Acme Packet
4.1 of 5 31 reviews
www.acmepacket.com Burlington, MA 500 to 999 Employees

Acme Packet Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014
Acme Packet – US – “Bedford Headquarters”

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4.1 31 reviews

                             

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Acme Packet President, CEO, and Director Andy Ory

Andy Ory

(22 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

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

    ConsPoor salaries and stock options

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good culture, changing as the company got acquired

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    Prosgood people, flexibility, perks, good facilities

    Conslow salary, after oracle acquisition - bad culture

    Advice to Senior Managementpay people more money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok company not too bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosok company not too bad

    Consnot many, lunch menu could be better

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    Great learning experience

    Customer Support (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementGet rid of the people that you see in the cafeteria everyday for hours and hours doing nothing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Acme

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe tougher on the customers and give employees free tea and coffee in the vending machines and free biscuits and cakes

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    A great ride

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLack of bonus or performance appraisal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience at Acme packet

    Marketing Program Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat work culture. Post Oracle acquisition

    ConsHighly political and very low communication within departments.

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    Great Startup company

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

    Proswork ethic, camaraderie, entrepreneurship, salary

    Conswork hours, long term strategy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great bunch of people, inconsistent pace of work

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsOracle 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 Senior ManagementSorry 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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