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Updated May 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people that work hard but have fun getting things done (in 16 reviews)

  • Smart people who care: One of the best things working here is that you will work with smart people who care about each other (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can sometimes be a struggle (in 6 reviews)

  • Christy Wyatt single handedly drove the company off a cliff and into the abyss (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Premium Service Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premium Service Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Premium Service Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great team work, great communication!

    Cons

    I have no input here to contribute.


  2. "Productive fast paced work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership – passionate, with a vested interest in employees as well as the product.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can sometimes be a struggle


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too many changes in management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peer collaboration. Everyone was together on dealing with chaos. When something went wrong, we worked together to resolve the issues.

    Cons

    The management teams have changed too many times. Difficult to follow the leaders when there were so many changes happening up above.

    Advice to Management

    Who's running the show now? What is the identity of the company now?


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sold Down the River"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good attracted many smart and dedicated employees. The products were needed in any highly regulated industry and that helped make sales easier.

    Cons

    The CXO staff and especially the CEO sold all of the hard working dedicated employees down the river while they left the company with plenty of money in their pockets and very little time invested actually building the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourself in the mirror each day and consider the people you hurt in order to build yourself up. Many employees had dedicated their entire career to help build the business that you were to take care of and maximize shareholder value. They only value you cared about was the number on your bank statement at the end of the company sale.


  6. "Never Really Got Organized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, free snacks, flexible schedule, people.

    Cons

    Poor training and organization. Lived quarter to quarter.

    Advice to Management

    You blew it.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good learning experience
    Awesome products and technology
    Good opportunities for growth
    Good name to have on a resume

    Cons

    Having Christy Wyatt as the CEO was a big blunder. That woman screwed so many employees over. Some even got calls while on vacation telling them that they were laid off. Stocks options were worth next to nothing when she sold the company to BlackBerry

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and kindness and in turn they will reciprocate. Show them the door and they will also reciprocate


  8. "Good before Blackberry"

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    Former Employee - Premium Service Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Premium Service Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people with a great product.

    Cons

    Merged with Blackberry and lost overall control of company.


  9. "Principal Security Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Makes great mobile security products

    Cons

    Overpriced products will continue to be the downfall

    Advice to Management

    Remember what got you where you are


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It wasn't "Good""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Snacks and Drinks in the kitchen. The beer bash were cool. The work sometimes are interesting. There are some smart people there but there's also people that are *just* there.

    Cons

    The company will work you till you break. Deadline after deadline along with customer issues. They expect you do commit to schedule they gave you and handle all unexpected customer issues at the same time.


  11. Helpful (32)

    "GoodBerry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Good Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, impressive products and solutions, great team spirit

    Cons

    By now it's a well told tale; not every company with a hugely inexperienced first time CEO at the helm pays this steep a price, but then not every first time CEO is this arrogant, has the ego the size of a small planet and simply refuses to listen to people who're clearly a lot smarter. Wait, that last one falls under arrogance.

    Of course there were challenges, but nothing insurmountable and certainly nothing countless other CEO's haven't faced and overcome. Unfortunately this CEO had absolutely no idea what to do, but the cardinal sin was being too arrogant and too egotistical to admit it. Leveraging the experience and counsel of those around you is called leadership, ignoring it, in this humble writers opinion, makes you unfit to lead.

    Now comes the rewriting of history. That's what the victors get to do. Only this time it's not the people who spent years building the company who emerge victorious. The handful in the money will be lucky to buy a 5 year old Volkswagen diesel. The victors are the CEO and CFO who, as they grasp at their 30 pieces of silver, are now weaving a tale worthy of Brothers Grimm. If you read the CliffsNotes it just says "It was everybody else's fault". It was a recalcitrant board member, it was market conditions, it was the failure of a competitor, it was bad luck. Or, just maybe, it was hubris on an unprecedented scale.

    Advice to Management

    The End.


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