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Socket Communications Reviews

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Socket Communications President, CEO, and Director Kevin J. Mills
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not a company for a female professional looking to advance in her career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Socket Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The startup-like environment allows you to wear many hats, learn valuable skills & work with high-level contacts outside of the company. Unique products and partnerships which made selling very exciting.

    Cons

    Very poor management, gender-biased work environment, consequences for whistle-blowing, very slow to act (almost seemingly apathetic?) in regards to multiple reports of sexual harassment, limited growth potential in sales, simply too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen with an open mind to the employees who actually care about the company instead of dismissing them. There is a reason why many of your long-time, key-playing employees have left.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Please don't work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Any easy going place if you are one of the Gifford family. Chance to play with variety of mobile devices. A great place if you want to explore your laziness, ability to lie and general incompetence. Friday morning pastries are the one bright spot in the week. You may probably get a free phone when you start. If you are a biker or a golfer, you can easily come work here.

    Cons

    Absolutely incompetent management. Over 10 quarters of losses. Lot of employees with 'family' connections. There is no one single major bad thing apart from the inability of the management to execute effectively. All sales targets are missed every quarter with no corresponding changes in sales or in management. Upper management is either obsessed with biking or with golf. Don't expect to get paid top dollar for your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has been in their position for a very long time and have taken steps for their own benefit rather than for the benefit of the company. Needs fresh blood.

  3. "Long time former employee!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Socket Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security
    great work-life balance
    excellent co-workers

    Cons

    too many executives and senior managers / directors which hinders the optimal work flow
    benefits are outdated

    Advice to Management

    listen to the lower management