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Microvision CEO and Director Alexander Tokman
Alexander Tokman
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Publicly Traded Startup"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Tech, Strategy lacking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Confidential in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology and potential are compelling. This is why they keep getting investors.

    Cons

    Could never make a profit. Stock price drove strategy rather than focus on building a good product at a fair price. They need stock price to look good in order to entice investors. Burn rate far exceeded revenue.


  4. "Good Work/Life Balance...no opportunity for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Finance in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth as the company is not growing. Periodic layoffs for mid levels and below (never for sr. mgmt). Lack of strong leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your people professionally. If they want a career and you don't provide it they'll happily find it elsewhere.


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