Widen Enterprises

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Widen Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
9 Reviews
3.8
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Supportive environment that fosters your growth as the company grows

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Widen Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people want to work with great people! Everyone takes ownership of their work and is always looking for ways to improve the overall process, product and culture. The team is open to change and trying new things so if you see something that needs done and take the initiative, you will be given the support, training, and opportunities to run with it. The flexible work environment is due to people being self-managment and being accountable for their own work. As long as the work is done, you can take the time off you need, when you need it.

    The company has grown over the years and made their employee satisfaction the first priority and part of the culture. CEO's mantra is that happy employees will create great products which will bring in the customers. Transparency from the top down actually occurs by sharing financial information, forecasts, failures and mission to all employees.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company gains success and technology changes. You have to be willing to change and roll with the change and realize nothing will be perfect. There is not time to perfect a process before a new technology comes along that diverts the plan and helps the company gain value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Widen Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers & relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    No advancement potential for entry level employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunities, but hard to fit in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Widen Enterprises

    Pros

    There aren't many companies where the CEO greets you in Converse and invites you to lunch on your first day. The company is laid back, has great leadership, and they encourage feedback. They're focused on teamwork and the various groups/departments work well together.

    Cons

    The vision of teamwork is great, but the reality is the company has its cliques and you either fit in or you don't. These cliques can include management, making for uncomfortable favoritism in the workplace.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized & cliquish

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Widen Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open to new ideas, positive direction and overall casual work environment. There is a team environment atmosphere and a sense of cohesion among the different work groups.

    Cons

    Overall planning is very disorganized. No market research done on any plans and most actions are taken without looking at long-term effects. Very cliquish- fine if you fit in the group, shunned if you're not part of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Offers a lot for a smaller company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Widen Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, very supportive of families or people who want to have a life. The company is doing a lot of fun things like family picnic, holiday party, kickball game, bowling, etc, and has recently started a wellness program with great rewards. Employees are fun to work with and everyone is very knowledgeable and flexible.

    Cons

    Some people may think career opportunities are limited because its a smaller company so their isnt as much room for advancement. But your opportunities to learn and develop new skills are endless because the company is flexible and always changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place if you know the "right" people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Widen Enterprises

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills, different types of customers, pleasant environment

    Cons

    If you push the status quo, you may be frowned upon. Seems people who kept their head down and worked as they were asked did well. Pay is middle of road for lots of effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have their own agenda. Either you're with it or not.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company and great people - focused on advancing software services.

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

    I have been working at Widen Enterprises

    Pros

    Flexible with balancing work and family
    New product advancements in software
    Quarterly meeting by CEO shows our progress, direction, struggles

    Cons

    Culture transition from prepress to software
    Declining traditional services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue openness about the company's progress

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A smallish company with a lot to offer

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

    I have been working at Widen Enterprises

    Pros

    Widen is a small company which means each person can contribute based on their strengths. People work across departments. You don't have to go through a lot of red tape to have your ideas heard. People are encouraged to learn and grow. Benefits are competitive. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    Small companies can't offer long career ladders. You might be in the same job for years with the same title. But that doesn't mean that you arent learning and growing everyday. If you want the title change, a small company won't be a fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key in any organization.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Nice place to work. Unstable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Image Assembly  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Image Assembly in Madison, WI

    I worked at Widen Enterprises

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Flexible.
    Great group of people.

    Cons

    Very unstable.
    Very busy at times. Painfully slow at times. Hours were cut, then laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow some movement within the company. You had bright people there that you just let go instead of giving them opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend

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