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"Company needs to stop running like a startup"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

I worked at Boardvantage full-time

Pros

-Recreational rooms for breaks and drinks
-Company hosts trips and events
-Helpful / knowledgeable colleagues

Cons

-Badly needs a development process
-CTO changes product requirements on a whim

Advice to Management

The CTO and upper management needs to get their requirements ready before handing out the task to the developers. I know this is not uncommon, but not making the architecture flexible enough the first time just decreases the maintainability for future changes in the system. A lot of hours are wasted doing things that were not even considered.

Other Employee Reviews for Boardvantage

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Insider - former employee job dev."

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    Current Contractor - Chief Technology Officer Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Chief Technology Officer Assistant in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boardvantage as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent marketing and sales dept.

    Cons

    Uses Java tecchnology = big security flaws and Hmeland not recommended


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Contemporary work style"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Loads of experienced people to learn from esp. the CTO/ director of engineering
    The high level of management will evaluate your interest and distribute the work accordingly.
    Ample opportunities to learn things from experts
    Good recreation enviornment incase you are tired
    Pool competitions and exciting activities
    Experts in the industry to work with

    Cons

    No process
    No organized workflow
    Fast deliverables
    No work time scheduled, during release , you have to work for 14 hours straight.
    Team leads do not know how to work with their peers/ juniors.
    Lack of expertise in-case of team leads and overcontrolling nature of team lead( sometimes)
    Loads of politics to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Please hire someone who is technically sound team lead, so that it may not lead to other engineers quitting the team. Inexperienced team leads / unqualified team leads ( who dont even possess a Engineering degree) feel intimidated and leads to peer rivalry.
    Please avoid that situation in future.

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