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  1. "Awesome company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations and Product Management in Marshall, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Operations and Product Management in Marshall, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEVEN Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership and great product

    Cons

    The coffee machine sometimes does not work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Great group of team oriented staff."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly workgroup, easy to get work done, ease of communication, great tools to get my work accomplished. Management provided lots of details on company status, I always knew where we stood with customers, financials, product development. Lots of respect among team mates.

    Cons

    Difficult market, new product development is slow and customers are not transparent with future product roadmaps.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the authentic communications.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Was an interesting experience; hope the liferaft stays afloat for those that remain."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEVEN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart team members.
    Comfortable work/life balance, even with on-call.

    Cons

    Stayed too focused on pleasing one potential customer who just moved milestones/goalposts on the company.
    Arrived at deciding to branch into apps far too late in the development cycle.
    Lots of double-speak from certain mgmt. types (saying one thing to one group, and something else to another).


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  5. "Good technology, but no current path to revenue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically challenging and interesting work, good solution to challenges facing wireless operators

    Cons

    Lack of recognition for many/most employees, Not able to succesfully develop a path to product sales/revenues

    Advice to Management

    If you believe that the people are the most valuable resource (as I've heard been said), then you should act like it and take tangible steps to demonstrate this.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It was a long ride and I was sad to see it end."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEVEN Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work was constant and challenging. Everyone there was a pleasure to work with and management treated the employees incredibly well. I have never been at a job where I had seen zero conflict with anybody and everybody. Open schedule and work from home was allowed.

    Cons

    The company is short sighted in business decisions. there were plenty of opportunities where the company could capitalize on the products being developed. The Board instead kept putting all of their eggs in one basket. This is a major fault and could cause the end of this company


  7. "I worked with a great team in my department but company lacked direction and has high turnover of executives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    although the lack of executive direction from the company was evident, My operations director was excellent and provided solid guidance in the operation of our department

    Cons

    poor benefits no 401k match, non stop oncall,

    Advice to Management

    stability in quality management and training for new technologies,


  8. "A ride on a teen year start up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEVEN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team dynamics, Lots of learning opportunities, great growth space.

    Cons

    Operated on a reactive basis per Management. Many sharp turns rather then smooth curves. Constant requests to devote more resources to a process rather then developing more efficient processes.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time actually planning in one meeting rather then having a planning meeting every day.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting journey through the life of an eternal start-up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager, Professional Services in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager, Professional Services in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEVEN Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities and the ability to learn many different roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Most decisions are reactive and the atmosphere is always tense. Resources are not as appreciated as they should be with the seemingly expected personal sacrifices that must be made.

    Advice to Management

    In a quick-changing industry it is difficult to predict the future, but any attempts to be more proactive would significantly reduce the level of tension and stress. Also, being more attuned to a healthy work/life balance would greatly increase employee retention.


  10. "average company, a lot of development overseas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    strong engineering, good facility, good gym,

    Cons

    weak vision, marketing, product line

    Advice to Management

    Find a better new product line


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling - would not advise to join the business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation - always trying to turn the business around
    They have old technologies and legacy business that is keeping the company alive
    Trying to innovate again and re-invent, but not sure if they will succeed

    Cons

    Constant downsizing - you never know when your job might end
    They manage the layoffs in a shady way - identical to the lack of communication from the top
    The CEO is known for always cutting costs. They have moved many jobs to Estonia and China
    Very political and top-down management environment -do not believe their claim as a start-up


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