Gigamon
3.5 of 5 15 reviews
www.gigamon.com San Jose, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Gigamon Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.5 15 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

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Paul Hooper

(10 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great work environment, Friendly people, highly skilled employees.

Administrative (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

ProsFree 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

ConsMany 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No ideas how to lead non US subsidiary

Sales Operation (Former Employee)
Non, OK

I worked at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

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

Conshigh 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 Senior ManagementSearch for better management outside US and be less arrogant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company. Great Place to Work!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate the vision and Gigamon story.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company, top of class products and awesome people!

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

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

ConsNONE! Seriously this is a great place to work!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and leadership team. These guys get it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

ProsCompensation, Benefits, environment, fun place to work

ConsReally a busy place to work, requires effort to work here. Fun but challenging

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Observations Regarding Company Reorganization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

ProsFree Food Provided To Apparently Keep Employees Working Through Their Lunch Hour.

ConsObservations Appear to be Competing and Shifting Priorities, Planning Appears to be Reactive and not Proactive, 60-70 Hour Work Weeks Appear to be the Norm and Expected, Observations of Recent Employee Turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcerns Regarding An Investigation for Investors in Shares of Gigamon Inc. Over Potential Wrongdoing by Certain Officers and Directors (posted online in the news).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Used to be a great company, no longer true

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsUsed to be great company with solid product and excellent company culture.

ConsToo many blaming games and pointing fingers by one of the executives. All 3 engr directors already became his scape goats. We have been working without weekends for many months for nothing. Now nobody wants to say the truth and only yes-men can survive.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop blame game, recover the company culture!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Inexperience Senior Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

ProsQuality products in the past but lacking of innovation and quality controls

ConsInexperienced CEO and senior management oftentimes shy away from organizational processes and systems that are needed to facilitate growth. Senior management is completely clueless on how to manage their people and promote friends rather than by achievement, open and transparent process. It was a great company and now it is in wreckage.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare for your all your team (not 2 or 3 your favorite). Before making hectic decisions, take one step back and think what you already have on hand. Management's lack of consistency continues to kill morale. It is not a fun place to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's been nice working in this company...they have good benefits

Consit's been good so far..no complaints

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company, great culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

ProsSmart and friendly employees, top notch management. Very collaborative environment that lacks the "drama" at other companies I've worked at. Good benefits- free food, 401K match, small gym, health insurance, events for employees and their family. Company is growing like crazy and doing well, lots of positive momentum. Tons of work to do, but the impact one person can have is significant. IPO is coming!

ConsSlowly, policies and procedures are being developed. Still has a ways to go, but getting there!

Advice to Senior Managementthank you for making Gigamon a great place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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