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  1. "CPS was a great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Critical Path Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great projects and co-workers. Super flexible.

    Cons

    Typical small company benefits package.


  2. "Good in a recession"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Treat their employees well and with respect

    Cons

    Lack vision and direction erodes employee confidence


  3. "Mediocre"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Lower management is responsive to your needs and concerns.

    Cons

    Unclear messaging from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your people, before you just lay them off like a number.


  4. "Fun place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Friendly people.
    2) Flex hours.
    3) Promote employee well being.
    4) Rock shirt friday.
    5) Competent staff.

    Cons

    1) Large amount of temps.
    2) Still working out some kinks.
    3) Work is a little repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about possibilities toward advancement and push the employees to help streamline processes.


  5. "Product Manager, Critical Path"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    C P is fine if you are desperate for a job. With all of the turmoil and management turnover, strategic gyrations and layoffs, its pretty hard to recommend them as an employer.

    Cons

    Three words - lack of stability. If you buy into the latest strategic direction, go for it. Otherwise, know that your tenure may be cut short at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Reestablishing credibility is job one. Getting compensation up to a reasonable level is next. Providing stable employment, or at least compensating employees for the risk they are taking is a critical step.


  6. "A once great consulting company that has fallen by the wayside due to mismanagement and offshore competition."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Science Officer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Science Officer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent staff many of whom who are simply the best in the business. Ongoing flow of projects for different clients means great variety in the work. Downtown location is ideal for absorbing Portland culture and easy to use mass transit options. Because they have had many high profile clients in the past, having Critical Path on your resume can make you seem elite. The company provides a beer tap and the employees contribute to a fund to purchase kegs. Management has purchased Xbox, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles although usage of them during work hours is frowned upon. A foosball table is also available but also frowned upon.

    Cons

    Compensation is definitely below market. Some senior level employees make less than $75k/year. Management frequently uses contract help for longer than allowed by law. Health benefits are very poor and employer pays premiums for employees but not wives and families. Bonuses are usually paid annually but can be quite low. There is no matching 401k or stock options. Management often misleads clients about resource allocation and encourages employees to "double bill" - i.e. bill more than one client during the same period of time. Employee reviews are infrequent and raises even less frequent. Criticism of management is discouraged and has even resulted in retaliation (firing). Management never takes responsibility for it's own mistakes and is prone to blaming others for its shortcomings.

    Advice to Management

    Value and respect your employees, they are your most important asset.


  7. "Great experience helping to grow a company as it pushed me beyond my own personnel boundaries"

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

    I have been working at Critical Path Software full-time

    Pros

    Great clients to work with
    New opportunities all the time
    Contributions were rewarded
    Global experience

    Cons

    A ceiling on moving up the corporate latter unless you have a Ph. D in a technical field.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all the oporutnities