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Applied Weather Technology Reviews

Updated December 9, 2016
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  1. "IT Contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT & Linux Administrator to C# Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT & Linux Administrator to C# Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Weather Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management understands that people have a life outside of work, and is accommodating.

    Environmental impact:
    This company tells captains of container ships where to drive so they will go port to port quickly, safely, and using the least fuel, often saving 5% to 10%. Your work with this company can make an enormous impact on the environment. One rotation of a ship's propeller is around 6 gallons of fuel.

    The company changed ownership recently and replaced the existing infrastructure with cutting edge IBM hardware and fully licensed Microsoft products. If Microsoft makes one, and it is not Azure only, then they probably have one.

    Cons

    This company is starting to embrace some of the silicon valley culture for employee retention like free lunches twice a week, but they have a ways to go.

    I mostly worked outside of the management structure. Some more guidance would have been appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    I mostly worked outside of the management structure. Some more guidance would have been appreciated.

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  2. "Data Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Weather Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid, professional work environment. Pay. Benefits. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Having to choose to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to take a hands on approach with both business and employees. Refreshing, to see this value retained.


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    "Position Entry"

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    Current Employee - Position Entry in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Position Entry in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for and pays well.

    Cons

    The job is rather repetitive and has very little to do with weather. Verbal communication is very limited, mainly just computer chat.


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  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies. Excellent training resources. Very helpful co-workers. Good management. Good benefits. Fast growing.

    Cons

    Any Cons haven't come yet


  6. "Software Development/Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Weather Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere - management had a lot of faith in employees to work within their area of expertise (like zero micromanaging), and for most people it worked really well. Definitely a good fit for people who are self motivated (and not a great fit for those who aren't). People are generally motivated to work hard, but not past a work-life balance.

    People there, including management, are kind and easy to get along with. The CEO is very thoughtful and makes a real effort to get to know everyone - and he's especially respectful of each individual's area of expertise.

    Cons

    Wasn't a huge fan of the open-office environment, although it helped to have a lot of meeting rooms available - for meetings and sometimes just a quiet place to work.

    Now that they've joined forces with a larger company, there is some level of 'bureaucracy', although I'd stress that's a real minor issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice, easy going atmosphere. Very kind people with very little pressure.

    Cons

    Worked mostly with legacy code that no one in the organization knew about. Very little direction and guidance.


  8. "Growth and Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and competitive benefits package
    - Casual attire
    - Perks include free lunches (two to three times days/nights per week)
    - Manageability of positive work-life balance
    - Clean and organized work space

    Cons

    -Apparent complacency of long standing employees and executives - particularly those that have reached or exceeded their peak earning and professional development years
    -Similarly old school management style
    -Still trailing behind innovative and progressive cultural curve of other tech-related companies

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving toward improved interdepartmental communication and pushing for employee personal accountability measures. In the current market, no individual should be afforded the opportunity to merely 'ride the wave' to their retirement. Trim the fat.


  9. "Proficient"

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

    Pros

    Location to sourcing and available personnel

    Cons

    Work/Life balance with overnight shifts


  10. "Good company, nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is relatively small, and so naturally you will be able to develop closer relationships with the rest of your company. You get to express your ideas pretty freely, the manager I worked with was very open about how I wanted to solve a particular issue and took my words seriously.

    Cons

    The code they work with is poorly documented, and so you will be spending a lot of time trying to figure out what the last guy was doing in all parts of the code.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  11. "Good for starting out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Weather Technology full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, dress casual. Company is expanding, so there are promotion opportunities. Work from home/telecommuting are options. Free coffee/tea, and continental breakfasts twice a week are nice perks. Will pay tuition for job-related coursework taken while an employee.

    Cons

    Shift work - pulling early mornings, weekends, holidays can wear people out. If you're looking to eventually work outside of marine weather routing, then there's limited skill transfer, since most work is done on the internal software system. Work can become monotonous. Pay's not that great. Employee training can be harsh and degrading (in the wrong hands).

    Advice to Management

    Enroll your training staff in some interpersonal skill-building classes. Discourage the "us vs. them" mentality that happens between offices. Do not treat junior staff as disposable, or else you risk losing them to a competitor.


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