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Rogue Wave Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "audit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OSS Auditor in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - OSS Auditor in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work environment
    friendly co-workers
    a lot of training
    good food

    Cons

    work under pressure in busy season
    pay less than other companies

    Advice to Management

    the company is private equity. it is hard to connect with other teams that the company acquired them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, flexible hours, work from home, and vacation.

    Cons

    Cobbled out of a bunch of unrelated legacy companies, with some overzealous and counterproductive cost-reduction. Internal/external marketing is fluff posing as useful content, but doesn't really fool anyone.

    Micromanaged scrum hell by junior managers, with very little enjoyable work. Lots of useless sprint deadlines that nobody cares about. Low-trust developer environment, imposed top-down. If you're not on one of the (very) few golden projects, you'll be completely ignored by senior management.

    Too many managers that do nothing technically useful.

    Getting cross-project/cross-department things done is extremely frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid top-down process mandates and stand-up comedy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great people and management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facility in the HQ (Louisville)
    Work & Life balance
    Management team seems to have a plan in place for a bright future
    Great products - makes you proud to sell them

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons at the moment.
    Companion could be a little better (pretty avg now)


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, office environment, people, food and beverage perks

    Cons

    Management, communication, not the right fit


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Management disconnect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rogue Wave full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people here, the people "in the trenches" are great.
    Free breakfast food every day.

    Cons

    Upper management cares only about its narrow definition of profitability at the expense of everyone and everything else in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the corporate values instead of just paying them lip service.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Rogue Wave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rogue Wave full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Everyone has a pretty good attitude from my time there.

    Cons

    The company has been acquiring multiple companies and management focus on whatever company you came in with can get lost. Not all product lines appear equal to management as the revenue can be quite different.

    Advice to Management

    Progress is being made to bring a single company culture across products, teams and locations. This is important.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Can't be trusted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full-time employees receive a good benefits package. The opportunity for flexible work schedules seems to be available for many positions. The office is in a nice location in Colorado with plenty of outdoor activities within driving distance.

    Cons

    Executive and mid-level management cannot be trusted, and they do not attempt to solve problems (other than via annual staff reductions). They are simply milking long-in-the-tooth product lines in order to purchase additional long-in-the-tooth product lines to be milk. They will eventually be sold to yet another venture-fund and the fun starts all over again. Not a pleasant environment if you want a carreer, or just a job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and be more open and honest with the people that do the actual work that lines your pockets.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Rogue Wave (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Advancement at company is severely limited.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Too many other choices out there; don't do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rogue Wave full-time

    Pros

    Nice office and lots of free food. Surrounding area is nice with lots of running paths and restaurants. Many coworkers are delightful to work with.

    Cons

    Executive management has delusions of grandeur and every single one of them would throw their own mothers under the bus to make themselves look good. Forget everything you've learned throughout your career before you start working here - management will condescend to you and assure you that you know nothing. No room for advancement and some questionable ethics in business at this company. Constant complaining among employees about the oppressive culture gets everyone down. A toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics class. Employees are your heart and soul. Don't treat them like numbers, or it will eventually reflect in your profits. Allow your employees to spread their wings and learn to trust.


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are just phenomenal to work with. The technology is second to none. Because the company is acquisitive, we are constantly getting new products to sell to our customers. We help solve very hard problems at customer sites all over the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many products becomes distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees more ability to share their ideas.



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