Silver Spring Networks Inc.

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6 people found this helpful  

Complete lack of management and organization.

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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 an year)

Pros

Free, although mediocre lunch, generous vacation policy, generous travel policies if you end up in a role where travel is part of your job. They pay for business class for all longer flights, although it appears this policy is under scrutiny. As someone else said, you also get a (used) chair, a desk and a light to help you read...

Cons

The company is mostly completely lacking management and their approach to organized work is that of 5-year olds in a sandbox. The software products are somewhere between bad and horrible shape and are mostly outdated. There is close to zero attention paid to maintainability and the approach is to throw enough engineers at tightening leaks left and right to keep the ship afloat instead of fixing fundamental issues.

Very little attention is paid to any real skills, and promotions are given randomly to whoever happens to be the best "street hustler", without any consideration for prior execution or knowledge. The general feel of the company is more of a blue collar environment than that of a high-tech business in the region.

There is also a tremendous amount of money spent on travel and outrageous "entertainment" - great if you are invited, but a moral sink if you're not part of the club.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more attention to internal problems. Invite and listen to advice from your employees or you won't survive in your current shape.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time, there are better companies in Silicone Valley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, free lunches, break rooms with free snacks. This is NOT enough to keep your employees happy

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about the employees, over worked, over loaded, expect to work more than 50hrs/week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees, listen to their concerns, act accordingly! you will lose good employees to better companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Really Rough Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    The company provides free lunches
    There are free snacks
    Lots of parking space
    Communication software used is up to date

    Cons

    I'v been at several companies in my long work history. I've never been at a Company that has as much politics than at this Company. There is a lot of backstabbing and trash talking which really makes it a hostile environment to work in. The hours are extremely long and you do not get recognized for all of your hard work. Most departments are really unorganized so nothing is ever getting done.

    Management's view on negative glassdoor reviews is "Only unhappy employees take their time to write bad reviews." They don't realize the problem. They just blame it on others.

    Poorly managed company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and care more about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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