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Wind River is a pleasant environment to turn jobs into careers

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Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Alameda, CA
Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Alameda, CA

I have been working at Wind River

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Wind River is the industry leader for device software optimization, a form of embedded software solution that provides the foundation for other companies to build their system upon. Their technology is central to an increasing trend of systems and devices that can communicate information over various types of networks. It is rewarding to work with the technology, stay on top of what is upcoming from their customers, while having a work life that is balanced, flexible, and one that gives opportunity to grow. The transparency and easy access to senior management is reassuring that your concerns are always heard and getting addressed. Their benefit program is excellent.

Cons

One issue that most will have to adapt to is the spread of personnel over the wide geographical presence of the company. Yes, most companies are spread out but at Wind River, people in the same team can be from a few timezones and countries. While it is nice to learn about different cultures and practices, it does require some extra effort, such as on communication skills, and participating in meetings at odd hours.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work, especially on encouraging criticism and rewarding talents.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    WIND barely wafts for employees

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

    I have been working at Wind River

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Alameda campus is very nice. The grounds are park like, the view is calming and people bring dogs to work. Management is flexible about work hours and allows everyone to work from home regularly. We do work on an array of technologies and products that do seem to lack vision and cohesion, but the work being done is solid. Some groups are doing very innovative and important development. Commitment and contributions to opensource is smart. The other employees are very nice, work collaboratively and are generally very respectful to each other.

    Cons

    Last night I went to get up from my desk chair and slammed the top of my head on the glass ceiling. It hurt. If you look at the board, the CEO and all of his people its obvious that the ceiling is low, but I know I didn't get any taller so I also know that the ceiling at Wind River is still dropping. I don't claim to know what's going on with this good old boys club, but there's not much proof it is working. Over the past five years my stock has dropped and dropped. When $10 is high, maybe its time to do things differently. The work, the flexibility and the people are the high points of working here but upper management, the decisions they make and the way they treat employees who are different from them are downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a diversity trainer or assign someone to manage diversity hiring programs. Promote someone who doesn't look like you to an important position. Help us be more successful - we're about the only game in town and you'd think a virtual monopoly would show up in our stock price. Take some time to meet the employees. I've been here a long time and I don't think any current exec but the head of my group has ever said a word to me.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Living the good life at Wind River

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Wind River

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Alameda campus is very nice. It's located near the Alameda Estuary with a beautifully manicured lawn and and view of the bay. No cubicles, nice people, pleasant atmosphere. Dog-friendly. Education is encouraged and classes are fully paid for. Individual suggestions and ideas are explored and supported. Lot's of opportunity for growth both professionally and personally. Did I mention it was dog-friendly?

    Cons

    Benefits packages are are mediocre. Feedback and rewards programs are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional incentive programs (add'l vacation after 3 years, pension plan, quarterly bonuses, monthly departmental events, etc). Put bottled water and healthy snacks in the vending machines.


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