Telerik Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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  1. "Smart people working on fun, challenging developer problems"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telerik full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy creating tools for developers. Work hard, play hard environment with a genuine commitment to team success. Low tolerance for egos, and big emphasis on delivering great customer service.

    Cons

    Highly distributed company, so lots of virtual meetings and few opportunities to see all colleagues face-to-face.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "They had potential..."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Telerik full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Attempted to be a "hip place" to work with a game room, free lunches, and happy hour once a week. Great healthcare benefits. All other benefits were pretty standard for the industry.

    Cons

    When I first started at the US office, it was a small niche group of people that truly wanted to succeed. Within 2 years, that all changed. Numerous times I witness hard working employees walked out by HR without a single negative review or constructive feedback. The turn over was monumental. HR had no idea what type of individual would be a good fit and hired anyone that applied. Most new hires never made it past the introductory period. Once the staff had more than quadrupled in size, office management lost control. Communication broke down, and if you were caught in the cross-fires you were screwed. Some departments were able to stabilize, but with many offices scattered across the globe, it was virtually impossible. HR and upper management held onto their favorites, paid them structured bonuses, offered flexible working hours, remote capabilities and countless other perks. Any complaint was left on deaf ears or put a target on your back for the next round of layoffs. Others who had earned, or requested more, were fired or forced out. Countless directors were hired to try and stabilize the working environment, but every single one came in with guns blazing and left within 6 months. After 5 years, and zero opportunity for growth or professional advancement, it was time to move on. I turned in my resignation letter, finished or redistributed my workload, and informed my coworkers of my planned departure. On my last day I received zero guidance from my direct supervisor, their supervisor, office management or HR. To cover myself I asked a manager from another department to witness me turning in my laptop, key card and to walk me out. There was great potential. But they would not hand the reigns over to Progress. In return, they lost several valuable employees.

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  3. "Okay- Management is sketchy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Telerik

    Pros

    casual dress, competitive salary, good benefits

    Cons

    managers/higher ups are shady, high school environment

  4. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Telerik full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Telerik designs great software tools. When I joined, I was assigned a mentor who turned out to be a fantastic advocate when the company closed our office a few months later. The pay is competitive and they offered fantastic benefits for employees. They focused very well on teamwork. I'd go back to work for them.

    Cons

    The company was going through significant change and the top brass in Bulgaria didn't always communicate clearly with remote offices in the USA.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Par to sub-par at best..."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Telerik full-time

    Pros

    In comparison to most places, honestly, none. They feed you like once a week, have a game room, and a pretty nice office with a decent layout that you can't really complain about.

    Cons

    Company attempts to maintain a "start-up" / loose culture, but they are far from a start-up and thus, naturally fail miserably at doing so. No room for upwards growth, none at all. The "open door" policy the middle-upper management claims to have isn't really one unless you are in with them/liked by them. Individual success isn't even really acknowledged or rewarded through promotion/raise. Another tech company claiming "team environment" when really no one on the same team actually cares about their teammates success. Sure there's collaboration, but it's really every man for themselves...

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "No clear vision"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telerik full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch ever other Wednesday and happy hours every Friday. There aren't any other pros. This company lost its vision a long time ago.

    Cons

    It's an environment that favors the twentysomethings and friends of the management team. They hire experience people and give them dormant territories to grow, while catering to the younger generation. They were recently bought out by Progress Software and are going through branding changes with big changes coming on December 1st. When I resigned, they didn't allow me to give my two weeks notice and made that my last day. A few days after resigning my direct supervisor accused me of stealing a laptop charger and demanded I drop everything and drive to their office to return it. Who does that? That's just one example of how incompetent the management team is at Telerik.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Constantly evolving"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very agile, great benefits, very relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Too many changed without proper consideration.

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  8. "Sitefinity"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telerik full-time

    Pros

    I believe in the products Really enjoy the people that I work with Get to touch all sorts of technologies Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay is lower than I'd like Company was recently acquired, so things are a bit bumpy right now Rumors that our benefits will change for the worse, they're great now

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telerik full-time

    Pros

    Exciting place to be, even post Progress acquisition. Always lots to do you'll never be bored here. Fun work environment and lots of benefits (401k, food, game room etc).

    Cons

    Constant change- typical issues for a fast growing company. Constantly need to be ready to adapt and learn new products.

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  10. "Very Friendly Office Culture"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Sales Representative in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun and young company, with helpful and open management, at least on the sales team

    Cons

    They work you hard and can sometimes expect too much

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