Softway - Somebody call HR! Oh... wait... | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Somebody call HR! Oh... wait..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway

    Pros

    There are some genuinely kind and talented people here. The dress code is very laid back, and hours are flexible, as long as you meet your minimum (hooray, time sheets!) .

    Cons

    For anyone not just starting out, this isn't a good workplace. The managers are vague and inconsistent, and can be very manipulative. They are their own biggest hype agents- the egos really are out of control and the managers love these weekly "We're awesome" all-company meetings that we have to have, which are mostly about them cracking themselves up and bragging. They laid off all the adults here (the qualified senior...

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    Advice to Management

    Well, since you are the management this probably won't work. But you need to take a good hard look at the qualifications of those you have in management roles vs. those they supervise.

    Softway2016-06-17

    Softway Response

    June 20, 2016Communications Director

    Thank you for taking the time to be candid. We would appreciate you sharing your feedback with our leadership team. We would like to discuss your thoughts and address your concerns face-to-face. Any member of the leadership team is ready to have this conversation with you. We ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "For the first time in my life, I can truly say I love my job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time

    Pros

    Softway is different from any company I’ve known or come to learn about from others. It’s hard to put into words, let alone a review, because no one can really express or explain enough for someone to understand what it's like to work here with this team. This family. On the surface, I can see how there are things that can come off a bit disheveled. Our organization is still trying to figure things out and make things...

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    Cons

    Of course, with everything great comes with some negative aspects. I won't sugarcoat anything. Your job will be hard at times because you’re juggling a lot, and there will be days that are harder than others, but the support your team will give is amazing. No one will let you struggle and if they can do anything to help you, they will. All you have to do is ask. And we need better oatmeal options for breakfast.

    Softway2018-08-02

    Softway Response

    December 4, 2018Communications Director

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a family first and foremost that cares about each other. It’s incidental that we work together and find answers to puzzles together. That’s what makes working at Softway fun! We will consider your request for better oatmeal options.

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Don't believe the 5 Star reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time

    Pros

    some people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    I'll start by pointing out the obvious. Every time someone writes a negative review on here, magically a few days later there is a 5 STAR review posted, most likely by someone from the little "group" that everyone writes about here. I haven't been here that long and I won't be here much longer. This place is a cancer that only breeds back stabbing and distrust. If you plan on getting a job here, DON'T TRUST ANYONE, there...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop writing false reviews just to keep your rating up and bury the negative ones. You guys are so full of yourselves that you can't see that this is really a terrible place to work. And don't tell me to go "talk to a director I trust" because there are none.

    Softway2018-12-12

    Softway Response

    January 4, 2019Communications Director

    It's unfortunate that you feel this way. All feedback is good feedback and we appreciate your candor. As for the roles, we’ve been doing a lot of intense team workshops that have identified gaps that we’ve started addressing in 2018. But we’ll definitely look into this more, talk ...

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