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  1.  

    Good startup

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    people like the startup idea and willing to get thing done.

    Cons

    it's still not getting big as other competitor (one even IPO-ed).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what's the exit strategy?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Company That's Struggled To Define Their Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cellfire full-time

    Pros

    * Great people, friendly work environment
    * Interesting business

    Cons

    * Management unable to manage internal expectations and fail to deliver on promises
    * Company is stagnant - can't move company in positive direction because they are pinned down by too many external constituents
    * Many interns and contract employees
    * Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring lemmings and start investing in people that can be thought leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fun environment, friendly employees but hectic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cellfire

    Pros

    Lots of free snacks (sodas, chips, canned soup, etc), employees are all quite friendly, work environment was laid back, employees were recognized for their work.

    Cons

    Had to work with many last minute changes, technical issues occurred often, salaries were low.

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  5.  

    Last choice to look for an employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prefer Do Not Disclose in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Prefer Do Not Disclose in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cellfire

    Pros

    Multitasking job character creates possibility for self-development and expansion of professional horizons in other areas with other employers

    Cons

    In general - dead end from any point of view. Absence of career perspectives, dissatisfaction in style and approach of management. Fully agree with the previous review - company at the final stage of its life cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire respected and knowledgeable CTO. It is a shame to see how certain VPs drive business downhill.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Startup in stagnation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cellfire

    Pros

    It's still a small company, so there's very little bureacratic overhead, other than what's imposed by external customers. Engineering management is very laissez-faire. The usual free snacks/beverages are available.

    Cons

    Engineering management is very laissez-faire. All of the original startup-minded people are gone, which leaves a core of risk-averse folks with narrow fields of expertise. The existing environment grew very "organically" and continues to do so. This results in a remarkable amount of needless complexity and, therefore, instability. Snacks are unreliably restocked, making the late-night death marches that much tougher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get behind a major code and operational environment refactoring. This will require hiring some top-notch talent and empowering them to make changes, and it may mean letting go of the staff who is merely adequate. The change would need to be technical and cultural: success requires a rebirth as a startup with startup people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cellfire

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, and the team works like a family. Any proposal or suggestion can be reviewed / discussed immediately. There is enough space to try new stuff

    Cons

    1. Need better sales
    2. Need more motivation to employees

    Recommends

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