Acme Packet Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small teams.
    Everyone knows everyone.
    Good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Poor salaries and stock options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good culture, changing as the company got acquired

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    good people, flexibility, perks, good facilities

    Cons

    low salary, after oracle acquisition - bad culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people more money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    ok company not too bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Packet

    Pros

    ok company not too bad

    Cons

    not many, lunch menu could be better

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  5.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Customer Support  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Great staff,excellent mentors(in customer support) ,relaxed work environment

    Cons

    No work based incentives,below market pay.There is a big inner circle in this company (People that thrive on others talents and do not deserve to be in the company, let alone the management positions they command.. On the other hand there are lots and lots of talented people who are hardly recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people that you see in the cafeteria everyday for hours and hours doing nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Acme

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Acme Packet

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for with generous benefits and perks and good management and a share save scheme.

    Cons

    Its location isnt the best as its too cold in Yorkshire and some of the customers are slow to pay up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be tougher on the customers and give employees free tea and coffee in the vending machines and free biscuits and cakes

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Packet

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work. Amazing culture and the best people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of bonus or performance appraisal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience at Acme packet

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great work culture. Post Oracle acquisition

    Cons

    Highly political and very low communication within departments.

  9.  

    Great Startup company

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    Current Employee - Technical Channel Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Channel Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work ethic, camaraderie, entrepreneurship, salary

    Cons

    work hours, long term strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work. People are friendly and collaborate. There are lots of projects going.

    Cons

    Acme is changing a lot. Now it is more of corporate culture. If you want to grow in Acme you should play politics. In some teams there is lot of sycophancy is going. Many engineers are experts in their own domains, but some times feeds on other people ideas and claims
    their own. There is not more pure engineering, but more subjective solutions.

    There is not much work and life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management has to keep in place a procedure to protect their company intellectual by avoiding sycophancy culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great bunch of people, inconsistent pace of work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are top notch in almost all cases, the code base is ok to excellent. Managers are almost all good people (not always ruthlessly competent but generally great people nonetheless)

    People within company make an effort to enjoy life and work.

    Tools and development environment was constantly under improvement and by the end they had some pretty slick build/delivery/test processes.

    Cons

    Oracle acquisition has created some dark clouds on the horizon, eg: attrition of top talent, added bureaucracy. This may result in change of a lot of the pros listed above, hard to say.

    When I was there they were hiring like mad, to the point of excess. There were people hired with literally nothing to do for months. The pace of work also tended to ebb and flow and there were often big slowdowns with little to do. There were never any layoffs to match this so that is a good thing but I wish they were better at project management and hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry to say but in most cases engineering departments are overstaffed or under worked, depending how you look at it. There are two ways to rectify this, the preferred would be to speed up the approval of new features and platforms.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

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