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  1. "Good company to work (Worked for more than 5 years)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boardvantage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work and I also loved the people around me.
    Work life balance & very flexible.
    Lot of activities and outings:
           Lake Tahoe trip every Year
           Halloween Event
           Christmas event
           Diwali event
           Birthday Parties
           Sports tournament every year (Ping Pong & Pool).
           Health Checkups & Massage at campus.
           Team Lunch's & Team Dinners and lot more ...
    Good product.
    Diverse coworkers.
    Excellent health care plans.
    Right company for H1 visa holders. I got my Green Card in just 3 1/2 years (CTO was very flexible when it comes to H1 or Green card processing).
    Absolutely no Lay offs.
    Working in Engineering team was amazing experience & had really great time !!!

    Cons

    i don't have any specific con. Otherwise i would not have worked for more than 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see higher management being more open about what is happening and what is going to happen.


  2. "Good place to start you experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    start your experience in a quite work place and not too much stress

    Cons

    make a change without any plan and probably after that you have to make another change on the same code and that is happened rarely

  3. "Company needs to stop running like a startup"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boardvantage full-time

    Pros

    -Recreational rooms for breaks and drinks
    -Company hosts trips and events
    -Helpful / knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    -Badly needs a development process
    -CTO changes product requirements on a whim

    Advice to Management

    The CTO and upper management needs to get their requirements ready before handing out the task to the developers. I know this is not uncommon, but not making the architecture flexible enough the first time just decreases the maintainability for future changes in the system. A lot of hours are wasted doing things that were not even considered.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Contemporary work style"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Loads of experienced people to learn from esp. the CTO/ director of engineering
    The high level of management will evaluate your interest and distribute the work accordingly.
    Ample opportunities to learn things from experts
    Good recreation enviornment incase you are tired
    Pool competitions and exciting activities
    Experts in the industry to work with

    Cons

    No process
    No organized workflow
    Fast deliverables
    No work time scheduled, during release , you have to work for 14 hours straight.
    Team leads do not know how to work with their peers/ juniors.
    Lack of expertise in-case of team leads and overcontrolling nature of team lead( sometimes)
    Loads of politics to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Please hire someone who is technically sound team lead, so that it may not lead to other engineers quitting the team. Inexperienced team leads / unqualified team leads ( who dont even possess a Engineering degree) feel intimidated and leads to peer rivalry.
    Please avoid that situation in future.


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    "Lame"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Boardvantage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -A really solid iPad product on the upswing and being accepted by several big name boardrooms.
    -Decent pay package with benefits

    Cons

    - An unwelcoming and closed culture
    - Negative team culture
    - Cubicles, the world has moved onto open desk environments
    - Fairly archaic software engineering processes.
    - Flex

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, work towards getting your new hires felt welcomed and giving them direction. Empower them by giving them access to the code base on the first day, not a week after. Do not let them be unoccupied for weeks on an end coz that kills enthusiasm and ensures they aren't grasping what you are doign.