Zenprise Reviews

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  1.  

    Neck break pace from time to time but overall very good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Responsive senior management. Daily dinners, beautiful campus next to shores.

    Cons

    Hectic, can be hard to manage balanced work life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run Away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Zenprise investrs and VC's cashed out in Jan 2013.
    No chance now of the company running out of capital now.

    Job security for the mediocre.

    Cons

    No vision. No product integration. Huge bureaucratic infrastructure on top of the incompetent middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that you have the cash from the MDM property flip to Citrix, isn't it about time you stepped aside and let the professionals do their job?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Constant challenge, personal growth, and a wealth of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Lead Development, Sales Operations, and CRM  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager of Lead Development, Sales Operations, and CRM in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise

    Pros

    -Great experience building opportunity and career growth potential
    -Fantastic culture and work environment, plus benefits
    -Strong leadership with experience and vision

    Cons

    -No shortage of things to do (e.g. lots of work), meaning I have to be diligent about maintaining a work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you're doing! Try not to have board meetings so often.

    Invest in more sales and marketing to deliver a great product to future clients who don't yet realize that we exist.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Collaborative environment, transparent management, mutual respect - overall excellent experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise

    Pros

    Strong collaboration, transparent management, shared goals, team spirit, appreciation for hard work

    Cons

    Hard market to be in (many well-funded competitors)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and outsmart the competitors

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Renewed focus and new funding--a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sr. Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sr. Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise

    Pros

    Management team is laser focused on being the market leader. Results from Gartner critical capabilities put Zenprise at the top and this is fueling interest from analysts and top companies. Management is doing a great job focusing on the right things, including hiring great people. I like the people I work with and the overall attitude of the team. I like the opportunity that the company has and our chances we have for success.

    Cons

    Like any startup, there are processes or benefits that just aren't as mature as they will need to be in the future. I think this is changing for the better with recent updates to health and benefits that are coming. The new location is beautiful, but it's a little off the beaten path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused and take advantage of the opportunity. Maintain a strong engineering mindset and balance the request for highly custom features with meeting baseline requirements for the market space.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Confusing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise

    Pros

    Can't think of any at the moment.

    Cons

    no real focus, poor sales, burn rate compared to sales really bad, forecasting by sales and managment is a real joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start over and assemble a real executive staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Run and Don't look Back!"

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Zenprise

    Pros

    Friday Lunch & Cold Drinking Water in the Kitchen

    Cons

    I know that signing with this firm was a mistake. This company missed its sales target by 20% in the first quarter of 2009 and now all non-managerial staff is getting a 5% pay reduction effective immediately. This is a bad sign. Management is getting a 10 salary reduction effective immediately. Mind you, the office manager of 5 years left about 1 month ago and she is probably not going to get replaced.

    This is extremely bad for morale and will have an effect on employee performance !!!....Either Management is not telling employees the Full Story or the company's Burn Rate is very High.

    This is very unsettling for all non-sales staff who are not making ALOT of money. For the smug sales people who make base + commission and are averaging more than 100K, what is 5% to them?

    The pay reduction for management only means less trust fund money for their kids. But, for the rest of the firm who is underpaid, 5% will have an effect on those people's budgets!

    Its a sad day for Zenprise ....this firm is sinking and employer-employee trust has been breached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Zenprise is its own worst enemy; because the culture does not promote information sharing the firm suffers"

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Zenprise

    Pros

    Location, Hours, Proximity to SF

    Cons

    1. Weak Centralized Leadership - This firm is a typical Silicon Valley Startup; the mentality is to pitch to VCs to get as much possible for financial support. There is no focus on making the internal processes stronger so that the company can make it to the next level.

    2. No Corporate Identity - There is no unity between departments; I felt like I worked for a different company than many of the folks over there. Even though my cube was near many other employees, some of the folks would walk by me in the halls & in the kitchen like I was not even there. Thats interesting given the fact that this firm only has @50 people!

    3. One Way Communication - The managers do not encourage their reports to develop new ideas or give them a platform to express themselves. Communication flows one way - Down.

    4. Poor to Non-Existant Documentation - The firm does not promote internal documentation for workers. This with the fact that there is no training makes it difficult to navigate through this firm to understand the product. The Engineers have to become less jealous of the information that they possess and more willing to share their knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Promote Internal Communication"

    Doesn't Recommend

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