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Updated October 28, 2017
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Pros
  • It is still a great place to work (in 14 reviews)

  • I could not be happier with my decision to join the SevOne family and become a part of the culture of awesome (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Is currently going through growing pains (in 13 reviews)

  • That has to tell you something about the "culture of awesome" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "New technology + A great team = Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SevOne full-time

    Pros

    SevOne is a company on the move. With new technology and great customers, SevOne is positioned to take advantage of the huge changes in the technology infrastructure market. There is no doubt, our customers are once again turning to us for leadership in this rapidly evolving space.

    The best part about the company, however, is the team. The men and women who work at SevOne have developed a culture of working hard, and playing, as a team.

    And, It is great to see we are hiring once again!

    Cons

    Change is hard. There are a few individuals pining for the way the company was in 2012. It was fun, but that was the past.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to lead the industry. We have the technology roadmap for success, let's stick to it. Reward teamwork, good attitudes, and innovation. Make our customers successful and the rest will sort itself out!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Moving Forward"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is still made up of talented and dedicated people working hard to adapt SevOne's original spirit into industry-relevant technology.

    I am encouraged with recent hires in sales and engineering leadership over the past 6mo - 1 yr. These are the right people with tenure in the industry and proven success. I believe this is going to make a difference.

    If you are considering this company, there will be challenges but I feel like even as an individual contributor, I have the ability to influence new products, features etc. Lots of new technical focus areas and a "make it better attitude"

    Co-workers are outstanding. Everyone willing to help out.

    Cons

    There is still a handful of disillusioned / frustrated employees that can rub of on others, and to an extent I can understand it. There was a culture shift after the VC acquisition and absolutely missteps that led to the layoffs last year.

    But the fact is that the tech that got SevOne on the map is outdated. The industry is moving so quickly, there needs to be a bit more "corporate" structure. I can accept that and for some people that might not be the right environment.

    Advice to Management

    Product development times need improvement. We need more development and PM folks to realize our goals.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Still not working"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Sales in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool offices with free stuff

    Cons

    Leadership. Environment. Lack of growth and vision. Poor people treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Take out your CEO and CFO and start over. Turn the job over to your CMO, who actually knows what he’s doing. He’s a better person and personality and is highly technical, so he gets it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunities and Teams!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for SevOne; your team, opportunities for advancement, and the perks! Doors opened for motivated employees. There is always something fun happening at the office!

    - Quarterly Bonuses For Management
    - Fun Activities: Trivia Night, Movie Night, Happy Hours, Scavenger Hunts, Escape the Rooms, Always Something New Happening, etc.
    - Opportunities for College
    - Pay Day Lunches (every two weeks)
    - Plenty of committees to get involved with
    - Unlimited PTO
    - Quarterly Awards Rewarding Employees!
    - Happy Hour Fridays
    - Snacks/Coffee
    - Beer Fridge
    - Casual Workplace
    - Collaborative Team Environment
    - Did I Mention the People?

    Cons

    - If you are Adverse to Change, Not the Best Place
    - Some Employees Stuck on Old Days
    - Continue on Processes Improvement
    - Continue Working on Communication

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for giving employees the opportunity to go to school. This above everything else is an opportunity I had not had before working at SevOne. Keep giving employees opportunities to build their knowledge and career.

    When visiting the Delaware Office, take a moment to come to each department and say "hi." Ask if anyone needs anything. We know you are busy, but it shows you care.

    Although we are all in different locations, we need to work on uniting as one team. This is NOT just the FLT's responsibility; employees, management, and senior management all need to work towards communicating.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from Boston Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work location. Office located at Prudential center mall,has a food court, great lunch options. Flexible work culture. Good benefits.Work life balance is good but depending on your engineering team,you might end up leaving work dissatisfied and unhappy. The engineering department has gone from good to bad to worst. Company still had some smart people left when I quit (don't know for how long) and if you are fortunate enough to work with them,you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is working with Engineering Management. Engineering Management change is constant, percolating downwards with high employee turn over rate. Condescending attitude of Engineering Management due to which you are forced to quit. Management change in Engineering is not basically on merit base or business centric. Friends and relatives get hired and promoted over others because of which there is a high turnover and employees don't stay and at least I know many were actively looking to leave the company when I quit. Related employees are involved in direct supervisory/reporting relationship with one another in Engineering. Team's culture is cultivated based on your manager's style. So if you are lucky, you end up working with good managers and good teams else you can be miserable. Communication is zero from middle Management to teams. I along with many other good employees left the company as we could not get along with these bad elements that in turn encouraging bad work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Put your opinions, pre-conceived notions and feelings aside and take a more objective approach. Career advancement should be fair. Take a look at everyone applying from within for a position. You might be missing some really great talent only because you aren't friends or directly related or haven't hung out with them socially. Treat employees as equals, as sometimes the best ideas come from places you'd least expect.


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Get Real: The Unicorn Is Dead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Developer in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be an awesome place to work. Not anymore. The culture committee encourages participants to write fake positive reviews to balance honest ones in a lame attempt to improve company's image on Glassdoor. I highly doubt anything will change. This company is doomed if current leadership stays in place. And they aren't going anywhere until they are done with SevOne. Smart people are looking elsewhere.

    Cons

    The Bain team sucked the blood out of the unicorn. Good people left soon after or were let go during the two rounds of layoffs. Upper management is a total disgrace: self-centered, egomaniacal jerks. I have never seen a less inspiring CEO: hardly ever present, never prepared, zero ability to motivate. No idea how he hasn't been ousted yet.

    Advice to Management

    Giving advice to SevOne's upper management is pointless. They don't listen.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very much positive to say as the firm took a bad turn after Bain provided financing and the business did not grow as Bain had hoped. The firm became a terrible place to be.

    Cons

    It's great to see review after review on GlassDoor confirming the evil and destruction that SevOne Management led by Bain Capital has brought to SevOne. It's great to see that SevOne Management made a feeble attempt to write a reply to the bad reviews and essentially admits how bad the situation is.

    When firms sell their souls to the VC Devils at Bain Capital, they give up the right to continue to run a healthy business. If they're lucky enough to keep growing rapidly, things are good. If not, everyone suffers.

    I'm glad to see Bain is suffering. They deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work at SevOne. It's a lost cause.

  8. Helpful (17)

    "Do yourself a favor... look elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your stuck in the tech-barren land of Delaware without the possibility to move elsewhere, then maybe SevOne is better than being unemployed... or maybe not.

    Cons

    It has pretty much be stated in the other reviews, but to restate a few points...

    - There is ZERO vision or leadership from the executive team. PERIOD. Of course they will say that they have a vision and a plan, and even talk about their RED initiatives and other laughable outdated thinking. However that just shows how naive they are to shifts in the market and what it takes to lead a successful tech company in 2017 (HINT: its not 1997 any more, time to get a clue)

    - As things get worse the Bain people just keep adding more and more of their sub-par buddies. They probably don't have much choice as things are so bad they can't attract any real skills to the company, let alone anyone truly talented.

    - Most of the people who had a real vision for the future and the determination to dare to make a difference have either been considered "boat rockers" and let go, or finally grew tired of the roadblocking executive team and left. Many of us left are actively looking for new opportunities.

    - Sales and Sales Engineering can expect to have their commissions and bonuses stripped using any loophole possible. This alone has contributed to the loss of many of the top performers.

    - The product is technically very outdated and most of its benefits can be more easily achieved with open source. Even the newer developments (e.g. RetinaVu) is destined to hit the market hopelessly behind open source alternatives.

    - The "boat rockers" knew most of this stuff 18 months ago (or even longer), but the executive team refused to listen. Despite the punishment the market has dealt the company, they still refuse to accept their mistakes and make the changes necessary to save the jobs and livelihood of the employees.

    To sum it up, SevOne was a great success story... until the Bain cronies took over. One day SevOne will be one of the examples used to demonstrate how horrible leadership can destroy once great organisations. There are still a few quality people left in the trenches, but without a massive overhaul of the executive team SevOne is going nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    This box is a waste of time as the executives don't actually listen. That after all is the reason why the company is in the poor place that it is.

    SevOne Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – CFO

    I am sorry to hear of your frustration, but I am surprised you are not impressed by the tremendous progress your teammates have made over the past year.

    First of all, we have gone through... More


  9. Helpful (10)

    "When in doubt, tell the truth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s no secret this company has seen some ups and downs, but throughout it all I have been constantly impressed by the passion, drive, intelligence, ingenuity, and grace of my peers.

    SevOne is a place where I have been allowed to make a difference. It’s a place where hard work is recognized and rewarded. It’s a place where I have grown as a leader, and a place where I have learned from my team. The technology we sell helps companies get the job done – and what we have accomplished makes me proud.

    We have made the tough decisions, we have worked a little harder to get on track, we’ve tried new things and I am personally encouraged by what we have accomplished. Our technology is stronger then ever, our teams are executing as one, and our customers are getting increasing value from what we do.

    When I stop feeling this way, when this is no longer my truth, I’ll take my leave and look back fondly. Until then I’m truly proud to be a part of SevOne

    Cons

    After a time of transition, lagging indicators are everywhere. Today more than ever, there is so much opportunity here at SevOne and yet we’ve asked a lot of ourselves to get to where we are. Pivoting as we have has been difficult for some, and understandably so: people are different and some shine when times are good, others thrive when "up" might seem out of reach.

    Advice to Management

    We have made amazing progress and yet no company is ever at the finish line – it’s always just out of reach and that’s the point! Let’s see this through and let’s be that team of one I believe we are. Continue communicating, continue working hard, continue rewarding leadership at every level, and continue empowering us to contribute new ideas. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe in you, if I didn’t believe in my team – and I wouldn’t be trying to bring the best and brightest on board to help me improve what it is that I think I can do to make this a better place for myself, for my peers, and for our customers.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chest Springs, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chest Springs, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture. Great leadership from our inside Sales Director. Great training. Great sales tools

    Cons

    Bain Capital ruined the culture, tried to grow too fast, and laid off 60% of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say you are expecting to expand your employee workforce by 50% then lay off 60% of the company


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