GoodData - A couple of bumps/missteps, but a lot of positive change helping the company move from "startup" to "enterprise" mode. | Glassdoor
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"A couple of bumps/missteps, but a lot of positive change helping the company move from "startup" to "enterprise" mode."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at GoodData full-time (More than a year)

Pros

GREAT PEOPLE - can't say that enough. Good workers and even better friends.

Strong product with good, viable market. Exciting to see actual accomplishments with real clients. The company/product is organized to move rapidly to solve issues, and we have a lot of creativity in-house to help find workable solutions.

The speed of innovation is unrivaled.

Lots of opportunity to provide value to the company and grow as a worker.

Location - heart of Financial District in S.F. One block from BART.

Cons

Unfortunately, a lot of the reviews on here have valid points - lack of transparency and trust, mostly. Too many useful people are let go (fired, or quit), either from lack of understanding/awareness by senior management or from simply being overworked. There's a lot of work being done right now to fix this, and positive signs of recovery, but there have been a lot of bridges burned along the way.

A lot of this stems from a lack of on-boarding/structure, as well. If people aren't set up to thrive and don't have clear success criteria, they aren't going to meet the expectations of upper management.

Also, the vision has been somewhat inconsistent. If we're having the front line sell something, we can't completely change our path the next quarter, then revert back when it didn't show immediate results. I get that the landscape is dynamic and that we need to constantly be planning ahead, but we can't be a phoenix every quarter.

Advice to Management

Be patient with dramatic shifts in vision - payoffs are (almost) never immediate.

Take better care of your seasoned, proven workers... they aren't just another body to throw under the bus if things aren't going as planned. Own your own mistakes.

While on the topic of losing workers, document/share information better, especially anything we can gather from someone leaving the company. First, it will set more people up for success, especially when on-boarding. Second, every single person hired has some impactful set of knowledge and information tied to them, even if it's a mistake they (or we) made while they worked for GoodData. We need to stop treating every departure as a break up - burning things to the ground and starting fresh is an irresponsible way of handling it.

Be real with your workers. The "everything's A-okay" façade can be much more worrisome than actually verbalizing that things aren't up to par.

Other Employee Reviews for GoodData

  1. Helpful (16)

    "Great people, mediocre product, despicable management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GoodData full-time

    Pros

    Very good people as long as you're not talking about senior management.

    Cons

    There was no loyalty toward the people who actually did the work. Senior management routinely hired (and then fired) incompetent kiss-asses, all the while expecting the rank-and-file to wave the GoodData flag. Want an example? Many of the smiling people in their marketing materials have been fired. So how accurate is the image that the company projects?

    Advice to Management

    Drop dead.


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Buyer Beware"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Product
    Front line employees care about customers and product
    Top notch VC's
    Sales pitch resonates
    Impressive list of customer logo's

    Cons

    Senior MGMT could care less about their people. Employees are terminated on Saturday's via a letter that FedEx delivers. Employees with over 1 year in the company are given no severance and have their health/dental benefits immediately deactivated. New employees are hired then fired with less than a month on the job. All of this with NO Performance Reviews or MGMT feedback. The Golden Rule @gooddata......forget about it. There is ZERO HR presence @Gooddata. Buyer Beware if you are an employee, customer or potential customer. GoodData is all flash and very little substance.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and try to be professional and respectable. What goes around .......comes around

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