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OSIsoft San Leandro Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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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. "Contractors watch out!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - SSR in San Leandro, CA
    Former Contractor - SSR in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at OSIsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New Open Office Building
    Close to Bart

    Cons

    Worked there for six months in sales operations dept.
    Expected to learn a old system, with no formal training
    Was told they don't like to train contractors because they don't last long.
    Sales Operation team is very unsupportive to their out side Reps.
    The team has no morale.
    New Building is nice.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-management, too many people trying to attract visibility only to themselves, lack of strategic thinking.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Organisation"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global leader in the market, strong presence, business is growing and it's a family run business.

    Cons

    Micro-management, too many people trying to attract visibility only to themselves, lack of strategic thinking

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent and be more flexible

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Customer support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    helpful managers
    good training
    easy to work with software
    community feeling

    Cons

    pay is not that great
    location could have been better
    going up career ladder is difficult
    need to constantly kiss up to management


  4. Helpful (6)

    "At OSIsoft, you can work to live."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Close to BART
    • Good work-life balance possible. This can make teamwork difficult. For example, employees skip scheduled meetings to pick up their children at school, to pick up their repaired cars, to have their hair cut.

    Cons

    • Politics
    • Microsoft shop (they use all of Microsoft's products and methodologies). For some, this is a good thing.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Ok Company"

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    Former Employee - Executive in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OSIsoft full-time

    Pros

    Because it is a private company it uses long-term perspective to drive the culture rather than quarter-to-quarter results. There is a lot of collaboration between employees and departments. No feeling of internal competitiveness that could squash collaboration.

    Cons

    Most employees are hired right out of college which is great and has built a stable workforce. But, the views of those from outside the company are not taken as seriously which causes too much insular decision making or decision making based on little to no experience elsewhere. Offers no long-term incentive programs either in the form of equity or cash.

    Advice to Management

    Base compensation is reasonably competitive. But, no one knows what bonus target if any they have. It is not transparent and leaves employees wondering where the bonus came from and how the amount was arrived at. Additionally, the company needs to share more of the profits and use some kind of long-term equity or cash program so employees can build a nest-egg.


  6. "A solid, traditional company that still has room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OSIsoft full-time

    Pros

    -Great job security
    -Good group of people (for the most part)
    -Relaxed environment
    -A good option for Engineering undergraduate students who are interested in full-time software opportunities after college

    Cons

    -Inter-Department communications are weak or absent, so there are a lot of headaches that would be avoided if we had much better communication.
    -Our main office in San Leandro is not a good building. It is absolutely antiquated.
    -Career growth/development is put on the backburner at times.
    -No 401K matching; No Stock options; Lunch subsidy is weak (at least in San Leandro).
    -As the company grows, so does the amount of management, to the point of hindering the real solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about what made this company great in the beginning; a company culture built around the curiousity and persistence of strong engineers and technical folks


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Super conservative, low risk low reward company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security is at a high level. Employees are friendly, highly educated, and a pleasure to work with (most). Great work/life balance in most departments.

    Cons

    Benefits are below average. Must pay 20% of healthcare premiums out of pocket. No 401k match. No stock options. Bonuses are rare and marginal. Unless you are performing in the upper 2%, don't expect to get compensated well (compared with the industry).

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits to align with the rest of the tech industry.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Nice people, but organization leaves something to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly, very trustworthy people
    - Fairly rational approach to money usage
    - Comparatively tight-knit feel for an expanding company
    - Opportunity to get into small, conservative projects
    - Perfectly fine place to be for now

    Cons

    - Scattered departments
    - Poor communication between business and technical segments of company
    - Never retires products (which is easier to do initially, but becomes significantly harder over time)
    - Some questionable personnel decisions
    - Taking a larger proportion of undergraduates who lack experience in critical thinking and not training them
    - Tech support is where people come in, but not where they want to stay

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of opportunity that we haven't put to full use yet. Tech support bears a large burden of the business, but does not seem to be given much power to drive changes to let them do their job better. Assorted departments are pulling in opposite directions, and there is increasing confusion and inefficiency. The company is no longer at a size that one can "just walk up to any open door," yet there still seems to be a misconception that good ideas are actually getting to management's door. Instead good ideas are getting cast aside without bubbling up, lost in an unspoken hierarchy.

    There's some great talent still in the company and hopefully they can be given more freedom and opportunity to drive new projects that span multiple departments. We need to prepare for a time when the memories of the open-door days are gone, because with some foresight, we can position ourselves to foster internal growth and have fresh ideas, even as we get bigger.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, decent software, sad headquarter premises."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are terrific, skilled, smart, friendly, very hard-working. Upper management is very communicative. The company is *very* successful. Lateral movement encouraged - they want you to spend your career here and have rather incredible employee retention.

    Cons

    San Leandro HQ is slightly disgusting, cramped, borderline filthy. There's talk of a new building but no ground has been broken. Perks are few - smallest raise I've ever received for turning in a very respectable year. Very flat hierarchy is confusing ("We have no managers").


  10. "It's ok."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are the best reason to work at OSIsoft

    Cons

    Because it is a family-run, private company, there are a lot of internal politics.


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