RadiSys Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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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)

  • Most functions are now outsource to Asia (in 3 reviews)

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  1. In the midst of a difficult transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at RadiSys full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge technologies make for interesting projects with a broad range of responsibilities and autonomy. There's a tremendous amount of flexibility with regards to work/life balance, but that can also get carried away on the former if you don't pay attention to the latter.

    Cons

    Multi-site off-shore engineering can make for odd or off hours. Traditional markets are extremely challenged, shrinking and overcrowded with competitors. Traditional (good) culture of the company is fading and unclear what emerges post transition.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, focus, focus! Stop hedging and commit.


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Radisys was a good place to work. They provided opportunities for growth and to work on new projects. Development was mainly offshore but once you understood the culture offshore sites where good to work with. The work environment was very fast paced.

    Cons

    Company had a very diverse product mix. Sometime finding the synergy between the groups was challenging. Must be willing to work non-standard hours with sales, support and engineering located throughout the world


  3. Started out as great company but now the future looks bleak

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at RadiSys full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, good salary, flexible hours, lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Company has taken a nose dive and the best employees have either been let go or jumped ship! Not sure the company is going to make it. Very low morale at work, all fringe benefits are gone, no opportunities for advancement, "every penny counts" which means forget about a raise! There is NO work-life balance. If you want to keep working there you will be plugged in 24/7. I used to enjoy working for Radisys, now those of us few who are
    left in Hillsboro are seeking other employment for fear the company will shut down. Not a happy or fun place to work anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to treat your remaining employees better or just sell the company. It's rough being on a sinking ship, especially when your captain would just as soon throw you overboard!


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  5. Great people, struggling to move the company to the next level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at RadiSys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An environment that allows for growth and experience through wearing many hats. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    If you have a problem setting boundaries for your own work-life balance you could work yourself to death.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly and hard workers

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Provide the same professional courtesy that you expect


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Good management


  11. Was a good place to work but things have changed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at RadiSys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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