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Very good working environment, short notice travel is sometimes required, good manage..

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Current Employee - Staff Consultant  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

Pros

Solid software products, great product support and knowledgable consultants

Cons

Management changes strategy every year, alot of software products have been added to portfolio through acquiring different companies - thus product suite may overlap functionality and/or lack standardization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more efforts in standardizing internal processes on delivering to clients.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for SERENA Software

  1.  

    Start-up culture with high turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I have been working at SERENA Software full-time

    Pros

    — Constantly growing and learning
    — Lots of access to customers
    — Good office perks (food / espresso / other drinks / bikes to take out for a spin)
    — Nice office with great views
    — SUPER smart people that are also very down-to-Earth
    — Creative freedom, some autonomy, and ownership of projects

    Cons

    — ALM industry not so interesting
    — Struggling company financials / growth
    — Sometimes a feeling of instability / uneasiness (layoffs now and then, high turnover in some departments)
    — Benefits aren't great (medical too expensive and 401k match is meager)
    — Offshore development teams creates strange work hours, long task completion times, and re-work
    — Some micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people get to know you more personally (less 'fake' / more authentic). Find connections with people that are real. Don't micro manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Orchestrated ALM

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SERENA Software full-time

    Pros

    Solid solutions and upward trending in this space

    Cons

    Marketing direction, career growth has limitations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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