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Workshare Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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3.5
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61%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Michael Garrett
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "I definately feel blessed to have worked closely with such great people and Workshare have a skill of employing TALENT(in 8 reviews)

  • "The development team follows agile best practices(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Has seen some senior management changes in the last year, but under the new experienced management team, the future looks very promising(in 5 reviews)

  • "No one seemed to have any real interest in helping anyone else, except for maybe two or three kind people (who are now also looking to leave)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team and Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workshare full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working at Workshare during my 2 years tenure there. The best part about the company is the high calibre of the team and great support from management. I got the chance to learn, grow and contribute to the company significantly. If you're looking to join a company where you're valued for your initiatives, have the freedom to work in your own style and make a difference - this is it. The CEO and CIO...

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    Cons

    Can get a little political - but this will be the case in any company today.

    Workshare2017-08-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Workshare Not the Best for US Employees"

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

    I worked at Workshare full-time

    Pros

    There are a handful of great people in the US and 1 or 2 in England that went out of their way to try and help me get a handle on the complex nature of the software and the weird rules for selling it. The health benefits aren't too bad either.

    Cons

    This is a British company and US employees get reminded of that daily. Other than the 6 or so people mentioned in the Pros, the majority of the other 100+ employees; especially UK employees are useless or worse. Support, Sales and Engineering management showed they had zero experience training new employees and the vast majority of my colleagues were too disgruntled to really help. I got most of the necessary training...

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    Advice to Management

    I doubt they'll listen to anything as they are too busy trying to find a buyer for the company, but you need to beef up your training program for all new employees; not just Support. A larger US presence would make better business sense since the vast majority of your clients are here. Having less than 20% of the staff in the United States is counter productive. And last, better pay might help to reduce the revolving...

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    Workshare2017-11-07

    Workshare Response

    November 13, 2017Director of HR

    Naturally, I'm very disappointed to hear that you haven't felt supported by the HR team. I can assure you that we care very much about the way the US team feel. Thank you for the constructive feedback within your review. We wish you all the best for the future. Kindest Regards, the ...

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  3. "Not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workshare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Awesome group of people to work with -Fun lunches/drinks with colleagues

    Cons

    -Management keeps trying to force the company to change course from the legal market to the corporate one. -Legal customers started feeling ignored and that the new solutions were not a fit for their priorities.

    Advice to Management

    -Remember who got you established - focus on their needs and experiment with other competencies on a low level until you can scale it.

    Workshare2017-10-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great developers, chaotic direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The former VP of Engineering was probably the most influential person on my career I have ever had. The culture is great, people really like each other and there is a good synergy between sales, marketing and the people who design and make. Based in a really great bit of London, if you are a technical person and want to up your social life a bit then you are in the right place. Also to boot, there are some folks...

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    Cons

    Management is a mess and has been since the very beginning, usually as a grunt you are shielded from that by mid 30s lot who just have the metal to put up with it, but when your project neckbreaks in one or two directions during your sprint you start to get a little fatigued. Management also seemed to see this and up their game on frivolities like culture and fun stuff, but don't really dedicate to untangling old...

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    Advice to Management

    Having a lateral approach is difficult, but for people 20-30 years my senior at Workshare, it's impossible. You will do what they say, and if you complain then you either get fired or offered ridiculous stuff that they can't really fulfill. So if you wanna fall in - get involved and learn some great design and code. If that's your jam then you are in a fantastic place - but use it your advantage, not to theirs.

    Workshare2017-06-15
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Too many changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Workshare full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people at Workshare are great to work with.

    Cons

    There have been so many changes across the board at Workshare from people coming and going, executive turn over, messaging and positioning, etc. that it was extremely hard to be successful.

    Workshare2016-02-24
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tale of Two Cities"

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

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

    Pros

    The London team has a vision and a plan to execute the vision. The majority of the people in the organization are a joy to work with and for, and they are extremely intelligent and professional. The executive team in London is a wealth of knowledge and enjoys sharing that knowledge. Solid base and comp. Solid benefits aside from a weak 401k plan. Friendly, smart people based in the US aside from the very top. Lovely culture,...

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    Cons

    Some of the leadership in the US leaves much to be desired. There is an internal power struggle, paired with a US leader who has never lead, which has created a toxic environment where they don't even know what inputs are needed for successful outputs and are more focused on taking over someone's job. That person was elevated to a much higher title than deserved due to a right place at the right time situation, together...

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    Advice to Management

    Redesign the sales process. Bring in actual lead gen. Design processes in each function to create uniformity and organization and reduce confusion. Bring in innovative, young leadership to right the ship in the US. Realize that the company has become a revolving door due to a complete lack of leadership in the US to the point that it is comical. Clean up the internal database.

    Workshare2015-12-28
  7. Helpful (6)

    "No light end of tunnel, Chop shop"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workshare

    Pros

    I'm sure there's at least one....i just can't think of it though

    Cons

    This would be a pretty long list. Old perpetual product, very crowded market, horrible management, customer success is a disaster, sales management is totally clueless, super high turn over, sales reps make zero commission pretty much, seen the entire team turn over in less than a year, when current team took over they basically pushed out all the decent folks out so its pretty much dumb and dumber and dumbest at this...

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    Advice to Management

    none - they're a bunch of "know it alls"..wouldn't listen to any advice anyway

    Workshare2015-11-29
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Shockingly Unprofessional"

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

    I worked at Workshare

    Pros

    Great benefits, some nice people. (unfortunately they never stay)

    Cons

    The US management was dishonest, self obsessed, and had clear favorites who were treated differently, and compensated differently. I left because the US management seemed to be without a moral compass and no one seemed to care. We spent hours on calls listening to a meandering and useless monologue conducted in the middle of the work day. I saw the ENTIRE sales force turn over in less than 2 years. Some very talented...

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    Advice to Management

    Be thankful the investors don't know how you are running your business.

    Workshare2015-04-28
  9. Helpful (11)

    "If you want to commit career suicide, Workshare is for you!"

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

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

    Pros

    If you have a good sense of humor, maybe you'll be entertained by the ineptitude of the organization from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, everyone is looking for another job. Worst turnover I've ever seen, management is constantly changing strategies- now they're going for a boiler room approach with a cheesy used car sales manager that actually counts the number of outbound phone calls that you make- and then discuses it with you in a weekly meeting! They're always firing salespeople that can't execute on their harebrained initiatives,...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a long look in the mirror.

    Workshare2015-04-22
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Chapter 11, coming soon"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workshare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There really wasn't any pros. The management is clueless which is a pro and a con. Pro, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Seriously, you name it. No net new business, no proven technology, not customer focused, dissatisfied clients, horrible support, all making the job very challenging. I could go on and on but I think the point is taken. Unless desperate for a job, keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing good money after bad. DO what you do best and do it well and efficiently(profitable).

    Workshare2014-10-15
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