Novariant - Good Technology and smart people, however need more process | Glassdoor
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"Good Technology and smart people, however need more process"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of smart people
Fairly small close knit place
Very real target market
Very cool technology

Cons

Too many years "Starting Up"
Need to forget about being bought out and worry about competing with heavyweights
Need to start driving innovation from bottom up sometimes
Put individuals goals aside and look at profitable markets.

Advice to Management

Start working on derivative software offerings in farming domain, there is lower startup cost for small company

Other Employee Reviews for Novariant

  1. "Lead the transformation, restructuring and execution of improvements in engineering, IT, Quality & Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to create disruptive technologies and solutions and transform the company from the grounds up.

    Cons

    Getting rid of bad habits and having enough resources to jump start the company ahead of the competition.


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    "Fishy Activities of Management!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people and good autosteering products!

    Cons

    The management is a problem and is involved in some unethical activities. They are closely working with Hemisphere GNSS (example: the chairman of Hemisphere board is also member of Novariant's board) and they killed the GNSS technology of Novariant instead of improving it, to gain business for Hemisphere smart antennas. Everyone in the company knows about it. Now, the big issue is that Hemisphere GNSS has an inferior performance comparing with some other smart GNSS antennas in the market such as NovAtel and cannot compete (The customers are not stupid and don't buy this antenna). It means the GNSS of Novariant was discontinued due to the performance issues, but the smart antenna that they are promoting is from Hemisphere that has major performance issues!!

    The financial situation of Novariant is catastrophic. The sales is extremely down. AgJunction acquired Novariant in 2015. AgJunction and Hemisphere were once one company (In 2013, Hemisphere GPS sold their non-agricultural operations to Beijing UniStrong; the remaining agricultural business was called then AgJunction). It means, at first, the Novariant's GNSS was hijacked by Hemisphere through the Novariant's double-executives (like double-agents), then AgJunction (that was once the same as Hemisphere) acquired Novariant. What a mess! Like you intentionally make a company weak to transform it into an easy prey!

    AgJunction itself is a loss-making company. AgJunction reported 2014 revenues of $44.8m, down almost 14m comparing to 2013 revenue of 58m (you can google it online). A company that is financially in the red zone acquired Novariant that has a catastrophic financial situation! ....uhmmmmm!

    Advice to Management

    Is what you are doing legal in the US? AgJunction is a public company in Canada. Is it legal in Canada to have such fishy deals?


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