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OK place to gain different experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Zhone Technologies full-time

Pros

Almost no politics (except probably in higher management); exposed to various access technologies; flexible working hours (even working from home sometimes); free sodas; free lunch every friday; relatively quiet environment;

Cons

Expect only salary as the source of income (plus benefits). No bonus, no 401k match, no raise, rubbish stock price, stagnant IT facilities (imagine using a pentium4 to develop software with the first generation 15" LCD screen in a cubicle shared with another coworker); horrible software engineering process (no design docs, inefficient code commit)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The upper management needs more active in finding a road map. What, Where and when the company to be in 1,3,5 years and create strategies to achieve that.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

8 Other Employee Reviews for Zhone Technologies (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Extremely challenging position in a fast pace, highly competitive industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zhone Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Zhone endeavors to stay on the leading edge of technology and provides equipment to telecommunication service providers around the world.

    Cons

    Telecommunications is a highly competitive industry with extremely demanding customers that challenge Zhone's ability to stay competitive and keep its customers satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand and appreciate the role and contribution of each and every employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Environment and People

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Largo, FL

    I have been working at Zhone Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has a very great working environment and nice people to work with. Good balance of work and job life.

    Cons

    A bit mundane at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the stocks up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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