Zend Technologies - A great company gone bad. | Glassdoor
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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. "Technical support consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zend Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people with a very good product line. It had a great growth potential that could have been seized with the right conditions.

    Cons

    Competing with Open source (free) products. Not enough stickiness to the products incurage renewals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good fight!


  2. "Fun Startup in Cupertino"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zend Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun environment, and we play billiards regularly.

    Cons

    Business had been slow and company was acquired a few months ago so things are unstable.

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