RadiSys Reviews in Hillsboro, OR

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Pros
  • Cool people around, good hr policies, good projects to work in to, Lot to learn, technical and non-technical (in 4 reviews)

  • great place to learn, more challenging work, good opportunity , good pay, more benefits, good work culture (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Bare profits due to lack of vision, direction and persistence in existing markets (in 3 reviews)

  • can understand code except the one who has written (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys

    Pros

    I was an intern. They actually let me work with end-product code and deal with customers.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get used to ATCA if new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Constant reorganization and the management and business until levels since 2011.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    The people used to be the best but now there are very little employees left in North America and Europe. The company has outsourced heavily to China and India in recent years.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, constant shifting business strategies, lack of direction, lack of corporate culture,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees in North America and Europe, invest in training, need a clear short and long term vision/strategy realize the lack of gains since investing in Asia for R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company. Good people. I really hope they make it through recent changes!

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to occasionally work from home when needed is great. They are usually very fair with salary and benefits. I enjoyed working here when things were growing, fast-moving, and exciting. When it was going well, and the company was US-based, I was very pleased. It was a good feeling and a good environment and I enjoyed coming to work every day.

    Cons

    Downhill slide for past few years is creating a poor working environment. Management has lost touch with customers and reality of situation they are in. CEO is a finance guy not a technical guy, and although he is really trying hard to right the ship, I sensed a lack of vision besides the vision of constant cost-cutting. The industry shift to cloud computing is creating a change in product relevancy. A lot of the company has shifted to Asia (engineering and manufacturing) leaving only limited roles for US employees besides upper management - no opportunities to advance or try something new. The shift to Asia created less efficiency and increased issues with product quality. There are cumbersome processes and perceived requirements that push internal efficiency problems out externally onto customers. The flexibility to occasionally work from home is both a blessing and a curse as most of the company is in Asia there is expectation to work on global schedule at odd hours, which means you will be constantly plugged in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the customer first and most things will self-correct. Communicate a technical vision that employees can get onboard with. Limit additional restructurings and layoffs to help stabilize morale. Give the US employees a reason to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    In general it was a satisfying working experience, but a dissatisfying layoff experience

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly and hard workers

    Cons

    Constant fear of mass layoffs. No two weeks notice for any of us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the same professional courtesy that you expect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Death spiral unless company can figure a way to grow the top line

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    Former Employee - Mfg Operations Management in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Mfg Operations Management in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are smart, motivated, enabled, and expected to achieve, do what's best.

    Cons

    Company has failed to grow revenue for a long time. What growth has occurred has been thru acquisition.

    Until revenues grow, the company will continue to be squeezed to implement cost cutting. Very painful.

    Most functions are now outsource to Asia. Very very limited USA job growth.

    Acquisition of CCPU has been more of a take-over by CCPU.

    C

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into business that will grow organically. Set and communicate reasonable growth guidelines.

    Find a way to get back to a culture that is fun, rewarding, exciting, and team oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Was a good place to work but things have changed

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys

    Pros

    Great team--lots of collaboration.
    Healthy work life balance
    Results based
    Invested in training
    Nice benefits
    Openness from management

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and cost reduction. Radisys has fully shifted focus of design and operation to Asia.
    Much less opportunities now days, unless you speak Mandarin.
    Present CEO very aloof.
    Change in business strategy has led to comoditized products that are based strictly on costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be the nature of the business, but shifting practically everything to Asia has it's downsides, as the company no longer feels American.
    Not sure what value the company has anymore, so sell the company to an Asian based computer company and let them properly gut the rest of US offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    An Asian-based company with US headquarters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at RadiSys

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary
    Praise and recognition for job well done

    Cons

    Few US opportunities
    Very little growth opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mid-level performance is more than accepted

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    Current Employee - Materials in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Materials in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at RadiSys

    Pros

    RadiSys attempted to promote positive and forward looking innovations for business processes and tools to integrate excellent cost improvement and product improvement capability into the business. If you are at least a decent performer, you are generally regognized well.

    Cons

    RadiSys held on to old processes far too long and rewarded resources for doing so as well. People who performed well but were not innovative or improvement-focused, were seen as high level performers. Turnover was high in the ranks of the resources who could move the operations forward, and was low with the resources who were holding on to old methods. If you desired to be a star performer, you had few role models, and the personal challenge to excel was often greeted with surprise from the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate, create, and reward resources in all functions at all levels for these thought processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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