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Good Technology Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Good Technology Chairman and CEO Christy Wyatt
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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. "Close-knit team led by respectful and brilliant managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Massive participation by team members in Friday and birthday lunches, holiday, and team-building events. This allowed for better job satisfaction because you felt that you were working with friends and were comfortable enough to have discussions about the product even if you didn't agree.

    * Strong middle-management. Brilliant, respectful, hands on.

    Cons

    * Downsizing lowered morale during my time there.

    * Needs automation.

    Advice to Management

    If the employees believe you care about them, they will move mountains for you.


  2. "Premium Service Manager"

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    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.

  3. "Productive fast paced work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  4. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good and reliable software platform

    Cons

    Culture of long weekly hours


  5. "Too much management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven people. Investment in the sales culture. Open minded.

    Cons

    Way too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers. Restructure.


  6. 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?


  7. 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.

  8. "Never Really Got Organized"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Re-Org Central"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees gave it their all and were awesome to work with. Too bad it turned out the way it did.

    Cons

    Management changed strategy way too often. Sometimes the changes in strategy did not trickle down to staff in an unfiltered manner

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Was a great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


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