Cons: - Promotion growth is slow and till Senior Software Engineer only in HSM-EFT Team. - No staff is more than 3 Years old except Manager and Architect. - 10-12 days in a month you go home at 1100pm to 1200pm. Average working hour is 1200 hrs(Official is 0830 hrs). - No work-life balance. - Manager and TL are non-technical.
Good for learning new technology.
No work life balance - No Growth - Manager and TL are non-technical
customer service representative (Former Employee) – Belcamp, MD – 20 December 2015
In my dept. the training was extremely poor and even though there was flexibility the work load was extreme! The job has its challenges as any job does however management says one thing but expects something different
Test Technician Contractor (Former Employee) – Belcamp, MD – 6 October 2015
Safenet is a very balanced company in terms of work/life balance. The company has a lot of diversity and encourages practice in its culture. It provides a very warm environment. They provide different ways to show recognition and appreciation to the staff each week by providing different activites for the employees. They encourage getting to know people throughout the comapny to have a better undertsanding of how each department works together to acheive the company mission. I think that safenet is one of the top contenders in workplace culture and work/life balance.
Catered events, contest, game day, casual Fridays, meet and greet lunches.
Safenet Computer, located in Bergen County NJ and established in 1991, is one of the largest independent computer retail and wholesale stores in North
SOA Consultant (Former Employee) – MD – 28 August 2015
• Creating BPEL process for Integration Workflow. • Combining Sync and Async BPEL processes with Siebel. • Creating jar file from WSDLs. • Worked on polling of various file types through file or ftp adapter. • Creating Java Server pages according to client requirment
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Burnley – 23 June 2015
Learned how to provide emotional support without giving too much support so that I am not in they face. You learn that at times when they are sad they need they own space to come to terms with what has happened. Hardest part of the job is having to put a straight face on when they telling you they story and especially when you can relate to it.
Systems Engineer/Integration & Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – 18 June 2015
In general management is good, watch out for the bad ones...they are very bad. Environment is good, when there is enough work. When work gets scarce, beware a knife in the back (even from those you considered friends).
Security Supervisor (Former Employee) – Germiston, GP – 13 March 2015
Typical day at work began at 05H45 I've learned how difficult it is to work with people. Management was so accommodating and considerate. They began by giving me cold shoulders but after sometime they got so supportive. To learn everyone's behavior. Seeing my co-worker happy every day when they report for duty
Internship (Former Employee) – Erie, PA – 4 June 2014
A typical day at work involved opening incoming mail, recording client intake and exiting of clients, records management, copying and faxing documents, and entering payroll information into payroll books, and making sure all outgoing mail was ready to be mailed the following day. I learned about the importance of keeping accurate Accounting procedures for a company. My coworkers were friendly and eager to help when needed. The hardest part of this job was getting the employees to turn their time cards in on time. The most enjoyable part of this job was meeting people from the other departments.
I enjoy working at this company but there is no place to move up. I have applied for positions that I am qualified for only for the position to be hired from outside the company. I just finished my degree, have multiple talents and abilities, and need to be making more money. I need something that will give me the ability to move up in the company.
Complete misfit for silicon valley - Too bureaucratic; antique IT
Former Employee (Current Employee) – redwood city – 25 February 2014
My team - Great people, ambitious and meticulous, hungry about success, ready to do whatever to succeed. A couple bad thoughts by long-standing job-insecure folks but not a big deal. Its not an ideal world after all :)
Corporate Culture - No transparency from executive and upper mgmt, very sick hierarchical management style, slow approval and decision process, low employee motivators or incentives if not the friendly team, age-old policies with exceptions for politicians. Corp culture encourages ppl to have their own groups and lobbying leaders.
IT - SHAME!!! They haven't changed a word in their IT policy guide in last 20 yrs. On top of it - Redwood City office is just an appendage, and even the smallest thing have to be approved, literally 'shipped' from east coast.
Technology investment - Much of the focus internally has been (at least then) on cleaning up the company and putting it up for a better price, than positioning it for a leadership role in the market. That said, there is absolutely no drive in that direction, no conversations or discussions happen that way. Many competitive new hires either reneged or resigned, and 'run of the mill' remained.
Overall - It was a good company that had a great expertise around its core competence. But then bad things happened on non-tech side and currently being cleaned-up. No chance of innovation under current investors.
Each individual team is great but just got worn out 'coz of the mgmt resistance over new initiatives. Wait up for 1-2 yrs - some products may jettison into different companies, and eventually SafeNetmore... may find its right investors who believe in technology potential of a tech-product than operation potential.less
Friendly teams sympathetic about their common enemy (upper mgmt)
Mgmt culture, It, Infrastucture, Corp stinginess, decision process
Solid company and prodcut Disorganized on West Coast
Lead Generation (Current Employee) – Redwood City – 21 February 2014
Learned a lot of great sales strategies. Had fun at the sales kickoff out in Washington D.C. Sentinel Cloud is a great product for reporting and analytics. Hardest part of job is to deal with the stress of redundency.