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MontaVista Software Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  1. "MontaVista Software"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer
    Former Employee - QA Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and flexibility with PTO (24 days/year).
    Very friendly people without much politics.
    Some of the smartest people in the embedded Linux industry.

    Cons

    A lot of the more technical work is outsourced to Europe/Asia so its hard to get very technical experience with embedded Linux.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great and showed genuine concern for the employees' future advancement with the company. Most of the upper level management is very friendly and approachable for a casual talk.


  2. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer (Technical Account Manager) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer (Technical Account Manager) in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and talented engineers.

    Cons

    Product marketing is lack of focuses and lose some great opportunities.

  3. "Great learning and growth experiences, but this company will never be profitable."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a small company with opportunities to try new things and grow your career.

    Cons

    The lack of vision and leadership in this company means it will basically always be a head-shop.


  4. "developpers vs engineers"

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    Former Employee - Support & Consulting in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Support & Consulting in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    edge of kernel development and low level programming from bootup to performance
    lots of opportunity to get hands on prototype of cool new hardware
    very agile small teams
    casual environment

    Cons

    little growth path : kernel developpers and vp of engineering looking down on support and consulting engineers

    Advice to Management

    invest in current employes (mentoring support eng into more dev position) instead of always preferring cheaper labor.


  5. "great individuals with high tech skills but lack of synergy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great minds with tons of tech knowledge in : embedded system, linux, kernel.
    large range of HW and SW to use in the lab.

    Cons

    -lack of synergy between experts and juniors will ingot learn
    -war between engineering / support / sales where each look down the next

    Advice to Management

    introduce a mentoring program so that expert and junior have an official platform to grow.
    support should be allowed to sale its own contract to customers directly.


  6. "Very good company with coolest work life"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Friendly divisions
    + Competitive salary above market standard
    + Flexible work life : Work from home, flexible timings, less work

    Cons

    - Less technical growth
    - Small team size, feel insecurity ; but no layoffs
    - No performance based appraisals : loose motivation
    - Redundant managers: there is a manager for 2 -3 engineers. and few managers dont have any work to do.
    - mvlinux is kind of saturated. not aggressive growth expected as per the cavium and montavista

    Advice to Management

    - Remove the redundant managers who are not doint any work and only showcasing resource management. Keep a manager for at least 10 engineers. Hire more engineers than managers - this will increase the producativity.
    - decide the appraisals based on performance


  7. "MontaVista Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work & Learning

    Cons

    Pay less , Working Hours More

    Advice to Management

    Need to Focus on Manger Level

  8. "Good company, but needs to add more project"

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    Current Employee - Linux Consultant Engineer
    Current Employee - Linux Consultant Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good kernel issues to work on.
    2. Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Good work is now turning out to be issue here

    Advice to Management

    Get more end tot end projects


  9. "Nice Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Less work pressure, flexible timings , Nice salary packages ,good onsite opportunity,Nice people to work with ....

    Cons

    limited learning opportunities, Almost no group activity or team building activity ,over dependency on contractors ....

    Advice to Management

    employee participation in some technical decision making which affrects employees directly


  10. "Fabulous experience that unfortunaly changed lately"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent engineering environment
    ability to grow within compamy

    Cons

    Management strategic directions are sometimes misleading

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more consistent in strategic goals and planning. Better communication between sites.


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