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"A breath of fresh air!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Christchurch (New Zealand)
Current Employee - Product Manager in Christchurch (New Zealand)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I came to SLI Systems after working for a very large bricks and mortar corporate for the last 7 years - and haven't looked back once. I don't say this lightly because with a mortgage and young family it was a big decision for me to decide to leave the security of my last job behind, but after one morning at SLI I knew I had made the right decision.

There is a real sense of dynamism:
* Innovation, initiative and self management are not just tolerated but encouraged.
* The client base is always pushing us to do new and exciting things.
* Our competitors look to us for ideas so they are always playing catch up
* Management are always making the latest technology available e.g. Google Glass.

At the same time SLI also has the atmosphere of a small family business:
* Staff are allowed to bring their pets into the office
* Despite the recent growth everyone still finds time to sit down together for morning tea
* The VP of Engineering is always buying some new gadget to install in the office

Cons

The only cons I can think I don't get to see many of my colleagues and clients on a daily basis because they are scattered all over the word from San Jose, to New York, Tokyo, London & Melbourne - but on the bright side they are great places to go and visit!

Advice to Management

If I was to offer management any words of advice it would be this: "Don't Change!"

Once you go public there is the inevitable restrictions that come as a company increases in size, so my only advice would be don't let this stifle the innovative spirit that has contributed to your success to date.

Other Employee Reviews for SLI Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, nice family vibe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice culture and great management

    Cons

    Sales targets hard to hit


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Director"

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

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Product. Great CEO, with the ability to turn the company around.

    Cons

    It takes too long to fix things. The company is trying to fix things, but they are not fixing the things that are right in front of them. For a great software solution, probably the best in the industry, but they present it in the worst possible way. Clients have no idea why they should be paying 30% more.

    Advice to Management

    Sit in on the demo's and ask yourself if you would spend 30% more, after you see this presentation.

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