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Updated November 21, 2017
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Wireless Generation, Inc. CEO & Co-Founder Larry Berger
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  1. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility. Lots of support and training.

    Cons

    I spent a lot of time trying to schedule appointments to get into the schools.


  2. "My most favorite job, until the company got too big and lost focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful, fun and creative, which executives encouraged and participated in. There was an energy there that was really focused on helping teachers and students do well and succeed. Great work life balance when I needed it.

    Cons

    The management was not always supportive when things got challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Look to see how you can mentor and help your employees grow.

  3. "Awesome CEO, Good location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Super accessible CEO, great vision. Right in the heart of DUMBO which is such an up and coming neighborhood

    Cons

    IT Department was a little wonky for a while, and had some politics, but I think they've gotten rid of the bad apples


  4. "Enjoyed Working There"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It had very nice people.

    Cons

    The technology was a little old.

    Advice to Management

    Rupert Murdoch is evil.


  5. "OK, I guess"

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

    Pros

    free popcorn, nice location, smart people

    Cons

    not great management, no strategy

    Advice to Management

    Get your business plan in order. Then follow it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Idea"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good intentions mostly.
    Well connected leadership.
    Enough funding to do the right thing for the education community.

    Cons

    Very poor execution.
    Leadership has no interest in the company culture and seems to just chase the next quick easy win.


  7. "Best Job I Ever Had, But That Era is Over"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues -- Intelligent, fun, interesting, and good people. Very healthy and positive culture. The engineering talent level was also extraordinary, and that was maintained largely even through rapid growth because the hiring process was very effective and selective.

    Cons

    Fairly reactive and chaotic approach to what projects we took on, which was accentuated by a growing emphasis during my time there on doing consulting / custom solutions work instead of product work.

    Advice to Management

    Now that the company has been purchased by News Corp., I've heard a lot of the old culture is disappearing. This is a big mistake, although with nearly all the technical and social linchpins of the engineering team gone, it may not matter anymore.

  8. "Lack of Accountability"

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

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office location was in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.

    Cons

    Superficial tactics and Managerial styles masking as Substance. I had a woman who was hired after me who was racist, intimidating and unprofessional. Our immediate supervisor seemed to "bury her head in the sand". She (immediate supervisor) manipulated the situation to defer accountability. Lots of collaboration and professional jargon with very little implementation regarding site-based supports.

    Advice to Management

    Less "corporate climbing" and more time "practicing what is preached" Leadership is inexperienced and out of touch with the employees.


  9. "Great Experience. Talented co-workers. Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Generation, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free soda and popcorn. Most employees are passionate of what they do. Great Ideas.

    Cons

    Office politics. No personal growth. Management doesn't like to spend on training.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. There are a lot of staff that have potential.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn different open source tools

    Cons

    Hardly any raise. Poor upper management.


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