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Xamarin Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "Great Working Environment"

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

    I worked at Xamarin full-time

    Pros

    - Passionate about Developers
    - Great Team Members
    - Support of Microsoft

    Cons

    - Work-life balance
    - Working for a big company so could get lost in the crowd


  2. "Customer Success Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xamarin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture and talented people

    Cons

    The change that took place to the sales and success team post-acquisition

  3. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Xamarin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company that takes great care of its people. Wide variety of technical work and some interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    It is part of a large company (Microsoft), which has its pros and cons


  4. "Fantastic place to work"

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

    I worked at Xamarin full-time

    Pros

    Truly outstanding team & community

    Cons

    None, I would definitely recommend.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Success Engineer"

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

    I worked at Xamarin full-time

    Pros

    Strong team, leadership and great benefits (including fitness benefit and catered lunch). The sales team was always motivated and would hit target sales goals every month. Very exciting to work with this bunch!

    Had a week-long internal summit "Xummit", which was a lot of fun and great way to meet the whole company. Also had a week-long "Xamarin Evolve" conference with great sessions on mobile topics and a fun way to engage with customers one-on-one.

    ...And Xamarin throws great parties!

    Cons

    Usually a 9 hour work day in the office, making it challenging for anyone that commutes more than 30 minutes one-way. Can be challenging to have a work-life balance. This is a work-hard, play-hard workplace (which you could see as a pro or a con).

    Management leadership was strong, but that could also have it's downsides. When sales we're down, you're working harder. Leadership needed to address the vicious cycle of working extra hard from the middle to end of the month to close sales, leading to burnout.

    I personally could not open-up easily to leadership and voice my full opinion freely. That felt frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Strive for a better work-life balance. Listen to your employees often and ask them what they need.


  6. "Great people, product, community!"

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

    I worked at Xamarin full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is exceptional at both listening to the customer base and delivering innovative, best-in-class products. Genuine, smart, and action-oriented people - across the board.

    Cons

    New go to market with Microsoft is different. Will require some adapting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xamarin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Leadership is really experienced, passion for the technology and the industry. You really feel valued. Everyone invests in your success and is all in it together

    Cons

    Culture can be hard to preserve now under an acquired Microsoft head.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep the culture open and honest. Expect the best of your employees but be straight with them.

  8. "It all good"

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

    Pros

    This company has a great culture, and I work with a lot of great people. The company is very transparent.

    Cons

    I can not think of any negative points with regards to this company. Everything about Xamarin is very wonderful.

    Advice to Management

    Xamarin is at a great point in its history and growth. Make sure to keep the culture and environment.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xamarin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The last year of growth has maintained a positive and enthusiastic culture. Top-level management is very transparent with the workings of the business as much as is possible. Access to top management is very open.
    Good performance is rewarded. Nice smart people work at Xamarin.
    The company feels very stable, it's still growing very fast, and its outlook is strong.

    Cons

    Top-level communication is great, but communication between departments could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate the connections between different parts of the company to avoid silo'ing and improve our customers' experience with the products.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing and a delight to work with. Everyone has the best intentions and management is eager to help define your career path at Xamarin

    Cons

    There are few cons at Xamarin. With working for a start up, you get what comes along with that, long work hours and a fast paced changing environment. I don't consider these cons.


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