Microvision

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Microvision Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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2.9 14 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

Microvision CEO and Director Alex Tokman

Alex Tokman

(12 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It is small manufacturing company, frendly employees.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Seabrook, NH

    ProsIt feels like you are working with family, everybody knows what is going on at everybody's lives.

    ConsNot easy to grow up in the company. Manager is not qualified for the position. Some employees work hard and some don't even do anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has to change manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Publicly Traded Startup

    Director of Marketing (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThe company has interesting technology and much intellectual property. It was a pretty flat organization and if you had good ideas you could most likely get permission (or forgiveness) to pursue them.

    ConsLeadership historically has had trouble prioritizing and then adequately resourcing the programs and projects it chooses. It seems that in an tough environment the leadership didn't actually know how things got done in the company and let go key players. Many of the remaining team members followed on their own. Seems to be a revolving door in sales, marketing, and business development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide what type of company you want to be and then resource that company and flawlessly execute. Or find a suitor and consider being acquired or simply shutting down the company and returning money to shareholders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThe only real pro there is the people.

    ConsPoor leadership
    Lack of vision
    Work Life Balance is out of whack
    No internal advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlik needs to go before he drives the company into the ground. It's looks like management is just playing games to make money off of the stock. They put out meaningless press releases that drive the price up only to have it fall the next day back to where it was. Which means the PR was fluff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company has great promise, they just lack in execution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExtremely innovative product set, potentially game changing technology.

    ConsMassive supply chain constraints that are hindering their revenue potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the GE crony club and get some new talent with fresh eyes. The company feels like a tired engineering firm, because it is...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaotic and Unwelcoming Culture

    Marketing (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsIn the beginning there was some creative freedom, but it depends on your management team. Pay and benefits were okay to average.

    ConsHigh turnover rate of entire teams not just individuals, unclear communication, constant turmoil internally, some of the director level management is condescending and they don't know much about the field they head or lack significant experience in the industry and have not kept up with the current technology of their fields. Also, some spend too much time wasting valuable company money and employee time with frivolous duties and aren't focused on the needs of the clients, stockholders, or employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear communication with employees and encourage them to grow and develop within your company environment and outside of it as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Technology

    Business Development (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThe company holds lots of IP that could revolutionize the man machine interface. This is the main asset of the company.

    ConsThe leadership is not staffed for success and is evident by its 20 year record. At one point the company had significant capital to develop, deploy and support the goal to become a viable commercial company for the consumer electronics market, but sadly today they are just barely hanging on with a constant need for capital infusion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnce you fire experts in their respective fields you need to let the functional teams to make the company successful or least complete their plans till they fail. Terminating teams before they complete a given plan is not only fruitless, but ultimately fails the shareholders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting Tech, Strategy lacking

    Confidential (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsTechnology and potential are compelling. This is why they keep getting investors.

    ConsCould never make a profit. Stock price drove strategy rather than focus on building a good product at a fair price. They need stock price to look good in order to entice investors. Burn rate far exceeded revenue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Work/Life Balance...no opportunity for career growth

    Finance (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsExcellent work/life balance. Laid back atmosphere.

    ConsNo opportunity for professional growth as the company is not growing. Periodic layoffs for mid levels and below (never for sr. mgmt). Lack of strong leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow your people professionally. If they want a career and you don't provide it they'll happily find it elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer review

    Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsCompetent Leadership
    Lots of fun stuff to work on

    ConsLots of fun stuff to work on

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for Microvision

    Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    Proscool technology, decent pay, cool coworkers. Fun time working on new technology. Free drinks, small cafe.Overall, its a pretty decent job.

    Constoo much work, extra time not compensated. poor communication among teams. busy all year round, no taking it easy time. lots of deadlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore free time, less tightly bound schedules, more communication would really make microvision a good place to work for everyday.

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