Sonus Networks

  www.sonus.net
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

69 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Good company, poor and not clear strategy,

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Westford, MA
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Westford, MA

Pros

They have good products, and are working well on road map

Cons

They don't have a clear commercial strategy for emerging markets, and change the direction based on just financial results

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stablish and maintain a steady strategy

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Sonus Networks

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the place it once was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    Pros

    Sonus' story is a tail of two companies. I worked there for a number of years, trough good times and bad times, and at first it was a wonderful place to work. The management had a clear vision and everyone pulled together in the same direction. Even through industry down-turns and accounting debacles, the "can do" attitude of the employees never changed...until (see Cons)...

    Cons

    Eventually, Sonus did change. First the BOD brought in several people in Sr. management (specifically a COO and a VP of Eng.) that were only interested in lining their own pockets and building kingdoms. Then they compounded the issues by bring in a slash and burn CEO who ousted most of the experienced, senior people (granted higher pay) and replaced them with engineers in Bangalore. While I understand the effort to lower costs and I'm sure they hired some good people in India, the entire escapade was handled badly, resulting in a huge loss of expertise and the poorest moral in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have high hopes for Mr. Dolan. I still have friends that work at Sonus and the indications are that he has the right attitude, but actions will speak louder than words. One encouraging sign was the speed with which he got rid of the COO, who was a yes-man crony of the previous CEO and universally disliked by the employees.

    My advice...Be careful where you invest in R&D (lots of wasted money there over the years) and get rid of the other deadwood in Sr. Management (lots of waste there as well). Don't be scared to talk to the employees...not the management...the employees. I'm not sure how many are there that will still speak there mind, but they have a bird's eye view of what's wrong. It will be up to you to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Indian Centric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Freehold, NJ

    Pros

    Money is better than most shops. Easy commute.

    Cons

    It's an Indian company. At the Freehold location, we had a husband and wife tag team managers, which in any industry is a major no-no, and yes, they too, were Indian. The last layoff, everyone was either Indian or Chinese while the Indians got a free pass. If you want, you can learn, but not cutting edge technology. When it comes time to look for a job, you'll quickly find that the skills you picked up aren't marketable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. Sell the company. You should have focused on quality, but you gutted engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Sonus Networks.

Worked for Sonus Networks? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.