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Embarcadero Technologies Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Work with great people who love their job (in 11 reviews)

  • Great products and people to work with (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • old technology, terrible senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • All upper management is in California and not very accessible (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to get into software sales!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraging managers, Great user community, stable products

    Cons

    Lack of product training and resources


  2. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    old technology, terrible senior management


  3. "Company has been acquired"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great folks to work with, good benefits, lower management & HR really took care of the employees.

    Cons

    Upper management out of touch with issues and not receptive to hearing constructive criticism. Fear of retaliation if mention of issues which was an discouraging as it directly affected the revenue stream.

    Advice to Management

    You can't fix a problem if you can't talk about it.


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products. Great people.

    Cons

    Only hiring off shore employees.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Embarcadero provides excellent work/home life flexibility. The quotas are often actually attainable and for a sales person, you know how important this is. Great health benefits!

    Cons

    There are concerns around how the recent Idera acquisition will play out. Idera has a very different way of doing things when it comes to R&D, and software development.

    Advice to Management

    Be fiscally responsible, but don't be cheap. People hate working for a cheap company that does not properly incentivise its sales people. Why try to over achieve?


  7. "Sales Position - Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Super nice people to work with (friendly coworkers)
    New office (but they moved again I heard)

    Cons

    Not given much help when first started - given a computer and desk space then told to go sell. Would have been okay with that if I would have been given some training to be more knowledgeable about the products and their offering
    Not given the tools needed to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Work WITH your employees and do more than just showing up to fill a chair. A little sexist environment (which was pro-male) which seemed to be supported by the others there. Look into that. I know as a girl it is different, especially in sales but this was a little much


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Do yourself a favour and keep on walking ....."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some GREAT team members? a fridge full of cold drinks? [struggling to hit 20 words]

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible leadership - culture of fear.
    Its like stepping back into the late 80's with is male dominated hard selling culture

    Advice to Management

    Get with the 21st century?
    Treat your staff with respect and you will get so much more from them


  9. "Love the technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Director of Delphi Solutions in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Delphi Solutions in Scotts Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the Borland based products.

    Cons

    Some management issues, but all companies have those!

    Advice to Management

    They are on a path, hopefully it will work out for them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Relocated my position to Spain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product managers and marketing team are friendly and easy to work with. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Lots of down sizing in the past 1+ years. My position was outsourced to Spain.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IT ALL STARTS AT THE TOP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free drinks and snacks, decent people, a few good products that sell themselves but limited to a privileged few with favorable territories.. ONE solid inside sales manager out of 4 or 5.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional environment with incompetent management, shady activity, and very high turnover. No company vision and constant product delays and misinformation. Incompetent marketing and no channel program. By far the worst company I've ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    You can only ride your money train so long before you're exposed.


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