Wireless Generation, Inc.

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Solid, but waning dev shop

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There is a solid developer community at Wireless. Enjoy the feel-good nature of building the next generation of educational software.

Cons

The NewsCorp acquisition is diminishing company values and culture.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company if you don't work in HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company with a great mission to promote better K-12 education in the US. You get to work with talented and intelligent people (for the most part) who truly care. Good neighborhood. Overall the atmosphere in the office is friendly and cordial - of course there are the terrible people too.

    Cons

    HR is a mess, it continues to bleed recruiters and no one in upper management (not HR upper management - upper, upper management) seems to notice/care about the situation. It's a difficult work environment for HR employees and most HR people quit without even having a new job lined up. People have been promoted to the point of being incompetent (and horrific to deal with). Tons of redundancies that waste time from being productive - we are forced to report on the same metrics over and over again on an ongoing basis. HR is held to a different standard than the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at what's going on in HR - without (non-miserable) recruiters you can't grow the company.


  2. Workplace of the future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Contractor - Literacy Writer
    Current Contractor - Literacy Writer

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a wide open space, mellow atmosphere, monthly meetings that acknowledge new faces. There are many product managers, and lots of things going on simaltaneously. One problem is that each division is often in the dark about what's going on across the company. What's nice is that all employees can feel free to meet and greet Larry Berger, who is a really nice person.

    Cons

    If you are a geek, you've got it made here. The other jobs in writing, education, and curriculum planning are not as wonderful. They are often contract jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the curriculum writers. Treat them as part of the overall team. Give them a feeling of ownership.


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