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  • Great Great Great Company with strong leadership (in 6 reviews)

  • Good work culture and flat organisation structure (in 6 reviews)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Sybase"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Fun Times"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Sybase IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My manager was really good at getting us new projects that provided immense benefit to the company.

    Cons

    Micro- management at high levels - CEO had to approve every hire.

    Advice to Management

    Sold Sybase to SAP which is what they wanted so good on them but now Im looking for a job.


  7. "RIP"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical personnel were *very* responsive and competent

    Cons

    A focus on embedded market meant that nobody knew the brand - except the ISV's and OEM's

  8. "Good Environment"

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    Former Intern - Technical Support Intern in Boise, ID
    Former Intern - Technical Support Intern in Boise, ID
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sybase as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technical Service Team had good access to the content developers to find and report problems, as well as solving them. Technical service team was well-managed and fairly fun.

    Cons

    New management with SAP added layers of extra procedure that seemed to overcomplicate things. Corporate training classes for service staff including customer interaction courses.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture & Customer Commitment. Great replication products

    Cons

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  10. "network engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team. Great data center.

    Cons

    different culture in different geographies.

    Advice to Management

    Promote consistent culture.


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