FileMaker Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application from Claris International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. It is available in desktop, server, iOS and web-delivery configurations.

Tammy mentioned, "FileMaker's system crashes, information is not transferable within application. We've used cloud-based, switched to server based. One Technician in the area to service - no one else can help. Not worth the money or effort of trying to keep in running."


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assist the sales reps (Former Employee) says

"A little intricate but it was a very detailed worker friendly program. There is an error or issue with the way Indeed processes uploaded resumes, File Maker is listed under my Program Proficiency tab not as a place or job I have worked."

Business Developer Executive - Inside Sales (Current Employee) says

"Essendo Business Development il mio ruolo principale è quello di sviluppare il mercato italiano, di permettere di conoscere il prodotto."

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Slow company, stuck in the past."

EMEA Technical Support (Current Employee) says

"buen equipo multicultural - jornada laboral convencional"

Manager (Former Employee) says

"This place is a great place to start your career. It also helps that they are owned by Apple, Inc. and you get all the benefits of a large organization."

Project Manager (Former Employee) says

"The FileMaker developer community is populated by bright, creative and passionate folks developing solutions for needs of any size, for any industry. FMI looks to impart that same energy and passion in its employees."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time Cons: Midlevel managers are terrible! Due to their LACK of experience, they believe in leading by fear! Communication is terrible! Changes are constant because of their inability to make good business decisions. Talking to them is challenging due to the condescending tone of their voice and body language. If issues are brought up, either you are ignored and are always quick to say you are wrong before looking into the issue. Unprofessionalism is everywhere"

Former Employee - Sales Representative says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Dysfunctional management totally out of touch"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than a year Cons: Old boy's company culture. If it comes down to your word against someone else who has more years with the company, you will lose. Don't bother going to HR with your issues. You will be disregarded. The person I talked to actually fell asleep for a good 30 seconds while I voiced my concerns. After a lot of the senior management was let go, encouraged to leave, or left/retired on their own, a bunch of people were promoted to managers and software architects who have no business being in those roles. No innovation happening. In the current state of technology, the company's niche is becoming, if it hasn't already, irrelevant. Implementing a FileMaker installation at your company most likely will require consultants that specialize in FileMaker. It's not a turnkey product. A lot of pride in QA engineers who identify a massive number of defects, but no one looks into the cause of the metrics."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Politics at every level. No trust. Every organization for themselves. Stuck in 1998. No support to take risk. Predictable."

Former Employee - Product Manager says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than a year Cons: Without ever having an employee evaluation and no advance notice, I was laid off. While this review may come off as bitter, I'll still say I enjoyed working here a lot, like the people, and did become a certified Apple developer. However, management has no feelings or people skills. It's a free for all with everyone fighting for their jobs, every single day. There is no security and zero trust. They promised me one thing when I was hired, and the exact opposite happened. Management holds finances so tightly they never tell any of the non-managers. Also, one of the director's never washed their hands after using the bathroom. You'd think common sense grows as one advances to managerial/executive levels, however, something was clearly amiss here."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at FileMaker full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Malaise has taken over this company. Management is risk adverse and hyper analytical to the point of inaction. They are loosing ground every year and they no longer inspire interest in their employees or their customers."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than 5 years Cons: If you are considering this company, take a good look at their technology position. Even though progress has been made to keep up with the current technology climate by doing such things as releasing an iOS client for their database software, the company is essentially still squarely positioned in the old school shrink wrap software market. No cloud computing here. You have to ask yourself how long will that last? They make their money from an aging demographic that somehow has been sold on the ease-of-use of their products, and bought into their whole ecosystem. However, in most cases it still requires hiring a developer to create your database for you with their software. Which essentially means they are competing with free and more widely accepted tools that are increasingly in use every day to create vertical applications. That plus the fact we are seeing more vertical applications every day available via retail (not needing a developer), and you have yourself a company clearly on the down trend."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for more than a year Cons: Part of Apple but treated as though they're not Don't understand regional (country) differences, always wanted to do things the way they work in the US. Management seemed to have hidden agenda and ulterior motives at times"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for less than a year Cons: No matter what you achieve, no one will ever praise you or say thanks."

Former Employee - Clerk says

"I worked at FileMaker full-time for less than a year Cons: Management, time management, work balance"

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