Ensighten Employee Reviews about "no one"

Updated Mar 7, 2016

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Ensighten Chief Executive Officer Marty Greenlow
Marty Greenlow
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "They have the best work/life balance of any company I've ever been at(in 9 reviews)

  • "They understand that everyone has their own way of working and as long as you work efficiently, working from home or the office is your choice(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management should care about their employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "Constant reorganization and shuffling in product and engineering lead to no one one being accountable for anything(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The Most Gratifying and Frustrating Company to Work For"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ensighten has some of the best and brightest people I've ever worked with. We get to work with fantastic new technologies and everything moves so fast. The company has been in hyper growth mode since I started and shows no signs of slowing down. We have already crushed our competition in one market sector and moved on to others. The array of new products coming out is dizzying, and includes some real game-changers. A lot of money will be made. I only wish I had more stock options. I love the company, I love the people, and I love the technical challenges. The decision to work for Ensighten was a fantastic career move that I (mostly) have not regretted. I gave a 5 star rating, but if I were able to, I would actually go with 4.5/5. I'm feeling generous today, rounding instead of truncating.

    Cons

    My work/life balance has taken a big hit since working for Ensighten. No one forces me to put in the long hours, though. I feel compelled to keep working to solve the next problem and to maintain pace with many of my brilliant colleagues who are doing the same. It turns into a negative feedback loop, after a while. Management could do more to break that cycle. There are also complaints about transparency regarding direction and grand strategy. I came from a much larger enterprise before, so I am used to compartmentalization of information. Others are more bothered by it. They become frustrated when the CEO and VPs don't key them in on every decision. The fact is, Ensighten has become too large for that to really be viable still. Ensighten is, at this point in its lifecycle, a medium-sized enterprise, still clinging to the culture of a small start-up. We are victims of our own success, and must suffer through the growing pains. Lastly, the acquisition of competitor Tagman earlier this year was mishandled, though not as badly as some people believe. There was some miscalculation among leadership on both sides about how integration would proceed and how well the two cultures would mesh. The redundancies that resulted in layoffs on the Tagman side were unfortunately unavoidable. It is the nature of M&A. Tagman would have gone under if left to compete on its own, and then everyone would have been out of a job. The deal was still a sound business decision just to acquire their customer and product portfolio.

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  2. Helpful (22)

    "Had such potential. Such a mess now..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ensighten

    Pros

    Great people I worked with. Until the last 1.5 years I was there there the company seemed to have great ideas and great potential. Not sure what happened, but that is no longer the case.

    Cons

    Leadership has no product vision or direction, and are constantly changing the product road map. Constant reorganization and shuffling in product and engineering lead to no one one being accountable for anything. Engineering teams never get to finish anything - there is always someone changing the direction and the focus. New "future of the company" product has had almost no motion in over a year and no supporting development team until the last 6 months. There is no financial stability in the company. There are constant layoffs. Senior leadership is not communicating well and there is rampant speculation and concern that the company is going under. Zero faith that leadership can direct the company and that the products can be made "enterprise" level.

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  3. Helpful (16)

    "Great product/service/tech, disappointing leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resume-boost to focus on enterprise-level clients. What we offer as a product truly is top-of-the-line, and use cases from some of the largest companies in the world back that up. Work-life-balance is also highly respected, benefits are great, but above all our CEO and CTO created something magnificent.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the leadership gaps have become systemic, or at the very least that is the perception. It just feels that no one listens to each other, with deep-rooted problems ignored until disaster strikes, and every department seems disorganized. Overspending, lack of accountability and alignment, lack of executable strategy to achieve vision, all led to layoffs that have not solved the problems.

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  4. Helpful (27)

    "Inexperienced management, Toxic culture, Constant layoffs"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ensighten full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cannot think of any reason for why it would be beneficial for someone to join Ensighten.

    Cons

    Previous reviews touched on a whole host of things that are wrong with Ensighten. I agree with almost all of them and don’t wish to repeat, but I’ll add my own perspective. The biggest reason for why Ensighten is a bad place to work is - Ensighten does not value people. Here are the titles of employees that were laid off in the last 6 months - CFO, SVP of Engineering, SVP of Product, SVP of Sales, VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, VP of Product, Sr. Director of Product, Director of Engineering & countless other IC level employees. You can imagine how much depth remains in the leadership ranks after so many senior level folks are let go. Company fires employees arbitrarily and without any due process. I’d be surprised if half the folks that are still there aren’t already looking for other jobs. Top management has no integrity. Besides mis-representing product capabilities to prospects, they’re also poaching employees from competitors and using them to learn competitors’ secrets. In a company meeting, CEO acknowledged a rumor circulating internally that 30+ people will imminently be laid off and flat out denied that there was any truth to that rumor. In the next 3 weeks, 30+ people were laid off. So the rumor was completely true, then why be dishonest with your employees? CTO spends 3/4th of time helping the sales team close deals. No one from Engineering reports to the CTO, and neither is the CTO involved in any product development initiatives. Then how is the title of CTO justified? Just so that sales team can claim to prospects that we brought our CTO to talk to you. A few employees that are within the inner circle of the CTO/CEO think that they rule the place and are also well rewarded with promotions. Allegations of sexual harassment are also true. A female employee filed a complaint against the CTO and management made everyone in the company go through harassment training after that. Engineering team is very weak. Except for a handful of smart people, most are either fresh grads or have limited experience. HQ almost always has a deserted look. On any given day, 3/4th of employees are “working from home”. For some teams, there are days when every single member is missing. CTO comes into office probably 2-3 days a month. CEO is there every day, but almost never walks the floor to interact with employees. Here’s a question to management : How many ex-employees (even if you only ask those that left Ensighten on their own) do you honestly think will say yes to working for you again in future? If you’re unable to list anyone, that should tell you enough about the kind of culture you’ve built at Ensighten.

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    Ensighten Response

    November 17, 2015Staffing Manager

    Hi there – as always, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your own personal perspective of Ensighten. We would like to take the time to provide some additional context from the company’s perspective as well. We would like to emphasize that while we did recently restructure some teams resulting in some employee departures, those decisions were not taken lightly and are believed to be what is best for the remaining employees and the company’s continued growth and progress. So for some, the news of these employees leaving would come as a surprise and shock, to most, it’s shown our aggressive ability to value our employees who continue to help Ensighten. For the specific claim to sexual harassment, we take those claims and violations very seriously. We’re glad you pointed out that the company regularly enforces sexual harassment training for all managers. This is an area where we continue to have a ‘zero tolerance policy’ and will, and have always, take all appropriate measures to rectify any violations that are reported. We’re also happy you brought up the Engineering teams at HQ. We pride ourselves on finding strong talent, at every level. We are extraordinarily picky about who we bring into the company and we’re passionate about acting quickly to ensure we are aligned to meet our goals. We also just had a move at our HQ office specifically where we rearranged our seats to mix up our neighbors and it has really brought a new sense of collaboration and energy to the space. For anyone reading this who is looking at Ensighten as a potential employer, we encourage you to come onsite for an interview and check out the spirit of our new set up!

  5. Helpful (26)

    "HORRIFIC!!! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Touch Many Departments 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ok I'll be fair, the benefits were decent

    Cons

    Totally confused and mismanaged management. Sales team is a joke as is Channel. No one knows what the hell is going on. I can't wait to leave. Oh, get some decent SEs...what a pathetic team.

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