A10 Networks

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A10 Networks Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Basically, good to work in this company

    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work experience, some smart people are here

    Cons

    Saturday work, poor management, and finance, no 401 K

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut saturday work, finance properly,

  2.  

    Gret Potential

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

    I worked at A10 Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Some of the smartest people I have ever had the chance to work with.

    Cons

    Small company with not much life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people, weak leadership and vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at A10 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people, nice building, good technology

    Cons

    poor leadership, no vision, need to be profitable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    package the company up and sell it to F5 or Citrix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Finance and HR Leadership and Partnership

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

    I worked at A10 Networks (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great technology and an amazing R&D organization.

    Cons

    Poor finance and HR organizations run by an inexperienced and deceptive leader is hampering the company's growth. Finance is very political and has terminated 100% of its employees in the past 6 months. Most organizations in the company avoid working with finance as much as possible. HR lacks experience and knowledge at the top. Poor benefits with no 401K match. To cap this off, finance leader has a company paid luxury box ticket and parking to all 49ers games at Levi's stadium while no other executive has this perk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Finance, HR processes and reduce the politics and inefficiencies in these two organizations or company will not be able to realize its potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    perfect place for those who are eager to learn as much as possible in the early stage of their career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company survives fierce competitions in the network load balancing industry and it is trying to lead the market.Various projects are going on and you will hardly get bored. Usually from time to time you need to move on to new project and you need to spend time to pick up new concepts and new challenges. very dynamic

    Cons

    life is busy and you need to multi task. Sometime you need to work over time in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize more training for fresh people in the company.

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

    Many smart people in this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company attracts many smart people from competitors and industry because of it's no non-sense, flat organization structure. Hope to see it remains the same as the company expands.

    Cons

    Too little time to mingle and talk to the subject matter experts in their field of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the process lean for engineers and developers. Their time are too precious to be wasted on mundane and administrative stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    No good engineering process.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at A10 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company's strength is good hardware, which beats their competitors in many places, market is growing, and they can be good position if they can do right.

    Cons

    Needless to say, Saturday work is No.1 cons. Because of this, smart engineers won't come. Software is so messy from the beginning, nobody has ownership of modules (there is no modularity though), and because of poor design of foundation, individual engineer has to do a lot of unnecessary manual work, very error prone. No good engineering or release process. Top management has strong favoritism to gather only certain privileged engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing Saturday work immediately. If you do it, productivity will improve and some smart engineer may come.
    Follow organization hierarchy, follow your boss, talk to your team member, don't assign job to individual engineer by bypassing intermediate managers.

    And one more thing to management, admit your failure, in other words take your responsibility. You cannot just say "work harder" to engineers, without showing you being their backup.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs a lot of help

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A10 Networks

    Pros

    Snacks, free parking, free phone, free cubicle, free computer for work

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of market analyses, engineers are not motivated and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Ideas - Horrible Execution

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

    I worked at A10 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technology. Hands down probably the best technical solution to a networking problem thats been engineered/architected in the last decade.

    People - the majority of the people at A10 are dedicated to to cause - but is it the right cause?

    Cons

    Great technology can only take you so far. You need people, process, and most importantly leadership. While A10 has great technology, their is no culture, limited leadership, and a lack of understanding regarding market dynamics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A10 Networks

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, they feed you dinner

    Cons

    Long work hours are expected

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