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"Completely Unprofessional"

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Aurora, CO
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Aurora, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Talented employees with a can-do attitude
- Great technical knowledge
- Great co-workers
- Nice office space
- Free Ramen noodles and cheap vending machines

Cons

- Paranoid and secretive management practices, oddly made it clear by management flailing about with drama/plots afoot that were glaringly obvious to uninvolved floor employees (atmosphere of fear)
- HR not responding to email or in-person grievances about staff issues, missed performance reviews and raises, in addition to run of mill benefit questions and complaints in a timely or caring manner
- Lack of mgmt/marketing involvement or vision on the floor in regards projects paths
- Verbal abuse of employees by management
- Team leaders crediting themselves for subordinates work

Advice to Management

Care more about your employees, they matter.

Other Employee Reviews for iBeta

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Met great friends, barely made a living."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun HR events
    Cheap vending machines
    Break room amenities
    Great people in the trenches
    Laid back work environment
    Nice office

    Cons

    Laughable salary
    Low morale amongst employees
    Management does nothing to inform or encourage their employees
    Very little training exists beyond "Here is the kitchen, don't put coffee grounds in the sink"

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, not just your managers, because you're not getting the whole story. Stop hiring people via Craigslist "Cattle Calls", it will cost more, but you'll be getting a much higher caliber individual. Give testers the tools they need to expand their skill-set instead of just letting them languish at their desk. The people who want to learn will do so, and if you pay them accordingly, they might stick around.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A great resume builder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    iBeta offers an employee an excellent opportunity to work with industry 'names' as well as get hands-on experience with the test systems and methodology used for software QA. There is a long list of past iBeta employees working for big software companies.
      An extremely casual environment - t-shirts and blue jeans everywhere.
      Flexible hours.
      Great co-workers.
      Awesome break rooms (video games, big screen TV with one of every console system, couch, cheap junk food machines, restaurant tables) making it easy to get to know the folks you're working with.
      And management really does seem to want you to enjoy your time at iBeta.

    Cons

    There is no clear advancement path within the company, mostly due to it being a small group and advancement is handled on an as-needed / skill-set available basis. If you have the chops to lead a team, you probably will - some random point in the future that won't be clearly indicated.
      Reviews... There simply aren't any and this is probably because a review indicates that you, as an employee, are moving in a direction and, well, you probably aren't.
      The work load for the company seems very feast or famine, making the work environment of iBeta very manic/depressive - if the sales team is on the ball, there's lots to do and the whole place is energetic. If the sales team isn't on the ball, layoffs are incoming and there's a constant wonder of when the axe will fall making the place very doom and gloom... And this can happen a couple times a month.

    Advice to Management

    Communication: No one likes to live in a vacuum - especially where their paycheck is concerned. Have an occasional meeting where you frankly tell folks what is going on, future plans, ideas, goals, anything... Sure, it's great to get the company together to let everyone know who had a birthday that month, but how about letting us know what the future looks like so we can, you know, plan for it?

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