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Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Hours are flexible with decent work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Some of the perks are good - free movies occassionally, free food/drinks (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • big data roles, rather than invest in selling something that isn't ready or reliable (in 2 reviews)

  • I'm fine with Windows but the development environment is a nightmare with Meteor/Node (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Never a Dull Moment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program/Project Management in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Program/Project Management in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INRIX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at INRIX are authentic, and supportive. They pitch in and help get things done and have fun along the way. It's great location with great perks. My work/life balance is perfect, and my leadership chain is excellent.

    Cons

    The company runs lean, without much bureaucracy so be prepared to build interpersonal relationships to get things done quickly and know when to say no. There's a good deal of new opportunity work that needs reconciled with existing committed work and not much "spare capacity" so you need to find ways to push back and do your part to keep the roadmap intact.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Go elsewhere if IPO is something that you are looking for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience for junior engineers.

    Cons

    People can be categorized as:
    1. Grumpy employees hired for a long time. They are smart but are stuck at Inrix due to granted options.
    2. Short tenured employees looking for quick IPO cash.
    3. Employees want to keep an easy job.

    Inrix took advantage of Microsoft's lost decade - so that they could hire some of Microsoft people cheap by touting tantalizing IPO possibility. In fact, I would question management's capability and sincerity of bringing Inrix to a reasonably good exit. Management failed to seize the opportunity of autonomous driving car. Complacency (possibly due to the fact that Inrix generates a seemingly stable cash flow.) and incompetence are everywhere. During my time there, I have only seen one email from CTO, who I have no idea what contribution he has made to the company in recent years. (How big is Inrix?) Reset of option price was a joke to employees. The truth was that Inrix's stocks were diluted heavily when OpenCar was acquired, and thus the reset. Engineers were treated as fools in that event.

    It's ok though if one is looking for an easy job - especially to a savvy C# and backend services developer. Do not expect career growth though.

    Advice to Management

    Free food doesn't automatically make the place awesome to work. That's ok if talent retention is not on your list - just to be honest, or otherwise, treat people fairly. Granting options without disclosing a road map to exit is useless.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Could have been a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, nice office, mostly smart engineers

    Cons

    Archaic technologies - no one is using C# in the startup community.
    Very weak technology leaders, who are lacking any sort of vision.
    Smart and experienced people struggle to survive the short-sighted management.
    Many things and processes are in the same shape as they were in 2005.
    Management is in total denial of reality about the company prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Do the favor to everyone and sell the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Can't say enough good things"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working at INRIX more than any place I've ever been. Unfortunately, I had to move to be near family. There is no better place to learn and make an impact.
     The people at INRIX are top notch and I'm so glad to have known them.

    Cons

    I wish I could continue to work there forever.


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Exit Strategy Due Diligence will Reveal Swiss Cheese"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership of work
    Interesting work
    Use of multiple technologies to solve problems

    Cons

    Ownership of work is by the wrong people sometimes
    Management is impotent
    Skimping on Resources
    Lack of overall vision
    Reactive as hell
    Favorite playing based on past experience rather than innovation

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people for duties, stop skimping. No Project Manager, a VP who is a complete pushover, add career paths with titles as motivation. Free cereal and a crappy boat nobody takes care of is not enough to make a workplace awesome. The work itself is great, but the management is inadequate and incompetent. Too many chefs no cooks, a PM could solve this. It was nearly impossible to get people to use Jira correctly. Management does not set up people for success. Stop pivoting so much, have a long term vision and commit to it.

    Also, autonomous cars and Uber are going to put them out of business. They focus on the wrong things, very reactive due to the lack of resources, then they wonder why things don't work correctly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Work for a company impacting the world"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INRIX (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative technologies
    Great people
    Solve difficult problems
    New products in development
    Offices globally

    Cons

    Lots of products to develop and maintain

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Geo Analytics Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INRIX full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good organization of sectors within the company

    Cons

    Building is shared by other companies and the company is still working to be noticed by the public

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to change the world"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INRIX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rarely do we have the opportunity to change the world. INRIX provides that opportunity.

    Death, Taxes and Traffic. 3 huge problems. INRIX will solve the third one.

    Cons

    Too much opportunity given limited resources

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing it


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Good Benefits, Low Job Security"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INRIX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Take what you need vacation policy. Good medical insurance.

    Cons

    Poor planning and lack of direction = low job security. Fall of 2016, there was a significant number of layoffs on the Mobile Team, with no forewarning, to reallocate resources.


  10. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent and nice people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.


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