RadiSys
2.8 of 5 40 reviews
www.radisys.com Hillsboro, OR 1000 to 5000 Employees

RadiSys Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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2.8 40 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

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Brian Bonson

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good experience

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at RadiSys

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

ConsTakes a while to get used to ATCA if new.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Future very uncertain

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at RadiSys full-time for 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 Senior ManagementRadisys will not survive without enthusiastic, visionary team and clear vision for products.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at RadiSys full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexibility 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.

ConsDownhill 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 Senior ManagementPut 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at RadiSys full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart people, friendly and hard workers

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

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide the same professional courtesy that you expect

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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RadiSys has lost its way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at RadiSys full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRadiSys 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.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementBringing 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Mfg Operations Management (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at RadiSys full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsCompany 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.

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Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was a good place to work but things have changed

Engineer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at RadiSys

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

ConsConstant 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An Asian-based company with US headquarters

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at RadiSys

ProsGood benefits and salary
Praise and recognition for job well done

ConsFew US opportunities
Very little growth opportunity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mid-level performance is more than accepted

Materials (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at RadiSys

ProsRadiSys 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.

ConsRadiSys 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 Senior ManagementInnovate, create, and reward resources in all functions at all levels for these thought processes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but Bad times going

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at RadiSys full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCool people around, good hr policies, good projects to work in to, Lot to learn, technical and non-technical. There are some really talented people around.

ConsRevenues are dipping but might revive this year, management needs to be more professional, Very hectic, too much work load.

Advice to Senior Managementbe more open, be professional and not emotional.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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