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San Leandro, CA

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Pros
  • Great People and the work life balance is great (in 27 reviews)

  • I drive from the Marina and it's only 45 minutes, which is good for the bay area (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • San Leandro isn't the most fun city to live in, so most people commute to work (in 12 reviews)

  • Retirement benefits are not the greatest at only 3% 401k match and a discretionary bonus (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. You can do what you want to. It's a good place to work while you look for better opportunities.

    Cons

    Leadership is nowhere to be found. 20 year old database technology. Product is awful. They can't seem to figure out the cloud, like its something new. Kids of the owner run the company, badly. CEO checked out. Nothing works.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside, get rid of the people who design the products. Get some real leaders and tech people and build a relevant product.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Great Company for 1995"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good work / life balance
    - No one takes work home with them
    - Job security
    - Co-worker are generally nice albeit simple minded

    Cons

    - Work is not interesting
    - Poor communication
    - Decrepit code base
    - Have to use Team Foundation Server without git
    - No perks except for coffee
    - No innovation
    - Old programmers and old ways of thinking

    Advice to Management

    OSIsoft only makes a profit by having no competitors. They refuse to invest in good developers (in the last year 4 team leads have left). Management has no clue about what to do with their cloud product. On top of that, they use buzzword terms incorrectly.

    Do not consider working here unless you want to retire and can bare working with bad ideas.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Bad company for young people in software industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job. Most of the time 9-5.

    Cons

    Like some others have posted low risk low reward employment. Compensation below industry average if you are not in top echelons of the company. Importance on learning and growth of individual employees is very low priority. Rise and compensation is based on how long you have been with the company rather than your career seniority, Old timers rule. Software and tools used are ancient. Software developers keep doing the same software release after release with few tweaks. Most of the money comes from old subscriptions and thus no impetus on improving existing software. Founder is busy elsewhere and generally has ancient ideas about how software company should be run no new blood in upper management. Hiring is slow and unplanned. Office facilities are really very antiquated and there is no plans for upgrading anytime soon. Managers are generally very apathetic. For a city like San Leandro where there is lack of quality restaurants, there is no catered lunch. Snack facilities are very poor. Since there are no Happy Hours there is general lack of social mingling in the company. There is no company expense account so you need to purchase everything and wait 2-3 weeks reimbursements, if it's big ticket items like Air Tickets for work travel then it sucks big time.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "First job out of school, disappointed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like previous reviewers, better work/life balance compared to other companies in the Bay Area.
    Talent pool here is high, which is odd.

    Cons

    Benefits are below average, compensation is below average, opportunities for advancement are few and far between.

    Has the feeling of a more established, older company with lifers just waiting to retire, despite fast growth. In terms of retirement, 401(k) offers zero matching, no stock options, nada.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a better method of promotions. Most young adults aren't looking for a low level position for the rest of their lives, especially those with advanced degrees. Try to connect/communicate with your employees.


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