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Found 76 reviews

2.7
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45%
Recommend to a Friend
42%
Approve of CEO
Jane Mason
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being a small, privately owned company, Clarifire has many opportunities for hard-working, driven individuals(in 6 reviews)

  • "There is very much of a family feeling with the company, and yes it is very fast paced(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Any recruiter who sends people to Clarifire should be ashamed(in 14 reviews)

  • "Some roles have challenges keeping good work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "More than a job to me"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarifire full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fortunately, I don’t put a lot of stock in these type reviews because most are from disgruntled employees with an ax to grind. Rarely do you see glowing reviews for a company unless said company is pushing employees to give them. I used to work for one of those companies, so I’m well aware how they get tons of 5 star reviews. So about 3 years ago before my interview here, I checked them out, decided to make own judgement...

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    Cons

    For some, the con may be you have to actually work, produce, be an engaged part of the team

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say here except please keep doing what you're doing! Since I've been here, I've seen a lot of growth and the opportunities continue to come our way.

    Clarifire2018-11-15
  2. "Just say no"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clarifire full-time

    Pros

    The occasional catered event or potluck. Some nice people.

    Cons

    -Poor communication throughout -Training is laughable at best -Poor leadership in some areas -Nepotism and favoritism are part of the culture -If the CEO doesn't like you for amy reason, get ready to be fired -Some can do whatever they want while others are always told no

    Advice to Management

    Learn how a business is supposed to operate. It's not just about the bottom line. The internal structure is a mess. Develop some standard operating procedures. Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! Invest in your employees growth and development instead of passing them over and/or throwingnthem away.

    Clarifire2018-11-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Support Rep"

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    Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to get your foot into the door and make the leap from Technical Support to Software Support Representative. Professional interview with Shawn Marsh.

    Cons

    According to Management &HR, 8/22/14 was their first official day of another major layoff due to their loss of a major client so they had to cut staff! My offer was rescinded 3 days before my start date without a cause! Obviously, it was a formality. I drove from Orlando to their office 3 times, they pulled my credit, and just used my information as I’m a diversity candidate. Then, I was told to go to Nielsen, as they...

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    Advice to Management

    The game of using a candidate’s information due to the fact that he/she is a diversity candidate is too old. Don’t imitate, innovate!

    Clarifire2018-08-14
  4. "Great Company, Lots of Passion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarifire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great environment, no micromanagement. Everyone is treated like family.

    Cons

    Everyone is treated like family, which can lead to highly emotional hurt feelings. Additionally, this is a small company, you can't hide behind others. If being held accountable is an issue for you, this won't be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees.

    Clarifire2017-10-26
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Beware of overly positive fake reviews..."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clarifire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It was really cool to see what it must have been like to live in George Orwell's nightmare dystopian world from 1984. Friends disappearing every day. A constant feeling of dread that big 'sister' is watching. An psychotic group of leaders encouraging the most horrendous practices. Plus they had free coffee.

    Cons

    Seriously, I've spoken to several current and former employees of this firm and I know for a fact leadership has instructed many of them to write glowing reviews of the company on glassdoor. I was sucked into the company based on some of these reviews myself. If you read a review that seems so well put together that it could have come straight out of some kind of brochure, then trust me, it was planted by one of Jane's...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's working! By working I mean it's slowly eating away at Clarifire's revenue, and hopefully will result in this mutant organization disappearing from the face of the earth.

    Clarifire2017-10-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "The worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clarifire full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    None, the worst experience ever.

    Cons

    Terrible nepotism and wide spread selectivism

    Advice to Management

    Leave

    Clarifire2017-10-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "This place is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clarifire full-time

    Pros

    You are free to find a job somewhere else. If you're sleeping with one of the Sr. Management, it's probably not too bad.

    Cons

    There is a reason that they are now looking nationwide for help. NO LOCAL WILL WORK FOR THEM!! Most technical talent is long gone.

    Advice to Management

    Sell this software company to someone who has a brain in their head. Don't make stupid statements in company meetings!

    Clarifire2017-09-06
  8. Helpful (12)

    "DON'T go to interview, trust me. Just walk away."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Clarifire

      Pros

      20 word minimum so I'm just writing words. Thankfully I never worked here but I did have an interview, which is more than enough.

      Cons

      I read ALL the reviews here on this place before I got into the interview. There were absolutely horrifying, but I was convinced that every place had bad reviews (and what the heck, I was kind of desperate for a job). The interview consisted of a woman interviewing me for a few minutes, then another woman came in, then they both left and another woman came in, and then a 4th woman joined her. All 4 women asked the same...

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      Advice to Management

      Sell the business to someone who can actually run it and hire good quality management that has empathy, heart, a sense of humor, and is self motivated. Don't lie to apllicants and tell them the reviews are untrue! It's all true and is STILL true, even the reviews from 5 years ago. Have respect for your applicants and the decency to respond to them. For the love of God, retire and let the younger woman that helped interview...

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      Clarifire2017-05-23
    • Helpful (7)

      "Mixed bag."

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      Former Employee - Database Administrator in Clearwater, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Clarifire full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      You can bring dogs. Or, at least you could while I was there. For SQL server technologists, there may be a habitable zone in otherwise toxic company. You can take initiative and make things happen in the area CEO doesn't really understand. There are some good managers who struggle to create habitable environment for the underlings, with varying degree of success.

      Cons

      This CEO instills culture of fear. You look at the CEO wrong and you never know what happens next. Also, they apply "eat your own dogfood" attitude too seriously, and they make you use the homegrown software written for dealing with mortgage loans gone bad, to record your work, log times and manage projects, which is incredibly stupid and painful. It serves no purpose than to stroke the ego of the CEO to "prove" how...

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      Advice to Management

      Two things; be nice and emotionally stable. Then, don't force Clarifire on employees. There I fixed it.

      Clarifire2017-05-26
    • Helpful (6)

      "Pays well; strong political environment"

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      Former Employee - Solution Designer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Clarifire full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Actively recruits top talent so your peers are best in class Nice office Spontaneous social events to boost morale New starter training is robust

      Cons

      Clique-y and nepotism is evident Some roles have challenges keeping good work-life balance High turnover People are fired for seemingly minor reasons or for disagreeing/upsetting owner Software is proprietary so might be pigeonholing your skill set

      Clarifire2017-03-14
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