Skyhook Wireless Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Vice President of Marketing

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing
    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyhook Wireless full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    solid technology that works, great market opportunity, honest and fast paced engineering team, plenty of work to do, good perks, good benefits, fun people and embraces change, nimble process, teams work together

    Cons

    Fast paced, a ton to do, growing pains, sometimes drop balls juggling acceleration and process

    Advice to Management

    Keep seeking and listening to feedback, Continuously value and hire more great people


  2. Helpful (5)

    Horrible Management, miserable employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyhook Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Some really wonderful & intelligent people working here.

    Cons

    Hiring process is often based on bringing in friends without much of a vetting process. Horrible management. Lack of transparency & accountability. These are all things that cause a large chunk of Skyhooker's to come to work miserable day after day. This creates a horrible work environment. Pay below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Go take extensive management training


  3. Helpful (3)

    WORST WORK EXPERIENCE TO DATE!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyhook Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Some really nice and talented Individual Contributors.

    Cons

    This company's upper management is extremely arrogant with extremely unrealistic expectations. They say they care about the company culture but its all fake!

    Advice to Management

    Hire a HR person, I know they will be pretty busy with all they turnover.


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  5. Geo-Spatial meets Ad Tech, big new markets, great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skyhook Wireless full-time

    Pros

    More than ten years of mobile location technology with new ownership providing a launching pad for Skyhook to invest in new market opportunities. I am getting to learn about Ad Tech, wearables, new mobile operating systems and UX. The team is a mix of legacy employees who hold patents and know the company history (the blue dot in the first iPhone!) and a bunch of new blood who are smart, fun and engaged.

    Cons

    Adding new customers in new markets puts some stress on the organization but we seem to be managing well and hiring fast to get ahead of the demand.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Keep hiring.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Boston's next tech gem

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyhook Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly intelligent team and amazing portfolio of intellectual property really sets the stage for Skyhook as they aim to become the global leader in location technology. There is also a good range of benefits, full dental/health care, and they give you pretty much anything you need (laptop, software ect...) It also works well as a family as much as a company, the competition to 'beat' other employees is not an issue, but instead it's a cohesive unit working to accomplish one goal. Be the best location company in the world.

    Cons

    Due to the turbulent past of Skyhook, there has been a lot of pieces of the pie that remain shaken up and are just now beginning to settle and become more organized and efficient. I also worry that the newness of the executive team (less than 2 years) is adding to this chaos a bit. Pay a little under market rate but

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing towards efficiency however I would warn against more process.


  7. Drove around scanning every single street in a geographical area with their hardware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy work, management liaison was pleasant to deal with

    Cons

    Only lasted 3 months and wouldnt extend contract. Driving through extremely bad areas was also dangerous at times



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