Wolfram Research, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Fun people bad management
Manager (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILJune 29, 2018
Look for better options elsewhere.

Super micro managed company.

Bad compensation.

Lot of yelling from the CEO

No vision in terms of products or services. Teams are usually understaffed. People join the company and leave at the earliest.
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Great place to work
Domestic Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILJune 10, 2018
Very friendly and relaxed environment. Great work and family oriented owner and management. Great opportunity for advancement and education. This company wants you to advance in work and life.
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Very good
Software QA Department Intern (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILFebruary 5, 2018
A great place to work overall. A good balance of work and social life. I love how energetic everyone is and the projects are always interesting. Overall a good experience.
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Not bad
Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILDecember 30, 2017
A smaller company. Intern had relevant work and amount of work was expected. Not too many intern events or benefits though. Overall a positive experience in Champaign Urbana.
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Avoid at all cost
Designer (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILDecember 1, 2017
The CEO and his brother inhibit the growth of this company. Can you say micro! And abusive! Only proceed if you don't have to have contact with management. If you don't, it's probably an okay place to work. if you do, avoid at all cost and run for your life.
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Fun and interesting place to work ... sometimes
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILNovember 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.
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Great play to work if management changes
Sales Engineer (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILDecember 28, 2016
Incredibly brilliant people at work, but due to the micro-management of the CEO, everyone is under a lot of unnecessary pressure and moving in different direction at the smallest change.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
CEO micro-management
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Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILNovember 3, 2016
The people you work with are wonderful, intelligent, funny folk. The culture of banding together with your co workers to build a product if great.
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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, ILSeptember 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.
Pros
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
Cons
Low pay, stressful work conditions if project is on the CEO's radar, micromanagement by the CEO
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Interesting projects, lower than average compensation
Senior Technical Staff Member (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILAugust 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.
Pros
relaxed atmosphere, competent management
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Fun workplace and Intectually challenging work environment
Software Engineering Co-op (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILJuly 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.
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Tech World Virgin...
Business Development Manager - Latin America (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILApril 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.
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Good place to work
North American Shipping Associate (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILOctober 6, 2014
Worked there for six years and learned a lot. Lots of good people work for that company
Pros
Good place to work
Cons
pay
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if the owner was in a good mood it was fun but if the owner was mad you didnt want to be there
glassblower (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAAugust 25, 2012
All in all it was a good job i would still be there if the owner hadnt been so abusive towards me
Pros
steady work fun work to do
Cons
abusive owner
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Laid back work environment
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Urbana-Champaign, ILApril 22, 2012
Regular daily status meetings
Worked with various teams
Flexible work Environment
Good working standards, Good Exposure on Jquery,JSTL and Spring MVC
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