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Agilysys Bellevue Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Bellevue, WA

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Pros
  • Flexible work schedule available for work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Very Casual dress , ability to work remote, constant learning, neat product, overall work not difficult, people are nice, benefits are good (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is ok but some of the upper management does not care for the lower levels and hold the people accountable that should be (in 15 reviews)

  • Work/life balance for most people tends to fall more on the work side (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Contract Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, open-minded people, open to new ideas, agile, short meetings, work/life balance, work from home if necessary, low pressure, future business growth expected, nice and approachable management team

    Cons

    open area office. I personally think you get more work done when everyone has an office, but the open office does lend itself to a greater sense of teamwork.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Have gone from promoter to neutral since new CEO arrived"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are solid human beings with good talent
    We have a lot of opportunity to disrupt the industry and grow the company
    The industry itself is surprisingly interesting and complex

    Cons

    It feels like our job is to ship our jobs to another country.

    Our CEO has a playbook that he's just repeating - instead of being thoughtful and strategic, engineers are just grinding out new products through brute force and treating our sales team like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to the people who have been here a little.

    Customer loyalty is more important than it purported to be around here... it leads to profit. Focusing on profit first is a sure way to fail in the long term.

    In the competitive markets, your talent can and will leave you even for one small misstep.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Once"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Agilysys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Most people are easy to get along with and have great personality.

    Cons

    Mandatory on call for all FTE developers, FE and BE.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to be here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great! I have been here for two months and have enjoyed the project I am on. The team is very knowledgable about hotel and a great resource. There is a sense of urgency to get things done without the pressure which is nice. They got me set up and working day 1 without the hassle of requesting an extra monitor for example, and it taking forever to be approved. It showed up an hour later. Also, free parking, large desks, comfortable chairs, plenty of conference rooms.

    Cons

    Commitment to UX is growing which is positive but I had heard that in the past it had not been supported by some of the management. Pay is a little lower but the environment without the stress makes it worth it to me.

    Advice to Management

    Need more focus on design, content continuity and mobile focus. Keep up the good work on communicating what is going on in the company, that is very valuable.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Its the products stupid. . ."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agilysys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work, life balance, some good loyal employees trying to make it happen. Good product vision.

    Cons

    Product Management upper management. Agilysys has long time loyal customers which makes them lazy when in come to delivering solid new products. Most of their customers are entrenched in the legacy software solutions. This causes new product development, updates and innovations to be mismanaged and often poorly executed. Instead of holding product management accountable, they are rewarded if they praise upper management, sweep problems under the rug, but hit deadlines regardless of the state of the software. There is no link to performance and rewards except in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Hold Program managers accountable. Commit to new product development or don't bother. Ship solid software when it is ready. Work with sales and marketing to really understand the products, customer needs and what value they provide to the customer.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everybody below Director of Product Engineering level are great to work with.

    Cons

    Director of Product Engineering and above have no morals, ethics, leadership quality, responsibility, accountability, ownership, strategies, mission, values, patience, honesty, humor, positive attitude, confidence, inspiration, creativity. All round, basically they are inept.

    Advice to Management

    Reflect within yourself and you shall see the problem.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Never work for Agilysys"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agilysys as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Few employees are very co-operative.
    2) Located at a good place

    Cons

    1) Bad layoff policy. They will terminate you from the company and will ask you not to come tomorrow. Its a minimum ethic to give your employee at least 5 days notice. Contractors should stay away from this company.
    2) Very little desk space.
    3) Lot of micro-management.
    4) Manager dont do lot of interactions.

    Advice to Management

    Rather doing immediate hiring and layoff, first do analysis whats your requirement. Based on that get the resume and hire the candidates.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "An established and stable company builiding software for the hospitality industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is using new and exciting technology for it's product line. They've invested in all products and people and I see some great capabilities coming soon. The leadership is technology focused and have a strong drive to deliver new products and features to the market. I have access to training resources and projects to apply learnings. The culture in engineering is collaborative and I'm learning from my peers and contributing daily.

    Cons

    There is a strong drive to deliver products - this comes at a cost of workload at times but it's similar to other companies I've worked for in the software industry. Benefits could be better. Corporate is old school and moves slow. The nerf wars can be chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide better benefits.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bellevue office is great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In Bellevue we operate a bit differently. It feels like a startup.
    One we also have most of the technology senior leadership here so we're well-represented for not being at HQ.
    We have regular morale events.
    People are generally pretty friendly and dedicated to the cause
    I'm generally happy with my base pay

    Cons

    We have those short-walled cubes and are pretty packed in
    Not a lot of perks like MSFT or Goog or FB.
    Corp IT management is disorganized
    Benefits are just ok

    Advice to Management

    I'm not very clear on how promotions happen even though I manage a team
    I'd love a healthcare plan option that's not high-deductible


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering SaaS offering to bringing the hospitality industry into the 21st century"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilysys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work in the Bellevue office where most of the core engineering is located. The team has a start-up environment feel - everything moves very fast. Smart / dedicated engineering team. Teams and individual are empowered to do the right thing, and held accountable for the quality of their work / contribution. Leadership is doing a good job of balancing / prioritizing investment in in-market product v. the vNext Saas offerings.

    Cons

    As with any start-up, the culture and processes is work-in-progress - needs to mature (in the right ways). We are "agile" - which translates to "we're not always sure what we are doing... but let's hurry up". The office is a bit out of the way (in Eastgate), bit drabby and getting crowded. There are way too many contractors v. FTE which impacts the office culture (and long term success).

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged with the people and culture - don't be so distant.


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