Wireless Matrix

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

Pros

Interesting product (Fleet GPS tracking) with a positioning for the Enterprise.

The benefits are OK.

Cons

The total lack of management and direction is appalling with WRX. They have gone down market due to there poor quality and inability to maintain enterprise customers. Their strategy is to sell to the small business market which is already saturated with GPS companies.

This company is on the "we need to be acquired and make the executive staff rich" track.

Management has hired over 40 engineers, yet cannot field a product that compares favorably with competition having less than 15 developers. The company has excellent HW developers and capabilities, but now they are selling the HW business to position themselves for acquisition.

Their SaaS product is plagued by high down time, many bugs, and total lack of proper and consistent reporting, and an inability to lead in a crowded market place.

The work is frustrating, as priorities change at the drop of a hat. There is no technical leadership and poor executive leadership.

Other than that, it is a fine place to work for until they are acquired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to focus on long term goals and position themselves for the future. Managing to the stock price and acquisition is a poor management strategy and no direction for your employees.

If you are planning to be in business for longer than a year, then restructure the software, hire project managers, and put in a quality team to correct the poor product.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Wireless Matrix

  1.  

    Working at Wireless Matrix is like working at the DMV.

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Freedom in your schedule.
    Decent health benefits. Outstanding dental benefits.
    Innovative C-level executives.
    Free coffee.
    Free breakfast every Wednesday.
    No parking issues.
    Dynamic roles each wearing multiple hats, theres never a rule moment.
    Learn from experience and no pressure sales environment.
    Every department is blessed with a few individuals who are highly talented and become natural leaders. You will learn from them.
    You get a T-shirt.

    Cons

    New start up company closing in on their 21st year in business.
    Highly disorganized, but trying to figure it all out.
    No regard to their current customers, with a love them and leave them attitude.
    A revolving door with middle managers hurting only those who are the most customer facing left with no direction.
    Low end and outdated internal processes.
    Zero room for growth. Where internal promotions don't exist.
    Unstable company rules which can change daily depending on which manager you speak with.
    Your job is always on the line.
    If you do something great, your manager is rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management: Allow all the associates in each department to rate their direct supervisor annonomously and actually listen to your customers they're not crazy and if you were in their shoes you would do much worse.

    Middle Management: If your associates fail, it's your failure as a manager.

  2.  

    Application has come a long way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wireless Matrix hires good people and has open communications. It is a professional environment and people mostly work well together. The application is getting better with more functions and features. Management is down to earth.

    Cons

    For a small company there is too much change. They should pace themselves better or hire more people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and get their faster.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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