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WSI President Mark Gildersleeve
Mark Gildersleeve
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    After our company got bought out things went downhill fast.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA

    I worked at WSI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, grow, and work as a team. If you work for the company in Andover things could be good. Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in a number of areas. C++, C#, OpenGL, Weather, Database, Java, Mobile, etc.

    Cons

    Company is losing money and downsizing its newly acquired company. If you work in the Madison office, your time at the company is probably limited. The company is not doing well financially and looking for ways to cut costs. They currently support two sets of software that do the same thing, since acquiring Weather Central in Madison. There is no opportunity in Madison, only Massachusetts or possibly with The Weather Channel in Atlanta.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring vice presidents and focus more on the average employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    IT Help Desk-Mattawan Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at WSI in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on their website job app section back in Nov 2013. Heard nothing but kept seeing the job posting. Finally contacted them and asked in March 2014 to check if I was being seen in their system. The lady told me, oh your profile needs updated. Then said when you update, give us a call for appointment. Did that, went in and seen recruiter. Waited 15 minutes to be seen then recruiter takes me to office and immediately says, this position is on hold and asks if I have a resume with me. She looks at it then says, well you are definitely qualified and they says call me in 2 weeks. That was it a whole 5 minutes maybe. Went dressed in suit and tie and had my portfolio ready, but that was it. Tried calling as instructed, tried emailing, updating etc, but no response. Meanwhile, unknowingly, my step son had gone in a few days after I did and had about a half hour interview and they actually submitted his resume to the client. He only wore a shirt, no tie and khaki pants. After a week he contacted WSI and they told him the client said he wasn't qualified enough. I am 58 and my stepson is 33. What this is telling me is that they are age specific in their hiring. Also says that they are looking for that perfect person that realistically does not exist. It is not that they can't find anyone with the skills as you commonly hear in the news.

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    • Only question asked was whether I had a copy of my resume. I handed one to recruiter, she took not even a minute glance and just said you are definitely qualified.   View Answer
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.wsi.com
Headquarters Andover, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

WSI Corporation (“WSI”) is the world’s largest supplier of real-time weather data, imagery, and weather forecast services to commercial customers in the broadcast media, aviation, energy, insurance, and government markets. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, with offices in Madison, WI and Birmingham, England, WSI Corporation is the professional division of The Weather Company and owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

In 1978, WSI became the first private weather company to computerize... More

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