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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Highly frustrating and many wasted opportunities, no respect from management whatsoever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Ok if you like travelling
    - Some neat products
    - Interesting space to be in
    - Lots of potential to learn new stuff

    Cons

    The company is looking to sell some core business units. All employees have been divided up according to a game of musical chairs (i.e. the project you were on when the music stops decides your future). There was no consultation and no discussion. This is quite typical of the management style witnessed during one's time at Openwave.

    For such a small company, Openwave acts incredibly arrogantly, and it is no surprise they are being broken up and sold off in this manner. There is a big divide between senior management and the regular employees. No one is listened to, and employees are treated like they don't matter whilst the (very well paid) senior management continue to steer the ship in the wrong direction.

    Good people either leave out of frustration, or get made redundant during one of the frequent RIFs that happen.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees! You have a lot of very smart people with a lot of good ideas! You are a company with 400 employees, not 40,000!

    You tell us we have to act like Openwave is a start-up, but perhaps senior management should lead by example!


  2. "A company spiraling into non existence rapidly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical and products staff based out of RWC and Belfast

    Cons

    Products division won't exist in Openwave within the next 3 months
    No future whatsoever unless your in the Patents licensing division

    Advice to Management

    Could still have been great company, if the sales and products teams had been consulted more.


  3. "Good product but not enough resource to support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge product and knowledge. Working with lots of very competented people

    Cons

    Due to economical situation everyone get really stretched and playing multiple roles.


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  5. "Fulfilling"

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

    Pros

    Industry leader in Gateways and Mediation

    Cons

    Consolidation that is happening, will impact Openwave very soon


  6. "unfair"

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

    Pros

    the salary and compensation
    work flexiblity

    Cons

    too many to mention but good people are let go whilst useless middle mgmt keep seats warm


  7. "Great place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    tough business climate provides lots of great lessons

    Cons

    revolving door management, especially in senior engineering roles

    Advice to Management

    stop spreading money across all the cash cows. take some of the money stored in the bank and place a big bet.


  8. "Good technologies overall, but declining software quality and losing major customers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work conditions.
    Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of true leadership at various levels of management.
    Internal communications within the company are not good.
    Too many silos by product and region.
    Too much many management levels.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the management structure.


  9. "Exciting and great place for professional growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small company, quick responses and small decision process.

    Cons

    Openwave is not a good on employee recognition.


  10. "Great company with good people and products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people and good products
     - Good benefits
     - Nice office location with free gym facilities
     - Good customer base

    Cons

    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Lack of training
    - Need focus on few products and better execution of product strategy

    Advice to Management

    - Provide growth and training opportunities for employees
    - Management needs stronger technical leadership
    - Continue to innovate and focus on product quality


  11. "Too Many Years of False Hope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefits package. Good onsite gym, outdoor pool. Cutting edge industry.

    Cons

    Not as much innovation (although some promising developments recently). Lofy ideas, with little execution. Too much executive churn in last 5 years.



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