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Codero Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2018

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Do Not Put Much Stock in Positive Codero Glassdoor Reviews - "Trust But Verify""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you want to work in the hosting industry, Codero can be your foot in the door. You will meet some very smart and nice people. Work can be interesting.

    Cons

    This is a very difficult place to work because of the explosive, emotional management and the company's position in an industry that is dominated by giants. The negative reviews on this page have covered the majority of what makes this company so difficult to be successful at. You have probably seen the all the 5-star glassdoor reviews too. I recommend you either [1] reach out to someone in your network who is connected...

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    Advice to Management

    Company is still slowly growing but it comes at the cost of employees leaving in droves because of how you treat them. This is not sustainable. Rethink how you approach your employees.

    Codero2014-12-21
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Highly recommended. Good coworkers and management."

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    Current Employee - Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Great coworkers, and management *Good industry to work in that is on cutting edge-You will learn a lot quickly *Lots of rewards *Decent schedules that allow to balance my life, and work *Management transparency to how the business is doing *Pay is fair, benefits are good *Stocked kitchen with free drinks, snacks, cookouts, beer, and regularly free food

    Cons

    -The pace can get hectic sometimes, but overall enjoyable -Hard to work with multiple locations sometimes -Schedule is manageable but still have to work off shifts. It is the nature of this industry being 24x7

    Advice to Management

    Good work. Keep it up. You have built a great company. More travel to office locations and other DCs for employees

    Codero2014-11-03
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Company is considerate of employees."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company had a fun working environment.

    Cons

    Didn't provide upward mobility opportunities

    Codero2014-11-09
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Positive. Better and Better with less dead weight"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked at Codero for longer than most. I have had nothing but pleasant experiences. I have learned a lot and see people do the same around me. It is an open culture, that is fast moving. Lots being done to increase company culture and the new direction in cloud products is great. This is a good company with good people, and good products. People that work hard have a chance to advance, get noticed,...

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    Cons

    Yes, we have our moments. Some of the systems we have are older, and have technical debt. We are modernizing as much as possible, but it takes time. We hired some wrong people, that we then had to let them go. That causes some issues of course, and is painful.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful in hiring people that don’t fit our culture, and don’t believe in the company future. This can be very painful and bad. Keep cleaning house of dead weight. Good job. Keep being close to the front lines. Your advice to the team based on your in depth experiences in this market, is very valuable.

    Codero2014-10-16
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Going down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Codero full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and culture. Benefits OK.

    Cons

    Tough business (server hosting). Too many huge players on the market, too thin margins. Tense environment when numbers are bad.

    Codero2014-09-03
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Fun and exciting place to work."

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Every day is something new, Codero is a combination of challenging tasks and fun. I've seen this company change many times over the years and the last change we made, becoming Codero, has been one of the most exciting changes yet! Whether you're in Kansas, Austin, PHX, etc, the office environment is very laid back and the people I work with are amazing. If you come to work for Codero with just a finite amount...

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    Cons

    Can't think of many cons, maybe consolidate the ATX office so we get more of a team feeling. Try harder to keep good people around.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing by building our brand name and adding cutting edge tech to our portfolio.

    Codero2014-06-23
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Never a Dull Moment"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is never a morning that I wake up and dread going to work at Codero. I have been in that position in a previous life, not wanting to wake up, counting down the minutes till 5pm; then shut my laptop, pack my bag, leave for the day, and not once think about work, anything that I have accomplished, or what I can do make things better. It was a defeating feeling to come home and know that for the last 8 hours I accomplished...

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    Cons

    The ability to work with remote members still needs improvement, but it is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on pushing the envelope on great products.

    Codero2014-06-25
  8. Helpful (11)

    "Challenging and Rewarding environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you like to be challenged by interesting and difficult projects, this is the place for you. There's not a dull day to be had at Codero. While not everything is 'sunshine and rainbows', generally each day is exciting and you get to work on a wide range of interesting technologies and problems. My co-workers are engaging and great to work with. Good benefits package and salaries seem to be in line or slightly above...

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    Cons

    Sometimes it's difficult to get tasks accomplished, especially if what you're doing is outside of the 'normal' operating procedures/processes. Since staffing in certain areas can be a little lean, projects sometimes take longer to complete than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more strong talent for positions that traditionally reside in cost centers (development, product engineering, etc.), rather than focusing so much on the 'revenue generating' roles (which are no less important, though).

    Codero2014-06-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Wasted My Time w/ Codero"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Codero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cloud is easy to sell

    Cons

    #1 Company culture doesn't exist. #2 The CEO is too busy working on his exit strategy rather than running a successful company. #3 They try to hire staff with complicated options packages that my wife's wallpaper is worth more. #4 When current employees are telling you to stay away, that should be a red flag. Most of us have resumes out. #5 The stories on here about the CEO writing most of these reviews have been validated.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to hire the right way. Stop the bait and switch.

    Codero2014-07-27
  10. Helpful (10)

    "An Opportunity Of A Lifetime..."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you come to work at Codero the opportunities for advancement and personal growth (technically & professionally) are huge. Obvious pro's work you'll get to work with some very smart people who have helped build many other hosting providers in this industry. Hosting is hard, especially with companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft entering the fray. Yes you can go work at places like those or Rackspace, Softlayer,...

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    Cons

    The industry of hosting is a hard one. No one has all the answers if you're looking for an easy job with your job priorities laid out in front of you I wouldn't suggest Codero (or any hosting company for that matter.) You might see other reviews complaining about management. Everyone here I worked with was passionate about their jobs and making the business successful. It's a tight nit group. If everyone is giving...

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    Advice to Management

    Push Cloud and Hybrid more aggressively. Launch the api's publicly once available ASAP. Get some public tech celebrity faces talking about Codero. Help some open source projects whether free hosting or open sourcing an internal tool everyone could potentially use. Get more personnel in dev and support. Give more trust to internal people instead of seeking validation externally. Promote within.

    Codero2014-04-18
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