FreeWave Technologies - Only Because You CANNOT Choose NO Stars | Glassdoor
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"Only Because You CANNOT Choose NO Stars"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Soda and popcorn machines. Nice new building. On bike trails.

Cons

Leadership or lack there of. There's a reason why this company has so many poor reviews. These are not hostile employees and it's says a lot when companies feel they need to have a plant go and put something good thinking it will change all the bad. HR is not your friend. They lie and cheat. Do not go to them with any employment concern. But that is leadership as a whole. Cannot be trusted. They have turned some great happy employees into very angry mad and depressed people. This twice before joining this company.

Advice to Management

Move on. It's time to either close the doors or step aside and let a true leadership team come in and make a difference in a positive way. Live up to your own values. Why did you put them into place if you are not going to walk the walk?

Other Employee Reviews for FreeWave Technologies

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Once a great radio company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FreeWave Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The office location near Boulder Creek and Valmont bike park make for restful lunch breaks.

    Cons

    What was once a great radio company is now reduced to reselling cheap Taiwanese built radio modules. Many of the original employees in the company have left to work for a new company by the FreeWave cofounder. I am one of them. The new CTO is now starting an R&D office near his home in Bellevue, WA. Two more great people left in the last few weeks.


  2. "Good Company with Great Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FreeWave Technologies full-time

    Pros

    If you want an opportunity to make a difference, this is the place for you.
    After several years of relying on existing technology, the Company is now focused on several new technology platforms that will change the way its customers do business in the near future. Improved product features and radios with superior performance will be standard fare for partners and customers.
    In parallel, needed infrastructure changes have been made and now the Company is on track to take advantage of its newly created technology. A focus on repeatable process and improved operational performance will start to pay off for the Company and its customers soon. All functions of the Company have the opportunity to play a role and change the way business is conducted. All you need is desire and a willingness to work with teammates to be successful.
    The Company supports its workforce with compensation packages that include upside for all employees based on Company performance. In addition, employees enjoy a generous SEP program that takes individual sacrifice out of retirement saving. Employees are not required to save any of their disposable income in order to maximize retirement savings. The Company automatically contributes a certain percentage of income into the program that vests immediately for employees. Benefits such as healthcare programs, health club reimbursements, charitable time off, a sabbatical program and planned time off are all at or above the vast majority in the marketplace.
    The Leadership of the Company is focused on winning. They have a plan and have invited all employees to participate. Monthly Company meetings, functional staff meetings and annual strategy meetings are all in place for employees to influence direction and get status on progress.

    Cons

    As can be expected, the big changes have caused some unrest and insecurities amongst the workforce. The early adopters are excited about the new direction, but slower adopters are sitting on the sidelines waiting for change to happen instead of taking advantage of new opportunities. This of course has caused some level of churn within the Company. The result has been some level of turnover. To their credit, the Company’s leadership recognizes the issue and has taken action to help navigate towards its vision.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on reaching the future vision. Continue to challenge employees to help drive the Company forward (as a team). Stay patient with the change process, but spend the majority of your energy helping early adopters succeed.


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