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Good Technology Senior Software Engineer Reviews

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Pros
  • Great people that work hard but have fun getting things done (in 16 reviews)

  • Free Snacks and Drinks in the kitchen (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Bad upper management, seemed to look "down" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Pace, Exciting Challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time

    Pros

    There's a lot going on and we manage to keep it all moving forward. No one has an ego and everyone is willing to work together to get things done. All communication is honest and straightforward and when someone says they will get something done - they generally do. We’re trying to solve really hard problems that no one has solved yet. That means there’s a lot of opportunity for creativity and learning. It’s fun to spend each day figuring out what we’re going to build next.

    Cons

    There's a lot of processes and procedures in place which can make it somewhat daunting to figure out how to do things like file expense reports, resolve a bug, etc the first time.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Little of Substance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent snacks in snack room.

    Breakfasts on Fridays

    Cons

    The layoffs over the last two years have decimated the engineering staff. Even before the latest round of layoffs engineering teams were in heavy competition for the limited engineering talent available within the company. Too many mistakes were being made because of a lack of experienced engineering talent and shortsighted business decisions. I am certain that the last round of layoffs has not improved this situation.

    It is an unfortunate situation, but Good Technology does not seem to place much value on the quality of its engineering staff or the number needed to take the company into the future.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a sufficient number of qualified engineers and let them do their job.

    It is the responsibility of the CEO to set the tone and direction of the company. It is time she chose a path to engineering excellence.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Left for career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really solid work ethic. People work later than most companies and really take a passion for fixing every last minute detail of the product before a customer gets a deliverable

    Cons

    No place to grow without working 5+ years on the same stuff.

    Advice to Management

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are in good space. flexible in general and co-operative team members sometimes.

    Cons

    Managers don't listen well and ignore your input or advice. Execution is pretty bad in general. Managers don't treat the employees very well, specially those employees who are working for a long time, few are very nice though. Politics is seen here and there in the company.
    Lots of meetings and emails going on every day. it reduces productivity in a way.

    Advice to Management

    They need to improve the product management area.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too much work just not recognized by managers who give too much importance to old timers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance at least at Dallas location. Nobody cared where and how you work as long as the job is done.
    Agile model is well implemented, so that's a plus

    Cons

    No transparency. Leads just don't give opportunity for new joiners to speak up.
    Leadership is lacking.
    No room to grow at least in Dallas office. People are just too busy saving their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Unless and until you have a good roadmap don't recruit. Give opportunity and time for new joiners to establish and grow. Ensure old timers do not have job insecurity. Revise you'd hire and fire at will policy.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Drowning in politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits are really good
    - Pay is pretty good, very high
    - Transitioning to some interesting tools
    - Decent severance payouts

    Cons

    - Layoffs are sudden
    - Too many executives and managers
    - Too much politics; IT is over-possessive and micro manages everything
    - Stressful to work with most coworkers here; do not follow industry best practices
    - Lack of training in newly adopted technologies
    - No room to ascend the ranks and grow as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Get your company in line. Layoffs do nothing but hurt families. They do not improve your company's outlook.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "I like working here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some very dedicated individuals that work at Good, and they are a delight to work with.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of turnover here, which can be a bit unsettling. This makes it difficult to see consistent upward trends in growth because there's so much restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    It takes time to build loyalty (for both employee and employer), so invest the time in your employees and you'll see greater benefits and returns!

  8. "Senior Software Engineer II"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment and culture. The company is poised to make good moves in the long term

    Cons

    Products are all enterprise so a focus is placed on QA testing and "risk" before innovation and new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Place a bigger focus on innovation and mobile UI/UX


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Software Engineer 2"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, team is like a family, C-level are open. High salary, let me refer you to my company, and let me earn the referral bonus.

    Cons

    Its all about collaborative culture.

    Advice to Management

    Reward should goes to the whole team in a collaborative culture.


  10. "I see this position as made to order"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Malborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Malborough, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is a place where my qualifications can make a difference

    Cons

    It contains the challenge to keep me on my toes and promises rewards for top performance