AirWatch

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Development is a mess

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AirWatch full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to learn new technology
Lots of smart people

Cons

No organization
No process
All requirements come down as "priority 0 emergency" even silly stuff
Almost all the developers are new graduates who don't know what they are doing
India team lacks any leadership or supervision so productivity is low
Project management seems to be comprised of people with no real skills or training

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get senior people who know what they are doing, put them in charge of products, and listen to them. Don't change course mid-sprint, learn to manage expectations and stop thinking everything is an emergency

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    10 years in the software industry and this is the absolute worst company in Atlanta to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AirWatch full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - I liked my co-workers, but they are running out of that building so fast you would think it is on fire.

    - Positive reviews on this profile are fake. Believe me.

    Cons

    - Horrible, unethical, mean-spirited, and immature leadership. Being intentionally humiliated by upper management (including the CEO) is not uncommon.

    - No work/life balance. Surprising since software companies are snatching up top-tier talent with perks like telecommuting and a free-spirited work environment. It's not shocking that turnover is as high it is.

    - Leadership is not at all engaged with it's employees. I was there for over a year with no performance review.

    - Blame culture. No accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your money from the VMWare buyout and leave. Let VMWare staff a leadership team that knows what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Worst, Fake, Most Overhyped and Unprofessional Company ever worked at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AirWatch full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None, other than just a good place to learn a lesson and motivate you to never make the same mistake again of taking a job at a small horrible company such as AirWatch with unprofessional management. For most mature, experienced, sharp professionals, if they happened to have been fooled into taking a job at AirWatch, once they figure out the 'real deal' they become disgusted and dissatisfied, they become highly motivated to leave AirWatch and move on to bigger and better positions at other companies (get the h out of Dodge). Very amusing most of those positive reviews sound fake, either coming from one of the Clevels friends or from HR to cover up the major dysfunction of the company. All the negative reviews are 100% accurate/correct.

    Cons

    These thoughts were before the public knew about the VMware buyout:
    Don't believe the hype, they are not a successful silicon valley like company or a Google, they are a "wanna be". Horrible company culture and ethics. Too many cons to mention but agree with another's view=Low tech equipment, no work from home option, low perks/benefits, no work/life balance. If your an employee you can only ride the company for as long as it lasts but it probably won't last too much longer, they are in a space with way too much competition and now face much bigger and better companies-Blackberry, Citrix, SAP Afaria, and Dell and many others are entering the 'commodity' MDM space. An overhyped, one trick MDM pony that will not survive or get bought out. Many big companies don't need a point solution MDM supplier and find other solutions and soon ActiveSync will have 80+% of the functionality an MDM solution provides. If one were to do a Porters Five Forces Analysis on AirWatch and the industry, all these Threats are extremely high-1. Threat of New Entrants, 2. Threat of Substitute Products/Technology, 3. Competitive Rivalry within the MDM space, 4. Bargaining Power of Customers (AirWatch is probably not profitable and have to give away the product or offer it for a low price just to even have a chance to win the business), 5. Bargaining Power of Suppliers (meaning AirWatch does not get good prices from their suppliers, therefore, their cost structure and prices they pay for good, services are higher than most other companies). Historically, sw and tech companies similar to AirWatch and in Atlanta, don't survive long-term, they either get bought out by a big, well-known tech company or do not survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These thoughts were before the public knew about the VMware acquisition.
    Good luck on cashing out. Any mature, experienced professional knows the 'real deal' or truth about AirWatch. Leadership doesn't care about it's employees, unless your a friend or crony of the Clevels or leadership of AirWatch. Many know they just want their big payday=a buyout or IPO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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