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What's everyone complaining about?

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Former Employee - Unemployed for a long time in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Unemployed for a long time in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at innoPath

Pros

InnoPath is a job. I'm not sure why everyone is complaining. A job is where you trade time for money and in that respect InnoPath meets all the basic requirements.

One of the best things about InnoPath is that they really expect very little of their employees. If you set your personal goals and values aside and simply do what your boss tells you to do, you will be fine and probably highly regarded by Management.

This notion that in Silicon Valley, each of is going to make an impact is silly. Grow up and face the reality that everyone is just a laborer. The only difference is that your degree gets you a 6 figure salary instead of an hourly wage. Self actualization is not part of the deal. If you can get your head around this concept, you can survive and actually thrive at InnoPath.

Why else would you be happy at InnoPath?

1. The pay is decent.
2. The benefits are decent
3. The workload is manageable (Provided you do only what you are told)
4. They let you bring your dog to work.
5. The building is comfortable, easy to access, and has plenty of parking.
6. They feed you dinner!

Finally, and most importantly, unlike other companies, the rules of the game at InnoPath are very easy to follow.

1. There is only one person you need to please. Figure out what that person likes to hear and say it often.

2. Don't make decisions. Regardless of what you have been told, you are not being paid to make any calls. Executive management is very willing and happy to make all decisions for you. They do not hold it against you for asking them for their advice on mundane issues.

3. Avoid conflict. The path of least resistance is always the path you want to be on.

4. Accept that even if you follow 1 through 3, nothing in life is guranteed and you could still find yourself out of a job next month.

In summary, InnoPath is not Hell nor is it Nirvana. It is a job that pays decently for as long as it lasts. To all the whiners out there, suck it up and be glad you have or had a job as long as you did.

Cons

Too many people spend their time complaining about the place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire nothing but people who have been out of work for at least 6 months and who's homes are in pre-forclosure. The morale will improve and there will be much less negative energy in the place.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Very disappointing experience. Only take a position at InnoPath in desperation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at innoPath

    Pros

    - No need to work hard.
    - Decent pay.
    - Located close to good places to eat on El Camino Real.
    - Foosball and pool table, although the QA people pretty much are always using them.

    Cons

    - Tremendous amount of senior management micromanaging leads to no personal initiative.
    - Lack on any clear strategy or corporate goals.
    - Weak management team.
    - Most of the good engineering talent has left.
    - Very hard to get anything done unless the CEO has personally approved and is shepherding it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management is weak and needs to be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is getting rid of Political elements

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at innoPath

    Pros

    It is good that now the management is realizing some political elements in the lower management is a problem.

    Cons

    Great that management is getting rid of the political people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the bluffers and corrupt politicians, and look for the right technical direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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