Software Developer (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – November 7, 2017
Management generally lines up with the CEO, who is characterized by poor communication and inconsistent prioritization. Loyalty is only up, never down: managers, with some exceptions, don't care about their subordinates. Long-term planning is a joke. Low retention combined with a general disdain of documentation means wheels are reinvented over and over.
Great place to gain experience quickly, but the stress and low pay won't be worth staying too long
Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – September 29, 2016
See pros and cons. Work/Life balance is highly dependent on where the CEO's eye of Sauron is currently facing. Coworkers are brilliant and friendly people and you will learn alot. And I mean ALOT. But the feeling burning out will catch up eventually due to the low compensation and being overworked.
Amazing coworkers, great experience that will build a very strong skillset in a short amount of time, relaxed work atmosphere (until the CEO is breathing down your neck), innovative products like Wolfram Alpha, Wolfram Cloud, and the Wolfram Language. Oh also free soda and frappucinos
Low pay, stressful work conditions if project is on the CEO's radar, micromanagement by the CEO
Interesting projects, lower than average compensation
Senior Technical Staff Member (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – August 8, 2015
Company has interesting projects, but offers less than market averages for comparable positions at other companies. The compensation makes it affordable to work for company at company headquarters but not in other locations.
Fun workplace and Intectually challenging work environment
Software Engineering Co-op (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – July 8, 2015
I liked the work and open environment. I was working with new technologies and it has been a great work experience. I was fortunate to have a good team and the projects we take up are very interesting.
Business Development Manager - Latin America (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – April 14, 2015
This was my first experience in the technical world. I have sold numerous things around the world - but selling the idea of a tool for limitless knowledge... that's a new one. Wolfram doesn't have the greatest pay for the hours they expect in reporting and learning their software and its 1,000's of uses. The benefit of this job is experience. The culture is good - once you learn who you need to ally with, but there are a lot of people in this world with diabolical minds. Their goal is outsmarting and out conniving the world... They cannot be taught. It's a problem... I learned working 14 hours a day traveling 22 weeks a year gets you a gross profit of $70K per year. Yes I saw some wonderful people and made some very strategic partners that I still use in my business today, but the ungrateful atmosphere for those in the field providing the income for the rest of the company to operate is pretty remarkable. Not a fan.