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Exadel Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1. "17 years with a great project"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exadel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked at Exadel as Software Engineer for 17 years. Participated in the entire chain of products from ECom through Exadel Studio Pro to JBoss Developer Studio. Had a lot of freedom to try my own ideas for the better design and implementation, got much responsibility for many large features, which let me proudly feel myself the author (of course that could not be without the team).

    Cons

    For me, this great project became a catch, strategically it was a mistake to stay with the same project for many years. As a result, when JBDS was put from active development to maintenance I had to go together with it, not being a match at the time to requirements of other projects at Exadel.

    Advice to Management

    I wish they might try giving me a chance to grow into another active project, though I understand that business is above.


  2. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exadel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive salaries and benefits (majority of the offers I received from other places, even if had comparable salary - never had benefits close to what I have).
    Totally different projects ranging from products and to all kinds of customer projects of various sizes and industries.
    Number of career paths which pretty easy to follow once you serious about it.
    Management that cares about employees.
    Bright people all around.

    Cons

    after 10+ years - never saw any :)

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great job!


  3. "Good, stabel company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Exadel full-time

    Pros

    Exadel is good and stable company to work for. It has very good benefits and allows flexible schedule. Great 401K plan.

    Cons

    More of an enterprise feel than a startup. You won't get company sponsored field strips or fully stacked kitchen.


  4. "Good place for off-shore work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and culture.
    Good healthcare plan and 401k contribution.

    Cons

    Engineering in US is not priority of management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exadel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work from home, salary, parking, language cources

    Cons

    I don't know about this


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Watch out for your career until its too late"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exadel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you work at one of the Exadel's Eastern European offices, you are likely getting a pretty sweet deal. Competitive salary, a good pool of projects to choose from including major Wall St firms, plenty of international travel opportunities with perks like generous per diem, rental cars and excellent hotels. If you wish and prove yourself useful, you can get transferred to the U.S. office, the company will arrange a work visa or sponsor a Green Card for you.

    Cons

    Contrary to its offshore locations, working at Exadel's HQ in the U.S. is not much fun at all. Exadel is a consulting firm.
    They have very few projects that need U.S. based engineers, therefore you face a very modest, hardly competitive compensation package with no career growth opportunities of any sort. If you are very lucky, you can secure a project that uses modern software development practices, but more likely than not you will get stuck with 10 year old technologies, your resume will smell like a dead cat and your software engineering career will be over. Good luck finding a job after a few years with the company. Look out, don’t let this happen to you.

    Advice to Management

    U.S. based employees are not part of the company's business model, so this is expected for them to feel miserable and neglected. Fair and square, that's all I can say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK to work for a couple of years and move on"

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

    I worked at Exadel full-time

    Pros

    Very good health insurance. Great location (Walnut Creek, CA).

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a career growth inside the company. Maybe in offshore offices but not in the US.


  8. "Exadel"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exadel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company benefits package including 401K and medical/dental/vision insurances.

    Cons

    Career opportunities because it's pretty much offshore company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to proceed your career offshore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied projects
    Potential to master or change your career
    Great management

    Cons

    Conpensation could be better, no attention to outsorced contractors after contracts signed-off


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Recommend to work"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting projects; nice people; good management

    Cons

    sometimes you need to work during the weekend and after the working hours (but in my case it always was compensated)


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