Unica Corporation

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Unica Corporation Reviews

16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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Unica Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO Yuchun Lee
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  1.  

    ok place to work

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

    I have been working at Unica Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    NIce place to work most of the time

    Cons

    I don't want to sit behind a desk all day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Unica Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great mindshare. Very innovative.

    Cons

    There isn't a direct clear career path that is obvious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stay Away from Unica/IBM Unless you're desperate!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Unica Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * some very nice people - and that's about it. It was better under just Unica, but most of those people (who were smart) have left for Neolane and other competitors - IBM has become a nightmare.

    Cons

    IBM Culture. (do as we say - and then MAYBE you'll get a paycheck) Money is always an issue here - whether you're in engineering, sales (even worse), or development - getting your bonuses, commissions, etc is painful - and quite often you get NOTHING.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late quite frankly, those that are left are playing CYA with the IBM culture and will throw others under the bus in a hear beat to keep their jobs.

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

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    The product is the best, as are some of the people

    Cons

    IBM and Unica is not a match made in heaven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't help....get us integrated faster!!!
    Overlay gigs are overlay gigs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, interesting work to be done, rising company in the field, lots to learn from educated people

    Cons

    Still a small company, recently bought out, not a lot of room for advancement, lots of old people, not young

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more young people

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    The people are friendly, and there are ample opportunities for volunteering, there are company sponsored golf and softball leagues. Mediocrity is common. Yuchan Lee is CEO, he will succeed.

    Cons

    Senior management does not communicate well with individual contributors. Communication and processes are not well defined. The bar is very low, and mediocrity is wicked common. Not enough career development; often, people are hired who have done a role and have no room for growth instead of hiring above people's experience so they growth to meet the challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees. Raise the bar. Hire people smarter than you. Make room for career growth. Given this, Yuchan Lee is a capable CEO who will not fail.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    At Unica, there is a good work-life balance. Schedules can be flexible. The benefits are definitely above average.

    Cons

    The company has been shaky during this current recession. No real career growth. Communication could be much better. There is a constant growing-pains feeling with a lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the communication between groups. Stick to game plan and try to enforce it. It's one thing to have goals and another to follow through. Encourage employee development.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not yet an Agile company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect
    Current Employee - Software Architect

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    Work/life balance (at least in this office). Employee Stock Purchase Plan is still a sweet deal.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Waste. Unequal compensation for the same work and same level of supervision. Senior management doesn't do nearly enough to communicate with people on the field/in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequently communicate with people at lower levels in the food chain in order to get their ideas on how to improve the company. Replace the arcane practice of performance reviews, which are actually bad practice according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, interesting products, but prepare to experience growing pains.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    Great people, good location, interesting products, interesting market space - if you're into enterprise marketing, anyway! Good opportunity to move around career-wise; Unica is not afraid to let a good employee try on a new hat.

    Cons

    Consultants get burned out very quickly. Not enough focus on training, either on new Unica products or on third-party technologies that Unica supports. Compensation average at best; mine is significantly below-market, despite good to excellent reviews, and my efforts to get it in-line with market have so far been fruitless. Poor communication from upper management to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk with respect to claims that salaries are in-line with market and be willing to make adjustments to those salaries that are not. Better communication from upper management to staff is needed. Bring back the sabbatical.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Market leading company with a good future, but trouble with training and employee-manager relations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Unica Corporation

    Pros

    Unica is a market leader in their space with the ability to win just about any deal they walk into.
    They are still a smallish company with family feel, so it's easy to get to know a good percentage of the people there.

    Cons

    Management doesn't make a priority of giving employee feedback, training, promotions, career advancment.
    Training on new products is extremely poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on your employees. Train them on new technologies and new products. Have a better new employee training program. Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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