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Great atmosphere, skilled co-workers, a little old-fashioned methods

Software Engineer (Former Employee) Berlin (Germany)

ProsACME Packet Berlin unifies many of the advantages of small and big companies. Being a part of the Acme Packet family, the Berlin office has good financial security and can take its time to do things cost-efficiently instead of quickly. Being (as of 2012) a recently acquired smaller company, the Berlin office kept flat hierarchy, a very knowledgeable and empathic management and a great social atmosphere. Developers are given considerable freedom in their methods and style of development. Support from middle-tier management is good, and you can get a good share of your ideas in. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, overtime is very rare and the release planning is usually accurate or corrected.

ConsThere are few drivers for technical change at Acme Packet Berlin, and accordingly the software development methods are obsolete. Expect to see all the glory of purely procedural programming like in the days of your youth - goto as bread-and-butter tool, memory allocation as your biggest problem, tangled return paths and modules with thousands of lines of code. People often do more QA work than developing, with defining expected behaviour for the whole application suite and drinking coffee while waiting minutes for the results.

Advice to Senior ManagementDriving technical change must become a priority of the management. The company is technically far behind, excellent ideas with great potential for the company are all over the now-standard literature, but most of the developers are caught in a "nah, not today" atmosphere of not learning, not studying and not going forward.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, great educational opportunities, excellent environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Acme Packet

    Pros: Mostly hard-working and knowledgeable staff great environment - fairly casual, but… Cons: Regular office modification and relocation Advice to Senior Management: Acknowledge all market possibilities and keep up your strong leadership More

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    nice place to be a intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Acme Packet as an intern

    Pros: Had a great experience working as an intern. Will look… Cons: Not many company outings !!! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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