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Embarcadero Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2019

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2.8
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41%
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23%
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Wayne D. Williams
50 Ratings
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  • "Upper management out of touch with issues and not receptive to hearing constructive criticism(in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Embarcadero has really re-engineered their model and weeded out a lot of employees within the past year. Great work-life balance. Plenty of smart, hard-working people working dedicated to making the company great. I was lucky enough to work with a truly amazing manager. I did not notice it to be a "fraternity environment" as others have mentioned.

    Cons

    Pay is well below market rate for most positions. Advancement is limited. There is a training program in place, but it is lacks structure and organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on initial training and make it a more structured process.

    Embarcadero Technologies2014-12-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "C++ QA"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely good environment to grow and to deal with different technologies, great people.

    Cons

    Unstable upper management. Capricious decisions on the way made great loses for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get your point of stability and hold to it so you can get a good place in the blue ocean.

    Embarcadero Technologies2018-04-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free coffee as soda is provided at least

    Cons

    Nasty nightmare. Mendacious management. Bought by a clueless firm that fired everyone. Working there was like being a lobster in a cold pot that gradually was brought to boil.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    Embarcadero Technologies2018-01-22
  4. "Great place to get into software sales!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraging managers, Great user community, stable products

    Cons

    Lack of product training and resources

    Embarcadero Technologies2017-03-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies

    Pros

    some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    old technology, terrible senior management

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-10-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies

    Pros

    nice coworkers and good benefits package

    Cons

    very volatile management. the whole place carries a feeling of fear that you are going to loose your job and constantly have to proof your worth.

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-10-13
  7. "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You can make some money here. Products are a bit old and are losing their importance in the market. Good place to start but dont expect along term career.

    Cons

    Poor management, not innovative, bad work life balance, horrible training, don't listen to customers or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate and caring for your most important asset (your employees will take further)

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-07-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good at the time"

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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies

    Pros

    Great people and products at the time. New owners, new CEO & management now, so proceed with caution.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on core competencies surrounding what were great products. Hopefully under new management and the splitting of the product groups will lead to focus & growth again.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your mid-level managers and the associates regarding what customers need from the products in order to solve their business issues.

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-06-24
  9. "Company has been acquired"

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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies

    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.

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-05-07
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great products. Great people.

    Cons

    Only hiring off shore employees.

    Embarcadero Technologies2016-02-25
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