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Sencha Software Engineer Reviews

Updated August 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Things took a turn for the worse..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team to work with: smart, funny, super pleasant and respectful. Usually lots of in-office perks, such as lunch, snacks, drinks.

    Cons

    Management was in disarray. Lots of apparent in-fighting, and some really expensive decisions that didn't pan out and wasted everyone's time and money.

    Advice to Management

    Curb spending. Concentrate on the core product and maintaining the client base. Remember that the people working there, are people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great devs, horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sencha full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The developers I worked with were great people and very smart. We could have done anything!

    Cons

    Never enough manpower to do what was required. Horrible management decisions such as licensing and 5 pack minimum purchases. Management killed the community, lessened the equity and sold the company that is laying off everyone from every department.

    Advice to Management

    Think more of the people you employ, it's not just about money.

  3. "TBD"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. Benefits are solid. Flexible work location/schedule for the engineering team. Intelligent and friendly co-workers all over the world. HQ is very nice and offers free lunch and snacks 5 days a week. Free gym membership on campus. Passionate community. The core product and tools are highly regarded.

    Cons

    In the process of refocusing on the enterprise, Sencha hastily deployed a pricing model in a way that turned a lot of people off. I believe Sencha will begin landing some larger deals, but revenues will stagnate as the user-base erodes which will put more pressure on employees to do more with less until Sencha is forced to change the pricing model, take additional VC money, or both.

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice from your employees, the community, and top outside consultants for the next course of action instead of making rash unilateral decisions on licensing. There are other more profitable options that maintain adoption and popularity.


  4. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sencha as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, smart individuals, packed kitchen :),

    Cons

    none I can think of


  5. "Poor salary, greedy."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The ExtJS framework has a large community of users, primarily in the corporate environment.

    Cons

    The company is in desperate need of a CTO to buffer the CEO from the developers. Very poor support when working onsite at clients. Very poor travel expense compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CTO to buffer employees from upper management; Provide per-diem based upon the client location. Higher pay for working at client's location.