NIKSUN Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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NIKSUN Chairman and CEO Dr. Parag Pruthi
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Pros
  • NIKSUN deals with cutting edge technology making it an interesting place to work with lots to do (in 10 reviews)

  • We work on very cutting edge technology (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The only happiness you get in the company is IF your direct manager happens to be better than upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • partners are leaving and sales department has a horrifying turnover rate (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Negativity on this site=sour grapes from one or two non-performing sales reps that keep posting.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKSUN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Niksun offers amazing, cutting edge technologies that are solving relevant problems and have a unique selling proposition. The timing is right and clients are seeking out these solutions so if you can actually sell you will have no problems as long as you don't major on minor issues.

    Cons

    They are not a perfect company but after 25 years of working I still haven't found any firm that doesn't have its own challenges. Niksun could use some updating on its internal communication and CRM. They have made some hiring mistakes with regard to sales management which I believe is currently being corrected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and continue to innovate. Hire the right sales leaders and sales execs and the firm will soar in a rapidly growing market.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding work experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Proprietary product based company, provides a unique and engaging work experience. Ample time and space given to individual to grow his domain knowledge and be future ready, which works well for both the company and the employee.

    Cons

    Six days working. Register signing for attendance (should be mapped to access cards), no contractual transport facility, no rotation / temporary exchange of employees between global offices.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly look at the CONS and try to fix them. Any such measures will go a long way in avoiding attrition and ensuring a happy and dedicated workforce which can only spell success for the company.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Enthusiastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company with a lot of opportunity to advance, great work environment. A pleasure to work for and HR does a great job to keep morale up at the company.

    Cons

    More flexibility to work from home. Tools to make communications between departments easier. Better benefits.

    Advice to Management

    To make more effort to create tools to close the communication gaps between departments in the company.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Ability to Learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are able to learn a lot do to the wide diversity of products that they make and offer to clients

    Cons

    expected to know everything with very little background info. Need to take more time with new hires to provide them with training

    Advice to Management

    the pay could be a little better


  6. Helpful (6)

    Not just a good product, but also good people within

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Too many negative comments so I decided to write the truth. I can speak for the whole team when I say it is a great environment where I am at. Great group of coworkers offshore and on-site with no egos. We have a director who does not micromanage and knows what he's doing plus he keep us occupied and out of trouble. He goes to bat for us, treats us with respect , provide us with good on-board training, shield us from all the negativity and puts us in a position where we are happy and successful. Prior to joining Niksun, I have worked for a handful of managers, but I would follow my current director anywhere he goes and is the sole reason why I came here. There are only a few managers in company that can actually manage, and my group has been fortunate to be under his leadership and hope he continues to lead us years to come. Other post said there is no management except the one in our group but I disagree. There is a Support group that have more people with longer tenure. In some instances they actually function much better than ours because they have more processes established. For sure, his staff speak highly of him and I have had the pleasure to interface with the director of Support and I must say he's a delight to work with.

    Cons

    No pension or 401k match. Certain departments need to improve their communication. Not much employee appreciation outside of my group and too much finger pointing!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what ex-employees say here. Employees and applicants do visit and read what is said. Try accepting the criticisms and turn them into a learning experience to make a real difference for a change. Strong middle management means good communications throughout.
    Things are getting better so keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (6)

    Result Oriented

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Developer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule; Niksun cares about results, not adherence to an artificially determined work day. Fun and joviality is encouraged and seen as an important aspect of team building. As others have mentioned, NIKSUN has great technology and dedicated employees that really care about each other, the company and the product they work on.

    Cons

    As with many companies, micro-management can be a concern. Although NIKSUN’s schedule is flexible as to when you work, employees regularly work more than 8 hour days and working from home is not a common practice and must be approved by management.

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing the work from home policy.


  8. Helpful (6)

    New Employee review for my new Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NIKSUN scores very high because it has created a free/flexible work environment, where management/supervision is administered like a round table rather than from the top down. This allows employees to take ownership of tasks. The benefit is often communication amongst the peer group and cross-functional department.

    Cons

    There is no real product training. Training should be interactive with working case scenario's and labs to reproduce network threat situations. Documentation and support department instructional guides should be more precise and easily accessible from a single point of reference.

    Advice to Management

    Brown bag monthly meetings/presentations, where each month a different department presents/discusses new developments that will enhance external and internal offerings. Six month to a year peer mentoring program for new employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    NIKSUN _ A Good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leading edge company with a staff of industy leading staff and a comprehensive product suite to meet the needs of multiple service provider and business needs. Strong growth and financial postion relatvie to its competition.

    Cons

    A high demand high stress environment, some of it a direct result of the company's growth propects and an unsatisfied need for more professionals and multiple skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Need a more organized and targeted hiring and retention plan. Expand beyond work to involve employees and their families to create the extended harmony and trust across the board.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Fast-Paced Interesting Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NIKSUN deals with cutting edge technology making it an interesting place to work with lots to do. It is challenging work which provides the opportunity to grow and strengthen skillsets in different areas of expertise. The culture of teamwork and collective goals is improving as company grows.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be tough as there is lots to learn but with minimal guidance in order to become an effective contributor.


  11. Helpful (4)

    You can be a leader, not a follower

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant minds work here. Good interaction with coworkers. Cutting edge development. Don't believe all the negative reviews.

    Cons

    A little chaotic, but to be expected in a fast paced environment. Yes, benefits could be a little better, but they're not bad compared to other similarly sized private or public companies.

    Advice to Management

    We're still private, and nothing motivates a person to build a better product than more stock options.



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