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"A company in the midst of a profound identity crisis"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Good Technology full-time

Pros

Work/life balance is solid. Headquarters is a nice facility with decent commute options. There are pockets of competence and talent amidst the dullards and deadwood.

Cons

Entrenched old-timers in key positions create a culture of political tension and stupidity. The internal "service" departments (IT, HR, payroll, etc) are not helpful, pleasant, or competent for the most part. Getting simple things from these teams is a challenge.

Advice to Management

Continue the house-cleaning; don't be afraid to cut deep.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Too much work just not recognized by managers who give too much importance to old timers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance at least at Dallas location. Nobody cared where and how you work as long as the job is done.
    Agile model is well implemented, so that's a plus

    Cons

    No transparency. Leads just don't give opportunity for new joiners to speak up.
    Leadership is lacking.
    No room to grow at least in Dallas office. People are just too busy saving their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Unless and until you have a good roadmap don't recruit. Give opportunity and time for new joiners to establish and grow. Ensure old timers do not have job insecurity. Revise you'd hire and fire at will policy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Deer in the headlights"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GFE is a good solid product. While it does break the mobile UX, in doing so it provides additional functionality - providing the primary functionality of Outlook in a single mobile app.

    GD is a very solid product, as is Share.

    Cons

    Where to start....completely new exec team that brought in a completely new mid-mgmt team.

    Management had their heads in the sand during most of 2013, watching with eyes wide shut while MI zoomed right on by.

    Horrendous relationship with Apple means that generally Good finds out the capabilities of new OSs the day they ship. Great for heads-up to their customer base, should things not be perfect.

    Convoluted licensing. Good has taken steps to correct this to some degree, with the licensing keys are way too complex - and if you have to reinstall, you'll want a noose before you're done.

    People. While there are some incredible people at Good, there's also an incredible number of not so good people. Backstabbing is not all that unusual.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer. This hopeless journey to IPO is eternal. Make your employees and shareholders happy by dumping this turkey in someone elses lap.

    FOCUS. Then stay WITH that focus!

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