Foundry Networks

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Foundry Networks Reviews

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
9 Reviews
4.4
9 Reviews
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Foundry Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Bobby R. Johnson Jr.
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  1.  

    Great Place to learn and good technical team

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    Former Employee - QA Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Foundry Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Execution oriented
    Good stock
    Good Salary
    Good Bonus
    very Agile

    Cons

    Aggressive, Many products, Less budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great team, very good support

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    outstanding company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Loved it there wish i never left.

    Cons

    long hours but pay was worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish they did not sell

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Foundry Networks review.

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Strong technology leadership in enterprise switches.

    Cons

    Difficulty in getting sufficient time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an appropriate balance for employee work and home life.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Much promise, many challenges

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Foundry has been the industry leader in producing quality switches. It is an innovative company that pushes technical boundaries with their products. The company has managed to do well even in a very competitive market with behemoths such as Cisco, Juniper, and, F5 trying to squeeze out other players. It is financially stable and poised for growth.
    The company pays well and attracts quality engineering talent as a result of it. The benefits package satisfies almost everyone in the company.

    Cons

    Foundry is a smaller player in the networking industry. Engineering experience at Foundry does not compare too highly against technical credentials and certifications from Cisco.
    There isn't too much slack in the Foundry work force, and hence almost everyone has to work very hard. The company is about to be acquired by Brocade, which will probably bring major changes to its management structure.
    Foundry still operates like a start-up. This is good for innovation, but bad for product quality management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to dramatically improve corporate communications. Knowledge sharing needs to be a focus, along with quality in every aspect of the companies products and processes. We need to start viewing ourselves as a mature corporation that can take on the industry leaders.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Job...so much better than Cisco

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. There is a great culture here and it feels like family. People know your name, they feed us quite well. The benefits are good although the 401k could be much better. Stock has been good to me...bonues are generous

    Cons

    Micro managing from exec level down...too much control and not autonomous. There is also a lack of some back office systems that are needed greatly. There is a lot of old tyme things that should not be taking place in this day and age. Other than that, things are ok. i would like to see some upgrades in IT though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for selling the company as my options are now worth something! Woo Hoo!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Foundry Networks is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Foundry networks is a Technology Innovator and a leader in the core routing and switching arena. Unlike many of our competitors, this company is financially sound with no debt and money in the bank. My coworkers are some of the most technically competent in the business. I have rarely worked with a more competent set of engineers in my career. Foundry employees have a reputation in the industry of being highly skilled. The hiring process is lengthy, but that is because they want to hire employees for life. Many of my co-workers have been here for over 5 years, which is a long time in this industry.

    Cons

    Small company - like a small town. Many decisions are made from the top with limited input from the field. Feedback from the bottom is not viewed very positively and it can lead to an unfavorable view of the employee that provided the feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to include those nearest to the customers to provide input to senior management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Foundry Networks is developing leading switching and routing technology.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Growth Opportunties and leading edge technology development

    Cons

    Lack of a telecommuting program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable efficient focused company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Good benefit. Very stable. Efficient management.

    Cons

    Can not think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

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  10.  

    Foundry at a glance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Foundry Networks

    Pros

    Good work facility. Interesting work. OK Pay and allowances.

    Cons

    Management too centralized. Very flat organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate and decentralize.

    Approves of CEO

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