Novariant Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Management highly unethical

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    Former Employee - Admininstration in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Admininstration in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Novariant full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a few good employees left. Feel sorry for them having to deal with a crazy management team.

    Cons

    Management team perform illegal activity in company. Crazy HR yelling at employees for taking an extra 5 minutes lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out before they get caught.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people, very confused business goals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Novariant full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some fine people at Novariant.

    Cons

    Bad, indecisive management has squandered what was once a great opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lead the transformation, restructuring and execution of improvements in engineering, IT, Quality & Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novariant

    Pros

    Opportunities to create disruptive technologies and solutions and transform the company from the grounds up.

    Cons

    Getting rid of bad habits and having enough resources to jump start the company ahead of the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Novariant full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Engineering department is small but they have really good communication.
    Autonomy in the Engineering Design

    Cons

    Processes are out of date, need refreshing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was really good, then they had some upper management changes and lost motivation of employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The people were great to work with

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Denver, CO

    I worked at Novariant full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    IT, Finance and Operations were very helpful in providing information or fixing the computer system so that customers could use the product.

    Cons

    Too many failures caused daily return authorization to bring back products for repair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management kicked out many employees to bring in their people. You need to scrap the current ERP system for one that has flexibility. If your product continues to fail, you are going to have major problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company growth and direction has stalled.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novariant

    Pros

    As an engineer, it is a great place to work if you want to learn everything about GPS technology and vehicle control systems.

    Cons

    Being a small company it offers a very limited career path.

    It is very difficult to introduce new ideas in an engineering department that is stuck in 20 year old software engineering practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to an organization that knows how to manage growth and expenses, leverage the technology and its patents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Technology and smart people, however need more process

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Novariant

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    Fairly small close knit place
    Very real target market
    Very cool technology

    Cons

    Too many years "Starting Up"
    Need to forget about being bought out and worry about competing with heavyweights
    Need to start driving innovation from bottom up sometimes
    Put individuals goals aside and look at profitable markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working on derivative software offerings in farming domain, there is lower startup cost for small company

    Approves of CEO

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