Adaptive Computing

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Adaptive Computing Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
12 Reviews
3.9
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An enjoyable place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing

    Pros

    Interesting technology and problems to solve. Filled with intelligent team players

    Cons

    A few of the code bases are old and in need of refactoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I haven't already offered (I prefer to give feedback in person)

  2.  

    OK place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adaptive Computing

    Pros

    Company culture, fun projects, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Personal growth, Leadership, Promotions, Greed, founders have delusions of grandeur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing full-time

    Pros

    Some very bright people, friendly atmosphere, decent compensation. Really amazing customers that are doing amazing things with Adaptive's products. Moabcon is actually a really cool conference.

    Cons

    Trying to go after too many trends and markets (until recently) and they are paying for it a bit now. Lost some very good talent to growing tech companies in Utah.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep current strategy and build upon successes. Continue to communicate often with the employee base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, great co-workers, stressful environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good product, just needs to be refined and enhanced - which is an on going project.

    Cons

    AC has one main customer. When that customer has a problem everyone has to drop what they are doing to cater to that customer. This can cause dates to slip. If that customer doesn't pay when expected this causes revenue to be down and management gets upset and layoffs happen. Customer base needs to be expanded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing full-time

    Pros

    This company that lets you take on challenging problems and has relatively few obstacles in terms of getting things done.
    There are a lot of brilliant people working in engineering.

    Cons

    This company isn't always the best at taking care of its people. Some of the most important people have quit because they've gotten burned out.
    Lots of talk has been had about defining career paths but nothing has really been defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure people are taken care of and the direction is clear.

  7.  

    Small company, great atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing full-time

    Pros

    Because of the small company it allows you work on different projects and be involved in a number of things. You can feel like your input is valued and that you actually make a difference to helping the company to succeed. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Adaptive is struggling to please large customers, often bending over backwards to please them and get revenue before the end of the quarter. If sales by a few customers are not met it messes up the entire quarter or year. There was never any mention of raises or promotions - no career path. A good place to work for a period until you find something better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Formerly great company that's started to flounder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at Adaptive Computing full-time

    Pros

    The engineering department is staffed with great people who really know their stuff (I can't speak directly to other areas as I didn't work on that 'side of the fence' as it were). The benefits and flexibility in workdays are wonderful. The direct supervisory managers are really great.

    Cons

    Since taking outside venture capital investments for the first time in it's history recently, things have become more stressful and communication between groups has begun to break down under short sighted profit motives and for the first time turf wars. "Finger pointing" didn't really occur until outside upper management was brought in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch recently implemented performance metrics that line employees aren't even generally aware of. Make better use of the skills of employees and stop seeing them as only having the skills due to which 'box' they are in by group and title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at Adaptive Computing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is as at the forefront of it's field. With great people, a fabulous work to life balance and hard-working, yet fun atmosphere, I'd highly recommend Adaptive Computing to anyone seeking employment

    Cons

    Not a fan of cubicles. In my department ideas were often squelched in the name of profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the skill sets you have in front of you. Sometimes I think you overlook those "underlings" who might be highly qualified for a job and instead focus on bottom line and turning profit. A small investment of time can go a long way in the future growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A great company to grow with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing

    Pros

    The environment at Adaptive Computing is wonderful. We're a mid sized company with a small business feel. Pay is competitive, and the crowd you work with is great.

    Cons

    Communication between HR and the trenches leaves a lot to be desired. I think they're working on it though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between HR and the trenches leaves a lot to be desired. Keep the employees in the know, and they will be much more receptive to policy changes.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Adaptive Computing

    Pros

    Adaptive Computing has made it clear to me what my job responsibilities are, as well as given me the opportunity to take on my own projects to improve the software I work on. Even though I don't have seniority on my team, I am given important and interesting work to do, and I'm not forced to do the drudgery. I like the challenges I'm given as an engineer.
    On the personal side, the company promotes a family friendly environment (almost all of the engineers have families they like to go home to) and has a great culture.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that this company needs each employee to be independent. All of the experienced engineers are fairly busy because of the amount of work we're trying to accomplish. If you don't feel comfortable learning and working largely independently, this probably isn't a good company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to make sure that all open positions are made known to the employees, so that everyone within has a chance to apply for these positions as well. This is done now, but not every single time.

    Recommends

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