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Not fit for long term employment

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Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Force10

Pros

I was in the architecture team which potentially provided flexibility and a chance at doing interesting problem solving jobs if the relationship could continue longer. I liked my immediate manager.

Cons

I often didn't get to work directly under my official manager but rather had to collaborate with other teams which groups whose conduct were sometimes questionable.
The company kept promising to go public for years and offered low salaries with big stock option packages. Turns out they didn't have much hopes to begin with. The company went down and its hopes of a decent IPO were crashed shortly after I left.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Asic projects are very costly, especially for a small company. Stick to off the shelf chips and FPGAs.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for Software people

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Force10

    Pros

    They are building a technology wise advanced routers/switches and you will get exposed to the latest trends.

    Cons

    Their H/W department is not doing good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in software.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to gain networking knowhow.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Force10

    Pros

    it has the best technically sound people working for them.

    Cons

    its not doing much to retain the technically sound workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more often. engineers hardly know what the management is doing.

    Disapproves of CEO
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