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Updated Jun 10, 2021

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39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits are amazing, free food, transport, flexible working hours/leave requests(in 21 reviews)

  • "Free and open-source development with flat culture(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be tampered(in 12 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long working hours, especially during product releases(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A challenging company to work at but rewarding at the same time

      Feb 19, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Ability to work in a diverse community internally as well as with customers - Team work emphasized across the company - Ability to travel the world. If you love to travel this is a place to consider!

      Cons

      - Dealing with open source software so the sales motion is much tougher - Brand is not that well known in major markets but its been fixed

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Sinking ship - Massive exodus

      Jun 7, 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You can do a 9 to 5 easily and won't get fired unless you do something really bad or they don't like you from the start.

      Cons

      If you are a Westerner, don't do this to yourself. The initial portrayal of this wonderful open company is a flat-out lie. A lot of the things you will be promised during the interview process will never happen. The positive reviews are mostly from Sri Lankans that are used to drown the bad reviews. If you are not a Sri Lankan, the chances for you to get ahead in this company are extremely slim to none. My female colleagues are always complaining about very bad behavior towards them, they don't get heard and when it comes to any type of maternity and general leave there are crass differences between what the Sri Lankans get and what the rest of the employees around the world get. There have been issues in actually taking days off and the Sri Lankan managers push a workaholic culture while they have 28 national days off, they get the US days off and also normal vacation. A lot of unfairness in the treatment of US employees in general. Half of your job will be to get others to do their job - island time here. And it's like sometimes they are doing you a favor. There are a few smart people that kinda lay low because you are not allowed to actually voice opinions and if you do you will be shot down by the "guys" immediately. The managers will wake up and implement your idea after 2 years maybe, taking credit of course. Senior management is just terrible. They have no idea what they are doing and the inefficiencies above board are terrible. They are also not open to ways to improve and doing the same stuff they were doing 10 years ago. God forbid you to do anything different... you will get into a ton of trouble. Sales have to do Marketing work a lot and they need to be sending stupid marketing emails because most of them are totally incompetent in using new technology to get this done. Marketing is almost non-existent. People that make mistakes costing thousands of dollars and narcissistic people that contribute to the toxic environment are promoted. So just don't do this to yourself. This is a soul-sucking job, in which you are expected to be a robot. And you will have micromanagers and other colleagues trying to find any mistake you make and blast you in front of everyone so that they get ahead. They are also being promoted. Also, these jobs are paid well under the market. HR is also terrible. I have heard of multiple behavioral issues being reported to HR and they never do anything. No programs to support employees during COVID, they actually cut a lot of our benefits while the company was growing and change promotion criteria every few months so you can easily be left out of the game. A third-world company with a third-world culture. If you are Sri Lankan and are used to it it might be a good opportunity. If you are from anywhere outside of that... reconsider unless you have been unemployed for a long time. Then it might be worth it to play the game but it will cost you from a mental health perspective to be in a very toxic and unfair environment.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Tech

      Jun 7, 2021 - Sales Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technology, people have a good work ethic

      Cons

      Lack of experience in US market

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Dec 11, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good culture - Focus on employees - Great product and vision

      Cons

      - Your progress depends on the team you are in and the location

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Not good

      Nov 24, 2020 - Senior Consultant in East Hartford, CT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nothing much to say at the moment

      Cons

      too much work and hard to get a promotion

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Incredible Growth Opportunity

      Oct 13, 2018 - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - The Open Source way and all that it means - Incredible culture of openness, community contribution, teamwork, flexible schedule - Dedicated team without any 'jerks' - Great products loved by a growing customer base - Service focused team from engineers to sales & mrkt to delivery & support - Career development from internships and continuing education, to departmental rotations and global opportunities

      Cons

      - Rapidly evolving operations and processes as we grow at 50% a year - Don't work here if you don't want to work hard - Some adjustment if you come from MSFT Office, as we are Google everything - Tough interview process driven by desire to ensure 'fit'

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      ATL

      Aug 18, 2015 - Associate Technical Lead 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Challenging work in R&D space. Getting exposed in to entire wso2 SOA stack including customer engagements to work in front if real customer. WSO2 treats the employees very well.

      Cons

      It might not be the best paying company around, but they treat employees good enough. Due to the rapid expansion, most of the time the work place and old culture seems deviating from what it was earlier.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Jr. Account Manager

      Dec 3, 2015 - Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great open culture in the office. Flexible hours. Catered lunches on Tuesdays. Decent benefits.

      Cons

      Mostly Sri Lankan people, not many other nationalities.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Visionary Middleware company

      Nov 24, 2016 - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Open source culture rocks and friendly working environment

      Cons

      people who are used to standard procedures might not enjoy the working environment

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to work

      Feb 16, 2016 - Software Engineer in Bloomington, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Superb technical experience, Great culture, a place to build ur carrier and excel

      Cons

      Nothing specific. The company treats its employees well.

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