Impinj Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2020

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3.4
62%
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Chris Diorio
46 Ratings
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  • "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. COVID-19

    "Great company with great people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Fantastic coworkers -Engaged management and executives that are encouraging and helpful. I feel that they're tuned in to the work I'm doing while also still giving me the individual freedom to work on projects on my own. They're always approachable and don't ever make you feel tentative or nervous if you need to ask them a question. -You get a sense that the company leadership really cares about the employees on a personal level. Since COVID started, Impinj has been extremely accommodating, while always doing everything they can to make sure everyone is safe and still has the resources and equipment they need to work remotely. They even sent two cloth masks to every employee. -The CEO takes time every week to address the employees with updates on the business and to answer questions on Bagel Friday (where we also get free bagels). He also takes time every week to meet with individual employees throughout the company to learn more about their experiences at Impinj and get their personal thoughts/ideas on how to make Impinj an even better place to work. -Great office space with plenty of room (and a great location within Seattle) -The company develops innovative, groundbreaking products that have many incredible uses throughout the industry, which makes you feel that the work you're doing here is important.

    Cons

    -The only real Con is that there's no 401k match yet, but other than that I haven't come across any glaring weaknesses in the company.

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  2. "Great company, great products. Growing immensely!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people work here, very intelligent and fun to be around. Small company that is growing and expanding, on an huge upward trend in all areas of the business, at least from my vantage point. Products are shipping, hiring is at an all time high with positions open in nearly every department.

    Cons

    Being honest, I have yet to find a down side. I have heard a lot of different things, and have read all the reviews on Glassdoor, even prior to accepting the role I have now here at Impinj. There is always an opportunity to change and do better at every step, and personally I think it boils down to awareness and initiative. I have not been stifled in the least bit, by anyone in my efforts to influence positive change in nearly every aspect of my job scope, and some of these changes have been made in areas not within my scope. The company itself is hungry for leaders, and people to take the lead on anything that is critical and within their reach. Basically, what I am trying to say is a wise man once said "if it is to be, it is up to me." and I think if you adopt that mindset, coupled with collaboration of your peers, you can accomplish nearly anything even changing mindsets and company practices.

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  3. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Respectful culture, open, fun to work with the people,

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of resources, located in a costly downtown location where it is jam to drive

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj

    Pros

    * Friendly folks * Interesting technology space * Some control over personal work (see caveats below) * Good work/life balance

    Cons

    * Leadership vacuums * No thought behind leveling and compensation * Middle management who want to "keep a lid" on systemic problems * Most of the interesting assignments go to teams with historic close ties to CEO * History of inappropriate promotions for generalists with CEO ties (none recently though) * Very little coordination between groups with similar functional roles * Personal work tends to lack impact given leadership context

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "What a fun, dynamic company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impinj full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There's a lot of interesting work to do and no 2 days are the same. Working at a smaller company means taking more responsibility from beginning to end of projects, not working in silos. When I find something broken, I can fix it. If it works, but isn't great, I can improve it. I love that. You also get to know everyone from end to end of the organization. We make fantastic products and services that our clients need to make their businesses more successful. I'm very proud to say I work here.

    Cons

    You need to do more with less, that it isn't a challenge for everyone. You must be resilient, adaptable and have a strong desire to learn new skills that make you proficient beyond the scope off your job.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Purpose, Autonomy, Mastery, and Free M&M's"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    I have had a long career as a software developer and I have worked for a wide variety of companies. Some of those places have been really amazing... but Impinj is my favorite. Every day, I get to help make something so high tech it borders on magic--something that is quietly changing the world. My job demands every ounce of experience, skill, meticulousness, determination, and creativity that I can muster. My team manages a database with billions of rows of data that is in use 24 hours a day, every day, supporting Impinj's manufacturing processes around the globe. My team has a motto that I love: "We do not go down." In the three years that I've been there, we never have. That's not due to luck. Our apps are designed to keep working even when there are serious network outages--and to automatically recover when the network comes back online. We write rigorous tests for everything we do. We review every line of code that gets checked in. We do not wait for problems to come to us. We do not spend our time putting out fires. We monitor our systems so we see problems before our users do. A user-reported bug is a rare occurrence that is usually fixed (including additional automated tests) within a few hours. We look years into the future to ensure that our systems are ready for massive growth. We aggressively integrate the best tools we can find to make our work as effective as possible. We constantly improve what we've already built. Like the engine room on a cruise ship, no one notices us. That's the best compliment ever. --- If I want to talk to the CEO, I walk over and talk to him. Every quarter, the Senior VP of Operations comes by to shake each person's hand and thank them individually for their contributions. Every two weeks, for about an hour, everyone gathers in the commons (lovingly known as "The Center of the Universe") and upper management gives us a status report. They answer every question we ask. We introduce every new hire to the whole company--to enthusiastic applause. I have a profound appreciation for our CEO's values-driven approach to running Impinj. He treats employees and customers with heartfelt respect. He loves the product and understands it down to the bare metal. He wants Impinj to succeed by creating the best products on the market. That makes Impinj an extraordinary place to work.

    Cons

    The free M&M's are a nightmare.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company with lots of opportunities for growth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Impinj for over 3 years and while there were some bumpy times in the middle we've seemed to have moved past that with a more solid leadership team. The company seems to have better direction now and a more realistic view of the roadmap ahead. The Engineering team is still quite small so there's a lot of opportunity to grow your role. The work/life balance is also very nice here. Work hours are flexible and I'm able to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    You need to be able to handle projects/priorities changing directions quartley. We'll see if that gets better with the new Engineering leadership, but the number of times a project scope has changed direction is too large.

  8. "I feel very fortunate to work at Impinj!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing, my manager wants what is best for me and is open to helping me get there. Salary and benefits are great, and the culture has become a top priority here.

    Cons

    Silos have become a problem, management has openly admitted as such, and they seem committed to eliminating them. Accountability is still an issue and is being addressed.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Management above HR are dishonest abusers"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Competitive Pay"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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