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"Mostly good people; toxic environment in denial."

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Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good PTO policy for those who never get sick. Employees given a bank of PTO they may use for anything, sick or vacation. Challenging environment but in a good way. Awesome CEO; smart, personable, professional.

Cons

Compensation not at fair market value. A few weak leaders have way too much decision making power, and make decisions based on personal biases or self interest before interest of the overall health of the company. Big 'cons' include weak training programming and no employee development programs or culture. No support or encouragement to further education... and a real big problem -flip a coin regarding if you'll ever get a performance review or annual raise.

Advice to Management

CEO needs to understand better what is happening in his organization, and not to get that information and understanding from the people he trusts most. I recommend the CEO perform anonymous employee and past employee feedback interviews ONLY if he's willing to stay true to the process and set ground rules such as no retaliation and feedback is kept in strict confidence.

Other Employee Reviews for Wave Broadband

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Some departments supportive, others toxic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular morale-raising events, good benefits package, generally upbeat atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some departments are transparent and supportive of their teams, others are oddly territorial and clique-oriented, makes for sometimes very tense and uncertain working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful to your employees- they know when change is coming and being duplicitous sows distrust.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work - smart and friendly people"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wave Broadband full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive work environment in the corporate office (Kirkland). Staff is friendly and hard-working, management is open-minded and approachable. The benefits are good, parking is free and bus passes are subsidized. And there's a Starbucks in the complex!

    Cons

    Pay is probably a little lower than other places, but the work/life balance compensates for it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees

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