1. Helpful (5)

    "prepare yourself for churn"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Peak full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The administrative / recruiting / HR staff are good folks, and the hiring process is fast and smooth. They hemorrhage employees so quickly they've got a lot of practice with hiring and on-boarding. They can afford *at least* Glassdoor mean salary for a senior engineer in the area, so your negotiations with them should start above that.

    Cons

    What they don't make clear during hiring is that Cardinal Peak's product is you (the engineer), and absolutely nothing else. Your job isn't to produce software, it is to produce billable hours. So long as the customer doesn't complain about the work product or the time it takes, well, let's just say everyone has a story about a certain SVP making "hah hah just kidding" comments about running up the bill for certain customers who can afford it. They've got huge jars of candy right by the front door, that are kept well stocked. As though easy access to a bunch of sugar is something you want in a largely sedentary job. They'll tell you the work is interesting and how they do cool things. A couple of guys are doing interesting, occasionally cool things. Everyone else is grinding out mobile apps and programming microcontrollers for the same sort of hardware over and over. A career ladder was introduced earlier this year, with junior engineer positions, and staff engineer positions above "senior" (smack in the middle, with 95% of the engineers at that level). The only sign that management remembers the ladder exists is that they've started hiring junior engineers to put at the bottom of the ladder.

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    Cardinal Peak2018-01-07

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Have loved my time here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Lafayette, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Peak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Cardinal Peak provides work that changes all the time and is challenging. The projects were all for products that went to market commercially and a lot of them were pretty cool commercial electronics products that were awesome to see on store shelves.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared for change. New projects come in all the time so if you want to settle in and just repeat the same work over and over you could get overwhelmed.

    Cardinal Peak2017-11-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad communication and biases"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Peak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice. There's candy in the office

    Cons

    Management is bad at communicating, and some people can be biased against older females.

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    Cardinal Peak2020-03-11

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