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Outside the Openwave headquarter office located in Redwood City, CA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.120)
Openwave HQ Building showing playing fields
2100 Seaport Building (HQ)
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Unwired Planet President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Eric Vetter
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    Exciting environment to work in with a huge growth market available

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Unwired Planet


    Competitive salary
    cutting edge products
    Great atmosphere in work place, so all in all if you get a chance I would recommend working for Openwave.


    We used to be the leader in our market until we lost sight of our target and now other companies are winning our business

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    With a new CEO at the helm I think upper management is focused and should achieve great things for the company, well see!

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Unwired Planet in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The engineering team seems to be smart. The recruiter contacted me out of the blue. He was prepared and had a good pitch. I first spoke to an engineering director via phone. It lasted about 50minutes, lots of technical and situational type of questions. The recruiter got back to me a few days later and invited me for an onsite. I met 4 engineers and a manager. They asked appropriate level of questions and the interview ran smoothly. Everyone was on time. I had to white board a number of questions. I sensed some attitude from one of the engineers. Not sure what that was about. But overall, it seemed like a good team. Not a great environment, it was pretty stale and bland. Overall though, it was okay. Nothing incredible and nothing horrible.

    Side note. Too bad they are not doing well now. It was a good place while it lasted.

    Interview Questions
    • Memory mapping in C. It had been a while and I was going in for a mgr role.   Answer Question
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    Recruiter was very good. He negotiated well.
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Website www.unwiredplanet.com
Headquarters Reno, NV
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (UPIP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

Openwave is all about establishing new lines of communication. The company, which developed much of the technology behind the wireless application protocol (WAP) standard, provides software and services used by telecommunications network operators and others to give their customers wireless access to a variety of content and applications. Its products allow service providers to offer e-mail (Email mx), Web navigation, and messaging (MMSC) services to mobile users, as well as to manage data traffic (Smart User Repository). Openwave also offers managed application services... More

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