Wireless Matrix

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Wireless Matrix Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to make your own schedule

    Cons

    Lack of support to sales people in the field, had to remind ops and engineering constantly to take care of requests. Company not doing so well financially

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray?

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Operations Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good relationships with co-workers

    Cons

    Over worked for salary paid.. horrible morale.. Acknowledgement only would go to Executives and not to any other employees.

  3.  

    Sales can not sell

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    Current Employee - Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Wireless Matrix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product made great strides a few years ago in stability, quality and features but very high staff loss since acquisition has resulted in a dangerous loss of knowledge in the company.

    Cons

    Sales can not sell. Simple as that. Enterprise sales has sold nothing for years. Past CEO had no vision and did not hold sales accountable. Morale since acquisition has taken a steep dive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in seasoned SaaS leadership not hardware exec's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting company but experiencing many growing pains and lacking some direction

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Development Team in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Development Team in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wireless Matrix

    Pros

    Best things about working there were:
    1) Many good people to work with and learn from, across the different technical teams
    2) Open to trying new technologies or methodologies when appropriate
    3) Interesting product line and space (GPS fleet management)
    4) Established company that still has some startup excitement
    5) What you work on and develop gets put to use immediately with very little "shelfware"
    6) Good mix of personalities and backgrounds across the company
    7) Benefits/salary were good, so this wasn't an issue

    Cons

    The major downsides are:
    1) A little too much micro-management
    2) Too much change of direction causing chaos, lost time, and burnout symptoms
    3) Some amount of fear and distrust although communication is still good
    4) Direction of the company seems to change often -- this has resulted in several layoff waves

    The other reviews were fairly accurate in terms of describing what is happening at the company. The direction of the company seems to change frequently, resulting in uncertainty and frustration for both customers and employees. Sometimes they seem to be trying too much at once and taking a shotgun approach.

    There have been several waves of firing -- one of which occurred while the company was spending a lot of money several different groups of consultants. In the past several years they have bought 2 companies and almost none of the people that came from these acquisitions are still with the company.

    In short, it was a great place to work for a while but the frustrations listed above might get to you after awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there is a cost to constant change. Consider hiring an industry expert who knows where things may be headed and can give some direction. Then pick a course and stay with it.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential Squandered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Wireless Matrix

    Pros

    Interesting product (Fleet GPS tracking) with a positioning for the Enterprise.

    The benefits are OK.

    Cons

    The total lack of management and direction is appalling with WRX. They have gone down market due to there poor quality and inability to maintain enterprise customers. Their strategy is to sell to the small business market which is already saturated with GPS companies.

    This company is on the "we need to be acquired and make the executive staff rich" track.

    Management has hired over 40 engineers, yet cannot field a product that compares favorably with competition having less than 15 developers. The company has excellent HW developers and capabilities, but now they are selling the HW business to position themselves for acquisition.

    Their SaaS product is plagued by high down time, many bugs, and total lack of proper and consistent reporting, and an inability to lead in a crowded market place.

    The work is frustrating, as priorities change at the drop of a hat. There is no technical leadership and poor executive leadership.

    Other than that, it is a fine place to work for until they are acquired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on long term goals and position themselves for the future. Managing to the stock price and acquisition is a poor management strategy and no direction for your employees.

    If you are planning to be in business for longer than a year, then restructure the software, hire project managers, and put in a quality team to correct the poor product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Wireless Matrix is like working at the DMV.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom in your schedule.
    Decent health benefits. Outstanding dental benefits.
    Innovative C-level executives.
    Free coffee.
    Free breakfast every Wednesday.
    No parking issues.
    Dynamic roles each wearing multiple hats, theres never a rule moment.
    Learn from experience and no pressure sales environment.
    Every department is blessed with a few individuals who are highly talented and become natural leaders. You will learn from them.
    You get a T-shirt.

    Cons

    New start up company closing in on their 21st year in business.
    Highly disorganized, but trying to figure it all out.
    No regard to their current customers, with a love them and leave them attitude.
    A revolving door with middle managers hurting only those who are the most customer facing left with no direction.
    Low end and outdated internal processes.
    Zero room for growth. Where internal promotions don't exist.
    Unstable company rules which can change daily depending on which manager you speak with.
    Your job is always on the line.
    If you do something great, your manager is rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management: Allow all the associates in each department to rate their direct supervisor annonomously and actually listen to your customers they're not crazy and if you were in their shoes you would do much worse.

    Middle Management: If your associates fail, it's your failure as a manager.

  8.  

    Application has come a long way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wireless Matrix

    Pros

    Wireless Matrix hires good people and has open communications. It is a professional environment and people mostly work well together. The application is getting better with more functions and features. Management is down to earth.

    Cons

    For a small company there is too much change. They should pace themselves better or hire more people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and get their faster.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company with no direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wireless Matrix

    Pros

    The management is good as it is an open door policy and they are always willing to listen. The lifestyle in the office is easy going as long as everybody gets their work done.

    Cons

    You will always feel as though the company is not making significant steps forward, or simply has no direction to go. The senior management are trying their best to direct the company, but it just seems as though they are guessing at what they should do. They also rush into projects to get product out to clients, even if the product is unfinished or not operating properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the company is no longer a start up and that you will require expert help to get you pointed in a proper direction. You cannot succeed if you keep trying to figure everything out on your own.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wireless Matrix

    Pros

    It's a startup as far as software as a service go. They don't like to spend a lot of money on upgrades. In other words, they spend when necessary. This has enabled them to keep their profits high. Benefits are good. I think they are doing the best they can considering that they are a startup in bad economic times.

    Small group of people closely knit. No politics. People help each other out.

    Cons

    They don't spend on technology even though there is dire need. They also need to hire more talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more to earn more. Buy the needed hardware, software and manpower (or womanpower)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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