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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-worker and immediate manager. Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    No room to grow, upper management is ignorant to day to day issues.


  2. "FileMaker and Apple"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn from experienced engineers

    Cons

    Silo'd workplace and quieter work environment

  3. "Great products and community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FileMaker full-time

    Pros

    Passionate employees and developers drive this flexible product into the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too conservative in approach.


  4. "Good work life balance, but limited grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall Work life balance, Apple benefit and compensation, good resource from Apple team, good people to work with, good products

    Cons

    Upper management needs to look more growth of the company and employees. Human Resources definitely needs some improvement. Power abuse needs to stop too


  5. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are lots of great people at FileMaker working there for many years. Good collaboration inside departments and between departments. Apple benefits help make overall comp more attractive. Really passionate developer community (good and bad, but mostly good).

    Cons

    Somehow the company keeps stumbling when success is in reach. It's a strong product with lots of potential, but we stay behind the curve. Apple policy gets in the way and cause leadership to avoid risks. That slows everything down.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks. Apple partnership is very important, but FileMaker has a special reason to exist and needs freedom to move forward more quickly.


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    "Good company"

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

    I have been working at FileMaker full-time

    Pros

    no overtime work, fair pay, easy to survive.

    Cons

    A little bit hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Person is the most valuable stuff for the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company that lacks inspiration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy-going environment, nice people, stable product.

    Cons

    Very conservative, hesitant to take risks, not up to speed with current industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Take risks, accept that change is sometimes good/necessary, trust your employees.

  8. "Could be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FileMaker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a great product

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management totally out of touch


  9. "Sourcing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location, workforce and company culture.

    Cons

    Amenities, old building and no room for advancement


  10. "Great company but..."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FileMaker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, if you get in, it's a great company with a great group of people (non-managers, that is) and awesome lunches at a very reasonable price (under $5). Plus, having all the Apple benefits certainly helps!

    Cons

    Without ever having an employee evaluation and no advance notice, I was laid off. While this review may come off as bitter, I'll still say I enjoyed working here a lot, like the people, and did become a certified Apple developer. However, management has no feelings or people skills. It's a free for all with everyone fighting for their jobs, every single day. There is no security and zero trust. They promised me one thing when I was hired, and the exact opposite happened. Management holds finances so tightly they never tell any of the non-managers.

    Also, one of the director's never washed their hands after using the bathroom. You'd think common sense grows as one advances to managerial/executive levels, however, something was clearly amiss here.

    Advice to Management

    Experience means nothing. Hire brilliant minds with a vision for future growth who are willing to strategically take chances and develop the FileMaker brand. Seek more from the old, mainstay-ers who simply collect their check but don't actually contribute to the organization.

    And for that director, please teach manners.


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