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Percussion Software Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Great place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work environment - team oriented. Everyone is always willing to help you with anything you need. Unlike my last position, Percussion employees go above and beyond their job titles and willingly wear multiple hats. It's the perfect environment for someone who wants to grow and learn a lot. Super smart people are around you every day. Yoga Tuesdays are a plus along with plenty of snacks!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about working at Percussion. If you think learning, growing, and having fun are negatives, then you definitely don't want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and great communication.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Percussion Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are very talented and smart.
    Smaller group setting if that is the type of setting you where you can thrive.

    Cons

    Some of the management can be brutal, and mean spirited.
    Lack of training
    Outdated product

    Advice to Management

    Be kind, everyone who works there really cares and is committed. The brutality can be too much and it shakes peoples confidence.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "boiler room"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Percussion Software full-time

    Pros

    the employees there are great, loads of fun. they tried to get a yoga room going

    Cons

    long long hours - almost expect 12 hour days. upper management is confusing during time there, no vision of where they wanted to be. now they know their niche. boiler room cold calling mentality

    Advice to Management

    vision.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Tough Go..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great start-up environment with a lot of good experience.

    Cons

    Must be a 100% self-starter and a male to survive at this company. If you are a woman I wouldn't recommend working here. It is a very non-transparent organization that doesn't allow for upward trajectory.

    Percussion Software Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – CMO and Chief Product Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do have a great start-up environment and I agree that all our employees are self-starters who are extremely motivated and personally... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with are nice.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. Boring work. No work/life balance.

    Percussion Software Response

    Oct 28, 2014 – President

    I appreciate feedback from all of our team members. We have worked very hard over the past year to create an amazing culture here at Percussion. We've hired top talent, we've developed a... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "The best job I've ever had!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Percussion Software full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Management is open and lets the entire company what is going on with product and the direction that the company is going in. Co-workers are positive about their jobs and happy to be here. There is a great work/home balance. Hard work is defiantly appreciated and rewarded! Management encourages growth and development of personal skills. We are provided with complimentary soda's; and who can resist the espresso machine! The benefits are great and HR is approachable if you have any questions. This is a great place to work and I look forward to coming to work every day.

    Cons

    The cafeteria in building is average

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Appreciating employee's goes a long way!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company culture and work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Coach in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Coach in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and working environment

    Cons

    Under paid and job security is an issue

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Better than expected in every way"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Percussion Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture, collaborative with emphasis on transparency and communication
    Credit always given where it's due, and kudos are always very public
    Management team makes people feel appreciated and recognized
    Many opportunities to contribute and learn about areas outside your skill set
    Has been steadily growing, and morale and confidence have been growing as well
    Amazing, interesting, talented people to work with
    Flexible hours and ability to work from home
    Loads of free parking
    Free snacks, beverages, occasional lunch or outing
    Management team does not play politics and leads in a unified fashion
    No need to compete with Boston commuters
    Clear vision and strategy and a new level of focus
    Truly outstanding product that it's easy to get behind
    Fun, energetic environment
    Good compensation package and benefits
    None of the sexist behavior that seems commonplace in tech industry

    Cons

    Hard work is expected, and if you don't pull your own weight, that won't be tolerated
    Long hours can be inevitable sometimes
    No good public transit access
    Would love more vacation time
    Very fast pace at times
    Woburn isn't super exciting to commute to

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to define career advancement paths for people you want to retain


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Percussion"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Percussion Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location. Upper management were friendly,

    Cons

    Chaotic. I worked there for a few months. Their CMS product is hard to use. Some work was supposed to be handed over to me, but the person supposedly doing this left me with broken code, and the comment that he was billing clients in his first 2 weeks. The week long training was a joke no one was listening to the presenter. Since they to gave us so many excersizes,The middle level management seemed bored unconcerned, and directionless.

    Advice to Management

    You have too many managers doing very little and they have not much inclination to look at long term structural problems.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities but can be herky jerky"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Percussion Software full-time

    Pros

    Focus is on opportunity, so if you (think you) know how to excel, you will not be limited by management.
    When business is growing, you will be rewarded.
    Generally a positive and open culture, not too much politics.

    Cons

    Not much in the way of guided career development.
    Goes from "hot" to "cold" very quickly. One good quarter and the complaint is "why are we not scaling faster?" Then one bad quarter and the complaint switches instantly to "you scaled up too fast."

    Advice to Management

    Take a more balanced and strategic approach to growth. A strategy that changes twice a year is not a strategy.


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