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"Solid, but waning dev shop"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There is a solid developer community at Wireless. Enjoy the feel-good nature of building the next generation of educational software.

Cons

The NewsCorp acquisition is diminishing company values and culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Wireless Generation, Inc.

  1. "If the words for profit and education make sense to you, then go for it."

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

    Pros

    Some very well intentioned and smart people can be found at WGen.

    Cons

    Hubris - assumptions about what will make schools better that are really based more in profit seeking than in what is best for public school students. Joel Klein is an arrogant man with very little relevant knowledge about educating anyone, so being under his umbrella is demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    If you think that private schools are the right choice for your kids, think twice about what you are selling to public schools. Constant assessment does not lead to more learning. Find ways to replicate what Finland is doing and market that.


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    "Great company if you don't work in HR"

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Recruiting in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. as a contractor

    Pros

    A company with a great mission to promote better K-12 education in the US. You get to work with talented and intelligent people (for the most part) who truly care. Good neighborhood. Overall the atmosphere in the office is friendly and cordial - of course there are the terrible people too.

    Cons

    HR is a mess, it continues to bleed recruiters and no one in upper management (not HR upper management - upper, upper management) seems to notice/care about the situation. It's a difficult work environment for HR employees and most HR people quit without even having a new job lined up. People have been promoted to the point of being incompetent (and horrific to deal with). Tons of redundancies that waste time from being productive - we are forced to report on the same metrics over and over again on an ongoing basis. HR is held to a different standard than the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at what's going on in HR - without (non-miserable) recruiters you can't grow the company.

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