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Good if you get hired as full time.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at ShoreTel as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Comfortable working environment and easy collaboration between groups. Nice amenities. A lot of very smart but moderately-friendly people here.

Cons

Tends to erratic hiring practices. Occasionally people are simply hired. More often though, they are hired with a carrot and stick approach. "We'll hire you as a consultant to assess your abilities and then if it works out, we'll make an offer." I've talked to quite a number of employees for whom that 1 month can stretch to 24. Also, maintaining a large population of consultants as if they were 'regular employees' allows them to make cutbacks without reporting downsizing to the SEC so there's less negative effect on the stock price.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Standardize more. It's not a start-up anymore and shouldn't have the disorganization of a startup nor the lack of centralized knowledge of common things. (By the later, I mean that there are proprietary pieces of information that would be useful to any new employee. No-one should be using acronyms that are non-standard with some sort of magical explanation as to what they are,)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable and good environment for engineer yet lacking growth

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at ShoreTel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable environment and employee friendly events

    Cons

    lacking career growth as job scope is limited

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Require lots of work for lower than average pay.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome culture, always fun to be around your co-workers.

    Cons

    The amount of pay you get for the amount of work is not in line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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