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

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    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. "Where did it all go wrong? Stop thinking WAP gateways are the future!!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent quality of engineering and knowledge of groups of individuals - the code produced was of a very high standard and great working environment

    Cons

    Seeing the senior management drive it into the ground. No direction at all and no innovation from the Product Management side - they are still trying to bang out WAP gateways ffs! The Senior VPs don't care - they are getting paid too much to and the upper management below them are next to useless.

    Advice to Management

    Leave? Bring in some innovative people and take some chances in a new direction.


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