ip.access Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. Middle of no where

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic market of Small Cell. Huge talent pool of engineers and development teams.

    Cons

    Behind the times on 4G LTE solution. Too much focus on 2G technology and lack of attention to Visualization.


  2. good company to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Dev in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Dev in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good technology..
    good learning ..
    good talent

    Cons

    lot of work
    too dynamic where priorities change quite often


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good only for small cells

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at ip.access full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Only if you want to learn and work into small cell domain. As a small company, you definitely get to do actual code unlike companies where you end up writing periphery support code. Pays well.

    Cons

    Do not look for respect, positive feedback, promotions, good mentors or leaders. There are some people who are good, and you have to be lucky to be in their team. Management communication to employees is not clear and seems like they don't like keeping people informed. Worst part - there is a factor of gender bias here, female employees are not treated equal.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to change totally


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good technology but poor management

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

    I worked at ip.access full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology (femto cell) and some great minds to work with.
    Very good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor management, very poor decision making.
    Minimal information flow between India and UK centres.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more.


  6. Good learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills

    Cons

    Redundancies and lack of funds


  7. Overall, a good company to work for..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Good work culture
    - Very understanding
    - Supportive and encouraging

    Cons

    - Not enough growth opportunites offered


  8. Helpful (1)

    Exciting technologies, lousy management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This is an engineers' company, where you can get your hands on almost any component of today's mobile networks from 2G to 4G. The friendly atmosphere and the free to use coffee machine is another big plus.

    Cons

    The product or feature you work on might get cancelled due to "sudden" financial problems of the company. The upper management dreams revenue curves which rarely happen.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic, act fast! Don't promise, just deliver what you have already got!


  9. Waste of career

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

    I have been working at ip.access

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere
    friendly people at levels other than management level

    Cons

    extremely poor pay
    no promotion culture
    no bonuses ever, in the history of the company (whereas the consultant who got me the job promised bonuses)
    upper management may be keeping information from employees which they might need to know
    upper management tries to sell this dream to employees that the company will do extremely well really soon
    products and projects- both are buggy, not thought through.

    Advice to Management

    Try selling the company off. It has no future.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Waste of a year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ip.access full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I really can't see any

    Cons

    No training No process Stupid managers driving the company into the ground with the help of Aricent, sweat shop software factory.

    Advice to Management

    need to be sacked.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work in its early years

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

    I worked at ip.access full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small company has its advantages of high visibility of roles and access to senior management. Flexbility to move around withing the company was also good.

    Cons

    Became a top heavy company as time went along and lost interest in career building of staff

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the grass roots, forget about over managing the company. Hire more engineers rather than managers and cosultants.



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