Hiring Freeze Leaves No Room for Advancement
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX South Parmer Location – March 22, 2019
Context shifting is a major problem in the development groups. Sprint planning gets upended by emergency stakeholder requests. Management has little dialogue with development staff, especially contractors. Contractors are specifically hamstrung by the lack of conversions, raises, performance reviews, and access to supervisory feedback. Dev teams are extremely silo'ed -- often finding themselves at cross purposes.
Quality of development staff is very high, but no overt reward system is in place for good performance. Team camaraderie is high, but poor sprint management casts a pall over the general mood.
The best part of the job is collaboration with other devs, who are very skilled and knowledgeable and come from unique backgrounds.
My direct supervisor hardly spoke two words to me throughout my contract periods.
Top notch desktop and laptop provided to all devs
No open door policy with management