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Company confused about itself

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

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

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

Pros

Very friendly people, very accommodating

Cons

The craziest decision making process I have ever seen. Smart CEO that decides and overrules everything. He often makes sense, but this is no way to run a rail road!

Advice to Management

Institute a decision making process and respect your hierarchy. Plus, realize that the future is not enterprise (networks there work) but service providers (better network = more profit).

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    Fit In or Get Out

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    Former Contractor - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NetScout Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Large company with lots of room for improvement
    -Flexible and dynamic work environment
    -Friendly employees and approachable management

    Cons

    -Strong barriers between departments and between office locations. Painfully political environment.
    -Long-standing company, but progress can be slow for no reason, improvements to meet with modern industry standards are overlooked for outdated processes.
    -Onboarding as an employee can be vague and directionless, with no room to ask questions.
    -Cooperation between different organizations is spotty at best and covertly self-serving at worst.

    Advice to Management

    -Look around you for guidance as to where the industry is going. Don't get left behind!
    -Don't get locked into SOP. Departmental procedures should trickle down from executive direction, not managerial power-grabbing.
    -Things work better, faster, and more effectively when everyone affected by a decision have a say. The initial planning sessions smooth the way for immediate progress.
    -Don't let go of your talent. Many valuable employees have been fired or drawn away by other companies because of a lack of direction, ambition, or feedback from the management layer down.


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    manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA

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

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

    Pros

    excellent work environment, people easy to work with, not cut throat, size of business not to large, yet.

    Cons

    Need to adop a realt training plan that is relavant for managers. Not lectures by internal Sr. Management

    Advice to Management

    Keep learning.


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