NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial atmosphere. "Lean but now mean". Flex-time. Great benefits. Feel empowered. If you see something that needs to be done or a better way to do it, go for it and you will be rewarded. Great people. Very little attrition. Profitable, stable company.

    Cons

    This is a benign dictatorship, no democracy here. You need to be able to live with senior management overriding your decisions. You will wear multiple hats.

    Advice to Management

    I have little advice to offer senior management. I think they are doing a great job. I would recommend periodic communication of the company status and direction in the market.


  2. Software Engineer II

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in India, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in India, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - One of the most employee friendly companies in Pune - Work from home option available - The company has not just survived, but also flourished since it's establishment (30 years back). - Regular updates on company's overall performance, new decisions make every employee more secure - Free lunch :)

    Cons

    - Relatively small company, in terms of strength, which is good as well.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing.


  3. The best tech company I've ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * The products are very complex and difficult to master completely, which is a lot of fun for those who enjoy a challenge. * The company employs some of the best technical people in the industry which is both refreshing, helpful, and a little competitive in spirit. * The company has great relationships with some of the best customers in the world. Customers love NetScout products, the NetScout sales team, and the NetScout technical people that work for them every day. * Company leaders value employees (especially technical employees) and has never had a layoff. That doesn't mean that people haven't been let go for cause or shifting priorities. The company simply doesn't do the foolish hire-and-purge dance to appease shareholders. * The company is very, very conservative financially and dead-serious about regulatory compliance and workplace behavior/ethics. Absolutely no shenanigans are tolerated at NetScout. * Good compensation package and benefits.

    Cons

    * Career advancement is very slow partly due to conservative management posture, and partly due to a flat management hierarchy. These are not bad reasons, but career development and advancement doesn't seem to be an expectation or a priority either. NetScout is not the company for the ambitious.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NetScout has a great culture....great product....great Team

    Cons

    Very responsive to the customer's needs and sometimes "over-commits"

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. A company with a misssion

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    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    All employees know and most support our mission. Very unique, differentiated value proposition and employee-friendly culture. Customers and their issues are close on a daily basis and all functions are connected to them. Managers are hands-on, no suits will last long.

    Cons

    The company is too deal-driven, and sales has too much influence on directions. Most managers lack initiative and depend to much on central direction.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood to refresh technology and sales thinking.


  7. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, well run, interesting technology

    Cons

    Improving how the groups work together

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product, culture, and company

    Cons

    not much here either to say


  9. Helpful (2)

    Excellent job satisfaction in Sales Engineering, limited opportunity for advancement

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly stellar work experience (likely team/geography dependent), very interesting and challenging job. It's easy for a motivated, personable engineer to gain enormous independence - produce results and you can truly manage your own time. Every day is a little different, job is roughly 70% technical, 30% business. Pay is a little > than industry average, and benefits are very good. Senior Management loves SE's. Frequent face time with CEO, who is visionary, and capable of detecting, admitting, and correcting his own mistakes. That's important and somewhat rare in top leadership IMHO.

    Cons

    There really isn't much of a career path if you don't want to be an Account Manager, and the company is very tight with stock grants. This may be mostly a reflection of the size (2013 Q2 Market cap of 1B, 350M rev, 1k employees). One employee mentioned politics and I don't disagree, I've seen it. It would be best if a small number of long term managers moved on, but in my role and location I'm largely unaffected.

    Advice to Management

    two words. stock grants. you don't need to break the bank, but some noticeably increased recognition of this kind to top SE's would likely improve retention, though I admit it's already pretty good and I'm unlikely to leave in the next 3 years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Netscout Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company which is open to change and allow people to grow. Great product with potential for growth

    Cons

    Small company with possibility to be acquired


  11. Excellent Products, Excellent Organisation and Salary

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Products, Management, Roadmap, Customer Satisfaction

    Cons

    - Could be more Dynamic outside the US.



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