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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Zend Technologies

  1. "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!


  2. "Good tech company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting job from a technical point of view. Playing with the latest technologies around PHP and web applications.

    Cons

    Challenging job because your work can affect many PHP developers in the world. Pressure periods are guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    More engineers will ensure a better productivity with better products and more sales.

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