SoftLayer
2.8 of 5 52 reviews
www.softlayer.com Dallas, TX 500 to 999 Employees

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Awesome Co-workers, Horrible Technology

Software Engineer I (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsReally awesome co-workers and free snacks (sodas, junk food, orange juice, etc)

ConsInterface team is forced to use the slow and horrible API which was built upon the horrible in-house ORM, resulting in a poor work environment, having to make too many design and user experience sacrifices, which results in a slow and sub-par product.

Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management needs to be more vocal to upper management about the issues developers face. Issues are raised and even after 8 months there's no response.

Managers need to be more forceful and call out other teams on their crappy code instead of telling their own to find a way to work around major issues.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Poor Ethics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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


Pros: There are some very good employees and middle managers. Opportunity to… Cons: If you enjoy being barked at, this is the place for you. Following our takeover of the Planet, the CEO passed out a copy… Advice to Senior Management: Learn that no one cares what you know - until… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good for starting out... but that's about it

Server Build Technician (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at SoftLayer


Pros: 1) good learning environment 2) training modules to acclimate us to the types of issues… Cons: 1) pay was incredibly low. I came in with several years of experience, but was treated as if I was brand new, and was consistently… Advice to Senior Management: Be honest with the employees. If you promise people a set course for a promotion, don't turn it around and get mad at them for… More

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