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Proxim Wireless Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Cool 802.11 technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great wireless technology
    Good opportunities

    Cons

    Company has a hard time becoming profitable. Layoffs every quarter.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "Dedicated people, terrible leadership."

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

    Pros

    Most of the people who work there are extremely committed to bringing the former wireless powerhouse back to its former glory. Great people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, people's dedication and commitment is squashed by terrible leadership that constantly changes direction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Let your employees execute on a plan for more than a quarter before changing direction.


  3. "Terrible management and overall lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were some great people there, but to my knowledge, all the good ones have left for other wireless companies.

    Cons

    The company has no solid leadership, resulting in a complete lack of direction and focus. They treat employees horribly, and the moral there was the worst I've ever seen in a work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a product direction/focus and stick with it. And invest in actually marketing those products.


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  5. "Great people, but horribly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work at Proxim are incredibly dedicated to the company. There is a great sense of comraderie there. They are in a very competitive wireless market.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company does not reward its employees for their dedication, and it has continuously cut salaries and benefits despite asking more and more of the employees. Many of the best people have left, unfortunately, but many great people remain there. If only the management could figure out what they want the company to be and stay the course, then perhaps they could start growing again and focus on employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on your people, or you will continue to hemorrhage talent.


  6. "Good products, poor direction from leadership on go to market strategy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience selling bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Does not provide employee satisfaction.


  7. "Proxim"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers Starbucks coffee in the lunch room

    Cons

    Company lacks vision and direction

    Advice to Management

    Focus, determine who you want to be and be it.


  8. "Proxim was ok"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great boss and executive team. Everyone treated me with respect. I wasn't there very long, but I had opportunities to make a difference and learned new skills.

    Cons

    At the time I worked for Proxim, they were in quite a bit of financial trouble. I hope this is no longer the case. I really liked the people and it was hard to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep a watchful eye on the budget. I saw too much spending on outside vendors when there was sufficient staff to complete the tasks. I haven't been there in a few years, so maybe things have changed.


  9. "Proxim sales --overview"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    whipsawed by changing management with new rules, new petty requirements--eventually they brought in incompetent sales management and got rid of them--also no realism or planning it was just month to month

    Advice to Management

    brought back alot of the people who were laid off or le- ore attentive they could have avoided the whole cycle--poor decisions on mid management


  10. "Avg"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Proxim Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Product base company
    Great 802.11 Techonology

    Cons

    Products are not good in market

    Advice to Management

    Advice is promote ur products well


  11. "Good to learn about the products, but company is not stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. A product Based Company
    2. Great Exposure to Networking Products
    3. Qualified Development Team

    Cons

    Company is not stable. Product are not good in market.
    Layoffs in the company without any notice.

    Advice to Management

    Do not remove the employees without prior intimation.



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