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Bluetooth SIG Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bluetooth SIG part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to being as a software engineer.
    And I would love to recommend

    Cons

    Nothing to say but like any other company their perks are above average.


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluetooth SIG full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy working with my peers
    Company meets my needs for career development and learning

    Cons

    No cons at this time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization with a lot of Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluetooth SIG full-time

    Pros

    Small business feel with large opportunities for continued growth. Employees want to learn, are hungry for more, and want to make a global impact.

    Casual, yet professional atmosphere where your voice can be heard and your contributions can shine bright. Management is looking for individuals to take initiative as the organization has opportunities to become stronger.

    Location is amazing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on Lake Washington.

    Cons

    Some employees like to live in the rumor mill. This is unfortunately where some of the negative reviews comes from. Stay away from negativity and be the positive influence you want in this environment.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to employees --> be the change you want, be the energy you want, take initiative to create the environment you want, and be kind. A team of self-aware and empathetic individuals can accomplish a lot when they have good intentions and believe that everyone else (management and members) has good intentions as well.

    Advice to management --> continue to be transparent, hire driven and motivated individuals with a high EQ, and then empower them to make an impact and influence the rest.


  4. "Place stinks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bluetooth SIG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technology is interesting and office location is great for lunch time walks

    Cons

    Loads of turnover and unwilling to consider candidates that might be 'older'/'over qualified'


  5. "Challenging and rewarding environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluetooth SIG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The SIG is in growth mode and maturing at an expected pace. Leadership is open to feedback and ideas. The work is challenging and people are great.

    Cons

    Things can move at a slower pace than I desire.

    Advice to Management

    More visibility to staff.


  6. "Bluetooth SIG is dedicated to its staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluetooth SIG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Diverse, collaboratory environment that nurtures transparency
     - Executive team is friendly and approachable
     - Managers sympathetic to work-life balance
     - Opportunities for advancement and contribution into different teams
     - Extremely bright group of dedicated professionals
     - Firm system of values that praise integrity, respect, and humility over the bottom line
     - Excellent healthcare benefits

    Cons

    - Lots of meetings
     - Internal tool development inertia
     - Some miscommunication ("game of telephone") between Board, Executives, and Teams


  7. "Growth opportunities, CEO who cares, accountability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluetooth SIG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great, passionate people, that genuinely care about your success, opportunities to further your career, mentors available. Team building events, happy hours, in office yoga (employee paid, but reasonably priced), quarterly employee appreciation lunches, and 'healthy living' challenges encourage cross-team relationship building, but are not required.

    Good location, rough commute at times, but beautiful views, some food within walking distance, and plenty within a less than 10 minute drive, plus Peach or other delivery options.

    Growth opportunities are available to motivated people, if they are willing to take advantage of them.

    Reviews performed twice a year, you should always know where you stand on your team, and really I've heard many, including my own manager, say that if what you hear on your review is a surprise than your manager is not doing their job.

    Additionally the company sends out an employee survey (anonymous responses) at the end of every year and actively works on the items identified by employees towards improvements.

    The executives do care about the employees, and do listen, they value work life balance, and do not hold others to unbelievable standards.

    Cons

    Again, the commute can be rough at times, but hours are flexible.

    Some of the lower - mid-level management has trouble with accountability, and tend to do more dictating and CYA than guiding or listening.

    There is gossip and rumor, as is probably common at most companies, but the company is not afraid to let go of toxic employees that bully others, which is a relief, and when those people are let go, rumors are bound to happen, especially when the company does not comment on the reason for letting someone go (out of respect generally).

    And, as with most things in life, if all you want to do is sit back and wait for things to fall in your lap you will not be successful here. Yes, guidance is offered, if you take it, opportunities are there, if you're motivated (and apply), mistakes are ok, if you own up to them, and work is looked at critically - you might be asked to make changes, must be willing to communicate, and collaborate with others. If you can't handle being transparent - you won't succeed here.

    Advice to Management

    More accountability training for all employees
    Regular management training
    Maybe conflict management training

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place for growth"

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    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bluetooth SIG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of money comes in from member companies each year in membership fees
    Member companies are smart people, so good to engage with them

    Cons

    No vision from execdirector
    No good way to advance career beyond flipping job titles
    Add 15% to any travel estimate in job description

    Advice to Management

    Grow a set & spend money to improve things


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Internally disorganized with untrained managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with new technology. Nice location aside Lake Washington in Kirkland, WA. Reasonably flexible work hours. Company paid parking in the building garage.

    Cons

    Managers were not given any training in how to manage. Performance review schedule was too frequent and criteria was inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a one over one review process.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Non-management Technical in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Non-management Technical in Kirkland, WA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology and membership. Plentiful parties, good location.

    Cons

    Favoritism determines hiring and promotion more than willingness to contribute. Outdated internal technologies compared to what the SIG is promoting.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas of the employees, stop letting the old-timers set the environment of cronyism.


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