RadiSys Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
49 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.  

    Lead Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Latest Technology
    - Supportive peers

    Cons

    - Lacking business focus
    - Falling reputation with Share Holders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try to focus on the market
    - Have a fixed board and common outlook for the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Past

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadiSys

    Pros

    Good team and global workforce

    Cons

    Tough market and new competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy

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  5.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadiSys (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry, Product, Food, People, Location and reward. Offers a smaller company expereince compared to many other electronic company's

    Cons

    Change, uncertainty, lack of resources, turn over, and product stagnation are all problems. Managment is not finding a new course which is desperatly needed.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Future very uncertain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    - Nice team... the few that are left.
    - Generally supportive environment.
    - Pretty flexible on telecommuting.
    - Good pay but only if you negotiate at hire.

    Cons

    - Employee morale very low. After years of constant layoffs seems hardly anybody believing in what they do. Most of the crew is demotivated and staying only because of paychecks.
    - Several core technology experts were either laid of or left for other opportunities.
    - Lack of strong future technology vision.
    - The only decision driver is set of numbers presented to the wall street.
    - Pay rises non-existent regardless of your performance.
    - Constant re-orgs.
    - Be prepared to be laid off any day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Radisys will not survive without enthusiastic, visionary team and clear vision for products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RadiSys has lost its way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadiSys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    RadiSys has a lot of very talented architects and knowledge about the telecommunications industry. Their pay has been fair at hire, although not yearly raises have been sub-par.

    Cons

    Management has lost it's way. Recent acquisitions caused a management exodus, which isn't reversing course. The board of directors wants to move the company into higher-margin business. But, their singular focus on gross margin doesn't pay the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bringing in more value is admirable, but you weren't in a position to turn away lower margin business until you had more demand for the more profitable endeavors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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