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"A solid place to work but they are ratcheting up productivity so expect to work long hours"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great people and team environment. They are willing to adapt new technologies to grow their software. Agile development means minimal time writing documents and planning features.

Cons

There is a fair amount of legacy code to maintain. The agile development process has its drawbacks as the minimal time allocated to planning typically means parts are unaccounted for in the estimation process; the implementation of any unaccounted parts is expected to be absorbed by the engineer, with no slack given on the schedule. This leads to long hours as developers catch up with unplanned work.

Advice to Management

Don't change things for the sake of change. Actually have a reason for the change and a predictable and positive outcome. Also consult the people who will be affected by the change. For example, don't lower cube walls for developers just because you feel it makes people more productive.

Give engineers more freedom in their work-life balance choices (such as working at home) and more freedom to make technical decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Sage

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic sales goals, stressful work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly co-workers, nice offices, somewhat good training.

    Cons

    Ridiculous sales goals, bad pay-especially the commission structure, too much pressure from management.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for your staff. It's always good to challenge your employees, but not when you're setting them up for failure and pocketing all their effort.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team environment, fun work, great clients

    Cons

    Long hours and tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

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