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Sybase Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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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. "Sr. Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sybase full-time

    Pros

    great group of people, interesting work good technology
    excellent work-life balance
    excellent benefits, cafe, child care, gym

    Cons

    low employee equity (stock options)

    Advice to Management

    keep it going


  2. "Software Engineer II - QA"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II - QA in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II - QA in Concord, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    After being acquired by SAP, many small offices were closed with little or no opportunity for transfer/ retraining on newer products.

  3. "It was a very rewarding experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a global organization provided a lot of exposure to different cultures.

    Cons

    Sometimes the expense control was a bit extreeme.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Mix of Good and not so good experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were days when the company was not acquired, those used to be golden days.
    Each team was considered equally important. The focus was merely in achieving best product quality

    Cons

    Senior management does not consider all teams as equal. There is a heavy bias on core team/product at the expense of overlooking activities by non-core team.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers consider work as worship no work is good or bad to them, same feeling should be honored by the management, they should treat all teams/groups with equal respect.


  5. "Great people; great life balance"

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    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are passionate about their work, and cooperative (if asked nicely).

    Cons

    Too much east coast vs west coast. Senior executives a little out of touch with the business - too Wall St quarterly # focused which results in doing whats right for the short term, and not the long term.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No time to do self-training

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. "Work life balance is excellent."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work here is because of work life balance. Excellent colleagues and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Salary not as great and career progression is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions and compensation needs to be looked into.

  8. "Poor culture and work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Director
    Former Employee - Engineering Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salaries at Sybase are fair, there are opportunities to advance, and there were opportunities to work on leading-edge technologies. If you worked in a remote office (from the Dublin headquarters), there was a good chance the work culture to be much better.

    Cons

    Sybase has a poor work-life balance. Many managers expect you to work very long hours, and working those long hours is what they valued most. It didn't matter how well you did your job or whether you got your job done, if you worked long hours and were a "yes man", then that endeared you to many. Vacation was a max of 3 weeks per year regardless how many years of service, which is unheard of in the high-tech software business.

    Advice to Management

    Value quality over quantity. Value healthy debate and coming to the best solution/decision over simply agreeing with you manager to avoid conflict. Don't promote a culture of "you should just be happy to have a job".


  9. "Nice while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Had one of the best managers ever until she left company

    Cons

    Limited budgets, limited career advancement due to limited available projects

    Advice to Management

    Need to delegate more and not be afraid to make a decision


  10. "Good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sybase full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting work, I had a great management team.

    Cons

    Hierarchical management style, okay work-life balance.


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