Accellion Reviews

Updated Jan 27, 2021

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Accellion CEO Jonathan Yaron
Jonathan Yaron
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance is good if you are not in the engineering department(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very good work life and balance, flexible working hours, can work from home occasionally(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Their management team is just terrible(in 5 reviews)

  • "I don't like the culture of the other groups but we have isolated ourselves from the drama so it works for the engineering team(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Phenomenal Organization"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accellion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Startup vibe and culture at a more mature organization. People are friendly and helpful. Clear vision set by leadership. Strong and growing company and a great place to work.

    Cons

    As a company that's been around for a while, there are some legacy processes and behaviors that can slow some things down compared to a startup. But this is improving.

  2. "Unclear co. strategy"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Accellion full-time

    Pros

    Leaders were generally friendly and it's good that there were management changes

    Cons

    The strategy and culture was unclear; diversity of views not welcomed

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  3. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accellion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I very much enjoy working at Accellion. It is a very inclusive environment and they have adjusted nicely to the work from home requirements in California.

    Cons

    Employees are expected to work hard and as an executive, I often work on weekends, vacations, etc.

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    "Solid experience, great culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Director, Corporate Systems and IT in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment - Fairness and Transparency within the organization - Healthy collaboration and feeling of oneness among teams - No red-tape - Great product. Potential to achieve greater success with the growing need to have a collaborate workspace among teams (internal and external) without compromising on security - Focusing on automation - Good work is generously rewarded (YES!) - Current management makes informed and wise decisions based on data and analytics that have had great outcomes by making wise investments in people, product and strategy

    Cons

    Fewer lunch options around the office but not a deal breaker unless food options are a priority over work culture

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  5. "Great pivot, great people"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accellion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very focused team on new security market, people want to win and serve the customer. Really good and committed people.

    Cons

    High expectations, very direct feedback

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    "Look at the big picture - Accellion is doing great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - EMEA Marketing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accellion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A management team that is not scared to make big decisions and steer the company to success. Over its history Accellion has evolved and changed taking big gambles to be where it is today. These have almost always paid off often after much disapproval from others. Sure there is a quirkiness to the running of the company, but that's what you sometimes need to stand out from the crowd. A culture that is a pleasure to work in. There is a real family feeling at Accellion. So long as you are delivering you are pretty well looked after and the people are really great. The product really is differentiated in a massively competitive and very hot market. I saw with my own eyes some of the world largest enterprises customers choose Accellion after intense evaluations of huge players out there, i.e. Box, Citrix, Airwatch, Microsoft etc. I loved demoing the product at conferences and trade-shows - the response was so positive. A really fantastic marketing team that is bold, ambitious, creative and superb at execution. Accellion is growing, well run, extremely well thought of by analysts and has a great future.

    Cons

    Sure there is politics but no more than you would find anywhere else. In the same sense change is a constant so you need to be the kind of person that can handle a new mandate on the back of someones great idea or a market event. There is a start-up mentality at Accellion so if you don't want to work hard, be proactive, get your hands dirty, take on cross functional responsibilities and be part of something great then you're better off taking the easy option and joining a big company. The market is both at an early stage and extremely competitive. Its difficult to predict what the end game will be, but at least with Accellion you can enjoy the journey!

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very rewarding to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are attracted to building, recreating or turning around a seasoned, established business this would be the opportunity to take. Market leader with great long term people and new talent and ideas.

    Cons

    There are some very smart people that own the business and the fight for capital, a fleet that needs work and a market that is growing make it challenging

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    "One of the most talented and amazing product and engineering team in the vally"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly challenging work. Fantastic team with a great attitude. Amazing nourishing work culture wanting to go to work every day. Great growing market with a very positive outlook. You go to work and learn something every day - very low ego co workers and management

    Cons

    Highly crowded space with new entrants every day - nothing the company can do about

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accellion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is pushing the envelope on mobility with a very cool direction. The team is very passionate about its product and serving its customers. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to get things done and make a difference!

    Cons

    With any high growth company going into new markets, it does take passion and flexibility! Change is inevitable and a part of the culture -- you need to embrace it.

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    "Great Culture, Amazing People, and Wonderful Experience!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Platform Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accellion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The location is pretty convenient. There are a few eateries in walking distance, the campus itself has a cafe, and it is a short drive from California Ave., which has a lot of food options. On top of that, the office is next to a car dealership, and every Wednesday, there are a couple of food trucks in the car dealership’s parking lot. While the food trucks are a bit pricey, it makes for a nice office tradition. There is also free lunch on Fridays. The office is also close to a few trails, which makes stepping out of the office to take a quick jog, walk, bike ride, or just a breath of fresh air pretty easy. The office breakrooms have a well-stocked selection of free snacks, soda, coffee, candy, etc. The main office area is filled with cubicles, but it isn’t the “cube farm” that you notoriously hear about. The cubicles have low walls, so collaboration and socializing is pretty easy, while the division still maintains a sense of personal space. The work-from-home policy is pretty flexible. As long as you’re getting your work done, management is pretty lenient when it comes to office presence. Additionally, management is pretty approachable at all levels. I have never felt intimidated or too insignificant to speak to anyone, from the managers, to the VP-level staff, all the way up to the CEO. Perhaps the biggest pro is that working here is a lot of fun. The people here are incredible, and while everyone works really hard to get the job done, they are all also down to have a good time! It is also an environment that is very welcoming to new employees. I found myself fitting in pretty well in the first week. Everyone was open, receptive, and eager to help. From birthday celebrations, to an annual ping pong tournament, to monthly happy hours, to participation in Silicon Valley Sports League, to everyday clowning around in the office, there are always opportunities to have fun. I sincerely view the people at Accellion as more of a family than a set of colleagues, which defines a culture that most Bay Area startups try to have, pretend to have, and say they have, but very rarely do you find a place that actually has it.

    Cons

    Accellion is a small private company whose product competes with some big players in the game. While kiteworks (Accellion's flagship product) is unique in its own right and targets a specific segment of the market, it often is in head-to-head battles with solutions that are offered by larger and more mature organizations. Because of this, there are a lot of challenges. Accellion is certainly not the type of place you can go and cruise by. Hard work, dedication, and lots and lots of hours have to be put in to keep everything running. From sales, to marketing, to engineering, to product management, there are tremendous obstacles, which can seem miserable at times. While it is a bumpy ride though, it is also a fun one.

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