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WideOrbit Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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WideOrbit CEO Eric R. Mathewson
Eric R. Mathewson
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexibility & work/life balance are greatly valued(in 20 reviews)

  • "Possibility to work from home, which helps me to take care of my kids(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Many of the above are common growing pains in a fast-paced, growing company(in 11 reviews)

  • "Not specifically related to the company however when a company is growing at a fast pace there are bound to be some growing pains(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great place, great people!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA
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    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a developer, my base pay and benefits matter, but what makes a job great for me is the learning opportunities available. WO has many, many products that leverage multiple technologies and languages. There's always new things to learn and ways to grow as a developer. WO also provides (at least currently) paid subscriptions to Lynda.com for every employee. The office I work at has around 20-25 people which is great...

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    Cons

    Technology changes happen a bit slower than I'd like sometimes. Artwork is kinda lame.

    WideOrbit2019-02-07

    WideOrbit Response

    February 21, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!

  2. "Best Company I've ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Birmingham, AL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is above average, internal promotions, excellent perks, flexible remote working options, colleagues are kind and eager to help, fun culture with monthly outings,

    Cons

    New health insurance isn't as good as the old health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on keeping team members trained/informed on latest changes

    WideOrbit2019-05-31
  3. "A mature company trying to expand into new markets"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
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    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    WideOrbit has all but completed the take over of the broadcast/network/radio traffic software spaces in the US and Canada. It is not a startup. It has created the most valuable software code base for these industries, and it built it on top of proven technologies that work (C++, Delphi, SQL Server, MySQL, Hadoop, C#, ActiveScript). This is important in a corporate world where running reliable/stable software is critical...

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    Cons

    WideOrbit suffers from a lack of a clear on boarding process. This is a common complaint and it is real. New hires are sometimes confused as to where to go to acquire domain knowledge or what they are expected to know. We make up somewhat by *everyone* at the whole company being accessible and open to answer questions. WideOrbit has forgotten what their core business really is. The digital effort has not panned...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core products and shed the non relevant, non performing projects. Also, We have built you best in class products that have no real competition, price them better.

    WideOrbit2019-05-31
  4. "Great company & smart people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Open communication. Team focused, majority of everyone jumps in to get involved and solve problems and meet goals

    Cons

    Career growth and progression is slow but people stay for a long time regardless

    WideOrbit2019-06-01
  5. "Great culture, great benefits and forward thinking company"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've worked at WideOrbit for 16 years and it was the best decision I've made for my career. We have some of the smartest people working here and they are all happy to share their knowledge with others. It's a great place to learn - just ask! All employees are busy all the time and that is a great situation! We are all given the authority to do our jobs independently and interact with clients on a regular basis. Client...

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    Cons

    Working remotely means you are not "in the know" with all the latest gossip. Thankfully!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving forward!

    WideOrbit2019-05-30
  6. "WIdeOrbit is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my team, we do anything to help each other out.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to mention. I enjoy my WO co-workers.

    WideOrbit2019-05-29
  7. "Well compensated on a good team"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Room to grow-Promotions and department changes are common. Great support from management for advancement. Remote work-They want the right people wherever you are. Perks- 401k matching, end of year bonus, sabbatical every 4/5 years on top of generous vacation.

    Cons

    We are siloed into products and don't always know what's going on around the company, especially if you're not in an office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on communication. Be open with the bad news as well as the good.

    WideOrbit2019-05-29
  8. "Great work environment and very good benefits/comp"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator/Developer in Dallas, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WideOrbit is a solid company with a diverse set of products that has stood the test of time as a market leader. WideOrbit invests heavily in internal IT infrastructure and works hard to provide the right tools and support for its knowledge workers. The pay is very competitive, and the vacation/holiday schedule/sabbatical is more than generous. It shows a commitment to work/life balance that is much appreciated.

    Cons

    My main critique has always been that the various product lines are too "siloed" and while this makes sense given the need for specialization, I think more could be done to educate internal folks at a high level about all of the different products and initiatives. Perhaps more up-front training during the onboarding process would be of benefit.

    Advice to Management

    I would incorporate more extensive training for new employees on all of WideOrbit's product lines. I recall it took me several months to wrap my head around all of the different offerings and unless you are already a media expert it can be confusing.

    WideOrbit2019-05-29
  9. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Top notch, approachable and transparent senior management Focused and driven co-workers, extremely interesting work, safe and respectful work environment, really nice people Recognition for hard and effective work. A seat at the table. Great compensation. Flexibility to work from home. Great benes

    Cons

    Communication regarding internal policies needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I appreciate the tough decisions you have to make.

    WideOrbit2019-05-29
  10. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
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    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, collaborative environment, growing company, good communication

    Cons

    Segments of business use older programming language; Could be more diverse but probably better than most.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open and don't let things fester

    WideOrbit2019-05-30
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