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Newbay Software Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "NewBay Seattle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team! Once you got to know the Irish team, they we super to work with.

    Cons

    Hard being the remote office (Seattle). Things would happen overnight (in Dublin) and there were, on occasion, communication gaps letting the US team know


  2. "Sad to see it go."

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    Former Employee - Global Operations in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Global Operations in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newbay Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people and great teams.
    New technology.
    Fun environment.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Company sold its soul to blackberry.

    Advice to Management

    Find god.


  3. "Solid technology stack. Will learn a lot in a short amount of time. No work/life balance at all."

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Rock solid software. Engineering truly embraces the open source paradigm. You will be exposed to a large number of customers with a variety of software/hardware architectures. You will have the opportunity to work some of the brightest people in the industry.

    Cons

    With HQ based out in Dublin, Ireland communication with your counterparts is extremely challenging. The 8 hour time difference can make it almost impossible to get any decent amount of work done. Management does not believe in the appropriate balance of work and life. It is highly likely you will be working weekends to satisfy promises made by sales and project management to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Establish realistic expectations with your customers. Encourage cross departmental training. Allow employees to actually take time off when they need to. Do not make promises to your customers that you cannot keep.


  4. "Bring your A game"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newbay Software full-time

    Pros

    Quality team, product and revenue focused

    Cons

    Working with Dublin can be challenging with timezone


  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newbay Software full-time

    Pros

    Was a great place to work.

    Cons

    No real cons that I had


  6. "Learn a lot but a tough environment"

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    Former Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Director in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newbay Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Telco grade experiance

    Cons

    Strategy not working out - ultimately the paying customer (telcos) don't get social.


  7. "Intense, enjoyable, agile"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast-paced, agile, dynamic software development house. Always pushing the envelope in terms of new tools and technologies employed.

    Cons

    The absence of project management and structure can sometimes prove troublesome.


  8. "Chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Some very good people & great location - also very interesting and dynamic sector (mobile + social media + telco)

    Cons

    No real vision - just a sevices company. Had ambitions to buld product but every decision that was made was tactical. Bought by RIM after I left - they deserved each other


  9. "Started off great but went downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Newbay Software (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed vibrant workplace. Competitive Salary and benefits package. Some genuinely great people working there. Company is somewhat interested in retaining staff.

    Cons

    Company has been sold twice in my time here, both integrations have been handled badly with poor communication and no direction.
    Very demanding and tight deadlines 100% of the time.


  10. "NewBay Software"

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

    I have been working at Newbay Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    City Centre location
    Decent staff
    Exposure to new technologies

    Cons

    Ridiculous work load
    No clear direction or long term strategy


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