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Updated Sep 15, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Aug 10, 2021 - Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work from home, opportunities for advancement, work life balance, good culture

    Cons

    The upper leadership team could be more transparent in their decision making

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice people

    Sep 10, 2021 - Web Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice people to work with, very good working environment, people helps each other out and grow professions together.

    Cons

    Need to improve employees’ wages

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    An acquired company ceases to be itself

    Sep 15, 2021 - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Compensation can be high. Their line managers care about the employees.

    Cons

    Upper management is secretive. They abandon policies that were very public points of pride, e.g., TOTALLY local workforce. This year, they increased headcount by firing 10-20% of their domestic workforce to replace them from <i>. I believe that included a majority of engineers who understood their legacy products. When they proclaim to themselves, "Treat your employees like family," they mean "your jailbird uncle who you keep away from your kids." (They required all employees to provide marriage licenses and birth certificates to keep their dependents on company health insurance.)</i>

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great culture

    Aug 6, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer II 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture and talented people. Hylanders are great and the have super powers too. If you like building up those around you and love to learn this place is for you.

    Cons

    Everyone is supper friendly if your introverted crabby or grouchy look elsewhere. But if work hard and play hard too there are not a lot of cons here.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Hyland has grown too quickly

    Jul 28, 2021 - Software Developer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hyland is a great place to work if you are just out of college and need work experience. Many bright people are working at Hyland, and they are all willing to share knowledge and coach new people. Hyland is growing fast through organic and acquisition growth. The growth has led to many openings for career growth. Hyland allows people to work from home and provides reasonably up-to-date equipment. This is a must in the post-pandemic world. Hyland's products are best-in-class. You can feel proud about creating a good product.

    Cons

    Many managers have some technical skills but lack the management acumen to lead teams and grow employees. Hyland let go a good number of employees and that destroyed loyalty and morale. Hyland has good and bad departments. Many support departments have poor leadership and unhappy employees. Hyland's internal systems and technology department need an overhaul. Employees are leaving for better pay and to leave the small number of bad bosses.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Smoke screens

    Jul 22, 2021 - Software Developer I 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Offer a lot of unusual and appealing perks. Lack substance

    Cons

    Under pay and under care. Recycle employees when they get too expensive so they can maintain free m&ms.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Prepare to be severely underpaid then outsourced or laid off.

    Aug 8, 2021 - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hyland is a decent place to start your career, either as a college intern or just out of college. Beyond that, you should look anywhere else. You'll get periodic shipments of boldly "Hyland branded" merchandise that you don't need (e.g., cooler bags, shirts, etc.). Everyone else knows they're on the same sinking ship, leading to an odd camaraderie.

    Cons

    Description for nearly all senior/principal developers: "White guy, mid thirties. Joined Hyland straight out of college and hasn't a clue what he doesn't know because Hyland is all he knows. Convinced himself he's an expert in his field because he's worked on 10+ versions of [insert bland, branded name for basic CRUD util here]. Isn't remotely qualified to lead. Highly insecure about that." Since there are - inexplicably - hundreds of pointless middle managers, you will have a new one assigned to you every 1-3 years. Most are nice enough but all are fairly inept. Most will either be liberal arts grads or "person who once worked with an Access database" that somehow managed to convince a DeVry or ITT technical institute grad that they should be an engineering manager. It's a bit shocking, honestly. None will evaluate your actual performance. Regardless, bonuses & promotions are not based on performance but rather arbitrarily & by multiplying 1.025 against your salary, respectively. If 1.025 * your salary bumps you to the next level, congrats. If you are an employee of a company that Hyland recently acquired, quit immediately. Your product has already begun to circle the bowl. If you are a US citizen, expect to be replaced by a Polish or Indian citizen within 1-3 years. If you work for Hyland, expect a 30-40% chance of being laid off through no fault of your own. It will be completely arbitrary, unrelated to the company's performance, and you'll be informed one random morning by a pre-recorded video. Your colleagues & managers will not be given any advanced notice and they'll have to pick up the slack ... immediately.

    11 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Absolutely sad to see what it's become.

    Jun 10, 2021 - Developer II in Westlake, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Coworkers are some of the best people and friends you'll ever meet. - Flexible work schedule (depending on your manager)

    Cons

    - No direction at all. Every few months they shift directions and completely throw out work done by talented and passionate individuals. - Executives are clueless. No one trusts them AT ALL, and the "cabin in the woods" effort is doing the opposite of what they want. - Pay, just like every other legitimate review you'll see. They gave "top performer bonuses" but then stopped giving out anything the next time raise/bonus time came around because we "already got something." - Nepotism and favoritism are rampant. Phenomenal employees will get overlooked because someone else is speaking ill about them even if it isn't true. - Outsourcing is happening. It feels like the company is trying to push out US employees to replace them for employees in India and Poland. Having them say otherwise is disingenuous. I could keep going, but I think the point is very clear when you read the other reviews: this is not a place to grow your career and settle down.

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    25 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Low compensation, shallow benefits, boring job

    Jun 4, 2021 - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Has pretty good facilities (cafeteria, gym, etc). Really easy interview, making this a great paycheck generator while looking for a job.

    Cons

    Way below standards in pay, even for Ohio which is already fairly low. Despite the great facilities, management doesn't trust you. Made me clock in and out to eat or go to the gym (though to be fair, I think the employees are all salary now). PTO is garbage and you're forced to use it for sick time. Work is largely boring for newer engineers. Due to the high turnover of this company, they ensure they have ample busywork without many opportunities to do more meaningful projects. Hyland's entire hiring strategy is to pull new grads without experience to ensure they don't realize how underpaid they are. On top of that, they have shown the willingness to save money by laying off engineers in favor of outsourcing talent to (somehow) even cheaper, worse engineers overseas.

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    20 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Work culture is good

    May 8, 2021 - Developer II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance Decent pay for Cleveland area

    Cons

    Slow growth, Basic annual hikes, Management

    1 person found this review helpful
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