WideOrbit Workplace FAQ

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5 English questions out of 5

June 28, 2019

What are meetings like at WideOrbit?

Pros

With this company I've been given every opportunity to succeed, and feel I've been more than adequately compensated for doing so. I'm proud to be part of a company where hard work is justly rewarded. I've been happily employed with WideOrbit for 13 years and have every intention of one day retiring from WideOrbit feeling every bit as grateful and fulfilled in my career path as I am today.

Cons

I work remotely from my home office (by choice, and I know that I could move to one of our established office locations at any time if I wanted to ), and sometimes I do miss the comraderie of seeing/working with my peers in a closer physical environment. However, WideOrbit supplies and encourages the use of cameras during internal meetings, which gives me the opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with my co-workers across the country on a consistent basis.

However, WideOrbit supplies and encourages the use of cameras during internal meetings, which gives me the opportunity to have face

June 28, 2019

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June 19, 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at WideOrbit?

Pros

If you like a small engineering team where you can really feel your impact, this is a good place to be. The TV industry is changing and we are helping our clients blaze the trail. Collaborative environment Friendly employees Close to amenities I truly feel that management cares about me as a person as well as a resource.

Cons

Sometimes the office can seem a bit quiet.

Advice to Management

Keep listening to customers and solving their problems.

The TV industry is changing and we are helping our clients blaze the trail.

June 19, 2019

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July 10, 2019

What is the work environment like at WideOrbit?

Pros

Great work environment Fun stuff to learn, interesting product, complex, interesting problems Generous benefits Well placed in the industry Many paths/opportunities to advance Management is willing to make hard decisions with staff

Cons

Management is willing to make hard decisions with staff

Advice to Management

This is the best management team I've seen in my work career. I'm not sure what advice I'd give at this point

Great work environment

July 10, 2019

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February 7, 2019

How is the office food at WideOrbit?

Pros

As a developer, my base pay and benefits matter, but what makes a job great for me is the learning opportunities available. WO has many, many products that leverage multiple technologies and languages. There's always new things to learn and ways to grow as a developer. WO also provides (at least currently) paid subscriptions to Lynda.com for every employee. The office I work at has around 20-25 people which is great for me as it has a small company / startup feeling, while benefitting from being part of a much larger, established company. The people here are amazing. Friendly, open, honest, intelligent and helpful. However, that seems to be the overall trend within the company at large from what I've experienced. The benefits have been great. HR actually listened to our suggestions and came through to provide a very great plan, while also reducing our out of pocket expenses. Dental, vision, life, health, plenty of vacation leave, paid personal time, lots of sick leave, etc. There's always plenty of snacks, soda, sparkling water, and a super fancy coffee machine. Video games, nerf guns and other toys. Company parties are always a lot of fun here, especially thanks to our awesome home brewers who happily share! Development here has been pretty good. Management is always open to discussing process changes, new technologies, etc. I don't feel like I'm just a mindless drone carrying out programming tasks, as I've felt at other places.

Cons

Technology changes happen a bit slower than I'd like sometimes. Artwork is kinda lame.

There's always plenty of snacks, soda, sparkling water, and a super fancy coffee machine.

February 7, 2019

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February 7, 2019

What are working conditions like at WideOrbit?

Pros

Positive and relaxing environment. Good pay and great benefits. Possibility to work from home, which helps me to take care of my kids. Regular events, organized by the company: restaurants, golf, sport events, etc, to bond with teammates. Travels to different offices are helpful, interesting and fun.

Cons

Due to so much understanding and tolerance, sometimes the pace of working on issues in a little slow. On the other hands, that removes the stress, which is really good for the quality of work.

Advice to Management

Modernizing the code base seems like a necessity.

Due to so much understanding and tolerance, sometimes the pace of working on issues in a little slow.

February 7, 2019

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