Small silo'd group and shoestring budget.
Infrastructure, automation and provisioning (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – April 2, 2015
As an engineer, I'm happy with the role I'm in. Make no mistake about that.
The fringe benefits are nice: fully stocked kitchen, free food, free soda fountain, and beer in the fridge a couple days a month. As long as you're not doing anything dumb, everything is cool.
I'm expected to put in a full 40, but time in the office is very flexible, as long as you can justify your time and effort. (Again, just don't do anything dumb, and work life balance is good.)
Management is probably the most technically minded team I've ever worked for.
One thing they don't handle well is full remote, though. And that's not entirely a bad thing- people are expected to work in their teams, and face to face is best.
My only real concerns are:
Focus on older tech, and shyness towards new.
As an engineer or dev, mobility within the company is unheard of, except for people leaving. High churn.
Annual bonus and merit raises are still a pittance, despite the improved economy.
This environment is best descibed very comfortable. If you want comfort and stability in your job, this is a great place. This isn't the most "fun" place I've worked, nor the most boring. It is one of the least stressed positions I've ever had.
Great fringe benny's, stable work, great work/life balance.
Personal growth is limited, stingy on comp (but still not as bad as others.)