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1 person found this helpful  

Experience was great, worked with some awesome people. Will miss the place.

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Oak Brook, IL
Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Oak Brook, IL

I worked at Outerwall as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Great work environment. Great location i Oak Brook Terrace. People were smart and dedicated. Technology was interesting. Never a dull moment on the job Nice perks. Not stessful

Cons

Future was uncertain for company. Lots of rumors on direction company was taking. Not enough information flowing down to lower levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your SMEs.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware! You can be on the chopping block when you least expected!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Outerwall full-time

    Pros

    Good office space. Casual environment.

    Cons

    Low base salary by promising bonuses, stock grants, etc. They tried to make you think they care about you, you be part of family, etc. But in the end you are just a number to them. When the management want to boost their own bonus, they would LAY you OFF like you're nothing, just before Christmas and ruin your holidays. They do it at this time so that they can ROB you of your promised bonuses and stock grants!

    You have been warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more compassionate and not be too greedy! What goes around will come around!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People, nice balance, a little lost but likely to find its way

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Outerwall full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are conscientious about their work and friendly. Company is stable, but becoming a little less so as they try to find their way in a quickly changing world. Pace is a little slow, but on the upside, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Most of the company moves at a very slow pace, with perhaps the exception of the New Ventures organization. With a recent leadership changes, including at the CEO level, direction is a little unclear. Total compensation is below average for Seattle, particularly in the technology sector.

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    No opinion of CEO
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