Planview Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Planview is a global enterprise software company headquartered in Austin, Texas.
A customer shared his/her experience using Planview in G2 in February 2017:
"Pages and navigation are not intuitive. The system is not easy to use when adding projects to a weekly timesheet. for each week, I have to find the jobs I've worked on to add them to the timesheet rather than for each timesheet, listing ALL recent projects, like the last 4 weeks of projects, just not last week's projects."
Former Employee - Sales Development Representative (SDR) says"Very clique-like environment. Everyone knows someone from C-level and are the only ones that get to keep their job even if the company is doing bad."
Current Employee - Consultant says"Most of the labor comes from diverse backgrounds including overseas help. Many have never managed projects. So if you want to have big margins then hire resources for rick bottom prices which billing industry standard rates. So embarrassed I’m here."
Former Employee - Account Executive says"Not a very organized company, seems like everyone only does their job and isn't trying to collaborate and execute the problems some may run into on a day to day basis. Lots of "good ole boy" mentality going on in a conservative tech space. If you're not wearing golf polo's you're pretty much aren't fitting in."
Former Employee - Account Executive says"Leadership from the top down is not truthful. Not interested in critical feedback from the people working in the front-lines. Favoritism is not based on performance."
Former Employee - Sales says"The management is extremely inexperienced and incompetent. They hire based on their friends coming from out of state and they haven't been let go in the three reorgs that have happened in the last 12 months. I also watched mid managers show blatant favoritism to sales members that didn't even sell. The atmosphere is stifling and you can feel the fear in everyone. They acquire companies and promise to not let them go, but they all end up laid off. If you are a woman or a person that isn't white and middle aged, run. You won't be promoted and there isn't a future for you."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Everyone is gaming the system to hit their numbers, which leads to poor quality opportunities. all the stellar management has left and everyone left is overwhelmed. Compensation is below industry norms and no incentive to go above and beyond. Too easy to coast and not care"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"They run this organization like crud. IF you can avoid working here, do so."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Some Executive and Senior Management individuals have created a "bully" environment at Planview that seems to be generally accepted. There's a lot of office politics in play here and infighting between management..... Everyone running their own agenda and not necessarily for the good of the company. A LOT of turnover in the last year, especially in the Finance and Sales departments. Many people have quit the company without another job because of the negative environment that currently exists at Planview. Sadly, it's simply not the company of two years ago."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Wow. The amount of poor decisions and mismanagement that goes on here simply boggles the mind. No investment is made in their employees or improving the entirely Microsoft based tech stack. All departments and teams are extremely silo'd and there is an active effort to horde knowledge. Employees have dead eyes and seem terrified to speak out."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"The employees walk around like zombies. No one cares about anyone. There's lots of back stabbing."
Project Management Consultant (Former Employee) says"Bottom of the barrel employees. Can't get any worse than working for this company. Do something that makes you happy because this place will make you miserable."
Marketing (Former Employee) says"There are good people there. However, with so many acquisitions over such a short period of time, it's not always handled in the best way. Teams churn and valuable information gets lost. No sense in making a long term plan there, you must be able to work more agile in 2 week sprints and turn on a dime. Expect the organization to Pivot strategy at least once a quarter.Happy hours, free fruitCulture is declining"
Sales (Former Employee) says"Planview has great products, but they kept trying to reinvent how to sell them and the lack of consistency and lack of marketing made it a dud of a product to sell.Greg Gilmore is a fantastic CEOLack of direction. New management has no leadership skills."
Engagement Manager/Customer Success Manager (Former Employee) says"There was very little information available from the executive team. There was very little training on the software. My co-workers seemed to be biding their time. There was not much camaraderie among my co-worers."
Associate (Former Employee) says"Planview compensation is pretty good. Culture is definitely not great compared to other industry companies. It was recently purchased and there's been a definite change in expectations and work loads.Free breakfast bar, drinks/coffees, monthly events/lunch parties, happy hour barVery political, certain people who you don't want to end up on their bad side."
PLANVIEW, INC. - AUSTIN, TX 1995-2013 (Former Employee) says"When I left Planview it still had something of a family business feel but had already begun the transition. I'm sure the environment has changed a lot since I left. My experience in development was that there really wasn't much need for cutting edge technology or exploring new ones, as long as you kept up with the minimum basic skills and 'safe' proven technology. I didn't feel it was a place where I was going to grow skills very rapidly at all. Was not a challenging environment.Very flexible hours, Convenient location, Friendly family-like atmosphere. Competent management, Minimum politics, everyone was interested in what's best for the company.Nepotism, Fairly spartan, not a lot of freebies or perks, Not technically challenging or even interesting."
Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Culture was great. The people I worked with were great. Problem is, most of us got our jobs cuts in a massive, unexpected re-org. It's unfortunately all too common in tech.Free breakfast and beverages, including wine and beer. Community service opportunities. Daily exerciseMost of us got fired without cause, on what seemed to be a whim"
Integration Developer (Former Employee) says"Planview environment is very competitive. But not many fun events that take place. Salary and Benefits wise, its a wonderful firm. If working in iCOE team, its a very good learning oppurtunity as the management is top class."