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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Family oriented workplace and filled with very smart people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    networking, experience, knowledge, new technology, pushing technology to the limit, great location which allowed an eclectic environment to the business.

    Cons

    commute, parking, the product was not well marketed, one major issue which makes this term true "too many chefs in the kitchen"

    Advice to Management

    company spending was focused on engineering development which is not a bad thing, but in order to stay in business we need sales.


  2. "start-bliss"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great product
    great benefits
    great location
    every week deliver of fruit guys

    Cons

    to many chiefs not enough Indians
    the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is going to do

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Best days are behind ..."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OQO does take on challenging projects. There are many very smart people at OQO.

    Cons

    OQO was a very innovative company three years ago, but today it is past its prime. The company has no money and little prospect of raising more. The sales force and marketing team are very understaffed. There have been tons of layoffs. The former CEO died, then the company was run ineffectively by three founders, then a new CEO came in but the writing was already on the wall. After he left, one of the founders again took over the role of CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company! Maybe communicate less often, and only when things are certain because so much of what is said in company meetings turns out to be untrue, or delayed, or just lipstick on a pig.


  4. "Great innovative company, but needs better leadership and strategy."

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    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing Team in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing Team in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people that have truly changed mobile computing. OOQ pioneered the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) and is the recognized leader in the category. It is nice to work a company that created a product that makes jaws drop from friends and family when it is shown off.

    Cons

    The CEO is not very good. He has no natural leadership ability and seems to think he is good at things he is not. Many people don't really understand what he does everyday. He is not good in customer situations and sometimes does not really listen well and sometimes talks just to hear himself or to prove he is smart. nice guy, but really not a good fit for this role. he would be good as product management VP, but as a CEO, I just don' see it

    Advice to Management

    Find new jobs if CEO is not fired soon. The Sr. Management team is decent.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It had it's issues but this was a fast, fun, and familial place to work with a lot of very smart, hard workers."

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

    Pros

    This was a place where everyone was involved. Smart people doing smart things and working incredibly hard creating a new product space.

    Cons

    It felt a bit loose at times. It was a startup and that had its pluses but that also meant things could seem to go in random directions at times. Occasionally too marketing driven.

    Advice to Management

    Schedules and specifications needed to be more clearly identified. With clear definitions it would have been easier to stick to a schedule and not allow slip or push to move things up too quickly.