Bsquare Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Not very innovative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Bsquare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good location, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Lack of products, poor CEO communication of vision


  2. Prior employee

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Bsquare full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Other than great co-workers, not much.

    Cons

    Executive management hasn't a clue what it means to establish a corporate mission and strategy and an organizational plan to achieve it. Due to abhorrent Services/Sales executive management behavior, it is a TOXIC work environment. Classic passive aggressive behavior who is not open to collaborating within anyone. While an IT environment, it is ran like a military institution. Not interested in wanting to know how things are currently operating or how well. Not open to considering others points of view. Quick to point out your perceived failures. As such, decisions are short sighted and often not based on a practical reality.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people ARE your most IMPORTANT asset and that by treating all as only pawns on a chess board to be assigned changing roles as you see fit, that you are guaranteed to fail. To all that bother to check these reviews as you search for your next career move...stay away from this place. I can ensure that it will only a brief length of time before you come to realize the mistake you have made and search elsewhere.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Smoke & Mirrors" Strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bsquare full-time

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

    Pros

    Some smart, hard-working people. Good customers and projects. Free parking, beverages and occasional snacks.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since current CEO took control and little replacing of employees. Existing staff end up taking on way more work than at other mid-sized companies which hurts morale. Building up hype on an IoT product that is still not developed, without any real R&D funding while sitting on tens of millions in cash, and cutting costs to make the financials look better is not a long-term successful strategy - it's smoke and mirrors. Read the latest financial reports - with the Microsoft licensing business approaching an expiry date, and little growth in professional services or software revenue, time is ticking on the company. Weak CEO from another outdated era of ultra-conservative management when command and control were more important than trust and empowerment. Culture is strange, environment is not fun or rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and stick to a strategy that is funded appropriately, with scheduled milestones, measured for results. Hire people when needed. The CEO should be your best salesperson and ambassador for the company. This is simply not the case at Bsquare. Find an inspiring, knowledgeable and empowering CEO who can lead the company, communicate with employees effectively, attract new partners, customers, investors and talent.


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  5. Management needs improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bsquare

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Management, salary, diversity, no yearly bonus


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unfortunate life experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Bsquare full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Bellevue location and free parking is a pro. Paychecks are distributed on-time and accurate. Free beverages are available at all times.

    Cons

    The senior executive team is the worst I've experienced in my 20 years as a business professional. The relatively new CEO is an ego maniac who walks around with a superior attitude. It would be nice if he'd think past his nose, stop firing the dedicated and talented employees and appreciate who still works there. The environment isn't friendly, employees are looking elsewhere for jobs. With the current executive management team in place the company has taken on a bad reputation in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Despite your ego's and huge salaries it's time to either retire or find another company to suck the life out of.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Past its prime

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Bsquare

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people here that want to collaborate and build cool stuff. Flexible work schedule and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and vision. The company has depended heavily on Microsoft for previous work and projects in the past and haven't been able to break through on other products. Now it seems like there is a new strategy every week.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your employees, there are so many smart people that are underutilized because they aren't management's favorites. Pick a strategic direction for the company and stick with it, measure and adjust as needed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Bsquare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company has a good and convenient location in Bellevue. It also offers free soda, free parking, There are some good people but this isn't a "high-bar" culture or work environment.

    Cons

    This company has a very toxic culture. Everyone is always afraid of getting fired on a whim. The HR department is the worst I have ever seen--incompetent and gossipy, Stay away. There are so many better companies to work for. I had red flags from the beginning but did not heed them and lived to regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to weed out the toxic people.


  9. If you want to have a career and respect, keep away from there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Bsquare

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

    Pros

    A few people work hard.

    Cons

    Middle and high level management people don't respect their employees. No space to raise. Politics is everywhere.


  10. cautiously optimistic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bsquare full-time

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

    Pros

    leadership changes; promise of new focus; benefits average for industry; opportunity to work from home

    Cons

    struggling to find direction; very limited time for personal growth/training; benefits below expected (health insurance was not optimal coverage)


  11. OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Room for internal growth. Laid back and friendly atmosphere. Weekly fruit provided. Monthly morale activity. Management has an open door policy.

    Cons

    Fairly stingy with tuition reimbursement. Training is rarely offered to increase existing employee skills and help existing employees advance their careers/knowledge. Hard to socialize much with coworkers because there is so much focus on utilization. People fear for their jobs if they aren't fully utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your "little people" & loyal employees. Just because they don't speak up often, doesn't mean they are happy. Before you know it, they'll be turning in their resignations.



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