Carbonite – Sunnyvale, CA
Summer 2015 – Software Engineer Internships Location: Sunnyvale, CA. We pay for 10 – 12 weeks of internships. We offer employment after graduation… Carbonite
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I worked at Carbonite full-time (More than a year)
The work ethic in the Boston office is that everybody gets to work on time at 9am and works hard all day, very little shmoozing. But then everybody goes home at 5pm sharp, unless there is a tight deadline or emergency. Vacation policy is extremely flexible, no specific limit. Bonuses are good (8% to 10% of salary), and not very much tied to work performance (except for unusually high and unusually low performers).
Workstations are very open, clusters of about 8 people, each cluster is sort of like a big table with dividers on the table. No privacy, everybody is visible all the time. This includes upper management people, who have offices with a glass wall, including the CEO. Engineering talent level is adequate, but not stellar. People management practices are in general barely adequate, except for termination practices, which are substandard (they sometimes fire people abruptly--both technical and non-technical--with little or no warning, without a probation period).