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Client Delivery Executive (CDE)

Silver Spring Networks Redwood City, CA

This individual will oversee all planning and deployment aspects of customer projects plus all attached account sales (upsell) in a particular… Experteer

16 days ago

Senior Firmware Test Engineer

Silver Spring Networks Redwood City, CA

The Firmware Test Engineer will play a critical role in the development lifecycle of Silver Spring Networks product offerings. Essen… Experteer

16 days ago

Security Software Engineer

Silver Spring Networks Redwood City, CA

We are seeking expertise with user access and management, particularly for systems operating with and between services hosted in cloud environments… Experteer

16 days ago

Senior Director of Tax

Silver Spring Networks Redwood City, CA

Silver Spring Networks is seeking a seasoned Director of Tax reporting to the CFO. This position will be responsible for all aspects of domestic and… Experteer

16 days ago

Chief FW Architect/ Sr. Principle Engineer

Silver Spring Networks Redwood City, CA

The Chief FW Architect for SSN is responsible for the overall Firmware architecture and development of Silver Springs wireless mesh network products… Experteer

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Silver Spring Networks Inc. CEO Scott Lang
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    Best intentions, but no leadership.

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    I worked at Silver Spring Networks Inc. full-time (more than an year)


    Low barrier to entry to get a job with few responsibilities and good pay. Personal development was suggested during manager reviews, but no real enforcement. It's easy to put in C+ to B- work and look like an A+. "Unlimited" time off, if your team supports it.


    Easy to get settled in. The team I was working on had all been with the company 3+ years and spent most of their time complaining about their manager and browsing facebook. "Unlimited" time off means no PTO accrual, which can amount to a decent chunk of money when you leave the company. Also, if your team/role is even tangentially critical to business operations, good luck actually getting any of that unlimited time off.

    The stock price is tanking. The two year trend has been a smooth ramp toward nil. The CEO has been with the company 7+ years and has no real vision or defined plan for where to go from here. Recent layoffs got rid of a healthy chunk of development staff, new initiatives in the company are more directed at getting value out of what they already have rather than innovating.

    The software stack itself remained vastly unchanged the two years I was there, only minor improvements to the UI, and the most catastrophic of bugs were fixed. Sometimes customers were upgraded from reliable older versions to unstable new ones, which upset a few of them.

    The company has a very small set of core customers, and the constant worry of upsetting any of them and potentially losing them caused much stress for our org; people were written up for trivial mistakes/human error over non-issues, and morale was absolutely abysmal. The only reason people stayed was due to the pay rates offered, for the type of work we were doing the financial compensation was above average.

    The IPO was a fiasco; immediately prior to going public all stock grants/RSU/options were reduced by 4/5ths. Suddenly the 40k in stock options I had was valued at 10k. Less than half a year later (before we could sell anything) our stock was riding at ~33 a share due to expected business in the UK, except someone had the bright idea to partner with a German telco for the cellular solution, which the UK happily ignored and partnered with someone using a UK telecom. Our stock price dropped a third when that happened, and never recovered.

    Once I announced I was quitting, several teams tried to court me, however with the financial outlook of the company being what it was, it was an easy decision to leave.

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    I'm glad Scott Lang finally announced that he was stepping down, but I'm worried it's too late for the company to recover.

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