Airvana

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Airvana Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    good place

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Airvana as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy relaxing work style , lots of free food

    Cons

    not technically challenging work - very few oportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - better compensation
    - better work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Genuinely enjoy coming to work...

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poorly managed company with cutting edge technology.

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    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)

    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.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work but with uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Easily the best place that I have worked in. Great work environment with very talented people.

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    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Airvana full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Airvana has a great work culture and ethic. It is an amazing place to work at with very good benefits and facilities. Although it is an old company, it still operates in startup mode at times which is very refreshing especially if you are coming from a big company. All in all an awesome place to work at.

    Cons

    It is not the same large company it used to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Collaborative and Supportive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Airvana full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cross functional respect. General willingness to assist in all areas by all levels. Kind, fun people. Good work/life balance as far as accepting not everyone can work within the same span of time, but that as long as you get your job done, almost anything acceptable. Some edible perks like fruit twice a week, bagels on Fridays, etc.

    Cons

    Limited visibility of top level goals for company. Very limited customer base makes for worried employees. Not as generous with stock as should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information & more often. Explain the sales/marketing strategy regularly to rest of employees. Build confidence throughout!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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