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A10 Networks Reviews in San Jose, CA

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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people, weak leadership and vision

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 4 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    fast paced, dynamic and spontaneous

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    you are encouraged to work hard so that you can learn, not much office politics, teammates are helpful when they are not busy

    Cons

    sometimes need to work overtime or over the weekends, unrealistic goals, poor planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the top management should try to avoid micromanaging which pushes everybody's stress level up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    dinner is provided, people work hard.

    Cons

    management is sometimes over optimistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience

    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good team to work with. Fun place to work. People are extremely helpful and help you grow in your career.

    Cons

    Dealing with managers is a little difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great work place.

  9.  

    Hard work play hard

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

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

    Pros

    Very fast pace of learning. Great coworkers. Young team and lots of options. They also can compensate you well.

    Cons

    Not Google Culture but it can't be perfect right?

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place at any cost.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Free dinner Monday to Friday.
    Free lunch and dinner on Saturday.

    Cons

    Working on Saturday are MANDATORY. Some people work on Sunday too. There is a reason why they offer free food. And they never told you that during the interview process. I did ask for work hours and they lied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life changing experience

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

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

    Pros

    Tight-knit community of supportive and dedicated co-workers, plenty of opportunities to branch into different divisions, receptive and incredibly considerate management, fantastic learning opportunities and an overall positive environment. The management at A10 Networks actively worked to accommodate employees with a schedule that fits their own personal needs and lifestyles. This company offers considerable flexibility and the HR department does a fantastic job at making sure employees are comfortable and happy.

    Cons

    No complaints, A10 Networks is fantastic and I feel highly fortunate for the opportunity to be part of their team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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