RadiSys

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RadiSys Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
57 Reviews
3.3
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Flexi timings are a plus and they give you work from home on need basis (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 place to work

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

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started out as great company but now the future looks bleak

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    From someone who has survived being acquired by Radisys.

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

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

    Pros

    The pros were the flexibility of the hours, sometimes having the ability to work from home, and the challenges the job provided. I also enjoyed working with most of my colleagues, whether it's inside the US, or outside the US. I definitely enjoyed working with most of the engineers on various complex issues. I also liked some of the opportunities that it presented.

    Cons

    This can be quite a long list, especially when Radisys is acquiring the company I was a part of, and was previously quite happy with that company, albeit its issues. I found executive-level management to create excessive layoffs in the wrong areas, lack of a proper direction, and not investing enough resources towards their employees(i.e.pay rate, career opportunities, actual resources for the employee to their job), and creating an actual company vision with a clear direction. The work load was quite high, which is not a problem, but not receiving anything for it is, some of it due to unwillingness to invest into needed resources. I have also noticed that there is excessive middle-management that are not effective at their jobs, and the wrong people are being promoted into such positions. I also noticed an excessive amount of internal procedures to complete the task that simply provides no use in terms of efficiency nor guide for the employee to complete their tasks, simply just for management to cover their tails. The infrastructure and environment creates zero incentive for most employees to complete their tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clear vision an direction for the company, do not be afraid to take financial risks to constrict yourself to achieve those goals. Do a better job of identifying talent in terms of middle and upper management, and do a better job showing appreciation to the talent that you already have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lead Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Future very uncertain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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