Silver Spring Networks Inc.

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Tremendous opportunity to take part in changing the world

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Silver Spring Networks Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Silver Spring Networks is undertaking an ambitious effort to enable large-scale conversations about energy and consumption in a way that has never been attempted before. Working at this company is an opportunity to get in early with not only a disruptive technology, but also a technological approach to energy efficiency. If you want to help us reduce energy consumption, increase electric grid efficiency, and become more responsive when disaster strikes, while maintaining a high standard of living in our society, this is the right place for you!

Cons

Customers of Silver Spring Network are Utilities, and like any large company, Utilities have a great deal of internal political friction that makes things move slowly and sometimes unpredictably. They also are very conservative in how they roll out new technology. This culture leaks over to SSN's culture, and it cannot be avoided. However if one keeps in mind the big picture, that SSN is slowly but surely making major changes to the very fabric of our modern technological society, then the culture of the customers is simply an annoying but necessary fact of life.

Advice to Management

Upper management does have a tendency to be insular and somewhat silent. The workers of the company are kept abreast of possible deals, necessary direction, and general strategy, but more could and should be done to make everyone feel like they are part of the beating heart of the company.

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    Company operates at 150mph+. Works for me.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The people these days all care about the company. They're all trying to just get the job done. Whatever it takes attitude is consistent amongst most of the folks I deal with everyday.

    Cons

    Need to be better about setting priorities correctly. Not everything needs to be done yesterday and assigned a HIGH priority value.

    Advice to Management

    Take a minute and listen to the ideas of the folks reporting into you. A lot of smart folks with great ideas that just need to be listened to.

  2. There are lots of smart, enthusiastic people but they are generally spread very thin across many projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks Inc. full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch four days a week and baristas at headquarters once a week
    Great vacation policy

    Cons

    No 401k matching
    Hard to get people at headquarters to work on your requests if you are working remotely

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to do work (engineers and operations resources)

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