Novatel Wireless

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software engineer 2

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Novatel Wireless full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good gym, pool, spa and sport courts (IE: Tennis, Basketball, Ping Pong etc.).
Good Work environment.
Close to Food court.
Work with all the latest and greatest in technology.
Brilliant peers.

Cons

Low salaries.
Worried about company stability.
Layoffs each year without any notice.
Management is horrible on almost all levels.
Anyone here below executive level has ZERO power in the company
Lack of communication

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential for a sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Novatel Wireless full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People in general are friendly and helpful. Benefits are good, company pays most of health/dental and starts you off with 3 weeks vacation. There is no lack of work.

    Cons

    There is no lack of work, unfortunately a significant portion is reactive, putting out fires, fixing sometimes in near-emergency mode work done fast and furious, begging to be bug prone. Sad part is that management only encourages this way to assemble products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better project planning. If one was to use a scale 0-5, 0 being do it, fix it later (after all it has worked for very profitable companies); 5 being fanatic considering all possibilities ahead of time and not getting anything done. NVTL is between 0-1, recommend 2-3.

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

    My experience at Novatel Wireless started as a wonderful opportunity that led to positive and life-changing events

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Novatel Wireless full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Novatel Wireless is a large company with several hundred people, most of us in San Diego, CA. We have very talented individuals working in our engineering and test teams. Our customers are very satisfied with our deep commitment and persevering attention to detail as we have launched - and continue to launch - cutting edge wireless data (mobile broadband) products.

    Cons

    Novatel Wireless is a publicly traded company. We are 'NVTL' on the NASDAQ. Quarterly earnings is detrimental to our R&D and planning because Wall Street always wants to know that we are going to be reaching new highs next quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Novatel Wireless is a high-tech team with some great players who have launched killer products, including MiFi. The team can be made even stronger with better leadership and communication. After improving internal communications, allocate more time to strategic marketing and more budget to competitive intelligence / market research. Wireless is a fast changing space and it takes extra effort to stay on top of the latest events and happenings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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