NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
Anil K. Singhal
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  1. Stay away...............

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Has a singular culture centered around the CEO. Almost to the point of a cult. Many "long-timers" who just go with flow, drink the kool-aid and not forward-thinking with their technology or direction. They "talk the talk" but don't "walk the walk". They think they can play in the big-boy league but fail.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood at all levels, especially on all management levels where all have gotten complacent and too wrapped up in the CEO's vision. Don't be "yes" men on everything.

  2. Helpful (1)

    WORST company in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business and Sales
    Current Employee - Business and Sales

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Paycheck
    Company stock performs well (not sure how)

    Cons

    The bottom 6 reviews are by the company employees, if you want real reviews, sign into glassdoor and take a look at the next 100 reviews.

    - Most unprofessional
    - unnecessary gossip
    - management doesn't even have a college degree
    -Executive management has no idea what's going on. Also, power revolved around a very few people
    - Product Management doesn't have a roadmap
    In short, this company is going to be a stopping point in your career; these guys are going to humiliate you big time. They will try to pose that everything is mission critical but everything is just meaningless. There is no differentiation between services and sales. Plus you will have to deal with a lot of attitude by a huge group of dumb founded, narcissistic and egotistic people.

    Advice to Management

    Please resign and go sell girl scout cookies

  3. Helpful (2)

    Worse experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, company products are really good.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement, the management team always want to control you, no mentoring, no real team-work, just the old culture of: "I command, you obey". They will fool you in thinking you will do post-sales activities, but in fact you will end up doing everything but that. Rude behavior, bullying... worst professional experience ever.

    The account team works very disperse, no focus on anything. No leadership, you will even be called at 10:00 p.m. just to review a sizing! And that is just an example.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, take an interpersonal skills training, even psychological therapy. Value your employees, treat them like persons, not robots.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Working remotely is not embraced by Netscout

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    No trust placed in employees that work remotely. Supervisors like to micromanage. No recognition for a job well done, but quick to point out mistakes that are made. No chance for remote employees to advance in the company. When you get to the top tier of your salary level, they terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    Place trust in your employees, no matter if they work in the corporate office or remotely. Don't ask your employees to do something you yourself would not be willing to do. It doesn't instill confidence in your employees about your ability to manage. Just because you have "manager" in your title doesn't mean you are one.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Was very good until new manager came on board

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    No growth, boring projects, a young high tech company with an 99 yrs old man's mentality.

    Advice to Management

    open mind for all the ideas.

  7. Helpful (2)

    In the beginning, before the 'new' Manager, things were good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time, NetScout had a really GOOD full line of products and offered solutions that were reliable and had good 'up' time.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT. Upper Management did not take an interest in the 'do-ers'. They were only interested in 'numbers' and what Mid-Management reported back to them, which was NOT always acccurate. If Mid-Management did not like you for some reason or another, you were doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Become more involved/aware of what your appointed Mid-Levl Managers are about...especially, thei true views and feelings on diversity. NetScout on the outside appears to have happy employees...they do not!

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