Cequint Reviews

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    A company that's still finding it's way...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cequint full-time

    Pros

    I see a lot of the negative reviews on Glassdoor, and while I can't discount their merit, and some of them really nailed down issues, there are still people in charge that give me hope. The engineering leadership is outstanding, and from a technology view point the company has a solid footing. They've lost a few really strong people, though, so I have concerns that they aren't moving forward on the excellent foundation that was set up. The engineering/development folks remaining are for the most part strong, and I'm hoping they'll step up and take some of their innovative concepts to the next level.

    Cons

    No real ownership, which results in no real accountability. Every manager owns everything and nothing at the same time. As other reviews have suggested, I think it's true that many there don't really understand the underlying technologies of the several strengths of Cequint. The value add of Cequint is really the integration of several vertical and horizontal platforms and programs, both at the network level as well as the business level. I'm not going to get into the HR management, which I think is really the result of a complicated chain of two acquisitions in as many years by companies that are just plain confused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give engineering more of a say! There are reasons that the most successful technology companies (take Google, for example), are engineer-driven. While non-technical folks can definitely spur ideas, manage communication to customers, and drive inspiration, it's really engineering that can determine what is feasible, and what gets the most bang for the buck. The engineers at Cequint are REALLY strong, and should be involved in not just the immediate deliverables, but the long term strategies, prospects, and deliverables, as well. The idea that there should be "product people" and "engineers", and that they are two disparate disciplines is out-dated and delusional. Also, the CEO listed for this company may be out-dated.

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    Handset Tester Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cequint in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met with both QA managers who are both friendly. Each meeting lasted for an hour with the managers getting to know you and your background. They each have their own test to access your ability for the job. Basically each test was how would you go about a test plan for their main product, callerID.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you test out a handset to be capable for the City ID application.   Answer Question
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Website www.cequint.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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