Sandvine Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
61 Reviews

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Pros
  • Leading edge technology, exciting space to be in, the people (in 4 reviews)

  • Good management and smart people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Top management has no new blood and no vision of where the company will go (in 4 reviews)

  • Work a lot of extra hours closer to a release date (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology at a rapid pace

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Founders / CEO are really focused and friendly. Also, they seem to care about the customers and employees.

    Cons

    The development environment is very challenging. I'm not a fan of the code controls and the complexity of the environment. It takes too long to get up to speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in simplifying and making it easier for new employees to contribute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn technologies and can take up the work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Explore to various verticals in end to end core Networking Domain, Can have loads of work if you are really workaholic :)
    2. Work recognition
    3. Challenging and competitive environment, good learning
    4. A hard working and intense workplace. Great brand name to have on your portfolio in view of its extensive successes in international shores. Great cooperation between Chinese and Indians under one roof
    5. You will never feel bored of not getting work
    6. If you really want to learn things from the very beginning ,this is the place to start.Exposure to technologies at the start of your career will put in a good stead to progress in industry. Perks are good.Good place to start if you are keen on network and telecommunication technologies.

    Cons

    Cons – Depending upon team , the work schedule can get hectic . Deadlines are short sometimes, as a result may have to work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Company is growing at a pace like never before!!

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

    Sandvine

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Jerusalem (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jerusalem (Israel)

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good experience
    lots of good people

    Cons

    they terminated the israeli site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A cool place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working in Sandvine Bangalore office for more than a year now, has been really a good experience so far.
    Responsibilities given based on capabilities and not on experience.
    A very good Engineering organization, Chance to interact with highly talented and knowledgeable people.
    Lots of co curricular activities conducted. "Work hard, party harder" perfectly suits here.
    Bangalore's new AVP is really good, increasing employees hopes about the future of organisation
    Very good pay
    Company doing really good since last 3 quarters

    Cons

    Employees may have to bear with some abrupt decisions taken by management w.r.t product/feature portfolio. This may lead to lots of context switches, which can annoy us a little bit.
    Since this is a product based company, very few (or none) onsite opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please increase the product portfolio to help organization become bigger and better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Provided opportunities to drive home my ideas and let me the do it flexibility of when,where or how I do it !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working on cutting-edge technology like LTE, Policy Control, Usage Management, Business Intelligence; Your ideas are valued; Small enough so that your voice is heard; Free food and a lot of fun; I especially love playing my video games as part of my job. Also, I am directly interacting with customers and understand the real market challenges

    Cons

    Not a place for someone who wants to hide or buried in a large organization. Sometime the time difference is frustrating since we do not have full technical know how.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do we make it a billion dollar company with organic growth. Buy some companies and make more money by sheer volume. India is India, value its culture too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, if you are serious about your career

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is for an india office as I work here for over an year.

    Good initial offer.
    Performance driven, and performance recognized. Good for hardworking and average or above average performers.
    Heavy product focus.
    One of the few telecom companies that use C++ heavily. I enjoyed the learning.
    Product development previous experience of some guys is very good. Can guide and train others.
    New AVP has outstanding product and delivery focus. Reasonable in general, but sometimes unnecessary aggressive.
    Free breakfast, lunch and evening snacks if you are on time.
    Centrally located office (near Intel and ecospace)

    Most of the bad reviews appear to be from guys who were fired. So untrue.

    Cons

    Managers watch too much on time spend in office. They themselves are required to spend more time in office.
    Salary disparity at recruitment.
    Managers too difficult to deal for deadlines. Unnecessary focus on how to save an hour, or a day.
    Unnecessary initiatives to justify Manager's presence.
    Stupid expectations on solving number of CQs per day.
    Low chances of bonus.
    Low tolerance to under performance. Just fired. Under performance is defined by the Manager. Hard working works. Smart working doesn't.
    A large part of development uses TCL.
    Sometime bad review culture. Reviewers ask for unnecessary changes in the name of code quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have cheap thoughts on work hours and performance. Look at bigger pic.
    Increase your product portfolio.
    Be goal oriented for everything, not timestamp oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company for professional growth, learning.

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - good salary
    - growth
    - learning experience
    - flexibilty

    Cons

    Not anything that i felt was a con.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Sandvine is one of the great places to work in Bangalore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In Sandvine nobody tells you what to do. It's all yours if you are willing to own.
    Offers higher degree of freedom with zero departmental/location boundary.
    Good Technology.
    Fast pace of work.

    Cons

    I am sure I can find one or two if I try to find. But, I would rather change them or bring it to someone's notice who can change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sandvine is a great place for engineering and innovation. Management can find ways to incubate more and more innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice techie people to work with

    Cons

    Far from major canadian cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your good producers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NPI Co-op Student

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    Former Employee - NPI Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - NPI Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sandvine as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great pay, compared to other companies offering the same jobs

    Cons

    demanding work hours
    sometimes lack of communication between engineering and production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work environment, some senior management have semi unrealistic expectations. better communication needed between the departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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