NetScout Systems
3.3 of 5 39 reviews
www.netscout.com Westford, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2013
NetScout Systems – San Jose – “Front Plaza Entrance”

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3.3 39 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal

Anil K. Singhal

(31 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A good place for work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NetScout Systems part-time

ProsEasy access to managers
Rewarding events after long projects

ConsSome of the employees can be very rude
no solid plan for the future

Advice to Senior Managementformulate steps to hit goals and follow through on them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Potential, Sufficient Excecution

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NetScout Systems

ProsHigh-Paced environment with a large amount of room to improve and drive the industry through innovation and intelligence.

ConsThe potential is rarely explored, much less executed on. On one hand, keeping the business running is and should be top priority. On the other hand, refusing to adapt and change with the industry standard will move first-place standing farther and farther away.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let your backlog prevent your individual contributors from doing their jobs.

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Sales

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NetScout Systems

ProsMake the most you can be

ConsNot pleasant if you don't make your number

Advice to Senior ManagementStick with something you start

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fit In or Get Out

Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at NetScout Systems as a contractor for more than a year

Pros-Large company with lots of room for improvement
-Flexible and dynamic work environment
-Friendly employees and approachable management

Cons-Strong barriers between departments and between office locations. Painfully political environment.
-Long-standing company, but progress can be slow for no reason, improvements to meet with modern industry standards are overlooked for outdated processes.
-Onboarding as an employee can be vague and directionless, with no room to ask questions.
-Cooperation between different organizations is spotty at best and covertly self-serving at worst.

Advice to Senior Management-Look around you for guidance as to where the industry is going. Don't get left behind!
-Don't get locked into SOP. Departmental procedures should trickle down from executive direction, not managerial power-grabbing.
-Things work better, faster, and more effectively when everyone affected by a decision have a say. The initial planning sessions smooth the way for immediate progress.
-Don't let go of your talent. Many valuable employees have been fired or drawn away by other companies because of a lack of direction, ambition, or feedback from the management layer down.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westford, MA

I have been working at NetScout Systems

ProsGood benefits, health care and 401k. Great people to work with

ConsSlow Growth,
Less Pay, less fun activities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westford, MA

I have been working at NetScout Systems

ProsFlexible schedule
Personal relationships with management and coworkers

ConsDepartmental silos of information persist

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Good , but can be better

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Banga (India)

I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1. Good People and Work in some projects
2.

Cons1.No growth .
2. Same work .
3. No new technology

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not good for

Technical Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at NetScout Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood infrastructure, encourages good attitude( only from employees). There were good old days, but not any more

Consold fashioned company with services touch, lots of micromanagement. lacks evangelism.
Managers believe that they are product development company, but no planing, more like services company, more managers doing nothing.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to think out of the box, see where industry is going and plan. But currently management not encouraging out of the box thinking unlike google/facebook , where product managers are encouraged to come up with idea that beats competition, where here all says our chairman wants this

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not competitive salary

QQ Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood team members and had felxible working hours but it is not the same anymore.

ConsLow salary package, far too many managers than required making it extremely difficult to rise up in the ladder. Competition between different engineering centers does more harm to the company ..no clear division of work..

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the number of managers. Have more competitive salary especially for the old employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Customer Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at NetScout Systems full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat product,..good pay..frendly work environment..helpful people..flexibility, job secure

Conssame routine of work everyday,not much growth..

Advice to Senior Managementexpand business in asian market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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