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  1. "A good learning experience that allowed me to maximize my natural curiosity and customer service acumen."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer (Contract) in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer (Contract) in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Openwave Computing as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific documentation management system and team. A manager that truly went to bat for her charges, and engineering teams that were engaging and respectful of our process.

    Cons

    A development environment that was a bit on the loose side, leading, now an then, to communication breakdowns between cross-functional teams.

    Advice to Management

    The company is now separated into two business units, but I think a bit more coordination between PD and sales teams and development would go a long way towards reducing confusion and enhancing focus.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good industry, access to modern gym, flexible hours, competitive salary

    Cons

    Not very fast moving, fully focused on telecom providers who aren't the most innovative

    Advice to Management

    Get out of carrier focus and take advantage of all kinds of over-the-top opportunities that are passing by


  3. "okay type.."

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

    I worked at Openwave Computing (More than a year)

    Pros

    none i can think of had a pro

    Cons

    conservative environment and very dull for the employees

    Advice to Management

    need to learn to have fun and interactive with the employees


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  5. "No direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They just got acquired recently so new management and that could fire things up. So take my "cons" with a grain of salt. But research how long the managers you talk to have been with the company. If they are carry-overs from before the acquisition, buyer beware. I hear their support organization has good management. I didn't work in that arena, but I hear it is good to work for.

    Cons

    Absolutely no direction for years and they let product quality decline while never getting a good feel on the market place. New technologies/products were poorly managed and I saw many of them fail. The unfortunate thing is that upper management would always try to hype up the new products being developed within the Openwave organization. Because it was always hype, employee morale declined substantially and there was an immense amount of "brain drain".

    Advice to Management

    Try and find some good Product Technologists and utilize all those patents.


  6. "pay on time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    consultancy with good attitude for friends of theirs

    Cons

    in bench for 4 months

    Advice to Management

    provide interview


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Multiple technologies opportunity
    * Good infrastructure
    * Not much pressure

    Cons

    * Very less people
    * No onsite opportunity
    * Need to think about Appraisals


  8. "Was Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There wasn't much pressure in my team
    Free Snacks

    Cons

    Nothing to say at the moment