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Impinj Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2019

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2.7
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40%
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54%
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Chris Diorio
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good snacks and work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "Free snacks (both healthy and the not so healthy) and the People, Environment and Culture team(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "company undergoing growing pains, but positive future outlook(in 8 reviews)

  • "seriously, there are some pure geniuses there that have pioneered RF and the RFID industry(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great People, Great Culture, Great Challenge!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the best place that I have worked, and I have worked for several companies, including two of the biggest in the technology field in the Seattle area. Impinj has a great company culture that hits the right side of the work/life balance, and a nice mix of hardware and software folks that are surprisingly diverse and have fun working together. The challenge that Impinj is tackling is something that I can believe...

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    Cons

    No 401(k) match, yet. No match for employee charitable donations or volunteer time, which is to be expected for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let our stock investors, including me, distract you from the long-range view and the investments that we are making in research and development. As successful as our IPO was, I would much rather wait to see us realize those really big, world-changing goals.

    Impinj2017-10-25
  2. "Management above HR are dishonest abusers"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Impinj full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Impinj is a high-tech company, with a wide range of needs for a spectrum of specialties.

    Cons

    Putting multiple employees on improvement plans, in some cases when they take medical leave, having the employee successfully complete the improvement plans, in my by working 16x7x120, then dusting off an old version of software in an area of less expertise, and requiring results equal to use of the automated software, and then firing them, is not honest.

    Advice to Management

    Run an honest business. Also, political attacks in all-employee meetings, attacking Trump for things that Obama did much more of, is not honest, and reflects poorly on a CEO.

    Impinj2019-06-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive Pay"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Impinj full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive with similar stage companies. Benefits are above average

    Cons

    Company is experiencing growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Focus

    Impinj2019-04-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team with a Compelling Vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I feel like I am heard and can impact change at Impinj. I have had many opportunities to learn and further my skills. I am proud of what we have built and excited about our future. Super smart team of people that I respect and enjoy being with. Exec team has done a great job of navigating and steering the company forward as we have changed paths over the years. The company's vision and mission are clear. Exec team...

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    Cons

    We are building the Internet of Things...it's new and exciting but comes with uncertainty and roadblocks that must be overcome. If you're not comfortable with frequent change and pushing forward even when the path isn't clear -- this isn't the place for you. We are pioneers. We work really hard and the hours and pressure can be intense at times but I find the work to be interesting, stimulating, and rewarding. ...

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    Impinj2019-02-14
  5. "Place to be for RAIN RFID"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment Smart Employees and technology

    Cons

    You can find yourself spread a little too thin with all of the various tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Say no to customers and partners in situations that no is the correct answer. Hense time will be less wasted on important tasks.

    Impinj2019-02-10
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Poor management, out of touch execs"

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

    I worked at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great location - Employees are awesome, trying hard to do the right thing - Free snacks

    Cons

    - Executives like to expound on their hobbies that prove they are out of touch with employees - mountain climbing, yachting, etc. during all-hand meetings - Management are all 'yes' men. And actually are all men as there are no women execs. The only folks who rise at the company are those that say 'yes' to everything and do not argue or have new ideas. Those folks are squashed, fired, or demoted. - No rules regarding...

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    Impinj2019-01-28
  7. Helpful (4)

    "A path to nowhere"

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

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Previous reviews said it, people can have a very comfortable life at Impinj. Flexibility in what hours to work, autonomy in how to complete the work and the ability to move things around when life comes calling is a great asset. The technology is second to none and the corporate office is top notch, almost too much when you see what's inside Impinj.

    Cons

    There is a lack of true culture at Impinj, even though they say we have it. The company strategy changes all the time, mostly chasing where the next pot of money is coming from. Employees do their jobs, go home and show up the next day. There is no sense of urgency, accountability, timelines, drive and everything that makes people want to invest their careers in this place. The "executive team" will go weeks without...

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    Advice to Management

    Management wants to care, but they just don't have the experience to know how to steer the ship in the right direction. Everything is Engineering and Sales and there needs to be a focus on everyone, not just those two groups. I'm not sure what advice to give because there is so much that needs to change to make people want to enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Impinj2019-01-08
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at Impinj full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technology and a market leader.

    Cons

    - possibly the worse run company out of Seattle - extremely incompetent management at the top with responsibility or accountability - no real sales model or plan

    Advice to Management

    - advice to the founders — time to take actions, make people accountable and get the axe on non performance.

    Impinj2019-01-12
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Run away as fast as you can!"

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

    I worked at Impinj full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great snacks & pretty office.

    Cons

    This place claims it has culture but it does not. I watched as senior leaders found ways to lay off and fire people who were sick, on medical leave or pregnant. This place is toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Find your moral compass. I understand it’s a business but you must treat your employees with respect and not use them up and throw them out.

    Impinj2019-01-12
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Working @ Impinj"

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

    I worked at Impinj full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary, freedom to make your on plans and build up your business. products are of high quality

    Cons

    No structure, poor internal communication, management failures through poor execution and no willingness to invest. no partner program and long product life cycles. no software for data analytics . no cloud strategy.

    Impinj2018-10-12
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