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Adrian Tuck
27 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Phenomenal work environment, passionate people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tendril full-time

    Pros

    Tendril genuinely cares about the welfare of its people. This is extremely refreshing in a world where money and power seem to be the highest priorities for the vast majority of "leadership" in this country. The respect and care fostered throughout the company ultimately results in a passionate community. We are all here for each other, the team, and the environment. In addition, we have a blast working with cutting...

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    Cons

    With the growth, it can be unstable in some aspects of the company. Lots of people with ideas, need more resources to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  2. "How many more lives does Tendril have?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tendril full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Strong software team, capable product management

    Cons

    Current management team hasn't been successful to date

    Advice to Management

    Time for new leadership? Adrian / Chris have been at this a long time, with poor results to date.

  3. "Work here for the experience. Just don't count on your stock options."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tendril full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    Shady business practices. Exercised my vested stock options when I left. They cancelled all of it months after. Wasted $ exercising them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat former employees better.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great ideas, poor execution"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tendril full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    good people, lots of snacks

    Cons

    executive team, lack of expertise, lack of focus

    Advice to Management

    deliver fewer products and over deliver on them.

  5. "Incredible company with passionate professionals"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tendril for more than 2 years

    Pros

    amazing perks - fully stocked kitchen, pantry, even bar (beer, liquor -- after 4:00pm), ping pong table. Extremely intelligent people on both the business and engineering sides. I met some of the brightest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Fun, and challenging work the company culture is amazing

    Cons

    as a start up, the level of stability at Tendril is volatile

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  6. "Great place and people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tendril full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Very smart group Benefits and perks are great

    Cons

    Open office kind of sucks. But this is the thing that companies sell you one as beneficial these days. Not sure if they still have this going on Unlimited vacation is racket. Not sure if they still do this Forced group outings is also a beating. Not sure if they still do this either

    Advice to Management

    Nada. The CEO was good.

  7. Helpful (18)

    "14 Years and Still Struggling to Become?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tendril full-time

    Pros

    A solid product foundation that offers many capabilities. If executive leadership could only get out of the squirrel syndrome, who knows what might actually happen.

    Cons

    Struggling to compete in a dying business where we are not even the top is tough. I understand you have to keep the lights on, but when it is done at the expense of hiring and letting great people go because there are too many irons in the fire with no focus isn't a strategy. It's a death spiral. Leadership says focus today then refocus toward something else tomorrow. The revolving door is tough and we are getting...

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    Advice to Management

    Grow up, and get a plan. It's been 14 years already. Believe the expertise you have hired, give them direction, let them do what they do best....... and quit chasing squirrels already.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Top notch engineering organization and a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - UI Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tendril full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Excellent engineering processes, management and agile. Suggestions for process changes, technologies utilized, architectural changes, etc from engineers are embraced by management. Methods of implementation are discussed in an open forum with the scrum team and all voices are respected. Very effective agile implementation. Well defined definitions of "done" and ability to define your estimates. Great team work. ...

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    Cons

    When I was with Tendril, there seemed to be a lot of employee turn over. I never really figured out why...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Tendril for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and excellent location.

    Cons

    Poor internal communication and infighting amongst from business owners.

  10. "Current Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tendril full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership with a focus on making the energy sector more environmentally friendly. Great culture, feels like a family. Really interesting work.

    Cons

    Tendril is on its second wave and as such it is much better than a startup, but it is still going through some growing pains as it organizes with a larger number of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course - the triple bottom line is highly motivating to employees. One of our strongest assets is our staff - I'm continually impressed with the quality of the hires. Keep it up!

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