NIKSUN

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NIKSUN Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
84 Reviews
3.2
84 Reviews
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NIKSUN Chairman and CEO Dr. Parag Pruthi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • NIKSUN deals with cutting edge technology making it an interesting place to work with lots to do (in 10 reviews)

  • Employees are regularly involved with cutting edge technology and the daily challenges that necessarily arise (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management have got too cozy and they play all sort of games (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leaders...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    You'll do interesting work with really smart people. You will be part of creating great products and learn a lot during your time with the company.

    Cons

    NIKSUN is not a Silicon Valley startup, and while the company seems to have a great future ahead, it's not a fast-growth place where you're going to get catered meals, massages, and toys to play with every day. This shouldn't be a problem, but since the company deals with cutting edge technology, people are reminded of all the perks and opportunities that abound in the industry.
    As an engineer you will work “in the trenches” and will have a difficult time getting promoted and work-life balance can be non-existent for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within. Continue your efforts to improve employee relations: events, the game room, celebratory events (employee baby shower) remind us that we are a family; continue to implement these programs/ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great technology, great product, challenging work, awesome people to work with, nice location, fun company events

    Cons

    work-life balance is determined by your manager. Can get hectic around the release time. No succession planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one wants to be stuck in the same position year after year. Strongly consider mid-year reviews, succession planning and merit increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enthusiastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Ability to Learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    the pay could be a little better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    overall satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedules, fun activities, Great Products, 2 weeks’ vacation to start and the people are driven and enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    Sales people are held with such praise and focus others are left out. Suppose that is how a sales oriented organization is. No 401k matching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting a 401k matching plan!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Result Oriented

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Developer in Princeton, NJ

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing the work from home policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    New Employee review for my new Employer

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

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    NIKSUN _ A Good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at NIKSUN full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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