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  1. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Matrix (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone truly seemed to enjoy their job and treated you like an actual person vs a number. Also had a pension and company stock share program.

    Cons

    Product was lacking at the time in features vs many of the large competitors we came up against regularly. New feature and product rollouts were delayed time after time which can result in embarrassment for sales reps. Company was bought out at the end of my tenure by a larger manufacturing company. Not much growth opportunity, really nowhere to go as the company wasn't adding positions nor had much mid level management. As a sales rep you reported directly to the VP, who reported directly to the CEO. The current CEO was the CFO when I was there so I'm not sure how she runs the company however I would imagine she got the job because she's better at "managing money" aka pinching pennies. I can't imagine the place has became a better place to work nor that they have made any comp plan or benefit changes that have actually benefited the employees outside of C-Level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the competition!!! Also can't rely completely on the Verizon channel for reps to farm for leads, some in house marketing web marketing would probably pay off huge: there's a reason all of the largest competitors to you guys spend a lot of money to show up on the first page of Google... IT WORKS!


  2. "Sr QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work ethic and engineers who are good at what they do.

    Cons

    The company was sold off too soon and could have been a force.

    Advice to Management

    Too many projects with too lean of a workforce.


  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting people, diverse work environment, better product than most on the market

    Cons

    During my time they were looking for ways to reduce costs and begin to be acquired by CalAmp which happened in 2013.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of how loose the rumor mill can get - find ways to limit fear mongering when transition is on the horizon.


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  5. "Operations Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good relationships with co-workers

    Cons

    Over worked for salary paid.. horrible morale.. Acknowledgement only would go to Executives and not to any other employees.


  6. "Sales can not sell"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wireless Matrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product made great strides a few years ago in stability, quality and features but very high staff loss since acquisition has resulted in a dangerous loss of knowledge in the company.

    Cons

    Sales can not sell. Simple as that. Enterprise sales has sold nothing for years. Past CEO had no vision and did not hold sales accountable. Morale since acquisition has taken a steep dive.

    Advice to Management

    Get in seasoned SaaS leadership not hardware exec's.


  7. "Interesting company but experiencing many growing pains and lacking some direction"

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    Former Employee - Development Team in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Development Team in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best things about working there were:
    1) Many good people to work with and learn from, across the different technical teams
    2) Open to trying new technologies or methodologies when appropriate
    3) Interesting product line and space (GPS fleet management)
    4) Established company that still has some startup excitement
    5) What you work on and develop gets put to use immediately with very little "shelfware"
    6) Good mix of personalities and backgrounds across the company
    7) Benefits/salary were good, so this wasn't an issue

    Cons

    The major downsides are:
    1) A little too much micro-management
    2) Too much change of direction causing chaos, lost time, and burnout symptoms
    3) Some amount of fear and distrust although communication is still good
    4) Direction of the company seems to change often -- this has resulted in several layoff waves

    The other reviews were fairly accurate in terms of describing what is happening at the company. The direction of the company seems to change frequently, resulting in uncertainty and frustration for both customers and employees. Sometimes they seem to be trying too much at once and taking a shotgun approach.

    There have been several waves of firing -- one of which occurred while the company was spending a lot of money several different groups of consultants. In the past several years they have bought 2 companies and almost none of the people that came from these acquisitions are still with the company.

    In short, it was a great place to work for a while but the frustrations listed above might get to you after awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there is a cost to constant change. Consider hiring an industry expert who knows where things may be headed and can give some direction. Then pick a course and stay with it.


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    "Potential Squandered"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting product (Fleet GPS tracking) with a positioning for the Enterprise.

    The benefits are OK.

    Cons

    The total lack of management and direction is appalling with WRX. They have gone down market due to there poor quality and inability to maintain enterprise customers. Their strategy is to sell to the small business market which is already saturated with GPS companies.

    This company is on the "we need to be acquired and make the executive staff rich" track.

    Management has hired over 40 engineers, yet cannot field a product that compares favorably with competition having less than 15 developers. The company has excellent HW developers and capabilities, but now they are selling the HW business to position themselves for acquisition.

    Their SaaS product is plagued by high down time, many bugs, and total lack of proper and consistent reporting, and an inability to lead in a crowded market place.

    The work is frustrating, as priorities change at the drop of a hat. There is no technical leadership and poor executive leadership.

    Other than that, it is a fine place to work for until they are acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus on long term goals and position themselves for the future. Managing to the stock price and acquisition is a poor management strategy and no direction for your employees.

    If you are planning to be in business for longer than a year, then restructure the software, hire project managers, and put in a quality team to correct the poor product.


  9. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to make your own schedule

    Cons

    Lack of support to sales people in the field, had to remind ops and engineering constantly to take care of requests. Company not doing so well financially

    Advice to Management

    Pray?


  10. "Working at Wireless Matrix is like working at the DMV."

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Wireless Matrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom in your schedule.
    Decent health benefits. Outstanding dental benefits.
    Innovative C-level executives.
    Free coffee.
    Free breakfast every Wednesday.
    No parking issues.
    Dynamic roles each wearing multiple hats, theres never a rule moment.
    Learn from experience and no pressure sales environment.
    Every department is blessed with a few individuals who are highly talented and become natural leaders. You will learn from them.
    You get a T-shirt.

    Cons

    New start up company closing in on their 21st year in business.
    Highly disorganized, but trying to figure it all out.
    No regard to their current customers, with a love them and leave them attitude.
    A revolving door with middle managers hurting only those who are the most customer facing left with no direction.
    Low end and outdated internal processes.
    Zero room for growth. Where internal promotions don't exist.
    Unstable company rules which can change daily depending on which manager you speak with.
    Your job is always on the line.
    If you do something great, your manager is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management: Allow all the associates in each department to rate their direct supervisor annonomously and actually listen to your customers they're not crazy and if you were in their shoes you would do much worse.

    Middle Management: If your associates fail, it's your failure as a manager.


  11. "Application has come a long way"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wireless Matrix hires good people and has open communications. It is a professional environment and people mostly work well together. The application is getting better with more functions and features. Management is down to earth.

    Cons

    For a small company there is too much change. They should pace themselves better or hire more people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and get their faster.


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