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Wind River Overview

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Alameda, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
QNX Software Systems, Red Hat, Green Hills Software

Working at Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation, is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly 2 billion ... Read more

Mission: Wind River powers intelligent connected products that enrich the quality, safety, and security of people’s lives every day. The company's mission is to deliver outstanding software and expertise that enables the rapid innovation and deployment of the ... Read more

Wind River Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alameda, CA
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    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive Culture with amazing perks
    Excellent Benefits
    Interesting technology and customers

    Cons

    Making change can be a slow process

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.

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Wind River Interviews

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    Sales Position Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wind River.

    Interview

    There was a phone screening with a recruiter, followed by three on-site interviews, one with the hiring manager, then the director of sales, followed by the VP of sales. The initial interview with the hiring manager was rather easy as she seemed mostly interested in my ability to fit in with the team.

    The director was much more traditionally sales oriented - "sell me this pen" kind of interview. Key thing here is to focus on what he (the customer) wants rather than trying to convince him how awesome the pen (your product) is.

    The final interview was the most challenging. The VP actively challenged many of my answers and wasn't shy about saying if he thought an answer wasn't a good one. He did however offer lots of good feedback and later told me he was impressed with my ability to answer tough questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your previous sales positions, how do you think they compare with this job?   1 Answer
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Wind River Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work 2016, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Places to Work 2015, San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015
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