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Sybase Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
139 Reviews
3.5
139 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The atmosphere, work environment, and overall benefits of working for the company are good (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work from home is not entertained (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Work, limited perks, sub-par remuneration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work and a lot of scope for growth in initial phases

    Cons

    restricted growth beyond certain point, unclear direction after acquisition by sap
     limited perks, sub-par remuneration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A Mix of Good and not so good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Sybase

    Pros

    There were days when the company was not acquired, those used to be golden days.
    Each team was considered equally important. The focus was merely in achieving best product quality

    Cons

    Senior management does not consider all teams as equal. There is a heavy bias on core team/product at the expense of overlooking activities by non-core team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers consider work as worship no work is good or bad to them, same feeling should be honored by the management, they should treat all teams/groups with equal respect.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people; great life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sybase

    Pros

    People are passionate about their work, and cooperative (if asked nicely).

    Cons

    Too much east coast vs west coast. Senior executives a little out of touch with the business - too Wall St quarterly # focused which results in doing whats right for the short term, and not the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work, decent pay, good work environment

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

    I have been working at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    Good core work
    Positive work environment
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Planning of work not done very well
    Work-life balance is sometimes sacrificed
    A lot depends on which team you are in

  6.  

    It's a very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good
    Benefits are good
    Work environment is good
    Work environment is good
    Work environment is good

    Cons

    No cons
    No cons
    No cons
    No cons
    No cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Sybase full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No time to do self-training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poor culture and work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Director
    Former Employee - Engineering Director

    I worked at Sybase full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salaries at Sybase are fair, there are opportunities to advance, and there were opportunities to work on leading-edge technologies. If you worked in a remote office (from the Dublin headquarters), there was a good chance the work culture to be much better.

    Cons

    Sybase has a poor work-life balance. Many managers expect you to work very long hours, and working those long hours is what they valued most. It didn't matter how well you did your job or whether you got your job done, if you worked long hours and were a "yes man", then that endeared you to many. Vacation was a max of 3 weeks per year regardless how many years of service, which is unheard of in the high-tech software business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value quality over quantity. Value healthy debate and coming to the best solution/decision over simply agreeing with you manager to avoid conflict. Don't promote a culture of "you should just be happy to have a job".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Work life balance is excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sybase full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best reason to work here is because of work life balance. Excellent colleagues and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Salary not as great and career progression is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions and compensation needs to be looked into.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Sybase full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Had one of the best managers ever until she left company

    Cons

    Limited budgets, limited career advancement due to limited available projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to delegate more and not be afraid to make a decision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Sybase full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting work, I had a great management team.

    Cons

    Hierarchical management style, okay work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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