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Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rapidly growing company developing new retail solutions with a bright future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Tomax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Tomax was recently acquired by Demandware to be the in store solution to Demandware's online presence.

    There is a growing group in Tomax that has started building next generation technologies and solutions over the last couple years. New technologies include iOs apps, BigData, Scala etc. That new team is the place to be in the company it has a great small team/startup, results driven mentality.

    Pro's include lots of growth opportunity and personal development, regular code reviews that are actually helpful, and an extremely positive friendly culture. Every single person I've worked with in the group has been happy to be at work and happy to help other people in the group.

    Cons

    There's a lot up in the air with the integration of Tomax and Demandware, and it's also creating some aggressive goals and timelines.

    Some of the older teams in the company don't have as good of a culture or as positive of an attitude.

    While some technology and code is cutting edge, some of the technology and code being used is very old and can be challenging to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable Company looking to the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Tomax full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment - once you are working here, and do your job, you have a secure employment future. The management always communicates when you aren't meeting expectations, and helps with a plan to improve. If you can't, or won't, improve your performance, you usually have plenty of notice before you are let go.

    Forward looking - not just relying on the current business model, and product, Tomax is taking advantage of the current "modern" technologies to introduce a new SAAS model for current and new customers.

    Friendly, team oriented atmosphere. Business casual on many days, with jeans often acceptable.

    Cons

    Slightly lower salary than the competition.

    New hires tend to make more than existing employees doing the same work.

    Re-organizations seem to occur to frequently - who reports to who, who is responsible for what product, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to more of the company than the few "favorite sons" when making course corrections.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run far away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Support Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Tomax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Salt Lake City near light rail and commuter train. Good lunch options within walking distance. 2 bars next door, you will need them.

    Cons

    Horribly micromanaged. CEO prefers fancy cars over employer morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like skilled adults

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tomax

    Pros

    Somewhat easy hours, good teammates

    Cons

    Not much room to grow within company

  6.  

    Good place out of school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Tomax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked a developer. The best reason to work here is because they will give you a chance even without a stellar resume. There are a lot of fun people working here too, and it is pretty laid back.

    Cons

    There isn't really any training. There aren't bonuses, and one time senior management made promises to us that they didn't deliver on. So don't trust promises for overtime work. Working hard doesn't really get you anywhere in terms of raises, so don't bother doing anything over your 40 hours. Just beef up your resume and find something better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees that you want to stick around, and try to be less of a bottleneck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, fun atmosphere, and good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Fairly laid back work atmosphere, fun projects and great people to work with. New and exciting projects with big clients and partnerships makes the outlook good. Benefits are good with generous time off and decent medical and 401k.

    Cons

    If you're not on the team working on the more cutting edge stuff some of the tools and equipment can sometimes be fairly dated. Things seem to be moving away from these older technologies though so the future is looking brighter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cheap out on computers, nice equipment makes for happier employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wild West IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Tomax full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from current technology. Everything is shoot from the hip and hope for the best. Very demanding and burn out within a year or two is inevitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you value them or they will continue to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Greaet owners, awesome beer cart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    They are finally starting to shake up middle management a bit, get rid of the old and bring in some new movers.
    The beer cart is amazing. The girl who pushes it though isn't too bright however, If you drop a dollar she will bend over and pick it up! Bonus!
    Lots of very attractive men and woman! You would hardly beleive this was a software company! Also very pro-gay. Team parties where we play touch football is super fun!

    Cons

    Theres only 3 toilets on the third floor to serve over 100 ovefrweight and partially diebetic male programmers. You can basically forget going number 2 between the hours of 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serve more light beers.
    Repurpose some of the 3rd floor womans toilets for the men. It is a 90% male workforce after all.
    Continue to send ineffective managers off to "middle management heaven" to keep your new initiatives progressing smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dramatic change in last year!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Tomax full-time

    Pros

    A really fun environment, the team of people feels like family. Some amazing new technologies in the mix like Scala, iOS, and Big Data! Improved emphasis on work-life balance along with some good benefits like fitness classes, running clubs, ping-pong tournaments.

    Cons

    The company is still undergoing change so there are still remnants of old culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the new vision and over communicate! Put people first and continue to replace mediocre people with great people! The new culture is good - let it grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for fresh Grads

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Java Developer II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Tomax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning curve, Good use of technologies

    Cons

    Do not hope for any raise soon,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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