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Softway Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2019

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Mohammad Anwar
78 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "It was good before I knew there was anything better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Softway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got this job right out of school, which felt like a great thing to land. The first 9 months or so I worked there was all work for one client- work which I liked doing. I learned some things from my co-workers, but after 4 or 5 months, there wasn't much left to learn or challenge me. The department lead actually discouraged my personal pursuit of furthering my skills (that I was paying for and doing in my own time) because...

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    Cons

    Once the main batch of client work I had been working on for 9 months ended, work became a game of 'stay busy, but don't log too many hours on this client project, but if there's no work it's up to you to find more work'-- and then being seen as not enough of a go-getter if my chain of asking various people what I could work on turned up nothing. Pay was well below industry average, and not enough for me to afford living...

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to maintain your employees for longer, invest in them. Pay them what they're worth and don't discourage their attempts to pursue projects.

    Softway2015-06-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, Fulfilling, and Supportive"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    An exciting company that gives the opportunity to work on interesting projects with high profile clients. The fast-paced working environment, coupled with supportive coworkers and management make this a perfect space to hone your craft. The senior management is helpful, down-to-earth, and involved (but does not micro-manage).

    Cons

    None. I know what it's like to have a dead end job that is soul sucking. This is definitely NOT one of them. I finally feel like my career has started rather than just another job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be encouraging and involved.

    Softway2015-03-31

    Softway Response

    June 11, 2015Communications Director

    Thank you very much for the feedback and encouragement. Your support is valued and appreciated!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful Experience, would highly recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Softway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When I started at Softway, I was expecting a very corporate, Monday to Friday job. Fortunately for me, I couldn't have been more wrong. Everyday at Softway felt exciting, challenging, and fun. Softway's upper management values the input of all employees, and in return, takes care of them. Great benefits, and plenty of chances to excel! *A tremendous sense of collaboration *Wonderful co-workers that are as sociable...

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    Cons

    *There could be more collaboration between departments *If you're not comfortable with wearing many hats, you might be uncomfortable

    Advice to Management

    *More emphasis on critique, and quality control

    Softway2015-01-15
  4. "Hard Work Pays Off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities to get a variety of experience working in different industries, if you're looking for a place to make a difference or make your mark, you will get that opportunity here.

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility for people that don't necessarily have that much experience. This can be good but it can also be bad if the person responsible isn't getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Get insight from employees below the top level

    Softway2014-08-08
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Wizard in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Low pay which is great for teaching you money management -Long hours which means you have no time to spend the money you aren't making -Since you are working so much, you have no time for friendships or relationships. This means no one will stab you in the back and no she-devil will rip your heart out! -Being cursed out continuously only makes you stronger

    Cons

    -NONE!!! No job has taught me so much.

    Advice to Management

    I shouldn't have to stroke the ego of the senior management. Treat your amazing employees better or they will leave you. Most of the "directors" and senior management are clueless.

    Softway2014-08-29
  6. Helpful (7)

    "RUN!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Softway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing. They have no clue about running a company

    Cons

    Everything. The president is a jerk.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

    Softway2014-03-25
  7. "Good ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Softway full-time

    Pros

    Good learning and good work culture

    Cons

    No cons to mention..all good

    Softway2019-07-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Gives freedom to work like you want, Welcomes new Ideas, Fun&Food Loving!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Freedom is a big one, you can work as you want, from wherever you want, come and leave whenever you want, work from home - Casual work environment - Breakfast and Dinner - You can reach out to anyone to discuss anything - Fun, Food, Sports loving - Appreciates and tries out new ideas from the team - Latest tools to work with, you get powerful Laptops / MacBooks as per the project's requirement, other tools like...

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    Cons

    - Two months notice period :(

    Softway2019-02-22

    Softway Response

    March 14, 2019HR associate

    Thanks for sharing your experience of Softway. We're glad the Softway culture is growing on you :)

  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Company Who cares for their People!!!"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Excellent, second-family level culture - CEO is a great inspiration for most of the employees, He is a great Human being and a genuine person, He is very straight forward in giving feedback, never encourage politics of any kind. I had been to USA office in 2016, And I saw him working 16 hours a day, the first person to come to the office and last person to leave the office. For me he is a great inspiration and a...

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    Cons

    - Still a young company, so sometimes things change quickly or aren't fully thought out. However, management is quick to act when gaps are brought up by staff.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much to say - the struggles are understandable, organizational growing pains are to be expected. The culture here is incredible and management has been foundational in making this an exceptional place to work. Thank you for everything you do for the employees!

    Softway2018-08-04

    Softway Response

    December 4, 2018Communications Director

    Thank you for taking your time out to write a review. It’s true that we have a visionary leader who is inspiring and demonstrates true leadership skills. We believe in leading by example and we’re continually working on bettering ourselves and being the best employers out there. We ...

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  10. "Good to kick start with your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softway full-time

    Pros

    For a fresher it's a great opportunity to learn new technologies and explore. Friendly environment. Time flexibility. Always on the tip of the toe to help when stuck.

    Cons

    Need to improvise in terms of cafeteria and infra.

    Softway2018-07-31

    Softway Response

    August 2, 2018HR associate

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We are getting our office space revamped and hopefully should have these concerns addressed soon!

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