Bluetooth SIG

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Bluetooth SIG Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
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    Inefficient work processes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    CostCo snacks, kayaks, bikes, location

    Cons

    In spite of agile environment, little development gets done compared to what is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the "Bluetooth Staff" parking spaces. Devote more energy to influencing members and less time to marketing the products. Manufacturers are doing that well enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Zero strategy, inefficient processes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    Birthday celebrations, great location, friendly atmosphere, 2 conferences/training a year

    Cons

    so far out of touch with respect to technology I would say about 5 years behind, building new features on top of shaky platform (mix of technologies) that is heavily customized with absolutely no documentation or what so ever, environments are very highly unstable, too many complexities when things could be so much more simplified. Managers favor people that they have worked with, if you have no prior history you could be in trouble for no fault of yours. Extremely unprofessional environment, yelling screaming using 'f' words. Absolutely horrible program management, lack of good requirements and clear concise user stories, constantly moving targets, No real infrastructure team, no SLAs in place for various online properties, when disaster strikes you are working 48 to 96 hours straight getting things back up because the manager doesn't feel like its worth the investment for DR go figure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep building new features on existing platform, find someone cheap to keep existing production systems running. Use the capacity of internal folks that have been there longer and understands the complexities and challenges and business processes to define the future state platform and execute on it. Look to going into Cloud, your team is doing a horrible job managing the infrastructure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Right direction, dysfunctional management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great location, some great people. Pay is good.

    Cons

    The leadership is completely dysfunctional. ED and Marketing Director not on the same page. 4 PM's in 3 years isn't a good track record. Highly political. They're only lucky because Bluetooth as a technology is doing very well. It's not the leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agree on roles and responsibilities before the meeting. Focus on the information and structure. You're an advocate and not a producer of products. Let good people do the right thing and not demoralize them for trying. This was the worst company I have ever worked for. Zero leadership. Just because you celebrate birthdays doesn't show leadership or make it a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bluetooth SIG full-time

    Pros

    Waterfront office; lots of snacks, and birthday parties. Other than that, I'm at a loss. Workspace was quiet.

    Cons

    The company was very volatile, and there was very little direction from the C-level execs and above. It was a mystery as to what some of them did. Compensation, and benefits were also below the area norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what the SIG's objectives are, and plan projects accordingly. It's really that simple; when I worked there, I was never sure what value the SIG was adding to the Bluetooth ecosystem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Low pay, long hours, terrible code base

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Bluetooth SIG full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of anything I really enjoyed about working there. They had a nice Christmas party i guess?

    Cons

    Their code base is written in an outdated version of TTCN and there is no documentation so it is very difficult to figure out how to use it. And most of the existing code is broken so there is not much to look at for examples either. Also, the IDE that you have to use there will give you a headache every day.
    The managers want everything done in much too short of a time frame with hardly any people on the team.
    Half the code is unable to be tested because they don't have the correct devices to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either extend the time frame or hire more people. And invest in an upgrade to a language that is actually still used.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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