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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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    OK

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    Current Employee - R&D  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - R&D in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, very dynamic, great people

    Cons

    Multi-site issues, no opportunity for progress internally without moving to head office location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better vision, work on business ethics instead of focusing on financial results every quater

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to start your career, terrible place to advance your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novatel Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Free parking.
    Free coffee and tea.

    Honestly, that's about it for the pros....

    Cons

    Upper management will layoff the staff who do the actual work to save their own jobs when the company fails at selling their product.
    The NVTL stock is a joke. There was year where management didn't have enough stock to distribute for the stock purchase plan where all of us could have made profit on it for once. No compensation or explanation was ever given.
    Performance reviews are a waste of time as pay raises are calculated based on company performance, not your own. This lowers any motivation to perform.
    If you work hard, stay late hours with no real results, you will get a pat on the back for trying. If you work smart, leave on time and get the job done, you will look lazy because you didn't stay longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be accountable for your own poor decisions. Stop trying to please potential customers with a history of never placing orders by bending over backwards while in the meantime, you lose focus on your biggest customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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