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  1. "Channel Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opsware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Management to work for with and excellent vision of the future of the web and cloud technology

    Cons

    They sold out to fast to HP. They should have stayed in the market and taken over HP instead down the line. then they would have been the 800 LB gorilla

    Advice to Management

    Non advice you did what you thought needed to do.


  2. "Pete's review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opsware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment with a great management team

    Cons

    they sold out to a bigger company and that never works out for anyone unless your the CEO or something like that

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever sell out

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, Okay pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Managers turn around was too high.


  4. "Aggressive sales and marketing culture, should invest more in the products and empower employees"

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    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace, leading the IT automation space, aggressive sales and marketing culture

    Cons

    Centralized decision making by a small team of insiders
    Not much invested in making better products

    Advice to Management

    Open it up, delegate decision making, improve communication with rank an file employees, empower individual employees to make decision without second guessing.


  5. "Opsware: Interesting job, bad software."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, stimulating work. Always facing new, complex, interesting technical problems.

    Cons

    Some of the products are really mediocre. Everything is rushed. Deadlines are way too short and product decisions were made for the moment instead of the long term. The resulted in very low quality, buggy code.

    Advice to Management

    Look to Google and Apple for guidance, not Microsoft.