Nimsoft Reviews | Glassdoor

Nimsoft Reviews

16 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Nimsoft CEO Christopher O’Malley
Christopher O’Malley
5 Ratings

16 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "SALES REP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nimsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great people, products and market. Really focused on winning

    Cons

    Very high expectations, and lots of hours, but all worth it

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the acquisition stop the momentum


  2. "Finance Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced start up environment and had a lot of exposure to all facets of finance/accounting.

    Cons

    Paced was so fast that vacation time suffered.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership, Poor Results"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid the bills while most "everyone" at Nimsoft was looking for another job. Learned about Infrastructure landscape, met some great colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor Sales strategy, planning and ability to pivot, several times. Product stability/capability grossly misrepresented during hiring process, as well as market outlook. Culture: close minded. Organizational ability and structure to solve problems was very low. Mgmt typically had longevity but not business maturity or acumen for the role. Employees got left holding the bag.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your profession and industry.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nimsoft CA Going downhill in 2014"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample budget. Managers spending like crazy, to a fault. Some real good engineers and a good product with lots of potential.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers pretending to know Agile value and methods. They're just going through the motions and checking off the checkboxes. Upper management isn't involved enough or knowledgeable enough to notice that things aren't really progressing until it's to late. This leads to finger pointing and excuses. Watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    No amount of hiring is going to reduce the failures or increase productivity. Stop hiring unnecessary, ineffective product managers, development directors, non-coding architects, and project managers. Learn Scrum Agile and get serious about it. It's YOUR company.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Your head will spin at the chaos"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented engineering staff - the people are good. Negotiate a top starting salary because benefits and wages are being severely reduced in the face of CA layoffs. The place to be if you relish the challenge of the new standard - 60 to 80 hour work weeks with impossible goals.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. Collaboration between teams is ill-defined and ad-hoc. The air is competitive and survivalist. There are no development standards or guidelines or even initial setup and training - it is each man for himself the instant he walks in the door. I have seen many talented engineers thrown under the bus in my two years here simply because they could be.

    Advice to Management

    This is not Survivor. CA - listen to me! - corporate needs to take over! Nimsoft management is losing you piles of profits by creating the culture of infighting, Band-Aid and ship with sev 1 bugs as long as the deadlines are met. Some simple code processes would save millions!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Resistance is futile"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Great Commute
    - Great hours
    - Small office

    Cons

    - Acquired by CA Technologies
    - Mass exodus
    - No future
     - Too many to name


  7. Helpful (2)

    "pay pretty well, but inconsistency abounds"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    sometimes the work is quite interesting, and there are many very talented people there

    Cons

    senior engineering management is inconsistent with their priorities and communication, and there is a culture of being quick to anger and using obscenities while looking for a bus to throw someone under

    Advice to Management

    the harder the look for someone to blame may actually be an indication that blame lies with yourself

  8. "Missing Gary Read...."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gary was an amazing CEO to work with. He expected a lot, but also cared about the company and the people there.

    Cons

    Too bad that Computer Associates mega-bureaucracy has taken over.....

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs ---


  9. "Nimsoft was acquired by CA March 2010"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prior to Nimsoft's acquisition by CA: Very good product with very good marketing. Who knows now?

    Cons

    Churning VP Sales and sales reps through their revolving door. Now that Nimsoft became a business unit of CA, I don't think the situation has improved.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Horrible place to work; Staff away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are GREAT because of CA. Some of the best medial and health benefits I have come across

    Cons

    Senior leadership is unbelievable inferior and lack basic management skills. The marketing leadership was the worst I have EVER seen in 20 years of experience. No strategic direction and a sense of impending doom. Everyone throws everyone else under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to either allow Nimsoft to be completely integrated into CA or allow to remain separate: not in between where it is now. Need to be forward focused and not so tactical.


Showing 16 of 17 reviews
Reset Filters