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"An Opportunity Of A Lifetime..."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Designer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Designer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you come to work at Codero the opportunities for advancement and personal growth (technically & professionally) are huge.

Obvious pro's work you'll get to work with some very smart people who have helped build many other hosting providers in this industry. Hosting is hard, especially with companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft entering the fray. Yes you can go work at places like those or Rackspace, Softlayer, etc and just be a drone but at Codero you can truly make a big impact, and make a significant difference. The development and support teams at Codero are poised for greatness and if you're up for it you can be a part of it.

Other good pro's are the health benefits are <em>very</em> good. Also the career ladder is certainly there for those who want to move up provided they work for it.

Within 3-5 years you will hear of Codero along the likes of Rackspace, Solidfire et al. The management team in place ahs done it before at these companies and they'll do it again. it's a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something that's going to be big. But don't expect it to be easy. Great success takes hard and smart work...

Cons

The industry of hosting is a hard one. No one has all the answers if you're looking for an easy job with your job priorities laid out in front of you I wouldn't suggest Codero (or any hosting company for that matter.)

You might see other reviews complaining about management. Everyone here I worked with was passionate about their jobs and making the business successful. It's a tight nit group. If everyone is giving 100% and someone is just coasting by you'd be upset at them too...

They give really good medical benefits and they are fairly lax about time off if you take care of you work - However - if you have a lot obligations outside of work you'll probably have to reconsider some of them.

Advice to Management

Push Cloud and Hybrid more aggressively. Launch the api's publicly once available ASAP. Get some public tech celebrity faces talking about Codero. Help some open source projects whether free hosting or open sourcing an internal tool everyone could potentially use. Get more personnel in dev and support. Give more trust to internal people instead of seeking validation externally. Promote within.

Other Employee Reviews for Codero

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Love it...great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administration in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administration in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good challenging work, lots of learning opportunities, free snacks, and beer Fridays! Whats not to like?

    Cons

    No real cons. More structured training program would be nice. When you start, it is a little intimidating. But once you get started, most are super helpful...Some of the people we work are in other locations, so more face time would help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your work ethic, and onto your vision, and this company will continue to do great things.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Great co-workers, HORRIBLE management, a dream is not reality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product ideology is sound for the future of the market. COO is one of the best execs I've had the privilege to work with. Benefits start day 1.

    Cons

    Senior management is stuck in their past experiences and lacks perspective they are not playing amongst the big boys like they think they are. Reality is they are a budget provider running spiffs that attract the exact opposite of the target buyer they say they are after. Marketing lacks vision as the CEO holds a firm grip over them yet accepts no responsibility but rather goes on tirades (see previous reviews) belittling employees.

    High turn over in Sales due to culture lead by fear and negativity from the top. Putting a six pack of beer in the fridge for fridays and a keurig coffee machine is not culture.

    ZERO work/life balance. Expect long hours upfront and after 50-60+ hours expect to put in additional hours on the weekend to cover a chat system that bears little to no fruit. Expect emails at all hours from management.

    Ultimately this was the most negative and degrading experience I've had. Not just for myself but others who left as well. The only employees that are happy are those that don't interact with the CEO on a regular basis if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get some executive coaching for the CEO or find a real C-Level exec that knows how to lead and treat others with dignity and respect. Hire an HR department, having the CEO as acting HR is not a healthy environment. The new VP of Marketing needs to reconstruct everything though he probably won't be allowed by the CEO. Come to the realization that your greatest asset in leadership is the COO as he's well respected and knows how to instill vision. Hire a VP of Sales and trust them to get the job done while allowing them sufficient time to get the ship back on course. Stop trying to build the plane while flying it...only results in a plane crash. The board would be smart to start paying attention to these consistent negative reviews instead of trying cover up the black eye with make-up.

    Codero Response

    Apr 18, 2014 – CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. As always, feedback is always cherished and is considered a huge asset at Codero. I want to personally thank you for the feedback, and we wish you the best of luck ... More

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