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Great Company You've Never Heard Of

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

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good size - big enough to be more stable than start-up, but small enough to not be too beaurocratic
Incredibly intelligent co-workers
Overall good environment

Cons

Still struggling with "silo-ism" from patchwork of past acquisitions
Communications blockages still in some areas of the organization - but improving
Rough entry/onboarding for new employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay humble - you're really good at some things, but need to keep improving as leaders of the organization, from the first line supervisors all the way through C-suite. Good progress over the last couple of years, so keep it going.

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  1. Great learning experience

    Former Intern - Hardware Engineering Intern in Honolulu, HI
    Former Intern - Hardware Engineering Intern in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Spirent Communications as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was super helpful

    Cons

    Pay in Hawaii isn't the best

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    The experience is what you make of it

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Could be a great environment depending on your manager & team
    Casual atmosphere
    Flexible schedule
    Training or resources for improving skillset are available if you ask for them
    Opportunities to work on more challenging projects if you can make the business case for them

    Cons

    Compensation & benefits are on the low end of tech jobs in Silicon Valley
    Internal politics & big egos
    Old school way of thinking & executing solutions
    Undefined career ladder - you will need to be able to negotiate and advocate for yourself. This might be true of most companies, however.
    Too many silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your ego at the door. Be a leader, not a "boss"
    Stop using antiquated metrics
    Use a more rigorous process for vetting candidates. Bad hires can cost a lot of time, money & resources and worst of all, lower employee morale.

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