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Updated November 29, 2016
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  1. "Small Company that is truly making an impact in Industrial IoT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Real-Time Innovations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -the people at RTI are wonderful. No big egos, no favoritism. It's like a family environment everyone has each other's backs and are not quick to judge if a mistake is made.
    -Business is doing really good, company has received many accolades
    -Good benefits package and compensation
    -Catered lunch on Fridays
    -Good work/life balance
    -Unlimited Paid Time Off
    -Strong Culture
    -Ping Pong Table!

    I've worked at big companies prior to coming to RTI. I am grateful that I made the switch from going to a household name company to a small company that is making a serious impact in the IoT space. I love how RTI recognizes its employees through various ways. You feel like your work is appreciated and that your not just a small fish in a big pond. RTI isn't your Google, Facebook, Yahoo, or Microsoft etc and that is great in my eyes. These big companies can lure you with their 100 plus perks ( probably to make you stay longer at work) and higher than average base pay but at the end of the day, you feel lost in a crowd where you don't see too much room for advancement and it becomes clear that their's more to life than having a full wallet. RTI gave me work satisfaction along with fair compensation for my level of experience, I feel happy coming to work each and everyday and working on exciting projects that I know will get implemented.

    RTI is unique in the sense that the technology is destined to make an impact in the near future, the management team does not feel distant from the employee base and you can easily interact with upper management. In big companies, good luck in trying to meet a VP.

    I love that their are not politics or favoritism in the company. Everyone that works hard is given the chance to succeed and rewarded fairly. The environment is positive and uplifting, there is hardly any drama and people generally here do not bad mouth each other. I've noticed many employees that are at RTI have stayed for over 4 years. This speaks volumes!

    The CEO is down to earth and can easily interact with all employees.

    Cons

    I wish catered lunch was offered everyday. Would love to see more inter department team building events.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing an exceptionally good job. Keep being transparent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest People in the Valley"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Real-Time Innovations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you work here, you aren't in it for the money, or the big name, or job title, you simply love what you do and the work culture supports whatever that is.

    Working at RTI kind of feels like working for NASA in that you're surrounded by people helping solve amazing problems.

    Literally the most flexible company I've worked for. Not only is there unlimited PTO, but the company supports a substantial number of remote workers and tries to keep them just as involved as those working in HQ.

    Company events are off the charts! Trips to Tahoe, very organized company kick-off, and after work get togethers for days

    Upper management is extremely thoughtful and meets regularly with each other and their reports. Also, punctuality and attendance are taken seriously, a pleasant surprise for a silicon valley company.

    The company is headed in the right direction and recent hires are helping change the company culture in a positive way.

    Cons

    Small company struggles, transitioning from a smaller company to a larger one changes things and there is some resistance to this change from those that have been around since the beginning (20 + years)

    However, this problem seems to be improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your employees interests and grow their careers :)

    Look toward recent hires for perspective when improving processes and listen.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great engineering-driven company culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Real-Time Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Great product and customers, interesting space, work and life balance, intellectual environment, challenging work. The company really cares for its employees and take hiring seriously. People are empowered to make decisions according to their job roles. There is no political issues or unhealthy competition. Many long-term employees. Overall happy and friendly environment. Old-timers are friendly and helpful and welcome new hires. Management does not push decisions up. No micromanagement issues.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement or moving to another part of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Give your senior employees more responsibilities.


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Real-Time Innovations full-time

    Pros

    - scheduled, ongoing career development plans with managers
    - good benefits and reimbursment
    - great people, truly considerate, interesting, and fun

    Cons

    - focused too much on process instead of progress


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company! Great Products! Great People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Real-Time Innovations full-time

    Pros

    The company is very passionate about developing software that has a world wide impact. Executive management cares about people and squashes politics. Co-workers care about you and what you do. We actually really work together as one team to get the product out the door, sold, shipped to the customer, and paid. Everyone does their part. There are no slackers. RTI has given me an opportunity to grow my career. There is always a new challenge waiting to be addressed if you are willing to take it on.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but we learn from mistakes and continue to make improvements and adapt. Sometimes the hours can be long, but the results are rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care. People are your number one asset.


  7. "Senior Software Enginner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management values and actively supports employees. Quality product with great potential. Many opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Struggle to overcome product inertia. Struggle to define product in the marketplace.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Really glad I took the offer! Love the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Real-Time Innovations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent people that really create a happy and collaborative work environment, exciting/growing industry, industry leader, excellent product, very fair and ethically ran company (I particularly find this rare and pleasantly surprising), inspiring CEO and mission, tons of expertise, lots of people that have been with the company for a long time, nice small size where you can make an impact, great salary and benefits, monthly fun events, and a culture that's very open to considering feedback and new ideas.

    Cons

    Some [subtle] elitists, not a start-up or huge company with lavish perks (note: I do not endorse basing career moves on these things), very few inflated titles (I think this is a pro, but inflated titles are common in the area, so this might be a con for people)

    Advice to Management

    Continue holding true to the company values, continue pushing decision making and responsibilities down when possible, improve agility and quick decision making


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good lifestyle company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Real-Time Innovations full-time

    Pros

    great technical work, specially if you are interested in embedded systems

    Cons

    more of a small business than startup. lifestyle company.


  10. "OK Company with mgmt issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much politics with startup atmosphere.
    Great, smart people.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management about job performance and company road-map.
    Not much direction/guidance in terms of projects.
    Little career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct management training for managers and keep employees in the loop on company direction

    Real-Time Innovations Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – HR Team

    We are sorry our relationship with this employee did not work out. We would like to reiterate our policy of ongoing employee feedback and development. It is often difficult to ensure that tough ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A place to learn and grow in a supportive, rewarding environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Real-Time Innovations full-time

    Pros

    RTI hires great people; there is a high caliber of hard working, talented individuals in every department. The company operates with integrity and treats its employees respectfully. If you are up for a challenge, there is always something to do or learn. People enjoy working at RTI and usually stay at the company longer than the hi-tech industry average.

    Cons

    Additional communication between departments would help efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity and transparency with the long term company plan.



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