Unwired Planet Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Unwired Planet President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Eric Vetter
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  1. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Unwired Planet full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great CEO, potential company growth ahead

    Cons

    Small working environment / office, presently, but that is expected to change over time


  2. Need to stay relevant with product and services

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TPS in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - TPS in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, knowledgeable colleague, good learning environment

    Cons

    Stressful jobs, poor work life balance


  3. Smart people, but directionally challenged, and unfocused.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Professional Services in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Professional Services in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were still plenty of folks around who were very bright. Lots of clever ideas, and features/ capabilities that later showed up in certain iProducts that were very well received.

    Cons

    Corp direction was best described as "paint splatter" - not enough synergy between multiple product lines

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a reasonable list of products. Don't try to be all things to all players, because you've pretty much defined the Peanut butter manifesto


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  5. Revolving door to CEO's office

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unwired Planet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some good people producing carrier class software, adding functionality that customers needed and wanted, and doing some interesting things.

    Cons

    Many many CEO's (and other C-level executives) over the years meant that direction and focus changed often, eventually leading to elimination of much of the engineering department in reductions. Lots of offshoring leading to lack of internal resources with product knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it. Not useful at this point as the company has sold the products and changed its name and business.


  6. Great group of people, company has somewhat lost its way

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people who truly know telecommunications

    Cons

    Company has some difficulty in developing its product portfolio

    Advice to Management

    Focus on recapturing leadership in telecommunications technology


  7. Exciting environment to work in with a huge growth market available

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Unwired Planet

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary cutting edge products Great atmosphere in work place, so all in all if you get a chance I would recommend working for Openwave.

    Cons

    We used to be the leader in our market until we lost sight of our target and now other companies are winning our business

    Advice to Management

    With a new CEO at the helm I think upper management is focused and should achieve great things for the company, well see!


  8. Great people, company needs new Exec team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Unwired Planet

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people Global company Interesting client base

    Cons

    Need for improved executive team


  9. Helpful (1)

    Marking time at a dying company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The campus is nice. Good walking trails by the bay.

    Cons

    Product and senior management seems to have no idea how to move forward on some of their flagship products. I saw much wasted time, money, and opportunity go down the drain on projects that went absolutely nowhere.


  10. "Dead Company Walking ~ Motley Fool"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good office facility, including a great gym and a decent cafe on campus some talented people decent work-life balance casual work environment

    Cons

    lack of focus and chaotic no innovation can not execute a lot of dead weights for a small company too much finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    company has recently announced a 20% RIF, but laying off worker bees but not executives will not fix the problem, only the short term bottom line. The board needs to install a brand new team to get the company out of the death spiral. Even than, it may be too late.


  11. Sub par

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Unwired Planet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. Good location. Great existing customers.

    Cons

    Flawed strategy. Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on company



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