Carbonite Employee Reviews about "free snacks"

Updated Oct 6, 2020

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  • "Free snacks, coffee in the kitchen area(in 29 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and technologies used(in 16 reviews)

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  • "The only way for you to get a promotion is if upper management actually likes you as a person, nothing to do with your resume or how you work(in 15 reviews)

  • "Our colleagues who were let go after Carbonite purchased Mozy, were very well rewarded by EMC(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work in Boston!

      Nov 5, 2019 - Senior Quality Engineer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation Great support from HR and Management Great Engineering Team Free snacks, coffee in the kitchen area Beer once a month Free lunch on Fridays Free breakfast on Mondays When I started Carbonite on early 2015 it was a small company. Since then Carbonite has grown exponentially through acquisitions and organic growth both. The team I think tripled in size when I was there. There was significant increase in the stock price as well. Carbonite is a great place to understand basic technology, how a technology shop works, what the processes and tools, methods etc are available and so on. Like any engineering shop you will deal with both cutting edge stuff and dinosaurs and everything in between. Carbonite tries to be customer focused and there are different priorities at different times that you will have to learn how to shuffle... that comes with the territory. Management is supportive, but I sometimes felt that the Engineering team as a whole was not as involved in decision making process as much as it could have been, but then again different companies have different criteria. The compensation is very competitive. Stock options, benefits, quarterly bonuses are very competitive for a company of Carbonites size. The HR team is excellent and rocks! As a foreign national, they helped me through all of my paperwork and also during rocky transition phases when I was between visas. The HR team treats you like a human as opposed to just a employee ID (which can happen in some of the bigger names). The outside immigration law firm that works with Carbonite are very professional and they know what they're doing, treat you with respect and sensitivity along the process and will guide you realistically. It was a pleasure to work with them. Overall, a good place to work. Carbonite will be around for a while and there is so much to learn. I enjoyed my tenure here and made some very good friends.

      Cons

      Since they provide a single type of service, sometimes you will feel scope limited on the type of work.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Nice first co-op

      Oct 6, 2020 - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      The office and kitchen are very nice. Lots of free snacks and meals twice a week.

      Cons

      Could have had better mentorship.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good experience

      Aug 14, 2020 - Staff Accountant II in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      - growing company before it got acquired - tons to learn and do - unlimited vacation - free snacks - diversity across departments

      Cons

      - favortism - long hours and days in the finance team - standardized structure, hard to promote within

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Too little, too late

      Nov 7, 2019 - Principal Engineer in West Valley City, UT
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      Pros

      "Free snacks" and fairly good benefits.

      Cons

      The company has been on a downward trend for almost a decade. It started in EVault, which was then shifted to Seagate, and then sold to Carbonite. Carbonite then turned things around initially for profitability but did little to actually fix the product or the teams that were toxic to the organization. Finally, they started propping up products that really had not been vetting or tested in true use cases. Re-org after Re-org, RIF after RIF, out of touch leaders time and time again. The last nail in the coffin is the shareholder lawsuits and FTC investigations. Maybe webroot can right the ship, but they'll have to re-write old code and re-staff the company.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Yawn at best

      Apr 30, 2019 - Field Sales 
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      Pros

      nice to have free snacks and drinks and great technology in the office

      Cons

      Companies have been acquired and the marriage seemed great. Once the honeymoon was done, your opinion rarely made a difference. If you aren’t in the hq, be prepared to be forgotten and not included. The technology has gone stale and what we needed to be competitive didn’t seem to be a priority.

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      6 people found this review helpful

      Carbonite Response

      Director of Talent Management

      Thank you for your feedback. Each of Carbonite’s acquisitions have supported the company vision to ‘Become the world’s leading data protection company, enabling businesses globally to operate without concern for the safety of their data, regardless of where that data lives’, which supports Carbonite’s competitive positioning. These acquisitions have provided many opportunities for Carbonistas in all of our offices and regions. We welcome you to speak with your HR Business Partner or direct manager about your concerns.

    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stay Away

      Oct 1, 2018 - Technical Support Engineer in West Valley City, UT
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      Pros

      Free snacks Catered food occasionally Office building looks modern Near a nice golf course

      Cons

      Management has no idea what they are doing, this ranges from the team leads to the directors. Support is managed not be the team lead but Work Force Management who is not in the office and does not communicate with individual agents Turn over is frequent and in very large numbers They constantly hire new techs without the necessary requirements to support and maintain their products They constantly underestimate what it takes to support their own products Air conditioning is on full blast at all hours of the day and night. Almost unbearable at times

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      12 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company, Friendly people, Working towards greatness

      Nov 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      -Great Office with friendly, intelligent people always willing to help solve the latest problem. Open floor, low cubicle concept invites collaboration,and communication. -Approachable Senior Staff / Executive Team who enable staff to think creatively, voice their opinions and dont tend to micromanage unless necessary. -Fantastic Benefits ,including free snacks/ drinks, company holiday events, flexible time off, good health care .

      Cons

      Turnover- is higher than I would like to see company wide. Many of the engineering staff that wrote or worked heavily on the software lines have moved on. Refresh/ updates to our product lines are underway which can open up opportunities to new comers however. Communication-As with any growing company, cross functional communication gaps slow down progress lead to confusion. As the product lines we offer expanded it has becoming increasingly difficult to make certain everyone is working towards on common goal. Actions are being taken with the build up or our Program Management Team to break down these communication gaps but more action should be taken to get everyone working as a well oiled machine.

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      33 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work for...just not in support

      Mar 12, 2019 - Technical Support Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
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      Pros

      Free snacks Great culture Awesome break room Pay is good

      Cons

      Management doesnt listen Not a whole lot of room for growth in support

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      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Horrible

      Feb 13, 2019 - Help Desk Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free snacks, videos games, pool

      Cons

      Not enough training and the dude dress like women

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      6 people found this review helpful

      Carbonite Response

      Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for highlighting our inclusive culture. Carbonite embraces diversity, including based upon, among other characteristics, religion, race, veteran status, disability, gender, gender identity, age, ethnicity, language of origin and sexual orientation. Employee behavior that criticizes this inclusive culture, and particularly which singles out other colleagues for their diverse characteristics in a negative way, does not support our corporate values and is not tolerated.

    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      New management has fundamentally changed the company

      Mar 4, 2016 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teams tend to form tightly (with some exceptions), so it can be a fun place to work. Free snacks, beverages, breakfast on Mondays and lunch on Fridays. Good benefits, decent 401k match, unlimited vacation (although that bites you when you leave the company or go on maternity leave...).

      Cons

      Management plays the CYA game more than they manage the company, and they are willing to throw their people under the bus to play the game. The new leadership is running the company for the bottom line rather than for innovation. They have been significantly restructuring the company over the last 6 months, and many people have been laid off with minimal severance and no transition assistance. The maternity leave policy is terrible, and although there is unlimited vacation good luck using it. There are very few funds for professional development.

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      17 people found this review helpful
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