NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
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  1. Good Standup Place to Work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Netscout brings a lot of strong opportunities to the table. There are some great people to work with and draw from experience, there is opportunity to travel around the world. Salaries are respectable, and benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for real advancement. This company promotes heavily based on seniority, and this is evident in a lot of the higher level positions held by people whose primary experience is with Netscout. This isn't always a bad thing, they understand the customers and technology very well, but management styles and methods are outdated at best.

    You won't really have the opportunity to move up in the company unless you work from one of the base offices. If you are a remote employee (and there are a lot of them) get comfortable with your position.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new blood in management roles. Don't remove the people there currently, but look to bring in some new roles from outside the company.

    Don't forget about the remote employees, some of them have upward focused goals as well.


  2. Great place to work with a positive future in the Enterprise networks.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

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

    Pros

    Big company backing with positive profitability and clear goals.

    Cons

    The Business Unit I work under within NetScout is small and not getting any traction up to EVP level.

    Advice to Management

    None, they treat employees well.


  3. Ambition and Visoin, combined

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

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The company is driving hard for market leadership and for changing the industry status quo. Great to be part of it and to go along for the ride.

    Cons

    Intense, not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving, it will pay off!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    A good place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Good group of very smart people. The company does care for its employees, and you can see that in the long tenure of most employees. Senior management is very deliberate in guiding the direction of the company, from development through sales. NetScout knows what it wants to be.

    Cons

    The environment is not necessarily for the entrepreneurial at heart. Although input is accepted and encouraged, the company's entire direction comes strictly from the CEO. The CEO is very smart, and has done well with the company over its history, so things are bad, just don't expect to help drive vision.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on building true management qualities in those you put in positions to lead others. If you don't build a firm foundation of people who can motivate, develop and empower those, and build leadership skills in others, you'll miss out on having a truly great company.


  6. Account manager

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

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to be, family like.

    Cons

    Speed bumps coming, Netscout will need to spend some that money in their big cash account.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    Almost Perfect

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

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company, nice facility to work in, lots of great people, good benefits

    Cons

    Old school thinking and politics in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the doers in the company, not the talkers.


  8. Software Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    Was paired with mentor, great flexibility in role, learned a lot from this experience, worked on a project, overall great experience.

    Cons

    Locked into working individually. Wasn't able to contribute to a project on a team, however, individual work was interesting enough to be occupied with role.

    Advice to Management

    Great job in dealing with interns; however, don't be afraid to challenge their abilities.


  9. Senior Software Engineer

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

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly teams, flexible schedules, telecommuting option for some positions. The employee benefits are exceptional and longer vacations are great and easy to obtain permission for.

    Cons

    Can get locked into a niche position. With offices all over the world communication within a team can become troublesome with different team members starting conference calls at 1:00 AM or later.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Technical company, Working with real hands on technology

    Cons

    limited and small customer base


  11. Helpful (2)

    I like it

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

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is growing and buying other companies. The products are mature and interesting. Great benefits and compensation. Best CEO ever!!!

    Cons

    Every company has issues and this one is no different. None of these issues, however, would make me want to go and look for another job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up... and bring in some more new blood!



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