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"Small company startup in a community of big behemoths"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at TexelTek full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Fantastic salary, benefits, 401(k), generous bonuses
- Great for software engineers who want to work with actual new technologies: NodeJS, Ruby-on-Rails, Clojure, Scala, Groovy-on-Grails, etc
- Small company feel: everybody knows your name

Cons

- Lots of turnover
- If you don't mesh well with the culture, you'll feel left out and alienated from the rest of the engineers
- Sometimes it feels like the management has no idea what they're doing; lots of headbutting, clashes between senior leaders
- Small company feel: lots of gossip, "alpha hens," some engineers think they walk on water

Advice to Management

Everybody has talents but a lot of times those talents go under-utilized or un-utilized completely. Learn what people's strengths are not just from a technical perspective but also from a leadership or support perspective, and help those folks apply their skills.

Other Employee Reviews for TexelTek

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Competitive Salaries and Great Benefits Not Worth the Negatives"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, Great benefits, Company picnics in the summer and winter, spacious working area with many perks. For those who work there, the company works hard to make sure you're physically comfortable with new computers, office furniture, new kitchens filled with snacks, waffle-makers, and FREE bagels every Friday. Excellent place to work if you are a software developer.

    Cons

    The Cons far outweigh the Pros for TexelTek. The company is incredibly mismanaged. Those in management positions rarely have any experience being a manager or supervisor and so problems aren't handled fairly, those in leadership positions will often push disciplinary responsibilities on to those who should not be doing them. Problems and harassment-cases are ignored. Negative behavior is promoted. The company is unprofessional and strives to keep that reputation. In the community, TexelTek has a negative reputation and they counter it with an attitude that everyone who does not work for them is ignorant and incompetent.

    Even though TexelTek is supposed to work with an Agile Development process, they hardly do. Development usually consisted of people rushing to complete projects or just doing whatever they felt like. The team constantly shuffled around Product Owners due to the high-stress environment and the honoring of Software Developers over the Subject Matter Experts.

    The environment is generally stressful and hostile. Employees are on edge, always acting like someone is out to get them.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if the management actually meant what they said when they say "We're a family." I would suggest that they also put more effort into creating a professional work environment if they actually want to get things done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Possibly a good oppourtunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Offers excellent benefits, comfortable workplace, work that is important in the industry. Very competitive salaries. They often promote from within as well as offering bonuses for employee referrals. Agreed that it is a place with high expectations, but might be a good oppourtunity for motivated individuals who really know their stuff!

    Cons

    Changes in structure and policies have changed the environment and vision of the company which made it a difficult transition for some employees. Not always very clear communication within the company. There has also been a fair bit of turnover.

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