Proxim Wireless Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
10 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    Cool 802.11 technology

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    Great wireless technology
    Good opportunities

    Cons

    Company has a hard time becoming profitable. Layoffs every quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dedicated people, terrible leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    Most of the people who work there are extremely committed to bringing the former wireless powerhouse back to its former glory. Great people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, people's dedication and commitment is squashed by terrible leadership that constantly changes direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Let your employees execute on a plan for more than a quarter before changing direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible management and overall lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were some great people there, but to my knowledge, all the good ones have left for other wireless companies.

    Cons

    The company has no solid leadership, resulting in a complete lack of direction and focus. They treat employees horribly, and the moral there was the worst I've ever seen in a work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a product direction/focus and stick with it. And invest in actually marketing those products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, but horribly managed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work at Proxim are incredibly dedicated to the company. There is a great sense of comraderie there. They are in a very competitive wireless market.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company does not reward its employees for their dedication, and it has continuously cut salaries and benefits despite asking more and more of the employees. Many of the best people have left, unfortunately, but many great people remain there. If only the management could figure out what they want the company to be and stay the course, then perhaps they could start growing again and focus on employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on your people, or you will continue to hemorrhage talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good products, poor direction from leadership on go to market strategy

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    Experience selling bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Does not provide employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Proxim

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    Company offers Starbucks coffee in the lunch room

    Cons

    Company lacks vision and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, determine who you want to be and be it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Proxim was ok

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    I had a great boss and executive team. Everyone treated me with respect. I wasn't there very long, but I had opportunities to make a difference and learned new skills.

    Cons

    At the time I worked for Proxim, they were in quite a bit of financial trouble. I hope this is no longer the case. I really liked the people and it was hard to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep a watchful eye on the budget. I saw too much spending on outside vendors when there was sufficient staff to complete the tasks. I haven't been there in a few years, so maybe things have changed.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Proxim sales --overview

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    Interesting work, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    whipsawed by changing management with new rules, new petty requirements--eventually they brought in incompetent sales management and got rid of them--also no realism or planning it was just month to month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    brought back alot of the people who were laid off or le- ore attentive they could have avoided the whole cycle--poor decisions on mid management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Proxim Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good products, good team of people

    Cons

    Alot of competition, smaller company, struggling financially

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Proxim Wireless

    Pros

    fast paced, great Tech support

    Cons

    not easy to share information within company

    No opinion of CEO

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