Astera Software Reviews
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- 5.0Sep 17, 2023Digital Marketing AnalystCurrent Employee
Good compensation, good culture, great learning opportunities.
Remote work sometimes made cross-departmental collaboration difficult.
- 3.0Aug 13, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearEncino, CA
Astera has a great, great product in a growing (but crowded) field with some of the best technologists I have worked with (and that's a lot). The work environment is very flexible and there is a team approach.
One drawback of the team approach is that most of the team is highly technical. When discussing non-technical initiatives, and you need those to be a successful software company, it can be challenging to be the only non-technical voice. While there is a lot of respect among colleagues as another reviewer stated, it is largely the technical for the technical. Lack of outside investment & bootstrap culture is both an asset and a challenge- much of competition is much more funded, and can therefore outspend to gain attention. If you're the best and no one knows, it's not a win.3Astera Software Response3y
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. Being a software company, we have a higher ratio of technical employees as compared to non-technical employees. However, as a part of learning and development initiatives, we are now providing specialized training to the non-technical staff as well to keep them up-to-date about our products and technologies. In addition, we have conducted training on domain-specific skill-building, communication, and leadership across the organization. We encourage and promote an inclusive environment where everyone's voice is heard, and members are free to share their ideas. We keep on improving our practices and procedures, and your suggestions help us in doing that!
- 5.0Aug 26, 2010Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeEncino, CA
Gain great working experience in the computer software industry. The company offers a high degree of flexibility including flexible hours and telecommuting. Friendly working climate and pleasant culture. Always exciting with new challenges that make one stronger and much more valuable especially when tackling new obstacles.
The industry is extremely competitive. Requires dedication and commitment. Must multitask while thinking of competitive strategies. Must be strong minded.1Astera Software Response3y
Thank you for sharing your feedback on the culture of Astera. With the work dynamics shifting to remote-first globally, we are constantly trying to enhance the employee experience by fostering a culture that ensures learning, growth, collaboration beyond the workplace boundaries. Furthermore, our learning and development policy allows our team members to remain competitive within the market. The mentors are always there to help and support employees to get on the right track. We are happy to see that you are enjoying your time here!
- 5.0Nov 6, 2018Marketing Communications ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWestlake, CA
A company that values people who want to try out new things and not afraid of making mistakes. Great work environment. Decent pay. Everyone here is approachable, even the CEO and COO. Coworkers are cooperative, ready to answer questions. All employees are encouraged to grow and move up in the company.
Lack of a defined hierarchy - This is both a pro and a con. The structure benefits people who have the ability to self-manage their tasks. On the other hand, if you are used to of working under a line manager and being micro-managed, you might feel a bit overwhelmed initially.Astera Software Response3y
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback; we are glad to see you are enjoying your time here. At Astera, we have a holacratic structure with decision-making power distributed throughout the organization. It provides our team members the creative freedom to experiment and explore while staying aligned to the organization's purpose. By avoiding rigid hierarchy, we promote a coherent learning culture where there is a free flow of information across the organization and reduced barriers to communication.
- 1.0Jan 3, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The opportunity to learn new fields.
C-level executives demand a heavy workload from younger staff but they are untrained and unsure of what they want to begin with. They will belittle your work and lead you on to believe you will one day get a raise.1Astera Software Response3y
We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the work culture at Astera, U.S office. We are sorry to hear about your experience as it didn't turn out to be what you expected. Please be assured that your suggestion has been taken into account and we have come a long way ahead in improving our work culture and practices. We consider our people our greatest asset and try our best to create a pleasant work environment that fosters learning and growth. Again, thank you for highlighting the issue; your feedback has helped us improve.
- 5.0Sep 20, 2023Product Research and Documentation AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearKarāchi
- Great people culture! Everyone is super nice - Great work culture. Work is manageable and doesn't flow over into your personal life, so there's a good work-life balance - Team dynamics are great and everyone is really motivated and talented - The work is interesting and unique
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- 5.0Sep 20, 2023Associate Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearKarāchi
-Best coding practices -Approachable team leads -Good pay
-Outdated tech stack -Product specific learning -Not much growth in terms of technical skills
- 5.0Jul 17, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Astera's focus on learning and growth has created so many opportunities for me to flourish. Meaningful projects and regular recognition keep me motivated and eager to contribute. Plus, the dynamic culture adds that extra spark to the whole experience. Highly recommend joining the team!
Sometimes there are periods of high workload and tight deadlines, which can be challenging to manage.
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Astera Software has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 68 reviews left anonymously by employees. 87% of employees would recommend working at Astera Software to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.
87% of Astera Software employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Astera Software 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.5 for career opportunities.