Bsquare Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
27 Reviews
2.7
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    OK

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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 for more than 5 years

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the little people/loyal employees. Just because they don't speak up doesn't mean they are happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    with so many other software companies in the area, you have a lot better options

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    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Bsquare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    nice team members, free soda, new officespace

    Cons

    after my first week here, it was very clear that one program manager i work with have no idea how to manage project. the sadder part is that i find out later other team members knew this already

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for. need to create environment better where people can create and design

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Going, Going, Gone!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Bsquare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The stock hasn't been delisted, at least not yet. There are some better companies to work for and good places to eat within short walking distance.

    Cons

    Management is unskilled and unprofessional . The core business, Microsoft's disastrous embedded initiative, is dying. What is supposed to be the grand strategy just is a jumble of buzzwords on powerpoint with no substance behind it. Who is that supposed to fool?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a long time this company could have been acquired for peanuts but no one has bothered. That says it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Bsquare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely nice co-worker, manager and working culture. Office is really nice as well. Work life balance is OK, flexible schedule. Overall, a great company to work for and will definitely recommend to friends.

    Cons

    Pay was less than competitor and career advancement is limited as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Bsquare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Work off-site. Management can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use Agile Methodologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Management runs the company well.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bsquare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits were good. Management was good.

    Cons

    The HR department is poorly run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the power away from HR with employee benefits. Replace your HR manager, has little respect of the other employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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

    I worked at Bsquare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some good people at the company. Good location for the HQ office. The compensation is average.

    Cons

    This company has the most toxic work culture I have ever experienced which is rife with gossip and overall negativity. This starts from the top. Overall, there is a lack of integrity, respect for each other and mediocre expertise which impacts the growth of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    CEO has no vision or leadership skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bsquare full-time

    Pros

    A few interesting projects and customers.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and leadership holds back the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A challenging, changing environment that rewards those willing to work extra.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You often get to work on new code due to consulting. It can vary from every few months on small projects to a couple year run on really large projects. But rarely past 2 years.

    Cons

    You can over work yourself as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let customers run over your Devs. They often gain unshielded access to the Devs, which can be abused when not kept in check.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Living the embedded software dream!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Bsquare

    Pros

    Solid company, solid benefits, opportunity to work with a wide variety of embedded platforms. Great work-from-home policy.

    Cons

    Matrix org with too many non-technical management layers. Project managers aren't always technically savvy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO

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