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"Long hours and a management disconnect from the community"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They pay a very good salary, and have a good benefits package. They also have a very flexible work schedule, which is required given half of the company is in California, and half in Israel.

Cons

Zend internally laid off a number of people and expected all the remaining to pick up the slack. In turn this meant that everyone was over tasked and any complaint about the number of hours would be met with a response about how many hours your manager was having to work themselves.

Zend also, for being a company built on top of an open source project, has become very disconnected from the community that exists around PHP.

Advice to Management

Recognize that your employees are being overworked (including yourself) and find a real solution other than longer days. Also embrace and reconnect with the PHP community, listen to what they have to say, and don't dismiss it.

Other Employee Reviews for Zend Technologies

  1. "A great company gone bad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some great people at Zend and worked on some very interesting projects. They really do have a core of good people distributed throughout the company.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, almost all of the interesting people I worked with were not in upper management. There was a ceiling, above which you had to be hired in and you have to be known by one of the VC companies that control the board. This means that there is rarely an infusion of new ideas into the C/VP level, it's just more of the same that you see at every start up.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate, decide what you want to do, spend more time developing products people want instead of letting marketing decide what products need to be released. Also, understand that no matter what your deadline is, the programmers there have a right to a life. You don't have the right to demand more than 40 hours from any employee, regardless of how important the project is to the company's well being.


  2. "A friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zend Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    An excellent working environment, flexible hours, very nice people.
    Strong ties in the opensource community.

    Cons

    Product is not very competitive with free opensource solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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