Sandvine

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Sandvine Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
79 Reviews
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Pros
  • Free food, beverages, anything you need :) (in 13 reviews)

  • Unbelievingly cutting edge technology (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Working extra hours to finish work (in 5 reviews)

  • India management has no clue about code complexity and only looks into number of lines of code when it comes to effort estimation (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worth every minute spend kind of a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The first among the Pros that i shud mention about Sandvine is the culture they develop over here. On Day1, you would be meeting individually with the entire staff of Sandvine, which i feel is a great practise because everyone recognises you from the day one, and it avoids the awkward feeling of being a stranger among the crowd when you share the table with them at some point of time.
    The coworkers are also smart enough that you get the feeling that this is the right place you are meant to be.
    The quality of work is good and combined with the pace that you are to do work, it definitely boosts your career.
    And ofcourse, who wouldn't be pleased with getting free food and drinks.

    Cons

    It seems the timeline that is given to finish a feature is too short that you would have to work extra hours almost everyday that leaving home early would become history to you. You do as much work here that i feel each week spend here is comparable to a month at other companies. But again, its a Con only for a specific age group, because as long you remain a bachelor/-rette wud it matter really!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't been long here to judge the management here, but I would definitely want the upper management to be more realistic when commiting timelines to customers so that the employees can put in quality work for the time that they spent in developing features.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Surprising 1st Day , with all stuffs set and Training's Lined-up .
    Very friendly Manager'.
    You can excel if you know what you do.
    Superb Development activity

    Cons

    Nothing Much as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good as far as i Know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    You will grow here by Technology ,work and you be a Techie better :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Lead-Engineering in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Lead-Engineering in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well sell products are manufactured here..
    Salary, Benefits, work-life balance, Transparent Management and the most important cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Not much, may be some process formulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing from Best to Beast :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology at a rapid pace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sandvine full-time (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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn technologies and can take up the work

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

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sandvine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jerusalem (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jerusalem (Israel)

    I worked at Sandvine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good experience
    lots of good people

    Cons

    they terminated the israeli site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A cool place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (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
  9. 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 !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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