Novatel Wireless

www.novatelwireless.com
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Great atmosphere to work with bright people and a place you can call it your home.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

I worked at Novatel Wireless

Pros

Fast paced work life with challenging projects available every year.
Coworkers are your friends.
Activities for everyone to participate for fun.
Learning new technology in wireless industry.
Great place to start your career.

Cons

Layoffs each year without any notice.
Future isn't always bright or visible.
Do not have any product plans beyond 2 years.
Not much advancement opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage and create a program for employees to add renovations.
Use Agile development method to create team oriented project development.

Approves of CEO

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Interactive and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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