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SeaChange Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Direction of company is unknown (in 6 reviews)

  • History of rapid hiring and firing due to poor management foresight (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "New Horizon for a re-inventing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The high management is fast moving into restructuring the company to get fit for MSV market, and this putting Seachange in a real competitive position with OTT software solution.
    Innovative and fast moving company the is re-inventing themselves with people that are doing extra miles to achieve their goals.
    Empowering employees to make the company moving forward.

    Cons

    Suffering from legacy time and old management (just need to educate the market again to solve it).

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward in this restructuring effort.
    Focussing on Cloud solution should be one of the main focus, in parallel with the App Client effort.
    Having different solution able to be delivered without dependency (best example is having App Client alone).


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good company, but in decline"

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

    Pros

    SeaChange has great benefits and vacation policy; co-workers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    SeaChange is losing money in a declining industry. Lack of vision by CEO and board.

    Advice to Management

    Expand into new markets and find new customers.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Going going ....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best work colleagues and some of the smartest hard working people I've ever known. Managers were flexible and understanding and got the most out of people.

    Cons

    New product management team did nothing to fix quality. Product management should have driven engineering.

    Board hired a Fake CEO and allowed him to buy time line labs. Where is the investigation

    Leadership, stop blaming the hardworking employees who want to see the company succeed and who also work very hard to keep the doors open.

    PRODUCT PRODUCT PRODUCT installation and supportability are difficult when you sling a product out because of a poor product management team not closely staying in step with engineering. Stop pointing fingers and work together.

    There's too much work on the plates of many good employees and I hear more were just Recently Laid off.

    Advice to Management

    You have made some very poor decision with your hirings over the past 3 years. GM that lasted 1 year CEO that lasted 1 year. Stop getting rid of your senior folks who were dedicated and true to Seachange and start listening to them instead. Revamp the entire board of directors would be a start. Much of this down fall is due to them

    Go private as there is still hope because there is still a need for what you provide


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "More Layoffs (Feb 1st) - Lawsuit against BOD - What next?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Commute to work, Nice people, state of the art facility, in house gym with showers

    Cons

    More layoffs, it appears that they happen ever 3 months, Insurance plan was changed - now must pay high deductible. Most people who remain wonder if they will be laid off in the next few months.

    Advice to Management

    Not much can be said too late to give advice to management. This company appears to have no chance to succeed, I would recommend cutting high cost senior management positions and fire the people on the board who continue to collect a nice quarterly fee for running the company into the ground..... maybe the pending lawsuit will help wipe clean mess that the company is in.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a great company, now is a ghost of it's former self"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Acton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible technology and employee perks, good benefits

    Cons

    Company is in a death spiral - huge layoffs and is running on a skeleton staff

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees to start them on a career search while the company is still able to make payroll, and then close the books.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Manager/Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established itself as VOD technology services company, a well known name in the cable TV industry.

    Cons

    * Lack of overall company software products and services strategy.

    Advice to Management

    * If there is no strategy, there are no competitors, there is no market, there is no growth.


  8. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people. Great company to work for

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time

    Advice to Management

    More focus on internal training program(s)

    SeaChange Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner

    Thanks for your 10 years of service and advice! Career advancement is very important to us and we are always looking at ways to improve our training programs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "great place with a skeleton crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westminster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaChange (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great legacy products, great support staff

    Cons

    the company is on the downslide financially

    Advice to Management

    keep working it


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for 6 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The engineering team was friendly and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Too many higher management changes


  11. Helpful (14)

    "High and dry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Acton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at the non exec level. Nice cafeteria. Great people at the non exec level. Nice cafeteria. Great people at the non exec level. Nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    Who lays off their employees on a Friday afternoon and cuts off their insurance and benefits at midnight? Kids those FSA dollars goodbye and oh by the way you won't receive your COBRA info for 4-6 weeks. Speechless...

    Advice to Management

    You have no business managing a company. My only advice is go home.



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