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"Worthwhile only as a stop along the way"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fast growing, successful company.
Some interesting technology.
Some good people.
Hiring like crazy.
Recent efforts to hire talented people.
Reasonable work-life balance.
Possible to negotiate good starting salary.

Cons

Poor engineering management. Managers too often behave as though all programmers are plug-compatible automatons.
Rigid, hierarchical management structure that stifles collaboration.
Poor engineering standards - perfunctory design reviews, no code coverage standards, too few
automated tests, no automated UI testing.
Low programmer morale.
Few career advancement opportunities.
Little or no recognition for good work. Minimal or no raises, bonuses or stock option grants.

Advice to Management

Implement 360-degree reviews, remove managers who fare poorly on reviews
Flatten the engineering management structure
Improve development methodology
Provide positive feedback and regular, merit-based reviews

Other Employee Reviews for Responsys

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Responsys"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Responsys is a growing company.

    Cons

    Emotional Intelligence appears to be lacking in some departments and management teams. False promises are too common.

    Advice to Management

    Employee reviews, respect, competitive compensation packages and work/life balance are important and should not be lost in this time of success and growth.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "High turnover, negative enviornment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Responsys is always hiring, so if you need a job, you may find one here. They have been able to beat the recession with tremendous growth during a downturn. Responsys is especially interested in hiring young, recent college grads, who are willing to learn in exchange for lower wages.

    Cons

    Responsys has taken advantage of the recession by under-appreciating its employees. Despite the recession, turnover is high because so many people want to leave. 60 hour work weeks are typical. Some of my coworkers left for contractor positions they were so dissatisfied with the environment, which is extremely negative.

    Advice to Management

    Management (at the vice president level) should take responsibility for failures -- and not blame middle managers or employees. Constant negative feedback is what has inspired many great employees to seek work elsewhere, even in the midst of a tough economy.

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