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Updated March 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, good technology, good atmosphere (in 9 reviews)

  • great group of people, interesting work good technology (in 5 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)

  • Travel and training is controlled too strictly due to limited budget plan (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Development is slow but steady"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Internship in Sybase"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maharashtra in Pune City (India)
    Former Employee - Maharashtra in Pune City (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere
    Very good manager and team
    Free cab and food facilities
    Very good environment

    Cons

    No any cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    No any advice to management.


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    experienced peers, good working practice

    Cons

    some depts treated better than others


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  5. "It End User Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT End User Support Specialist in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - IT End User Support Specialist in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    - Amazing colleagues to work with
    - New technologies to work with
    - Really good compensation

    Cons

    -nothing to my experience


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "Not Recommended"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cafeteria gives a good food facility
    Complete Network Access is provided

    Cons

    No career framework in place
    No clarity of profile
    Bad environment
    Non-supportive collegues

    Advice to Management

    Please evaluate feedback given and don't trust what people say.


  8. "Experience was very good. I got to learn a lot .. especially virtualization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth, awesome team culture, nice pay! I got promoted twice in my 3 year career with them. I was a contractor and later became a full time employee.
    Sybase will always have special place in my IT experience!!

    Cons

    Cons???? There is None really!! I never experienced anything bad or negative in my 3 years... so dunno what to say ??

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!


  9. "Sybase Was a Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "ugly negative environment.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sybase (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    full network access
    food facility/travel facility
    can opt out for work from home option occasionally.

    Cons

    no projects..as soon as SAP has taken over this company sybase..not able to handle esteemed clients..lost client like ANZ bank.
    unequal opportunities over gender and social status.
    no workplace ethics and healthy competition.
    managers are just pampering the male employees sitting near to them..often get involved too.
    old and arrogant male employees not flexible to adjust with new employees coming in office..they usually leave in 2-3 weeks.
    managers and HR ignored the complaints made by me over the bully and abusive behavior by male employees. they just advice you to adjust.
    HR are so arrogant to accept their mistakes and shortcomings.
    overall very negative environment for a job .

    Advice to Management

    please be aware what you are doing there along with your behavior, don't go carried away with people who just butter you for their benefits.


  11. "Good place for internship for system programming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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