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Clarizen Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarizen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Product - I see the positive changes our product makes for our Customers; it's a very rewarding feeling.
    * People - we have some of the best and brightest at Clarizen. I love coming into the office every day and working with smart, funny, and honest people who want to help customers and each other
    * Work life balance - I'm not micromanaged nor are my colleagues. I have a flexible schedule and when I'm on vacation, I'm actually on vacation!
    * Personal growth - I've learned a number of different technologies since joining
    * Positive company culture

    Cons

    * Relatively recent management changes leading to some turnover. It's never easy when people who you like leave. The silver lining is that the new direction is much more promising.
    * Commute


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long bumpy ride"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarizen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Beautiful offices with sweeping views and fully stocked kitchen
    - Currently a leader in the market, although competitors are close behind
    - Much of the staff is sharp, hardworking and just "good people"

    Cons

    - Lots and lots and lots of employee turnover
    - Dual HQs (San Mateo and Israel) feel like 2 separate companies, no cohesion
    - Management lacks experience and tact
    - Product is falling behind in the market: needs a new UI and more innovative functionality

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in the people you have left still


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I had great coworkers. All of us helped one another in order to make the product work, and the support from HQs was pretty good. Of course, I occasionally had arguments, but I was able to overcome and don't remember I had felt being neglected.

    Cons

    The product - Need to re-architect and good market positioning. I was not eager about how the management ran the company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarizen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Amazing people that are passionate about what they do, have high integrity, and are fun to work with
    + Phenomenal product that is consistently ranked in leader quadrants and has capabilities far beyond competing solutions
    + Great company culture
    + Consistent revenue growth
    + Supportive managers that care about enabling employees as opposed to micromanaging, flexible work hours
    + Hip office with views of the the Bay, San Francisco, and Mount Diablo

    Cons

    - R&D is based in Israel, so there is sometimes a delay with communication back and forth
    - There was some recent turnover due to management changes and aggressive process improvement, but everything has since stabilized in all three office locations


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clarizen full-time

    Pros

    - Really great people are still around
    - Office space is great, view is fantastic
    - Lots of fun activities for employees
    - No competitor in that landscape is doing much better

    Cons

    - Outdated technology
    - Product is not polished
    - All the leadership is new and not familiar with the product at all
    - The company has been around for ~10 years. It is no startup
    - Product market fit is not great


  7. "Great product makes working fun"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone truly is passionate about the product, and the company - and it shows in our customers who love the product as well. The reward of knowing that you're helping make a customer's life better by using your solution makes working worthwhile. The company is a real family/team culture - all driving to a common goal. The company lives/runs the entire business on Clarizen, which is extra cool to "drink your own champagne"

    Cons

    Changes in management earlier in the year have rattled some of the org, which has resulted in some turnover and lack of confidence.
    R&D is based in Israel, so you have to get used to working with a different culture of work & communication styles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the transparency that Clarizen is known for, on product and company roadmap.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lot's of smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clarizen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lot's of smart, hard working people who likes to help each other out.
    -Everybody believes in Clarizen and it's success

    Cons

    -going through a lot of change in the management, very hard to tell which direction the company is headed

    Advice to Management

    -be transparent to the employees when going through drastic change.


  9. "Too many org changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, compensation, office space, 21 days paid holidays,

    Cons

    Too many changes, all the time, with no clear prioritization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to do everything and focus.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lot's of changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarizen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Used to be a great office

    Decent management (some)

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs recently

    Huge change, high level exec let go

    Management that should be gone isn't

    Morale is very low

    Everyone seems to be lost

    Things are unclear

    No direction


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great leadership; innovative, high-energy environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarizen full-time

    Pros

    - Some of the smartest people I have ever known
    - CEO's listen-first leadership style is heartfelt and pervasive
    - Unbelievable, stylish new office with sweeping views of SF Bay
    - Market-leading product - leader quadrant in Gartner's ranking of the market
    - High energy without insane pressure

    Cons

    - Having so much opportunity that you need to really focus (it's a good problem to have)

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the best people to take Clarizen to the top.



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