Airvana Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Airvana CEO & President Richard Lowe
Richard Lowe
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  1. Genuinely enjoy coming to work...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Airvana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Airvana is a great place to work. I’ve been with the company for many years, cultivated great working relationships with most of the employees and formed friendships I’ll take with me after I leave. The work is challenging, the benefits are excellent and the salary is very fair. In recent years Airvana has gone out of their way to engage employees in creative ways that make coming to work a pleasure. I’ve honestly said many times, “Airvana will be the best job I’ll ever have”. The employees, the culture, it truly is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Equity. Don’t expect a huge stock payday. Airvana is a great job with a good pay check but don’t expect to retire on the stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you say. If you’re going to follow “industry trends”, then follow them. You’re not fooling anyone and no one has forgotten it. Also, excellent selection on the new CEO. Richard was a great find and I feel confident he's the right man for the job.


  2. Stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airvana

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good technical team of engineers

    Cons

    Horrible management and managers. Take care of your employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  3. Individual Contributor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airvana

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People. Strong Cross functional support. Good Work/Life Balance. Flat organization.

    Cons

    Some degree of micro-management can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. Reward your people.


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  5. Managing an application s/w team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airvana

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    startup so there is an upside.

    Cons

    risks if the startup doesn't work out.


  6. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Airvana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - nice to work with young professionals - cutting edge wireless communications technology to be implemented

    Cons

    - Extremely demanding management. - Bad compensation. - not good work-life balance at all

    Advice to Management

    - better compensation - better work-life balance


  7. Poorly managed company with cutting edge technology.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Airvana full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Engineers are top notch, great to work with. Technology is very challenging and enjoyable to work on.

    Cons

    Management does not understand or trust what their engineers do.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Airvana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits and competitive salaries, interesting new products, intelligent and friendly employees, flexible and fun environment. New CEO is a great addition to the company.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and employees.


  9. Great place to work but with uncertainty

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Airvana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible hours, challenging but fun working environment, a place not only get paid of for hard work but also can make lots of friends

    Cons

    uncertainty of the future, startup culture


  10. Good place to be if you're only interest is femto

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Airvana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Excellent technical and engineering talent all around * Collaborative work environment * Competitive salaries and benefits

    Cons

    * Hard handed and old style of management with little regard for the company's human capital * Weak product strategy and corporate vision * Less than effective on-shore/off-shore coordination and communication

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh blood at the top and invest on more promising technology trends


  11. In hindsight, a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Airvana

    Pros

    Great experience overall. Great product, when initially released.

    Cons

    OEM relationship was difficult to work through. Ultimately, the relationship ended my employment there.



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