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SilverRail Technologies Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SilverRail Technologies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SilverRail has a wonderful work environment. Everyone is approachable and the work ethic is great. I have enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    No cons at SilverRail so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SilverRail Technologies full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Good perks
    - Somewhat at par salaries

    Cons

    - Slower in pace
    - Too much control from executives
    - Too many managers. In fact, at present one product manager per developer!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SilverRail Technologies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SilverRail has positive and supportive atmosphere. Everyone works in a team and wants to be a part of the community. It is a relatively casual work environment and every team member is approachable. There is an emphasis on true work/life balance and a good understanding that there is life beyond the work place.

    Cons

    Things can be intense and fast paced. This is not something I consider a con because there is always new challenges, but it might be difficult for others.


  4. "Sr. Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and healthy work environment
    Work/life balance
    Strong technical team

    Cons

    no 401K match but the other benefits are good

    Advice to Management

    Company is doing good and keep the momentum going


  5. Helpful (5)

    "things are going pretty well right now"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love the new space ! natural lighting, super view of the highway (a.k.a. "pulse of the region"), tactile games in the spacious corridor (particularly fond of the wooden labyrinth w/the 2 knobs), can't say enough about the ping pong table (fully equipped with a willing player of every skill level), fridge full of drinks, snack rotation, and on.

    not that everybody does all the extracurricular, but the venn diagram of who does what together socially is hard to draw in 2d. there are those who play the ping pong; eat lunch in the common area; run / bike at lunchtime; participate in the activities committee; watch soccer on the big screen; take their fitbits seriously; make food for the cook-offs; office fantasy football (with trophy); hang out on thursday aft to discuss technology; prob a bunch of other overlapping subsets. i have something non-work to talk to almost everybody about.

    the people are smart *and* friendly. doesn't feel competitive, nor like an uphill battle. more like collaboration, and opportunity. stress is self-inflicted. you don't want to let anybody down.

    things i like but realize may not sound attractive: (1) time spent on tasks is carefully tracked, and (2) we post to a channel whenever our schedule deviates from the norm--even if leaving early, or running out for a short errand. i never feel judgement on either of those fronts. rather, i welcome the "tight ship". it follows that the admin is super-flexible about schedules, work-at-home, and even various kinds of leave if necessary.

    oh yeah, the work. unfortunately i don't feel the connection between the industry and the work so much - i'm a developer, it's an enterprise platform, i rarely see the ui, never the customers nor business partners, and by the time the requirements come in the business concepts are so processed it feels almost academic - but the advent of micro-services and REST has incited an archictectural revolution that has pronounced the opportunity to contribute more substantially to high-level design, inter- and intra- process, which is great.

    as for the company, it is fun to hear the latest business developments and related info when we do - at least monthly - and to weigh them against the steady stream of information posted to the "industry news" channel internally - can be exciting - plus the company seems pretty stable and we're hiring.

    Cons

    requires patience to find your place. def can't come in looking to revolutionize process. plus the work streams in through a pretty narrow and controlled funnel, making it hard to design your own impact. that said, i've never gotten much resistance when i do try to float my own agenda, so maybe i just need to try harder.

    not a lot of feedback. say, one session a year, around review time. i've grown pretty comfortable with this - i'm sure they'll let me know if things aren't working out, and i like the autonomy, plus i don't know if it's the same for everybody - but i can understand this may be a drawback.

    the company has an international feel, which is fun, but it feels a bit disjointed, and particularly from the decisions and activities in european headquarters.

    the boston office is outside boston, meaning it's a commute. for everybody. no post-work scene.

    Advice to Management

    continue working to enhance the sense of connection between the offices in different timezones, and please let us know as soon as you can about exciting business developments, but don't worry too much about us in boston, things are going pretty well right now.


  6. "Chooo Chooo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome/Relaxed work environment
    Flexible time
    Nice office perks
    Great team(s) to work with
    No Micro-Management

    Cons

    No cons to be honest, have not found any flaws since I started working for SilverRail. Maybe 401K could be better but that's about it?

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding work from managerial perspective, maybe one little thing that needs improvement. CrossDeparmental communication


  7. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SilverRail Technologies full-time

    Pros

    SilverRail in general is a very positive, friendly company, with an uplifting atmosphere. With focus on a work/life balance there is less stress on the hours you are in the office/working from home and more on the completed work itself. There is nothing more discouraging then working at a company where you’ve finished what your task is and you’re guilted into sitting at your desk for a few more hours because its the “norm.” At SilverRail there is no “norm”; you come and go on your own accord and it is trusted that your work will be done. That being said it is a very fast paced company with a respective workload, for some I can see this being a con however I personally love the ever-changing and challenging environment.

    For a start up company we have a lot of perks (snacks, beverages, rec room etc.) and it is actually encouraged that employees take advantage of them. Management seems to understand that everyone needs a few minutes to decompress now and then and it is greatly appreciated by the employees.

    Cons

    Due to the start up nature of the company there is a lack of communication among teams, offices, and management. This is partly due to being spread across many different countries, and simply not having the experience or methods in place to encourage communications. Currently it sometimes feels like each office in each country is a different company operating on its own with minimal interaction or understanding what the other is doing (on an employee level, management is very aware of projects that all offices are working on).

    Advice to Management

    Increase communications with teams and offices. It will benefit the company to have everyone feeling more connected rather then disjointed. Also create defined career paths, it will encourage and motivate employees.

  8. "Very Good, heading to Great"

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    • 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 SilverRail Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Small yet Global tech infrastructure company
    Very good outlook within an industry that will have lasting growth and upside into new markets
    Great leadership, knowledgable and well-connected in investor and tech circles
    Employees have lots of say in day-to-day operations that affect them
    Values work-life balance, time for inspiration, side projects and personal development
    Good compensation structure, merit increases above average

    Cons

    May at times experience growing pains, in transition from Startup Mode to Established
    Areas of improvement - recruiting, and day-to-day office administration stuff

    Advice to Management

    Add General Manger roles in larger offices to drive the day-to-day operations, allowing current staff to focus on more important role-related tasks. More consistent messaging from leadership, notes from the road, etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at SilverRail Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The people working at SilverRail are great! Very friendly, and quite active (table tennis, social activities, volunteering, etc.). The work is interesting, with a very real opportunity to work on something that will have an impact in the world. While it is a startup, it has a very balanced atmosphere with a good work-life balance. In fact, the company encourages work-life balance with one of its core values being "Enjoy Life".

    Cons

    In general, communications could be better. This applies to communications from the management team to the company, but also to communications across teams.

    Advice to Management

    This is a well run company. While it is a startup, it doesn't have one of those startup cult atmospheres. It also doesn't get carrier away with itself. Please keep it this way.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An awesome company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technical team at SilverRail is solid. As a young-to-mid engineer, it makes it a great learning experience. They also treat people as responsible adults and have a fantastic work/life balance. They actually listen to their employees for suggestions. Not only in regards to actual work, but also to general office suggestions, company outings, etc.

    Cons

    Everyone on the team is extremely experienced. For me personally, I'm incredibly ambitious and it isn't the kind of place where you can 'quickly move up the ladder' but definitely the kind of place where if you are able to put time into the company you will.


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