Ingenu - A long slow slog | Glassdoor
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"A long slow slog"

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Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It recently has appeared the company won't fail anytime soon. They got their first small/mid sized contract, so hopefully the investors will continue to put money into the company.

Cons

How do you feel working for a company that has high turnover? Some of it is voluntary, but much of it is constant layoffs followed by hiring new people. About two or three times a year for the last several years they have had company wide layoffs. Each one can be as few as 3 people or as many as 20 (in a company size of 90). They are seemingly semi-random in who they hit and it always happens just before an all hands meeting. The sales group is perpetually a revolving door, but engineering makes up the bulk of the company and therefore the layoffs. If your a sales person considering working for this company I would do some serious research first.

Being a late stage startup (8 yrs old) its chances of being bought (every startups big hope) becomes slimmer every month. If they survive I suspect this company will have to do it the old fashioned way: slowly build up a customer base and wireless infrastructure network over time and slowly become revenue positive. That is not a good outlook for your stock options.

Advice to Management

Reading the reviews here I think its all been said before.

Other Employee Reviews for Ingenu

  1. "Great Technology and Fun Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and cutting edge technology. Nice offices and fun work environment.

    Cons

    Need to be more focused on delivering the end product to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the technology, but focus on the product pipeline. Deliver what the customer want.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A tragic tale of incompetence, miss-management, & leadership"

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

    I have been working at Ingenu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology works, their is a real need for this product in the market, but you must have a solution not a widget.

    Cons

    inability of Senior Executives to execute a plan. They are very good at raising money and spending it, but cannot deliver on any products! The senior management lacks creditability, have little or no experience in the space they are working in.

    Advice to Management

    worry less about internal politics, and deliver what the investors want, a viable long term company with solutions that work versus hype.

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