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Fatpipe Networks Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like recruiting for FatPipe.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    I am a recruiter for FatPipe Networks and I am very aware of these reviews. I enjoy recruiting for FatPipe for many reasons. We are a stable company which has been in business for over 13 years. We are profitable, and growing. I like the employees and management. The product is amazing!

    Cons

    I honestly do not see any cons. I see amazing opportunities, great people, and a great product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations on your success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    Pros

    Not much for this section. There are some nice people, but not many. Oh, they give you donuts on Friday.

    Cons

    Hmmmm. Where to begin? The recruiter is a liar. Nothing she says will happen. You will never see a commission check. Should you make a sale the CEO will figure out a way to screw you out of it. Seen it a bunch of times. This place sucks. There are 2 guys that make quota, the rest don't. Come here if you need a quick paycheck but there is no advancement here. I left after a couple of months. You will too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the business. Either that or bring in some people who know what they are doing. There have been 3 or 4 vp's in the last couple of years who could have done things but they all left after a few months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Company to work for...

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Co-workers...very friendly-want-to-help attitude...lots of learning about their technology...

    Cons

    Micromanagement; misleading information regarding compensation (salary versus commissions); ZERO growth path. Did I mentioned Micromanagement?? I never dealt with a Someone looking at your computer monitor over your shoulder; nor "politely" grab you by the shoulders and guide you back to your chair if you are talking to a co-worker (it doesn't matter if it's job related)...Do not waste your time sharing ideas because you will be shut down;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP...Let the other people you hired do their work, stop micromanaging, instead saying NO, try once in awhile say: Yes. Great product, but do not compromise with lies and misleading information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very interesting company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Channel Business Development  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Channel Business Development in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    The technology itself, the HR director, quality people on all levels be it engineering, sales, support and management.

    Cons

    Constant change of direction, end of quarter/month issues as to whether to be channel friendly or over discount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job if your desire to remain a regional option.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outdated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    This is the first company I have ever worked for where there is no email traffic within the company, I am amazed if i get more than 4 internal emails per day.

    Cons

    No real management, the CEO, CIO, National Sales manager all trying to direct the company. The CEO is totally out of date with today's market, still trying to selling like they are the only player in the segment. Leads are old, old, old, hire a company to do your cold calling and lead generation, don't hire people off the street who have never been in a call center environment and expect results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust your pricing by 50% down to be competitive, hire a manager who knows how to run a sales floor and let them do it. Stop changing the sales management environment every 60-90 days as to who is in control. And stop the micro managing, having a sales meeting every day is a waste of time, once a week is sufficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Fatpipe Networks Response

    Jul 21, 2014RECRUITMENT

    This review is called "outdated" we would like to share the fact that we recently launched our version 7.1.1 update. This update effects our Xtreme, WARP, MPVPN, IPVPN, SUTM, and WAN Optimization ... More

  7.  

    GREAT COMPANY, GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT PRODUCT!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The building is currently being remodeled, we are all very excited about that. FatPipe sends the sales team on a cruise once a year and everyone is getting very excited about that also. We just began a new incentive and rewards program and the morale and environment has changed dramatically.

    Something that I hear often is how close the employees are. We laugh a lot here. We have a lot of fun. It feels more like a family than a workplace. When an employee goes through a disaster, the company rallys around them and helps them through it. This is a very tight nit group of great people.

    The health, dental, and vision benefits are great.

    Finally, the product is amazing. There are 9 patents on the FatPipe. There is not one single person who will disagree with that statement. When people look for sales jobs they want something that people actually want to buy. The FatPipe is an amazing product. Plus it feels like you get a mini engineering degree, because you learn so much about technology. It's exciting to learn new technology. There is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Look at all of these bad reviews. It is so sad. In every training class there is that one person who is hired that should not have been hired. They are negative from the beginning.They have attendance problems, they complain all the time, make excuses as to why they can't hit their goals. These are the people who get fired. They get mad because they have to make a lot of phone calls. They get mad because they have to work. When they miss work every week for an "emergency" they are punished for it and then become bitter. The recruiter tells everyone up front how many calls are required. The required quota, and the job expectations. It is sad that people with little to no work ethic think that the world owes them something.

    The people who wrote the bad reviews are previous employees for a reason. They were fired, or quit because they are quitters. I would suggest doing your own research. Come in for an interview, take a tour, read all the positive press, and realize that people rarely get online to post positive reviews. Negative people try to spread their negativity as much as they can, and as far as they can. Think for yourself. Make your own decision. FatPipe is not for everyone. Not everyone can hack it. The people who stay become part of the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ignore the negative reviews, from negative people who couldn't hack it. People who still work here are relieved that they are gone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A look from the inside

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager

    Pros

    Great product. Development is always working to improve the product line.

    Cons

    I want to start by mentioning the only positive reviews you will ever find have been posted by the recruiter. Bad apples? Lazy former employees? The "accurate appraisal" was written by a top performer!
    Recruiter: God bless your soul, for you may have one of the most difficult jobs around.
    Professionalism is foreign and heavily discouraged. Policy does not exist, and precedence trumps policy every time without fail. Performers are punished for success by massively inflated quotas and no raises. Most management officials are greedy and dishonest, always looking for ways to benefit themselves at the cost of other employees. Commission percentages and residuals decrease EVERY year. Success is punished if it is not achieved the way the CEO believes it should be.
     It is sad, because this company could and should be so much more than the stagnant 15 year startup that it is. If any kind of effort were put into marketing, competitive research, talent retention, etc... fatpipe could grow substantially. The current corporate model is self destructive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes must be made to corporate structure. Fatpipe has a great product, however, the obvious corporate cancers that exist must be addressed if the company is to grow and progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small company with poor management and negative culture

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Great product in its time

    Cons

    The culture at this company is terrible and no one should go to work here. Read the offer letter thoroughly and ask yourself what type of company has a clause in the offer letter that threatens to take back earned salary from employees that voluntarily resign in their first 90 days? The type of company that has such a toxic environment that their employee churn rate at day 91-100 is literally over 60%. Annual churn is over 100%. The reason that many of the reviews are from employees of less than one year is that most people flee this environment at their first opportunity. I heard about the employee turnover but did not believe it prior to starting. Speak to ANY former employee and they will have nothing good to say about management or their time employed at this company. Better yet, meet with CEO and follow the feeling in your gut telling you something is off. This is a company that had great technology but missed their window of market opportunity due to poor leadership. It is the most awful work environment I have ever experienced in my career and many former employees have told me the same thing as we all discuss the negative impact working there had on us. Honestly, there should be a support group for people who have spent any time here. Don't make the mistake I did, check around with anyone who has knowledge of this place, reach out to them on linkedin, etc. before making the mistake of going to work here. For being such a small company they have a well known local reputation as a bad place to work. They've never grown beyond a small start up size for a valid reason. The founder/CEO, is terrible to the employees and frankly enjoys bullying them. Keep looking for a better opportunity, many better companies with good leaders are out there, even in Salt Lake City. I'm only writing this review to hopefully help others avoid the terrible experience so many have had at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company or its IP assets or replace the founder/CEO with a competent business leader who truly values people. The company will never grow beyond a small business unless their board and/or management establishes a better culture that embraces the truth that employees are the assets of any company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Update of my "accurate appraisal"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Great people, strong product, good industry.

    Cons

    No career path. No raises given so negotiate as much as possible up front. Call center environment where sales acumen and professionalism is not valued. A very negative place where you do not find many happy employees. The constant dread of the "What's new and exciting?" conversation. Micromanagement is an understatement. Be prepared to answer for reports on every metric which is measurable without context.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more to your very capable management team. Stop meddling, bulling, & being a tyrant. Stop talking ill of employees to other employees... we always hear what you say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The FatPipe Dream...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Great product, some good people to work with.

    Cons

    One of the recruiters tried to bribe people to leave good reviews by offering them gift cards...absolutely despicable...

    CEO, micromanagement, dishonesty, commission structure changed weekly, lies told to get you hired, broken promises, emphasis on number of dials over actual revenue, no pay raises above your starting wage, no sales person making more than $100K annually, proprietary quotas based on nothing, and much more. I can't leave a longer review because the internet is banned and I'll get disciplined if I'm caught on it. One time I was looking up a potential client and the CEO chewed me out... Don't believe the pipe dreams they sell you in the interview...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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