Wireless Generation, Inc.

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Wireless Generation, Inc. Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
Wireless Generation, Inc. – Brooklyn – “View from office deck”

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3.2 40 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Wireless Generation, Inc. CEO & Co-Founder Larry Berger

Larry Berger

(22 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Would do it again if the hours were going to be reasonable.

    Independent Contractor (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsSome really brilliant, smart people. Interesting work. Very fast growth, plenty of opportunities.

    ConsConstant meetings. Sometimes long hours. Challenging internal communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany would benefit from improved internal communication and some attention to the culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to learn different open source tools

    ConsHardly any raise. Poor upper management.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Too many cliffs not enough ladders

    (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood hard working co-workers, lots of smart people really trying to make things happen, great view in Brooklyn office from some meeting rooms, can be creative place if you connect to the right people and learn a lot if you are self-starter who needs little guidance.

    ConsLeadership is a collection of hold-overs from the start-up days when there was no systems in place, no accountability, and few rules in place which may work for a company of 10-15 people but doesn't work so well with a company of 900-1000. Unrealistic deadlines made by people who don't know the mechanics of project management or don't care that unstructured projects cause people to work long hours and over weekends. A lot of poor quality work passed off as final products, most everything is worked out in production leading to many hot fixes and more long hours. Little respect for teachers or end-users in many within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of your offices and work on the floor. You set up a 19th century factory in Brooklyn to make product, now lead it like a 21st century organization. Open office means that everyone is out in the open.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company littered with some bad tenured management.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis company truly cares about innovating education. It is pretty much a Technology-Education company filled with very smart people.

    ConsManagement is iffy. There are bad product managers and some good ones. Often times bad ones are there for a very long time that they have become a mainstay. Often the mainstay will cause havoc in team dynamics, causing some to leave. Although the company practices a 360 Feedback, management is not doing this, therefore, people from the bottom cannot complain about bad management, and therefore nothing is done but let these 'tenured' managers run rampant with bad behaviors. This causes people to leave. Otherwise, most of the people in the company are good to great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher-level executive managers should employ feedback policies across the board, and 360 feedbacks. Managers with very bad behavior ruining the company remains unchecked, undisciplined, and stay there to ruin or slow progress in the name of their ego.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible leadership = disorganization and poor morale

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsFriendly and talented co-workers, working in education, DUMBO location, free coffee and soft drinks, usually very little pressure to get things done.

    ConsIT ops was incredibly mis-managed. Lots of broken processes and questioning them just makes you a target for the petty leads. Morale was absolutely terrible and most of the good people have moved on to greener pastures. Very little career growth and you reach the top of your career path in about a year. If you do take a job here, try to get everything in writing up front. They will make promises of bonuses, promotions, and in my case green card sponsorship but won't keep their word. As I was leaving they again offered all of these things to me and more, but at that point it was way too little, way too late.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a serious look at why people are leaving. There have been employee surveys and many exit interviews for you to learn from.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Developer

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsFriendly environment, relative flexible work time.

    ConsSalary is not high. Job is boring after one year.

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    Limited career growth potential

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsPeople are very bright, passionate and talented. They really care about improving educational experience for both teachers and students.

    ConsCommunication across divisions is very weak. Lots of silo work and it is hard to get promoted or get a salary increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to open to changing operational procedures and communicate more effectively from top down. Seems like a lot of talented people doing work that may not be value added if there is lack of direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay focused!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome smart people, some hard workers.

    ConsGood communication is not happening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hot mess

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenuinely nice people who care about education, work-life balance is usually healthy, some flexible scheduling and work-from-home policies. Newer divisions of the company are very healthily funded.

    ConsUnclear division responsibilities between some job functions and lack of cohesive vision from upper management creates much confusion and wheel-spinning at the ground level. Miserly amount of paid time off until 1 year of service. Pay under market, despite huge infusion of cash from News Corp.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication from upper management to employees needs vast improvement. Many department managers are spread far too thin. Performance review policies need an overhaul!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, poor HR department.

    (Former Employee)

    ProsWireless Generation is doing wonderful things as a company. Most employees are passionate about education, intelligent and friendly. Cool office overlooking the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Free beverages.

    ConsHR worked in a bubble compared to the rest of the company. Employee morale and satisfaction was low and turnover was high. Upper HR management was inexperienced and short-sided. There was also zero professional development and training. The benefits package leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvestigate what is going on in HR; Employees are leaving left and right. Start investing more in your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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