Wind River

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Wind River is a pleasant environment to turn jobs into careers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Living the good life at Wind River

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

    I have been working at Wind River

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wind River is the place to be.

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

    I have been working at Wind River

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed atmosphere, you can bring dogs to work, onsite cafe, onsite massage, onsite gym and honest people to work with. I find that the beautiful park setting on the waterfront really helps relieve any stress. It's good to get out and go for a walk in the manicured park and breathe in some salty sea air or watch the boats go by.

    You can have open dialogue with upper management in person or anonymously if you choose to have your concerns heard.

    Cons

    Don't bother coming if you want to hide under the radar and not do your part. People work hard here and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue keeping part of the focus on your employees and you will keep seeing the benefits on the morale and culture.

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