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  1. "A good Startup culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    profitable Startup.
    IPO expectations
    Technologically advanced
    Flexible work hours
    Open door policy
    Centralized office

    Cons

    Not many perks as other fabulous startups
    Complex domain and product
    Engineer driven


  2. "No money = everything"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly light and simple workload
    Experience using various Apache libraries

    Cons

    Very low base pay, and apparently the HR claims to have done "market research" and claims the wages are "fair with respect to qualification and comparison to other firms". Not sure how they conduct market research, but paying Software Engineers less than 70k a year in the Silicon Valley is certainly not "fair compared to other firms"
    Extremely difficult to get a raise, they always say "you have to prove yourself if you want more raise, not happy with it this year? Prove you are better for next year". The next year rolls around and you get the same thing with a pitiful raise on top of your already terrible base pay
    Task management is poor: you either get loaded with a ton of stuff or you have nothing much to do at all
    Micromanagement, they really care about what time you get there and leave, as well as what your browser is pointing to
    Talking loud at scrum, enjoy reporting at meetings, sending status emails.... all these make you seem much more impressive than doing actual work
    Plenty of tension and politics to go around for everyone
    Expect and demand people to work extremely hard while giving them terrible pay

    Advice to Management

    You get what you paid for when it comes to engineers. Plenty of smart people work here, but if you don't pay them enough, they probably not going to work for you as hard as you want them to.

  3. "dissatisfied"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    history of compliance and logging

    Cons

    Managment turn-over
    Lack of Vision
    no leadership
    not customer focused
    lack of resources
    no SEM

    Advice to Management

    Board - please sell the company


  4. "Loglogic needs to reinvent and reposition"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable easy going place for Product Managers
    Decent Base Pay, Bonus and Flex Hours or Product Managers

    Cons

    Declining Product Prices and Margins
    Low morale and Large churn in the Engineering Staff
    Too many well connected Agile chickens
    No career growth opportunities for Product Managers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few important areas and overall product quality vs. several half baked features and press releases.


  5. "crippled culture. the worst company to work in bay area."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - nice individual contributors
    - Free snacks from vending machine
    - table tennis table in break room
    - table tennis tournaments

    Cons

    High turn over rate due to constant changing management. Dictatorship in engineering after CEO Pat left.
    The management team changes for CEO, president, VP engineering every year or every other year.
    There is no peer review or survey when promoting managers from within. It ends up that good engineers leaving. There is no explanation when someone is let go. People are in the dark and have no idea what happened. There is no exit interview when people resigned.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers who resigned and ask why they left. Have a good planning and schedule to deliver a better quality product.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company, but fading quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Leading market position, although seems to be eroding
    - Not too many strong competitors
    - still has a very good chance of success

    Cons

    Management changes are too frequent. As a result, direction and culture have been continuously changing. Engineering leadership is currently weak.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on engineering and technology not only on operations and sales.
    Probably need to hire a CTO to focus on technology direction


  7. "Fast growing startup grows even faster."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    right startup at the right place and time

    Cons

    Aggressive startup; going too fast to stop and smell the roses.

    Advice to Management

    focus on the long term

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at LogLogic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team, lots of opportunities to excel and grow

    Cons

    Was acquired too early. So many employees did not see the results of their work come to fruition


  9. "Micromanagement drives people down"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LogLogic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Profitable, quiet working environment, free snacks

    Cons

    Low salary does not match people's contribution.
    Micromanagement requires you submit daily status. They do care when you come, when you leave and how long you go out for lunch.
    People have to spend more time on reporting on every detail of work status than proceed work.

    Long time meetings drag down people's efficiency when they already have heavy work-load
    As long as 1 or even more than 1 hours' TOI meeting is set up once per week to share every detail of one project with the whole team while the other team members are not working on or interested in it at all.

    People quit so frequently that some knowledge could be barely picked up.

    Advice to Management

    Change management style


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Talking Works Better Than Doing"

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

    I worked at LogLogic full-time

    Pros

    If you know how to work the agile system and/or know how to please management, it's not really a whole lot of pressure. The key is to sell yourself as much as possible and make it at least seem like you're accomplishing a lot. Since the agile demo system is all about showing off, the more you do that the better off you'll be.

    Cons

    If you really care about creating something, then you're not in the right place. Because the agile system forces you to demo something every 2 weeks or so, you can never really accomplish anything complex unless you do it piecemeal. Think about building a space shuttle from scratch, but having to demo something every 2 weeks so that the management thinks you're doing something.

    Advice to Management

    None


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