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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. "Sales Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you have proven yourself as a manager you are given complete and control and the utmost respect to manage your team as you see fit. The VP of Sales is accessible, knowledgeable and supportive of his team. Sales Management at Embarcadero is a great team to be apart of.

    Cons

    Company has been moving from a California based company to a Texas based company in recent years. Let many talented and knowledgeable long time CA based people go. Recently was sold and will begin slowing shutting down all CA offices.

    Advice to Management

    You do get what you pay for. While cost cutting to increase your bottom line of your newly purchased company there are some very valuable people in multiple groups whose jobs you may be eliminating that will cost you more than you saved. Proceed with caution.


  2. "Sales Position - Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Changed Over Time, Unfortunately"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good products, and management took care of employees. The culture was good and it was a good working environment. However, this was during the startup years as well as after going public, not after the company was taken private. My overall rating reflects the post private equity ownership environment.

    Cons

    Once the company was taken private, the environment changed such that EBITDA was the primary focus with an eye on selling the company. The recent merger with another company (via yet another private equity firm) appears to take things even further down this path. The rating system asks about 6 month business outlook which I put as neutral, beyond that (maybe a year or so) I expect it to be negative.

    Advice to Management

    People and products matter along with EBITDA, but perhaps not so much these days. It seems that the company is the commodity, not the products which is unfortunate.


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  5. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. "Love the technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Relocated my position to Spain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Political, poor decision-making"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, good people, close to mass transit, good stable of established (though mostly mature) products, international business is pretty strong

    Cons

    CEO is and some product-team execs do not make good decisions about investments. Historical high levels of employee turnover. Very political environment where lower levels get blamed for upper level's errors

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more. Integrate the sales and marketing teams more into some of the product development decisions. Strategy needs to be settled on


  10. "Great location and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great location right near the Embarcadero in SF and great people to work with. Nice offices with lots of sunlight. Team environment.

    Cons

    No showers in the building for after working out.

    Advice to Management

    Have more company outside activities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    I worked at Embarcadero Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. It is really a terrible company.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. Not in touch with the market, customers or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit



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