I worked at Webtrends full-time (More than 10 years)
The best thing about this company is the people. They are friendly and professional and most are focused on being collaborative and ensuring a safe work environment. At the individual level everyone wants to customer and the company to be successful.
The company has been bleeding customers steadily for most of the last decade. Their drive to be everything for everybody (as a B2B company) has caused the company to drop from the number 1 provider of web analytics and insight to where they aren't even a major player any more. The last I saw they were something like 26th in the industry by number of customers. Having lost so many customers in the last decade I would be surprised if the company were still a viable enterprise in the next five years. I would expect the tradition of layoffs every 12-18 months to continue and possibly become more frequent as the company hits its tipping point.
Advice to Management
Stop focusing on trying to guess the next big thing out of your suite of offerings and become laser focused on your core solution. Right now you have the same number of staff as there were about 10 years ago and you have three times as many products. There's no way any of your staff can be experts and as efficient in their jobs trying to work with so many complex products. Everybody is overextended. Your people have become jacks-of-all-trades as opposed to experts, and the price you want to charge your customers they are expecting experts in everything you offer.
All in all the interviews were pretty standard. No questions were too challenging. The thing that I found most odd about the process was that my first interview was on the phone, and I had the opportunity to describe my ideal work environment, coworkers and so on. The answer I gave was something about how I am seeking a company that embraces their culture and invests in their employees happiness at work, that I am most productive in a creative office space, with an open-desk atmosphere. I was told that what I described "sounded a lot like Webtrends" To my surprise, when I went in for my in person interview, this was not the case. The office was rather dated with cubicles, fluorescent lights, some candy and business casual outfits.
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