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Microvision Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microvision full-time

    Pros

    Great management - exciting products

    Cons

    Small company - prefer a larger corporation


  2. "MicroVision - OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are going after interesting technology

    Cons

    They don't seem to have the ability to execute and get to market. Also, the majority of the strong people within the company have all gone to Microsoft.

  3. "still in business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some very talented engineering talent

    Cons

    Changed company direction to eliminate Operations. Somehow still getting the funding to continue business


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Benefits (except worthless stock options)
    - Decent work life balance

    Cons

    - Senior leadership
    - Lack of direction
    - Bonuses were paid in stock that was diluted and only revalued for leadership


  5. "Supply chain"

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

    I have been working at Microvision full-time

    Pros

    located in Seattle metro area
    High tech company

    Cons

    Not profitable and does not have a path to profitability, even though company has exited for 15 years.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Leadership and No Profit!"

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

    I worked at Microvision full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My hiring manager was great and had great drive. The problem was the rest of the managers lack the skill to understand what is really important.

    Cons

    Managers fail to see what is really important to make money. Not sure why or how they stay in business. I guess if the Board of Directirs want to keep throwing money into it then they are just as bad as the management. I left when my manager left as the one they put in charge had no vision for what I was hired to do.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads on straight and deal with the real issues!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Publicly Traded Startup"

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has interesting technology and much intellectual property. It was a pretty flat organization and if you had good ideas you could most likely get permission (or forgiveness) to pursue them.

    Cons

    Leadership historically has had trouble prioritizing and then adequately resourcing the programs and projects it chooses. It seems that in an tough environment the leadership didn't actually know how things got done in the company and let go key players. Many of the remaining team members followed on their own. Seems to be a revolving door in sales, marketing, and business development.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what type of company you want to be and then resource that company and flawlessly execute. Or find a suitor and consider being acquired or simply shutting down the company and returning money to shareholders.

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    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only real pro there is the people.

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Lack of vision
    Work Life Balance is out of whack
    No internal advancement

    Advice to Management

    Alik needs to go before he drives the company into the ground. It's looks like management is just playing games to make money off of the stock. They put out meaningless press releases that drive the price up only to have it fall the next day back to where it was. Which means the PR was fluff.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "The company has great promise, they just lack in execution"

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely innovative product set, potentially game changing technology.

    Cons

    Massive supply chain constraints that are hindering their revenue potential.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the GE crony club and get some new talent with fresh eyes. The company feels like a tired engineering firm, because it is...


  10. "It is small manufacturing company, frendly employees."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Seabrook, NH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Seabrook, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microvision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It feels like you are working with family, everybody knows what is going on at everybody's lives.

    Cons

    Not easy to grow up in the company. Manager is not qualified for the position. Some employees work hard and some don't even do anything.

    Advice to Management

    The company has to change manager.


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