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Sybase Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company and great technology (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people and lots of opportunity for growth (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • After being acquired by SAP, many small offices were closed with little or no opportunity for transfer/ retraining on newer products (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Back in the day...last year there was 2001"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Typical corporate challenges with groups vying for limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    It's been so long, I'm not sure how the management is now.


  2. "Development is slow but steady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    They have a good core product and good core developers. The income stream from Wall Street is steady although not growing.

    Cons

    The sales staff is a bit annoying, a bit desperate, not technologically informed, and too eager to make promises that technical people can't fulfill.

    Advice to Management

    Do a deal that radically increases market share: maybe create a compatibility layer for MSSQL on the Linux platform.

  3. "Sybase Was a Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sybase (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Sybase, Inc. was initially fun, then less so, but one's job was well-defined as was the reporting structure. The culture changed with each new CEO but eventually adaptable. Sybase, Inc. (especially in the early 90s) was a great place to work.

    Cons

    It's no fun being purchased by a larger multi-national company.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Good place for internship for system programming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Manager is friendly. Work on Sybase SQL server. System programming.

    Cons

    The office is less stylish than SAP's Palo Alto office.


  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and great technology. Sybase had a very loyal customer following. It is a key foundation in many financial services accounts.

    Cons

    It is not a con, but Sybase had been acquired. Sybase was acquired by SAP in 2010. Mgmt was good and very involved.

    Advice to Management

    Sybase had been acquired. Sybase was acquired by SAP in 2010. Mgmt was good and very involved.


  6. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    Very good and lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    you need to work hard to survive


  7. "Sybase"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pharr, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pharr, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong technical support for all accounts. Management able to make autonomous decisions.

    Cons

    Really don't have anythig to say here

  8. "Great Life-Work Balance"

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    Former Employee - Lead Principal Consultant in Sahuarita, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Principal Consultant in Sahuarita, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team collaboration. No too overly process laden which allows you to be creative.

    Cons

    This company was acquired by SAP.


  9. "Great until John Chen"

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting products, awesome location

    Cons

    Lost their way. The rich got richer, and the rest of us got screwed.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. You've already consumed what used to be Sybase into SAP.


  10. "Fun Times"

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    Current Employee - Video Production Specialist/Web Producer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Video Production Specialist/Web Producer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the atmosphere, and the perks of being able to goto the gym.

    Cons

    Didn't like not being able to work remotely


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