Abacus Data Systems is San Diego's oldest 'startup'
Support Technician (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 21, 2016
I've been with Abacus for almost a year now, which doesn't sound that long, but in Abacus time, it's like a century! In the time that I've been with the company, they've grown 3x in employees, moved into huge offices, acquired our biggest competitor, and I've gotten two promotions. The pro AND con of this company is that it moves extremely fast, too fast for some people, and new projects and giant growth challenges spring up literally overnight. Management is young - everyone is on the younger side here - and it shows here and there, but, you really feel like you're involved and can make an impact when you put yourself and your ideas/thoughts out there. Company makeup is the most diverse I've seen at a tech company in my life, something you don't really think about until you see it (female Hispanic CEO, African American CFO and CTO, only the CSMO is white). It's a fun and thriving culture, the people that love it LOVE it, but I've seen a lot of turnover with people that just can't stand the company's style. I'd recommend to friends that I thought would make a good fit.
Growing company, good pay, work hard / play hard atmosphere, room for advancement, located in UTC area
Health care plan is okay, vacation plan sucks, no 401k/stock (yet)