Kaazing Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Tenefit has been solving realtime Internet connectivity for over a decade. Formally known as Kaazing, its founders pioneered the WebSocket standard and help bring into the enterprise landscape. Today, Tenefit's customers span the Global 500 across a multitude of industries including some of the largest financial, logistics and entertainment organizations.


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Former Employee - Sales says

"I worked at Kaazing full-time for more than a year Cons: Lack market position, what does Kaazing want to sell at the end of the day? Who Knows? *CEO is over his head. The company is struggling and he spends most days barking orders like the employees are slaves. Marching orders are often changed 1-2 days later after wasting resources on the previous tasks. ----Not a single person talks positively about the CEO at the company. Be Warned, He will treat you poorly. Zero direct sales. - Every quarter its the same deals being delayed, pushed off, or lost to simple product short comings. Most sales are pushed by partner relationships. Several SR leaders have left (Co Founder, CFO, 3 X Marketing Heads, & Numerous Sales VP's.) killing all office culture. Employees are very remote. Collaboration and general boding is very difficult. Horrible commuter location. Outlook for an exit (IPO/Buy Out) extremely bad."

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer says

"I have been working at Kaazing full-time for more than 5 years Cons: CEO aka Chief Executive Terrorist...has single handedly destroyed Kaazing. What an unforgivable shame... Over the past year: Forced out a Co-Founder, terminated 4 Executives [heading up key departments including Sales, Marketing, EMEA Sales and none have been replaced], was the reason 8 employees across all departments resigned within a 3 week period earlier this Summer, and terminated 10 others in the past 3 months. A dictator never recognizes that the common denominator in all of the chaos and turmoil in a failing regime is HIM."


"I worked at Kaazing for more than a year Cons: No market yet, very slow with adoption"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Kaazing full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Kaazing's people are being recruited at a fearsome rate into some very attractive startups. This causes a huge brain drain and has led to some serious difficulties when you need to work with a technology that a now-departed engineer wrote. (The corporate memory tends to be short-term.) There has also been a significant (and necessary) culture shift from being an engineering-driven company to a sales-driven company. The engineering group maintains its own subculture with plenty of camaraderie, but also feels the strain of being a bubble in a (now) sales-driven company. This may have contributed to the flight of several key people in the past year. Finally, WebSocket is no longer cutting-edge, it's mainstream. Kaazing is now competing with open source. It means you will have to look deeper at what the product does and who uses it. It means you'll have to have longer discussions to get past the "open source" question to find the right places to use it. But it also means the rewards are sweeter when you find that perfect fit."

Former Employee - IT Operations Engineer says

"I worked at Kaazing full-time for more than a year Cons: Most of Kaazing's mangement are first time managers: they can be unseasoned and the Peter Principle may apply. The company culture is to keep the organization as flat as possible and focus on execution without employee investment. Therefore, ambitious employees leave, retention is a serious issue, and promotion only occurs when a manager leaves, sales demands growth, or one has another offer in hand."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Kaazing full-time Cons: In general management is slow and disorganized, can take months for a simple decision. Some high-level managers don't seem to have a clear idea about what is going on in the organization yet try to micromanage somewhat. Not enough middle-managers."

Former Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing says

"I worked at Kaazing full-time for more than a year Cons: The Founders were ousted and it's not the same."

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