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  1. "Software Intern"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small team , very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Not much exposure to software industry. Work was focused on finger print sensors.


  2. "Okay, not much team spirit"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Cocoa, FL
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Cocoa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AuthenTec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady and quiet, because no one interacts with each other

    Cons

    No one interacts, verbal abuse and judgment

    Advice to Management

    Tighten the ship


  3. "Was a good small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to know everyone you work with.

    Cons

    They were always on a tight budget.


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  5. "good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Software Manager in Melbourne Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Software Manager in Melbourne Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AuthenTec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    innovative company, a lot of clever colleges

    Cons

    too small company, not well organized

    Advice to Management

    seriously improve marketing capability


  6. "Great people, tough business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AuthenTec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch engineers: some of the best I've ever worked with, although some have now been scattered to the wind as a result of the acquisition of a competitor (UPEK).

    Cons

    The Venn diagram for fingerprint sensors and laptops/tablets/cellphones has a very small overlap: lots of integration work, very low margin, and good competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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    "Poorly Managed by out of touch exec staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers/front line employees who care about their work.

    Cons

    cube farm, all sales folks are considered "program managers" which is equivalent of my grocery clerk knowing how to fix the radiator of my buick.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers that get work done - upper mgmt is out of touch and sales people are not the ones you want running the company.


  8. "Good team, challenging market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team at AuthenTec is dedicated, experienced, and very intelligent. Their ability to churn out new, and breakthrough, silicon products is impressive to say the least. It is a small, startup-ish, company so you get to wear a lot of different hats and work on a number of projects.

    Cons

    Feedback from management can be spotty. I question the strategic direction certain members of management seem intent on pursuing. Software development is pitiful.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on completing a major project before switching gears and starting something new.


  9. "Great company tucked away in small town"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great technology. The company is the front runner in the field of fingerprint sensors. The technology behind the sensors gives Authentec a clear edge on the competition; spoofing is just about impossible. Even though the company is fairly sizable it still have the feel of a small start up.

    Cons

    As with any software related position- the hours required to get the job done. It's also located in Melbourne Florida, one of the quietest places that I've ever come across. Aside from the beach there is nothing else to do in this town. Little to no culture about the place... Good thing Orlando is only about an hour's drive away..

    Advice to Management

    Many of the processes for getting things done need to be seriously improved.


  10. "Great place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Algorithm Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Algorithm Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation package.
    Great products.
    Challenging problems.
    Florida lifestyle.

    Cons

    If you are into research, its difficult to publish papers. Not because of their fault, but because you hardly get any time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.