Savi Technology

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Savi Technology Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company on the upswing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savi Technology

    Pros

    Improved products, better focus. fair ownership group. Management team trying to do the right things.

    Cons

    Same as other companies. communication can be slow coming out of HQ. Transparency is not where it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more timely communication to the employees, develop timelines for performance reviews and stick to the schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really strong outlook after some lean years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Savi Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for advancement at a company that seems poised to improve over the next few years. The new leadership seems to be very engaged with all employees and take comments from everyone seriously.

    Cons

    Tough to tell what the new owners will do with the company long term and how we all might fit into a merged company etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping improving our product lines and growing the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a mixed bag, but positive overall.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savi Technology full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to earn promotions. Good people and work environment.

    Cons

    Poor management at times. Good people let go while dead weight is kept around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to be creative and innovative. Most of our products are old and outdated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Back in the Saddle!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing
    Current Employee - Product Marketing

    I have been working at Savi Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Revamped management team, most of the third-string players have been replaced with true professionals. It feels like a new company.

    Cons

    It's going to take a while for the market to understand all of the changes and to see Savi as more than RFID tracking of military cargo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Making the Hard, Right Choices

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Great sense of team, close knit family. 25 years of history. Company has been going through tough transition, which included closing Mt. View office and moving outside of Lockheed. Both moves were long overdue, but sometimes change is hard.

    I recently left Savi but hold it in high regard.

    Cons

    residual impact of employees or ex employees who were stuck in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See it through! Maybe look at a more regular process for employee communications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Like a Jonnie Cash ring of fire - Down, Down, Down...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There was and still is some great technology this company has to offer and if / when a cohesive strategy is put in place to sell it again - it may well be a good company to work for...

    Cons

    Bills, Bills, Bills... Not only the ones we're struggling to pay, but the ones running the show.

    Shifting the entire knowledge base from Singapore to India to the US and then again within the US... It didn't work well the first time; the second time worked as well as the first and guess what... third time wasn't lucky.

    The vast majority of the talent has now been let go, fired or left of their own volition...

    Will it be the Phoenix from the flames under new ownership?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management....? that's a funny one! They can't see what's in front of their noses and act on it. They certainly aren't going to listen to anything written here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company to work for, now it's "just a paycheck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Savi Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good company that would treat employees decently under old management. That's about it. While it was fun, now it's just a sad place to be.

    Cons

    Most people learn from their mistakes. Clearly, this company doesn't. The company moves resources around the globe as much as some people change their socks, and has tried to jump into every new market they could think of, with products that aren't mature, or don't work right.

    Management feels 30-60 days is more than enough time to transition an entire engineering team, and ALL product knowledge to a brand new team.

    This used to be a good company to work for, now it's not. Don't put a sales exec in charge of a tech company, they just don't get it. Management is the sole reason this company is in decline, they don't get it.

    Employee moral has been rock bottom for the last two years. I suppose that's what happens when you have a RIF every few months. Only decent thing left here is a pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, and learn from your mistakes. Anyone with a GED could tell you that trying to move 10+ years of experience with any product to a team that receives 2 months of training is the worst decision you could ever make. And you made it twice?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Savi Technology

    Pros

    Some of the pros are:
    The people are friendly
    Not much management at my location
    Flexible work hours for some people and can work remotely

    Cons

    Some of the cons are:
    Doesn't seem like management cares much. No real interest in career growth.
    They are gearing up to be purchased so the future is unknown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully things will be different after we get acquired. Please make sure the employees know if they have a job as soon as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Value Left Here, Everyone is Looking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Savi Technology

    Pros

    It's a job for now.

    Cons

    In September the Savi executive leadership cut the last of the muscle out of the company to make the books look appealing to prospective VCs. All of our tribal engineering knowledge is gone. All of the product management capability is gone. We have no product road map nor any real ability to produce one. Our ability to innovate is severely hampered because we lack the resources with the proper experience. Pretty much every major business process is broken or no longer followed. Because of the lack of history, people and process, everyone is in firefighting mode. Executive values are suspect and morale is very low. The general consensus is that the guys at the top have no clue what they are doing technologically and are only out for themselves. Anyone thinking of buying this company should look very close. Buyer Beware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To LM Management - Your first mistake was putting a salesman in as CEO in 2006. You didn't learn from that mistake and put another salesman in charge with the current CEO in 2011. Everyone in Silicon Valley knows you should never put a salesman in charge of a technology company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Savi has been a great place to work for years, but is in decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Savi Technology

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Telecommuting
    Good coworkers
    Interesting technology
    I had an excellent boss from whom I learned a lot
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of job stability
    Lack of corporate mission & vision
    Spreading resources too thin so it is difficult to do a good job; have to spend so much time being reactive that there is no time available to be proactive

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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