Cequint Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
14 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Hossein Mousavi
0 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cequint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, great benefits, the team I am on has some brilliant engineers who I learn from and truly enjoy working with. The culture is very startup, even though Cequint was purchased by a larger company and then that company purchased by an even larger company. The people at Cequint are some of the most fun in the industry that I have had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    There is some "big dumb company" stuff that happens that can be a little irritating if you are used to startup culture. There is some startup technology debt here, in that some things were built too fast because of timelines during the startup days. We are making great strides to make the systems and networks more manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate! My main complaint is that Cequint does not seem to be in the innovation business anymore, and seems to be happy just milking the cash cows. Of course there's nothing wrong with a cash cow :)


  2. Helpful (3)

    Cequint a company that if its product was released 5-7 years ago it would have been great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Handset Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Handset Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cequint full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance Stress level Cool office Most employees are Cequint are very nice and friendly large amounts of PTO

    Cons

    Few and far between in career opportunities Upper management is terrible No motivation to do your best work Company product isn't one you would buy No Bonuses, No stock, no nothing

    Advice to Management

    Learn to motivate your employees to breath life into your company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Still good and promising company to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cequint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good, consistent and emerging company. Good culture it has. Good at work & life balance - you can be more flexible than other companies.

    Cons

    No additional compensation at all. Don't expect to much other than salary. Health insurance is not 100% covered by company so you have to pay lots of money.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Casual and challenging work environment

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

    I have been working at Cequint full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work Nice people Casual environment

    Cons

    Politics politics there is nothing else really that is a con

    Advice to Management

    Management has been very nice to me


  6. Helpful (2)

    Ruined by TNS

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

    I worked at Cequint full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office buildings and flexible hours. Pets are allowed in the office and you can work from home to avoid the commute frequently

    Cons

    Purchased by Transaction Network Services which then allowed a private equity firm (Siris) to destroy the future of the company. Management was inept prior to the buyout and things have not improved. This has also caused several product launches to be significantly delayed or canceled.

    Advice to Management

    Surrendra should be deported back to India. The rest of Cequint management should seek a way out of TNS and try to rebuild the company that was lost.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Um, wow Cequint puts the FUN in dysfunctional

    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Cequint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    no pros that I can think of. Hm, well, they did get mac computers for everyone.

    Cons

    Where do I start? A bunch of whiny underachievers in Seattle led by a cheerleader CEO who couldn't manage his way out of a paper bag, backed up by a group of backstabbing engineers in Florida. The TNS acquisition was the death of the company. Its just gone down hill from there. Even as a small company, they were more intererested in screwing over other teams than doing their own job. It has just gotten worse since.

    Advice to Management

    It is too late!


  8. Good company, going for the worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cequint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was a good small company Decent health insurance

    Cons

    Cequint now has developers in Seattle and Florida offices. The team in Florida thinks that they are superstars and one particular person humiliates Seattle employees and the management. The irony is that the management allows such bad behavior. In most other companies, such behavior would have resulted in that individual being fired, but not in Cequint. The management must really believe in the capabilities of its Florida team, otherwise why would such behavior be tolerated? Many senior employees have left the company for this very reason. Layoffs have been happening, but that can be attributed to unsuccessful products and being acquired by TNS and then Siris capital. Not a good place to work anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for jobs yourself!


  9. One of the best company cultures in which I've ever worked.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Cequint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of talented and experienced people. That makes a challenging and ego-driven environment at times, but the overall take-away is the chance to learn from that wide variety of experience. Overall, it's a big win.

    Cons

    Compared to other places I've worked, there are none to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time: I find them generally superior to the management at any other place I've worked and have learned a lot of good things from management as well as from the technical gurus.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great benefits, business model lacking...

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

    I worked at Cequint full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent people working here, a beautiful waterfront location, dog friendly, lots of free food

    Cons

    Lots of changes in strategy and planning, and a preloaded, trial-based business model. Lots of negative product reviews.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Start up that lost its identity through being acquired.

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

    I worked at Cequint full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some nice benefits there and some of the peers are good people.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and the senior management do a really good job of saying the right things but don't actually practice what they preach about being open with information and having everyone be as important as anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers. Also should follow through with the things they brag about regarding the company's culture.



Showing 14 of 14 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.