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SLI Systems Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, nice family vibe"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice culture and great management

    Cons

    Sales targets hard to hit


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Product. Great CEO, with the ability to turn the company around.

    Cons

    It takes too long to fix things. The company is trying to fix things, but they are not fixing the things that are right in front of them. For a great software solution, probably the best in the industry, but they present it in the worst possible way. Clients have no idea why they should be paying 30% more.

    Advice to Management

    Sit in on the demo's and ask yourself if you would spend 30% more, after you see this presentation.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Free snacks
    - Downtown location
    - Work/life balance

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and only come into the office a few times a week, but tell employees they aren't working enough. It's clear the CEO just hired old coworkers/friends so they can collect a paycheck.

    Middle management is filled with people who have never managed teams before or have no training to do so. Get ready to be micromanaged and openly criticized. Environment is known to be a boys' club so unconscious biases towards women do happen.

    Zero career growth. Don't expect to work hard and be rewarded for it. Promotions will only be given to favorites. Compensation is also below market average.

    If you have any problems with this, don't bother going to HR. Your complaints will be negated and you will be blamed for something, one way or another. They have openly made disparaging remarks about Americans in more than one occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is extremely high, start taking care of your employees. Take a look at mid-level management, most of them would never qualify to be a manager at any other company.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Director of Marketing Programs"

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing Programs in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing Programs in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, outstanding technology, huge market potential

    Cons

    High growth company means lots of transition and change...this can also be a pro!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, take good care of the people!


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great stepping stone, but no future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome way to get my foot in the technology sector

    Cons

    Cocky younger management that abuses their power, work perks declined drastically

    Advice to Management

    Office culture needs to feel less like high school


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Supportive environment, nurtures innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong customer success focus, well-known brand in the e-commerce technology space, fosters innovation, experienced marketing team, smart product team. Employees are valued and work culture is strong. Everyone is exceedingly nice to work with. Global culture that encourages diversity.

    Cons

    Some teams have suffered from high turnover because of past management issues and a lot of change in 2014 and 2015. Most of those of us who have stayed love the work, technology and company culture, and we see the changes moving in a positive direction. But it's not the right fit for someone who's just looking at the monetary payoff, and it's not for someone who expects change just to happen without jumping in and finding ways to be part of it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be innovative in products. Make data-driven decisions. Be aggressive in market positioning. Get better sales training in place. Listen carefully to employees' ideas -- not only in surveys. Make it easier to reward those across the organization (not just in sales) who are driving positive change and results.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SLI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to industry and SaaS technologies.

    Cons

    Short sighted management, no exposure or voice in the company, poor training and support from extended teams.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not a female-friendly office."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SLI Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Downtown San Jose - easy access to 101/280. Snacks. Weekly Massages. Good entry-level positions.

    Cons

    HR is completely unaware of SJ office life and prone to speaking unappropriately with female employees who are treated badly.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many issues with your management and HR regarding SJ, I wouldn't know where to advise honestly.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SLI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is located in down town San Jose, it is really easy to get there from just about anywhere in the bay area. I have been here for sometimes and really enjoyed coming to work every day. Being able to travel to other worldwide office is great, it helps you understand other office cultures.

    Cons

    Time difference between the head office in NZ and US can make for some long days if you are working with teams abroad

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to take care of its dedicated employees, seen some really good ones be removed for the wrong reason.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SLI Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At SLI, you can work with a great bunch of people, they are all very nice, respectful and care about the work they do.
    Management is usually very transparent.
    They care about their people and their work-life balance and quality.

    Cons

    Too much change going on nowadays and it causes anxiety among the staff. Strong local leadership is needed asap. Salary and benefits are not the best in Silicon Valley.

    Advice to Management

    I advise a local and strong leadership to take over the US Strategy and manage this part of the world locally.


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