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Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance in an amazing location (in 20 reviews)

  • There are a lot of awesome people that works on Campus in Alameda, CA (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • I'm hopeful that recent changes in upper management will improve these issues (in 9 reviews)

  • mid to senior management left over from the pure OS days have to be let go fast (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive Culture with amazing perks
    Excellent Benefits
    Interesting technology and customers

    Cons

    Making change can be a slow process

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.


  2. "Great people, underwhelming job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wind River full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The Intel integration is creating uncertainty. Zero career development.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "No bueno! No fun anymore!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wind River used to be a great company to work for, not anymore. I would not recommend working here. Unless, you want to work for Intel or get laid off.

    I loved working for Wind River! Loved my coworkers, loved the flexibility and loved going to work everyday. After 5 years of loving my job, Intel decided to absorb Wind River, making everyone's lives miserable. Layoffs, coworkers tattling on one another, etc... is why I left

    Cons

    Layoffs, low pay and more hours than you would want to work. I do not recommend working here. It isn't fun anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are miserable! They're just sitting around scared and waiting for an intel package.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Evaporating like fog in the morning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time

    Pros

    Global workplace
    Everyone has an office door at least in alameda
    Great atmosphere when it was truly "wholly owned"

    Cons

    Integration has plucked this duck
    Growth or ladder climbing is difficult
    Morale
    Innercircle politics


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and products. Very smart, collaborative, and creative group. Leadership cares about the company and employees. Very good learning environment.

    Cons

    Intel overhead makes doing business difficult. Tough external business environment.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Necessary technology; great customers; faltering direction"

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    Former Employee - Product Management
    Former Employee - Product Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time

    Pros

    Great technology that will always be needed.
    Customers build amazing products using Wind River technology that help make people's lives better, safer, and more secure.

    Cons

    The not-so-recent acquisition by its current parent has resulted in unsettled direction.

    Advice to Management

    Current priorities and direction are not leveraging Wind River's traditional core competencies and core technologies.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "People are great, but...."

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    Former Employee - Member of IT Staff in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Member of IT Staff in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of awesome people that works on Campus in Alameda, CA. Fantastic atmosphere, and location (located by the water).

    Cons

    There are some people that will make it their goal to end your career there.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of right and wrong, don't just take someone else's word for it.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has a very relaxed environment. Nearly everyone that works there is kind and smart, willing to take time out of their day to help you (or go out to lunch with you!). Great pay for entry-level position.

    Cons

    There was a bit of slow timetable when it came to projects. The relaxed atmosphere felt like it hampered progress of certain things, especially when it came to our department.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wind River full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The location is beautiful. The employees are wonderful. They offer good benefits and the products are solid.

    Cons

    Morale is low due to layoffs and management has lost its soul. This used to be a company that cared about its employees and now not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level managers are useless


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not a healthy place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wind River full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great legacy products. Nice campus on the water. Dog friendly. Decent compensation package.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesive, coherent leadership from management. ZERO integration into Intel. Lots of back biting and infighting among coworkers. Even spouses are creating drama in the workplace, with one elderly husband of an employee causing way too much drama. Way too many people missing in action at work makes it difficult to get anything done. Too many long term employees that feel really entitled and aren't hungry any more.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused. If you can't lead, please step aside. Morale here is horrible. No passion and way too much drama. Talk with the folks causing the drama and get it to stop, please.


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