Applied Weather Technology

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Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Proficient

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location to sourcing and available personnel

    Cons

    Work/Life balance with overnight shifts


  2. Growth and Potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and competitive benefits package - Casual attire - Perks include free lunches (two to three times days/nights per week) - Manageability of positive work-life balance - Clean and organized work space

    Cons

    -Apparent complacency of long standing employees and executives - particularly those that have reached or exceeded their peak earning and professional development years -Similarly old school management style -Still trailing behind innovative and progressive cultural curve of other tech-related companies

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving toward improved interdepartmental communication and pushing for employee personal accountability measures. In the current market, no individual should be afforded the opportunity to merely 'ride the wave' to their retirement. Trim the fat.


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    Current Employee - Position Entry in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Position Entry in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for and pays well.

    Cons

    The job is rather repetitive and has very little to do with weather. Verbal communication is very limited, mainly just computer chat.


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  5. Good company, nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is relatively small, and so naturally you will be able to develop closer relationships with the rest of your company. You get to express your ideas pretty freely, the manager I worked with was very open about how I wanted to solve a particular issue and took my words seriously.

    Cons

    The code they work with is poorly documented, and so you will be spending a lot of time trying to figure out what the last guy was doing in all parts of the code.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies. Excellent training resources. Very helpful co-workers. Good management. Good benefits. Fast growing.

    Cons

    Any Cons haven't come yet


  7. Good for starting out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, dress casual. Company is expanding, so there are promotion opportunities. Work from home/telecommuting are options. Free coffee/tea, and continental breakfasts twice a week are nice perks. Will pay tuition for job-related coursework taken while an employee.

    Cons

    Shift work - pulling early mornings, weekends, holidays can wear people out. If you're looking to eventually work outside of marine weather routing, then there's limited skill transfer, since most work is done on the internal software system. Work can become monotonous. Pay's not that great. Employee training can be harsh and degrading (in the wrong hands).

    Advice to Management

    Enroll your training staff in some interpersonal skill-building classes. Discourage the "us vs. them" mentality that happens between offices. Do not treat junior staff as disposable, or else you risk losing them to a competitor.


  8. Fairly relaxed atmosphere, tough starting out.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology full-time

    Pros

    Most everyone gets along in the office, relaxed atmosphere. 3 weeks paid vacation, plus 2 weeks of holiday time is a nice perk, increases to 4 weeks pto after 3 years. Breakfast is provided for the office on Tuesday and Thursdays.

    Cons

    Very rough first few months. Communication is an issue between offices, and there are plenty of bugs within our self maintained system. Raises and bonuses are harder to come by. Shipping industry isn't booming so the company is expected to do more for the same pay.



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