management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telemarketing Representative in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Telemarketing Representative in Concord, MA

    I worked at Sybase

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good food in the cafeteria wonderful coworkers great company vision good pay

    Cons

    lots of middle management to get in the way company is always moving toward a goal but never lets you know how you fit into this goal

    Advice to Management

    Help get entry level employees into better positions earlier before the get lost


  3. Great company and culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    I have been working at Sybase

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Agile and adaptive organization - Top quality products - Small enough company to create friendly atmosphere with coworkers - Independent

    Cons

    - Career development and growth could be better - Compensation/raises not market rate - Engineering driven culture can sometimes be a hindrance - Life balance a bit out of whack due to global operations

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more career growth and movement and remove some of the top layers.. Hire more producers as opposed to managers who don't deliver.


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  5. Marketing Programs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Marketing Specialist in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Marketing Specialist in Concord, MA

    I worked at Sybase

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting options, flex schedule, employee independance, different learning opportunties, great people to work with, reasonable time off options, team environment

    Cons

    poor growth salary growth opportunties as length of service increased, poor promotion opportunties if not located in headquarters, does not support full-time telecommuting options

    Advice to Management

    Look at the employee contribution and not the managers contribution. Managers have a fantastic way of protecting themselves while throwing the employee under the bus. Managers have access to the decision makers when layoffs occur so they know when to cover themselves, the employees are totally focused on thier assigned tasks so they don't have the ability to prove worth. Also share the wealth, if the company is making the most money they have ever made, give more back to those who stuck with you when the company was not doing so well.



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