Wireless Generation, Inc.

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Wireless Generation, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hot mess

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

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely 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.

    Cons

    Unclear 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stay focused!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some smart people, some hard workers.

    Cons

    Good communication is not happening.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, poor HR department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wireless 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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Investigate what is going on in HR; Employees are leaving left and right. Start investing more in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are Passionate about education here

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a father, feels great knowing that my code is helping classrooms around the country. Cool people, growing company, awesome view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the office.

    Cons

    They can't keep up with the growth. Everyone in the company is busy working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wireless Generation is a great company need to pay employees what there worth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, People, great locations good pay if you are in a certain Dept.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, bad pay for good positions.

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

    An overall awesome experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineering Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - QA Engineering Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome Location. Really amazing people, some of the brightest I've ever worked with. I learned so much there it's unimaginable. WGEN treats their employees incredibly well and the atmosphere and energy is very positive and productive. Wireless will bring out the absolute best developer in you because they give you all the tools and incentives you need to make it as easy as possible at writing the most elegant, beautiful code you can. You build cutting-edge technology USING cutting-edge technologies and all of your coworkers are geniuses to boot. Not to mention the location (Dumbo) is UNBELIEVABLE nicer than Tribeca and has a ton of amazing shops, restaurants, and bars. Overall an incredible company to work for.

    Cons

    The culture is a bit stagnant, or "corporate", at times, but that's expected in a company of that size and it's certainly not like that ALL the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is not something that can be taught in a presentation. Give your employees an awesome work environment and the culture will manifest itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are going to work in the HR department do your homework on who is in charge before accepting an offer.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is doing great things with bringing technology and education together.

    Cons

    This was the worst micro management and hostile treatment I have ever experienced. Has a very bad reputation in the local market for high turnover in HR/Recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C level executives need to investigate on what the real reason is for everyone leaving.

  9.  

    Was with company for a long time... until one person didn't want me on the team... so I was out

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    Former Employee - Various in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Various in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant surroundings and co-workers. Nice place to go to work.

    Cons

    Young company, young management. Has little to no tolerance for middle aged employees.
    Too many unqualified/untrained "chiefs"

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

    Solid, but waning dev shop

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a solid developer community at Wireless. Enjoy the feel-good nature of building the next generation of educational software.

    Cons

    The NewsCorp acquisition is diminishing company values and culture.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is that of a smaller company

    Cons

    Let me thing about this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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