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Phoenix Technologies Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and ceo. Tough but fair and fun culture.

    Cons

    Most of the other reviews are referring to other companies with same name

    Advice to Management

    Keep goiing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people and good location"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Phoenix Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is challenging and the people I work with care about the company and work they do.

    Cons

    State of company gives me anxiety

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Definite a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    snakes, coffee are free.
    can't think of other pros

    Cons

    management is chaos. Some of the engineers are nice.

    Advice to Management

    resign


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Was a good place to work... a long time ago..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first began working at Phoenix there was high energy and a lot going on.

    Cons

    By the time I left it had been acquired and went downhill from there.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees and yourselves.


  5. "I guess it is ok place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phoenix Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After acquisition, we were quickly laid off, but at least generous compensation and severance package to have me stay aflot. Would not say terrific place to work but at least not bad.

    Cons

    No cons for working at this place.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    I learned stuff. I got paid.

    Cons

    Company has a history of boom and bust, failed diversification. I was there for one of these.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with BIOS. If you have extra money don't blow it on diversifying, the company is incapable of it. Give it out to shareholders as dividends or to employees as bonuses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Short but sweet"

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    Current Employee - Director of IT in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director of IT in Milpitas, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the time were building cool security apps.

    Cons

    Company didnt know if it wanted to be a Software company or a BIOS company. Also strong influence of Indian culture, meant that it was a "If you cant do this, your fired... Bring in the next victim, i mean engineer....

    Advice to Management

    Bring home more development to the US

  8. "Life Changing"

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    Former Employee - FAE in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - FAE in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Phoenix Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High Tech, excellent customer base, world wide travel

    Cons

    Declining BIOS marketplace makes it difficult for revenue growth in the traditional sense, i.e., firmware sales.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "I was told "There will be a good home for you here." when I was hired. Year later was shown the door without warning."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still some great folks that work there.

    Cons

    Management cannot be trusted, lot's of flailing around. Poor communication. Contention between U.S. and non-U.S. divisions. Statements and actions of management were often incongruent.

    Advice to Management

    Let someone with better skills take over. If you cannot be transparent about your actions and intentions, then you should review why that is.


  10. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Given the tools that I needed to fulfill my job

    Cons

    The computers systems provided were good and can be upgraded along with peripherals


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