nCircle - Most of the top engineering talent is gone and they are in maintenance/coasting mode | Glassdoor
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"Most of the top engineering talent is gone and they are in maintenance/coasting mode"

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

Pros

Spacious offices in downtown SF; they at one point had one of the best collections of security researchers and engineering talent, and that reputation still holds some weight.

Cons

Most of the people who built the current products have since left the company, most to start other companies in the same space. They are very much in maintenance mode with their current product line, and aren't really doing much in terms of new products/technology. It felt like a place whose best days were long past. Politics are a nightmare.

Advice to Management

Find replacements and depart -- reinvest in engineering talent with an enterprise software (vs. desktop software) background. Look at new products instead of warmed-over retreads of existing products.

Other Employee Reviews for nCircle

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, treat people with respect, great management team. Cares about customers and employees. Good communications and caring people. Good place.

    Cons

    Distributed workforce in various locations

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any.


  2. "You can find better places to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at nCircle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home on Friday's is pretty great. Free lunch on Thursday's. That's where it ends for the pro's.

    Cons

    If you have ever wanted to work at a company full of anti-social personalities that love to gossip about each other, don't communicate, have very bad tempers and aren't really all that skilled, this place is for you!

    A lot of very, very strange personalities at this company that are incredibly anti social. Most of management is new and have no clue what they are doing or how to manage a team. One day they'll communicate details with you, and then next month you'll barely hear from them. Then they start asking questions when work isn't getting done and wonder why. A huge lack of leadership and understanding of what it takes to actually *lead*.

    Do not expect consistent reviews and feedback unless it is negative. Do not expect a "Thanks" or "Great job!". Do not expect gratitude. Sure, they're paying you, but a simple "Keep up the good work." every now and then from people that matter says more than money does any day!

    Management is known to gossip to other employees about other employees on the team and spread rumors as well as personal details about those employees. I personally had an experience with this and had learned from management about personal conversations between them and an employee. This is usually a big no-no in companies with HR.

    They are out of touch with today's market. Company thinks 35k for a college graduate from one of the highest ranking tech schools in the nation is "great pay" and "they'd be happy to make that much".

    Skill sets vary at this company. There are very few people that really know their stuff and that you can learn from. Everyone else is stuck in 1995, but thinks that their skill set is valuable. Typically, those people have very large ego's too.

    More time is spent arguing at this place than actually getting work done. I was in meetings where over 2 hours of arguments took place and yet nothing was finalized. It was simply due to ego's and each person wanting to prove they were right.

    There are some fun and friendly people here, but those people are all very upset with this place as well, so it may not take them long to find another job. Then all you will be left with are the people that really don't know how to socialize and like to gossip about each other.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up. The market in the tech world makes it so very easy to find a job if you're skilled. There are so many people in this company that would be fired from a more professional company simply due to huge HR violations that would potentially cause law suits.

    Show some appreciation towards your employees. Recognize good work where it's warranted and don't always just look for the negative. Simple praise goes a long way to make employees feel they're important and make them happy to be there.

    Insist that the most difficult personalities in that company (and there are A LOT) have some sort of therapy or counseling on how to actually socialize without tempers and or being rude.

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