Wind River

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Great career with great culture

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

I have been working at Wind River full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great place for a long-term steady place to work. Wind River is will to invest in its employees and has a history of treating them fairly.

Cons

Not as fast paced as a start-up company. Wind River is an a mature market and has been around for over thirty years.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized, lots of internal competition among silos

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at Wind River full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice dog-friendly campus, private offices, autonomy. Breadth of industries served allows for tremendous on-the-job education and diversity. Name recognition in embedded systems. Good people and products, for the most part.

    Cons

    Volatile sales organization. Cut-throat politics and internal competition for deals and assignments (and some who steal credit for your work). Compensation is not as competitive as HR believes. When a position is vacated there is no policy dictating that it's opened up for internal application, instead it's likely to be filled by somebody who knows somebody else ('empire building'), thus limiting your potential for career advancement. In my case VERY limited opportunity to apply my skills and prove myself to management - in my opinion they're currently overstaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overlay sales teams with vertical experts, recognize your product managers are not vertical experts (stop flying them everywhere to meet with unqualified customers), and stop telling customers what the future of their industries are - listen to what they need instead. Overhaul your incentive system so services and field engineering and product engineering all march in order and not exclude/compete with each other. Stop focusing on "key accounts" and put more emphasis on growing SMB. Remember VxWorks is your flagship and foothold.

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

    Not a lot happening there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wind River

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Private offices.
    Many long time employees.
    Pleasant campus.
    Good flagship product.

    Cons

    No internal training.
    No support for career development.
    Company appears to be shrinking (frequent budget cuts and layoffs).
    Slow to adopt new practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no real reason for this company to exist as a subsidiary. It may as well be a product division at the main offices in Silicon Valley.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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