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It's a great entry level organization, but doesn't seem to have any internal promotion process.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Novatel Wireless

Pros

There is a great balance of Work and Home Life here. My direct manager is fantastic and the team I'm on is also a great joy to work with. This makes morale very high which encourages positive work ethic and makes you want to come to work.

Cons

There is a lack of innovation at the company which is directly tied to the lack of incentives for such a thing. The Novatel stock is very volatile and makes for a poor investment which leads to even less incentive to innovate. This coupled with a poor promotion system is leading to lots of top talent vacating in search of better opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be more incentive for innovation. An improved promotion system would help with this and would also help keep some of your best talent at Novatel. Expanding into new markets and improving our current position in our main market would help boost our stock and strengthen our company. This can be done best if your human resources are encouraged to innovate.

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    Interactive and enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Novatel Wireless

    Pros

    Good gym, pool, spa and sport courts (IE: Tennis, Basketball, Ping Pong etc.).
    Good Work environment.
    Close to Food court.

    Cons

    Lots of 3rd party interaction.
    Low salaries.
    Worried about company stability.
    Difficult to obtain equipment needed for development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve marketing. Right now I feel there needs to be more marketing (IE: PR). I also feel the name Novatel should be marketed and not just our main product.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    High stress, fast pace and no room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Novatel Wireless

    Pros

    Work with all the latest and greatest in technology.
    Brilliant peers.
    Health benefits are great

    Cons

    Management is horrible on almost all levels.
    Anyone here below executive level has ZERO power in the company
    Lack of communication
    There is no work life balance
    They expect you to NOT take vacations and work through holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up or lose more great workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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