Impinj - A path to nowhere | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "A path to nowhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Previous reviews said it, people can have a very comfortable life at Impinj. Flexibility in what hours to work, autonomy in how to complete the work and the ability to move things around when life comes calling is a great asset. The technology is second to none and the corporate office is top notch, almost too much when you see what's inside Impinj.

    Cons

    There is a lack of true culture at Impinj, even though they say we have it. The company strategy changes all the time, mostly chasing where the next pot of money is coming from. Employees do their jobs, go home and show up the next day. There is no sense of urgency, accountability, timelines, drive and everything that makes people want to invest their careers in this place. The "executive team" will go weeks without...

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    Advice to Management

    Management wants to care, but they just don't have the experience to know how to steer the ship in the right direction. Everything is Engineering and Sales and there needs to be a focus on everyone, not just those two groups. I'm not sure what advice to give because there is so much that needs to change to make people want to enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Impinj2019-01-08

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Fun company with lots of opportunities for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've worked at Impinj for over 3 years and while there were some bumpy times in the middle we've seemed to have moved past that with a more solid leadership team. The company seems to have better direction now and a more realistic view of the roadmap ahead. The Engineering team is still quite small so there's a lot of opportunity to grow your role. The work/life balance is also very nice here. Work hours are flexible...

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    Cons

    You need to be able to handle projects/priorities changing directions quartley. We'll see if that gets better with the new Engineering leadership, but the number of times a project scope has changed direction is too large.

    Impinj2019-08-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A work in progress, but moving in a positive direction"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Interesting day-to-day work * Opportunities galore. It's an underutilized product * Friendly atmosphere * The team and my organization is fairly awesome * Growth centric culture * So far impressed with recent hires in Engineering Leadership * Compensation at individual contributor level still needs work, but like the recent positive changes of including equity compensation. Not sure why it took so long though....

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    Cons

    * People have been siloed in engineering * Management has traditionally been top-down without much upward dialogue. Longer tenure C-staff/SVPs tend reflect this more than new hires at SVP/C-staff level. * Software organization lacks broader maturity. Strong individual contributors, but not much of a track record of delivering a compelling set of software products * Benefits could be better. No 401k match, for instance....

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    Advice to Management

    * Make sure you really understand what's going on at the company before implementing trickle-down goal setting * It's a 200 person company. If you're senior management at this scale, you should know nearly everybody * Work on building true cross functional teams to address business problems

    Impinj2019-08-14

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