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Gigamon Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
21 Reviews

3.2
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pretty good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer

    Pros

    Benefits are good. comparable to other tech companies..
    Great 401k matching (50% of limit)... and free lunches on Tue/Thu.
    Mgmt faltered couple of quarters after IPO, but hopefully getting their act together.
    My salary could be better but heard the new employees have even better compensation.

    Cons

    Need to invest in more engineering tools to make developer's life easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better execution by top-level management. Engineering should get more focus and planning
    to foster innovation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful work environment because of poor planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Many good people to work with

    Cons

    Not much learning, no work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan and keep the employees informed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great products weak management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Great products, good brand, good standing against competitors

    Cons

    no strategy, weak management, sales cycles are long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for managerswho are able to establish strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The possibility for this growing company is endless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    - Salary
    - Benefits
    - Perks : Free food, free gym
    - Do you job and no one bothers you, easy to take sick days or personal days off (Management understands we are people too!)

    Cons

    Management isn't investing on growth for individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees looking to move up in the company, some of us aren't there just to do our jobs, but to move up and make an impact with this growing company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inexperienced Management Lost Control After IPO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    -Salaries are at market rate and benefits are good.
    -Technology is solid and fairs well against the competition.

    Cons

    -Executive and Sales management are inexperienced in their current roles.
    -Internal promotions in some departments are nepotistic and designed to advance "made men" within their organizations.
    -Lack of accountability in key departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to make some painful moves and get back control of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Technically apt, reasonably leading edge hardware.

    Cons

    Abusive management. They don't like to be told anything they don't agree with. I worked there a bit over a year, and then they tried to push me out without any severance pay or options. When asked about the options they said "they are not worth anything anyways", and indeed, after they went public, I was told they indeed, the employee options were worthless. The attitude seems to be that the founders did the work, and everyone else is not to be really rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, Friendly people, highly skilled employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Free Bagels - mornings (Mon & Wed)
    Free lunch - (Tues & Thurs)
    Occassional - Dimsum & the engineers get free food everyday.
    Work hard, many highly competent people. Highly skilled workforce. They run a tight ship.
    Flex hours.
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Many growing challenges - transitioning from Private to IPO company
    Open pod, no privacy.
    Politics
    Many people work very hard. Always busy, somewhat political, management has favorites.
    Do not have many perks, free food as other Tech Companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly, need more team building activities and need to reward people who has been helping you reach your management goals not just your favorites.
    Need better, healthy food and drinks
    Need to incorporate a culture of flex schedules to all not just certain few.
    Work/ Life Balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    No ideas how to lead non US subsidiary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operation  in  Non, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Operation in Non, OK

    Pros

    Solutions are solid and interesting. Will become the leader of the branch. Really high performance appliances.

    Cons

    high pricing and slow delivery. Crazy management outside US. No respect, no leadership just awful. Sales cycle aroung 6-12 months at least. No strategy, no marketing, no leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Search for better management outside US and be less arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company. Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Cutting edge products. Great work environment. Solid leadership team. Good benefits and competitive pay. Looking forward to the new office located in Santa Clara.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment. Some long tenure employees finding it difficult to transition to life as publicly traded company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate the vision and Gigamon story.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company, top of class products and awesome people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    Pros

    -Best job in my career so far
    -Awesome sales management
    -Nice to work at a place where there is a real need in the market for what we do and the competition is far behind/irrelevant.
    -Tons of growth opportunities and career advancements
    -Happy clients that really LOVE Gigamon
    -Great to work with smart, capable and helpful colleagues
    -Great benefits, 401k matching, ESPP program

    Cons

    NONE! Seriously this is a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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