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Liferay Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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Liferay Founder and CEO Bryan Cheung
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Pros
  • Plenty of work/life balance; no overtime hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Has Employee Volunteer Program to help ppl around the world (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't be surprised if you walk across the office and see employees (including C-Levels/upper management) praying (in 4 reviews)

  • There is sometimes a tendency (not necessarily globally, but more so in the Diamond Bar office) to being passive aggressive, or just passive (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A good stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liferay part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Friendly coworkers, Fun and Modern work environment

    Cons

    Clique-y employee social groups, micro-managing CEO, stingy pay for industry


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Same stuff keeps happening"

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    Former Employee - UI Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - UI Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with big name clients. Indoctrination of clean coding practices. Mac Computers. Stock Options. Volunteering time off. Meet co workers from around the world.

    Cons

    Work with inexperienced co-workers.
    Management makes goals unclear.
    60 workers in small portable building. Limited Remote Working. Lack of Diversity at LA Office.

    Advice to Management

    It's been a while since I was let go, but it seems like all of the reviews have similar issues. The Issue I had was that Brian Chan told me to move over to the consulting department to gain some experience and learn client uses cases. Then after a year I was suppose to move back to the UI department.

    Get everything in writing. My supervisor had no idea of Brian's plan for me. When it came time for me move back to the UI dept. there were no open positions. Also Brian never spoke up and had my supervisor let me go. They said they needed to cut me due to budget cuts.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work schedule, payment is extremely low"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work schedule is very flexible.
    Has Employee Volunteer Program to help ppl around the world

    Cons

    Payment is way under the industrial level, extremely low.
    Not well organized.


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  5. "Solid Company But Not Perfect"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Diamond Bar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing Company with Growth Potential for employees.
    Definitely a family environment in many ways.
    I get to learn and practice technical, applications, and management skills.
    Overall a good company.

    Cons

    There is a definite religious bias, but they seem to live by their values.
    The top level management has a slight tendency to micromanage. Far less than my last company.
    Wages are a little low for the work.
    Lot's of travel which is a pro for me, but it can be a con for others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your values, while expanding outside your comfort zone and create a world class company while keeping the entrepreneurial spirit.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Are You "Christian" Enough?"

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers; one of the nicest and most loyal group of people you will ever come across at a workplace (one of the top reasons why employees are hesitant to leave). Very lax work environment and a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    This company revolves around Christianity and Church friends. One way or another, an employee is connected to the owner's Church, or some other religion based connection. Don't be surprised if you walk across the office and see employees (including C-Levels/upper management) praying. The company owner dabbles in every single department, dictating what the managers should do, even though they have no expertise in the field. Department managers tend to have weak backbones, and succumb to upper management/C-Levels. Rarely will a manager vouch for his or her own employee(s). Lack of growth for employees and extremely low salaries. This is a great place to intern, or get your foot into the tech industry, but NOT recommended as a long term job.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers do what they're hired to do. Pay employees for what they are worth and give them an opportunity to grow.


  7. "Working Experience"

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

    I worked at Liferay full-time

    Pros

    Interesting people from various backgrounds.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management team.


  8. "Great vision, but some kinks to work out."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great vision and leadership team. Coworkers you will soon call friends or even family, and a real culture of collaboration. Inspiring to see what customers are doing with Liferay, and also what Liferay does through its non-profit activities. I've been given great opportunities for career progression.

    Cons

    Still feels like a startup in some ways, and certain processes/procedures aren't standardized (or if they are it's not clear/communicated well). Benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better/clearer HR procedures would be good. Better pay and benefits too. Keep going - you guys have a great vision. Make sure to keep sharing that vision and take everyone with you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cutthroat UI Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diamond Bar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diamond Bar, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liferay (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great vision
    Very well developed business
    CEO (Bryan) is a great leader

    Cons

    Internship was very "throw you in the deep end and watch to see if you swim" approach
    Not a lot of help, very much you have to figure everything out
    Didn't seem to be much of a team environment

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a synergistic, team-oriented environment in the UI department


  10. "I love this Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Services Administrative in Diamond Bar, CA
    Former Employee - Global Services Administrative in Diamond Bar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liferay (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Team members are great
    -The management are great
    -I loved working here

    Cons

    -I don't have any cons


  11. "No company is perfect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diamond Bar, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture and environment is good, with good intent of vision and goals. It definitely attracts like minded employees, which has it's own pros and cons but this is intended. They offer good benefits with flexibility.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market but has improved. Management tries their best to be fair with what they know. The company is still young and growing so experience lacks in many areas. Communication at company level and across the board is less than desirable, which leads to skepticism and confidence from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act on employee feedbacks. Review system can be more clear and fair. Please hire more experienced managers or recruit expertise from outside the company in departments where needed. Hold everyone accountable to step up and don't overlook mediocrity at all levels. Empower and encourage your employees to do their best with clearer career goals and direction.



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