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Mashery Reviews

Updated April 2, 2017
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  1. "Awesome Space, Terrific People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mashery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team & culture
    Really fun space - educating the market on the importance of APIs was a great ride

    Cons

    Acquisition by Intel led to a stalling of the Mashery product. Eventually they realized it and sold Mashery to TIBCO.

    Advice to Management

    Too late...


  2. "interesting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good food, unlimited pto, new computer, hours are great. great money

    Cons

    no leadership, or direction... your "work" has no impact on any overall goal. the management gets reassigned every couple months.

    Advice to Management

    keep a manger for more than 6 months

  3. "Innovative Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Mashery (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great innovative company that thrives in the space and has a product clear above all competitors. Due to acquisition, things have stalled a bit but great culture.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition has caused some turnover. Culture is still great and very flexible. Pay is above average with ample time off.

    Advice to Management

    Retain top talent and recognize the core group who has stuck around. Employees still have faith in the space and the product but need to see a shift soon. Keep the culture. That is what is special.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mashery full-time

    Pros

    * Great space. Innovator in API management space. Some smart technical people still left out. This has pros and cons. Cons below.
    * The first one year of my experience was amazing. Engineers influence decisions for release, what gets built and management enabled engineers to do their best. The rock start in every department were still there. Dev Evangelism to sales - all had great members.
    * Something to learn from the technology stack .Excellent operational work from development to production cloud deployment.
    * Great location if one like the active Market St. location.
    * Great work - life balance. No important engineering work gets done my most developers. Mostly support/sustaining work,. So, that is one reason. Was a great culture when I joined. Everything went south post Intel acquisition.

    Cons

    1. Sales stagnated post Intel acquisition. Engineering failed to deliver market differentiating features.
    2. Intel made a mistake by not being able to align Mashery with its core business growth initiatives and investment. So, sold it to TIBCO in August 2015.
     3. Some arrogant leadership in Mashery. There is a clear trust gap between the old Masherites( who are Architects now and the newer employees. This means no independent design decisions are allowed by even Staff level developers. Everything comes from top-down and engineers are just code - monkeys. The best respected people are in fact - status quo code monkeys or puppets for a few older Masherites.
    4. The new TIBCO acquisition(Mashery currently held by Tibco) was a blood shed with huge lay off in a very brutal way (within a week). Moral was very low because of this. Most of this was a cost cutting measure of Tibco(owned be Equity partners).
    4. Most development work is maintenance and support issues from current customers. So, if you are looking to work on the most cutting edge technology, don't even look here. If you want to understand how an innovator has architected an API solution and learn from its strengths and mistakes(which are a lot). 4. Get ready to face some low negative, arrogant and low EQ(emotional intelligence) engineering leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering leadership Stop wearing just engineering hats and prioritize inspiring and building an open and innovative team.
    Focus on an open culture where everyone is involved and feels like a part of the decision making and design process.


  5. "From great to just so-so after acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    talented people, great SF office environment

    Cons

    acquisition by very large company with little focus on what made the company great


  6. "Great Prior to Acquisitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mashery full-time

    Pros

    Some very intelligent people. Great industry and tech-space to be in. Fun and passionate employees prior to acqusitions.

    Cons

    Post-acqusitions led the entire product and team astray. No consistency, and a lot of coasting.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reign back what made Mashery so great to begin with after this next acquisition, or don't try to balance the line between old-school Mashery and new-school acquisition company. Stick with one side.


  7. "Awesome company, Hard Times after Acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pre-acquisition: the people from the CEO down were some of the brightest hard-working interesting people i've ever worked with. Bright vibrant culture. APIs are great to work with.

    Cons

    Post-acquisition: Intel is having a hard time keeping the people that make if so special and burdening the small organization with too many complex processes.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Mashery to do what it does best and try to keep the people. Process is fine but be mindful that it is a smaller organization.

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mashery full-time

    Pros

    The office is in San Francisco

    Cons

    -Sales Department had no leadership
    -lack of communication
    -no HR department
    -no culture
    -little value of employees


  9. "Best place I have worked at in years!!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mashery full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent management team
    - Intel stock and benefits
    - Great product that works
    - Smartest people I have worked with in a long time, with intense customer focus and drive
    - Intel infrastructure with the culture and fun of a startup

    Cons

    - API management is an evolving space and you have to keep on top of what is going on in the industry to keep track of what is important to customers. You need to be willing to proactively learn and educate yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Mashery is an awesome place to work. Keep doing what you are doing, and we will stay the best in the business.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be awesome, now is all Intel"

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

    I have been working at Mashery full-time

    Pros

    Great product that works
    Large customer base

    Cons

    Intel doesn't take care of its people (only the ones who have been there for 10+ years)
    There is zero company culture anymore
    Even pre-Intel, when you peel back the layers, everything inside was completely disorganized with bandaid fixes, particularly sales and marketing


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