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ServerCentral Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ServerCentral (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, strong benefits and atmosphere is what made this an outstanding place to work.

    Cons

    You have to be the best at your job to get here, and to stay here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, casual work environment, beer refrigerator, great products and clients, employee lunches and parties are nice, teamwork and collaboration on team awesome

    Cons

    Every decision, even minor ones, made by two-man executive management team, communication is silo-ed, preferential treatment, no career path

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees enough to delegate decisions, work to include every employee, not just inner circle, treat everyone equally


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture, strong benefits, loyal following

    Cons

    Need to have more company events at Wrigley Field


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  5. "Wonderful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, company culture is fun, lots of helpful people. Great teams, solid leadership. Work-life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Organizational structure is a bit loose. They're in the process of defining their roles and requirements, and so a lot is left to the employees to figure out. Upper leadership still holds decision-making power on just about every decision.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to make decisions without you watching over their shoulders. Trust that we all want ServerCentral to succeed.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work! Recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Datacenter Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Datacenter Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great people to work with
    - very good training compared to other places I've worked
    - work schedule that allows for better work/life balance than most places
    - if you nerd out about datacenters then this is the place to be

    Cons

    I think they are bringing in on too many people without having a clear path for advancement. In my case, it led to burnout and I eventually left to pursue other opportunities. I think if they get that issue straightened out ServerCentral will earn that fifth star from me.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like home"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Without corporate structure, there are no barriers between an employee being able to showcase skills. There's a lot of opportunity to share ideas too. A recent college grad could ask the entire company to change its email signature, and it would happen as long as there was decent logic behind the suggestion. I love working here and it's fun being part of something growing so fast.

    Cons

    You have to be the best at your job to get here, and to stay here.


  8. "Fun company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small, transparent company. There's very little secrecy, and no crazy hierarchy to deal with. Everyone there is great to work with, with plenty of outside-of-work activities if you want to participate.

    Cons

    Since it is so small, there's no promotion path. Bosses tend to micromanage things. There's very little in the way of project/product/task "ownership" for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put some trust in your employees and let them do what they do best.


  9. "Great company to work for with a good vision for technology."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, benefits and atmosphere is what made this an outstanding place to work.

    Cons

    Was a little challenging with the amount of time trying to figure out the company / marketing plan.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work, still growing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ServerCentral full-time

    Pros

    The best culture of any place I've been. Everyone is smart, sharp, and ready to jump in and solve things. Things get done quickly - no red tape here! Company largely feels like a very large group of friends working together. Fast-paced and still growing, with room to leave your mark.

    Cons

    The "get things done quickly" attitude has its downsides - there's not always much structured planning. A lot is reactionary and done on the fly, which means things are rarely done the same way twice, and good luck if you have to figure out how/why something was done more than a year ago. Everyone being willing to jump in leads to too many cooks in the kitchen at times, or no one knowing who the head chef is.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the big picture and communicate that to the company. Let your very-capable lieutenants do their jobs without micromanagement. Give them the staffing, budget, and support to carry out plans.


  11. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great Perks. Very fun and cool atmosphere.

    Cons

    Typical issues of a small company that is growing faster than internal structure can support.


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