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Great place to work

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Current Employee - New Product Introduction Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - New Product Introduction Engineer in Seattle, WA

Pros

Still feels like a small company with many unusual perks

Cons

Starting to feel some growing pains

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible working conditions for some, decent for others. Sinking morale is infectious.

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Made good friends
    Nice Seattle location.
    Diversity in the workplace
    Cutting-edge technology that you may have time to explore.

    Cons

    Very political upper management. Middle management does not care about employees; they serve their masters.
    Extremely under-staffed in some departments. You will be worked to the breaking point.
    Benefits look good on paper, but in reality they are quite limited.
    Salary, if negotiated well at hiring, can be competitive, otherwise you must leave the company and come back if you want to be paid fairly. The guy sitting next to you may be earning 10K more and be half as productive as you.

    Getting anything paid for is like squeezing blood from a rock. The technical lab is a joke at this point.
    Hard work is rewarded with more work to do. Standards are not consistently applied.
    There has been very little investment in engineering. Most hiring is in sales.

    They cut corners now far more than any time in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop just thinking about the short term. Work for the good of the company, not the demands of Wall Street analysts. Spend a little.
    Stop hiring your buddies. Management quality has declined over the years, substantially.
    Get out and at least pretend like you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work for family people

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Balanced life and work, not very lay-back, not much over time as well. There are some talented engineers as well.

    Cons

    A lot of office politics in some groups, a lot of complex relationships, brothers, buddy, previous company co-workers. Some managers are very good at politics and kiss ass, no knowledge or work ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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