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Hyland Software Developer Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • It is very laid back and you can have a good work/life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Great people make the company great (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • You pay for that work/life balance in your pay (in 15 reviews)

  • If you don't drink the kool aid you're out (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hyland as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture, diversity, flexible hours, work environment, workout facilities, Volleyball court, paid days to go to events like cedar Point, and Cleveland Indians games

    Cons

    pay, need more space for developer interns

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic cultural death spiral"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will make friends here.

    Cons

    Low pay and overly hierarchical rank system are a bad combo. Everyone feels underemployed and so tries to compete for a promotion or raise that rarely comes. Team chemistry dies, everyone grows resentful, at best a few are promoted to their level of incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running up your teams headciunt and budget and then asking for a promotion. No, really. The whole company is on welfare provided by the sales team and 20 year old service contracts anyway. Might as well get a bigger slice for you and your cabal.

  3. "Incredible company with brilliant employees"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is hard to overstate how kind, smart, and hardworking the employees are at Hyland.
    I have been put on a team that fits my skills perfectly
    I am encouraged to pursue projects that interest me
    Even as a new junior developer, I feel that my team and manager take seriously
    Although the company is successful, they are not sitting still. They have great plans on how to improve the product

    Cons

    Sometimes the company is so generous that I wonder if money could be better spent elsewhere. For example, 6 coffee machines in every break room, free beer or food at some meetings and parties, etc.
    However, this is part of the culture and the kinds of things that make me happy to work there.


  4. Helpful (20)

    "Great place to work...for some if you have the right last name or connection."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people with the exception of managers and directors.

    Cons

    There's no chance for advancement, most upper level jobs have been filled with people that are related or very close friends of the CEO or previous CEO. Most are very unqualified and pretty inept. They want feedback, but be careful, its a trap!! When you really tell them what's wrong they will make your life hell to make you quit, or they will eventually show you out the door. Bill Primer enables this ineptitude because he's always telling upper management how great they are. If he was really serious about change, he will review and read and take action on all the employee evaluations. Stop enabling this toxic work environment Bill. Replace your managers with capable people and pay your employees what they deserve. In one morning morning meeting you said that salary is not the only way to compensate, well I don't see you skipping your bonuses or your multi million dollar raises. Stop being a hypocrite! Stop promoting people because of their last name or because they are friends with some directors. This is a bad business model and this company is going to fail more. The morale is very low, but keep buying t-shirts, to apace your conscience.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of them!


  5. Helpful (14)

    "They're ok"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hyland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy workload, low responsibility, chill atmosphere

    Cons

    No money, hard to get responsibility and advance

    Advice to Management

    Pay R&D. You're getting what you pay for because the young novices in development just create a mess. You need more long-haul pros to hold the ship together, and you won't get them paying beans and moving everybody else into management.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "A Good Place to Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hyland does it's best to keep employees working hard by giving them benefits. They offer on campus dining, hair cuts, car washes, and work out facilities.

    Cons

    Many employees (current and past) complain about the wages, and I agree with them.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great Perks But Stingy Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture; respect for work/life balance; flexible schedule; on-location conveniences/perks

    Cons

    Earning progression is little more than cost-of-living raises; management track in development is effectively the only way to get recognition/increased earnings

    Advice to Management

    If you'd like to keep your best talent around and mitigate losing their product knowledge/expertise, compensate them appropriately.

  8. "Decent starting internship, but lots of growing pains"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Westlake, OH
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyland as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of fun for interns - building is full of games etc. and plenty of events to get to know people. Individually people seem rather competent and driven in their work. Interns are given real work and projects. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Pay was pretty bad. Sometimes it seemed like managers on some teams had no idea what other teams are doing. Lack of communication between these teams horizontally is a big indicator of growing pains.

    UI/UX employees did not perform well, often making illogical decisions reflected in many of the applications. Hard to use many of their flagship applications without prior training, which shouldn't be the case.

    Very slow moving in a field that is rapidly developing, clinging onto outdated Microsoft technologies and design patterns. IT requests for new software took weeks, even when software requested is completely open source and maintained by Microsoft...

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and you'll get better employees. If you pay higher then you can recruit from better schools. By the numbers there aren't that many CS majors in Ohio so you need to look elsewhere and start developing from the ground up. Your CEO should not be proud of the fact that because your company is in Ohio, you can pay people less.

    Be more flexible and encourage people to embrace open source technologies like Microsoft has been doing recently. It's not just a fad.

    Lastly, find some people who actually know UI/UX


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and communications with the senior management.

    Cons

    Nothing can be complained about for a intern.


  10. "Hyland Software is a great company to work for!"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Andover, MA
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Andover, MA

    I worked at Hyland as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great people
    - everyone is excited about the work

    Cons

    - No cons I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    - None