Gigamon Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Gigamon - phenomenal turnaround

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Execs are top notch, great execution, values & focus.
    Coworkers are very easy to get along, employee recognition and numerous unbeatable benefits.
    Great opportunity to grow within.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of, compensation is top notch and good culture.

    Gigamon Response

    Mar 17, 2015CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective on Gigamon; we have built something really exciting and it is the collective focus and our culture that will drive our success.

  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined Gigamon because of the dynamic environment. People are actively engaged and want to see each other succeed. My manager provides active mentorship. I am very confident in my ability to earn future promotions & advance my career.

    Cons

    Working through post-IPO transition. The leadership team is changing skill sets to focus on evolving needs. There has been some internal tumoil, but the company is focused and ready for continued growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on improving internal tools and internet.

  3. Gigamon -- great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of positives about Gigamon. First, and foremost, there are A LOT of great people in this company, in ALL parts of the company. Lots of talented, hard-working and dedicated people. The company has come a long way in the last year and in my opinion are on a great growth path both in terms of revenues and in terms of maturing as an organization. I think the company has one of the most talented and up-and-coming CEOs in the valley, and a strong executive team that are aligned and energized behind him.In engineering, where I work, there are a lot of very talented engineers with great attitudes. Overall, I think Gigamon is a great place to work, and has great potential for the future.

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Hit or Miss

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Gigamon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Decent Salary, Good Opportunity, Good work, provided food, gym, great individuals,

    Cons

    Misuse the hard working, Lack of leadership in middle management, False or no expectations from Management

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the hardworking and provide them with growth, pay, and/or recognition. There is inequality in certain parts of the company where individuals with manager titles do not have expectations and "work from home" with no communication once they leave the building whereas there are hardworking individuals doing management work and picking up slack from other individuals are not being recognized. Gigamon is filled with young talent and great people, who have the opportunity to be innovators, collaborators, and leaders but there seems to be a political aspect breaching.

  6. Good and Bad individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits
    Bonus
    Food
    Technology
    Company placing more focus on employee experience
    Smart and dedicated people
    Lean teams who have great pros:
    - NPI team is small but coordinated, Hardware team works hard, Supply team is dedicated, Purchasing is accommodating, Finance is hardworking, QA members are looking to help, Diag team is creative
    New management is good talent but need to be synchronized

    Cons

    Many under qualified individuals in other departments
    There are hardworking members in all departments but there are also other departments where support is based on who you work with:
    - Software team is disgruntled, Manufacturing Commodity does not provide support, QA is busy, Manufacturing is small
    Many unsatisfied employees
    Expectations are not set equally

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to those who are not satisfied, they know the truth. Many people stay quiet or fake satisfaction to stay off the radar. Those who are leaving, do not agree with reviews, or are angered will help benefit the company. I know of a few fellow co-workers who are what I listed and the communication from Management and up does not occur.

    Gigamon Response

    Mar 17, 2015CEO

    I appreciate you sharing; come and talk to me ..

  7. Helpful (3)

    OK company to work for if you are NOT in engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gigamon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, decent annual stock grant and bonus(when the earning is good). good benefits and perks. Company is working on improving employee morale.

    Cons

    If you are an engineer, don't join unless you are related to the upper, middle management, or you have no other choice.
    1. small niche market, no innovation any more. upper, middle engineering management focus on 'discipline people', instead of inspiring, encouraging people.
    2. Hiring process has some holes. There is case that the candidate is very unqualified and every person who interviewed him gave bad feedback, but still the person was brought in, with manager's title, because he is related to the top engineering management. Even now, people's feedback on this person is ' he is doing nothing', such hiring hurts the company's interest a lot, and there are other similar cases. HR should have strict rule of who should be the interviewer and what's the minimum requirement for a candidate to pass the interview.
    3. middle management hijack/manipulate performance review.
    4. extra level of mid engineering management. They exist either doing nothing, or make engineers life miserable. work will still get done, maybe better, without them.

    Advice to Management

    Upper, middle engineering management is the one that needs to be disciplined, not the engineers.

  8. Great team spirit with excellent products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best gems in silicon valley. Great senior team that is focused on their people and the success of the company. Excellent products...and a gorilla in their market-space. Free lunches for all HQ members. Great environment to grow within.

    Cons

    Honestly cannot find any cons at this time. Will keep on looking......

  9. Helpful (2)

    Really good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    + Great company with a phenomenal opportunity in front of it!
    + Excellent products
    + Company went through a tough 1H in 2014 but has come out stronger-- has made a sincere attempt to foster a collaborative culture across the whole organization that is resonating very well

    Cons

    Hard to think of any ... I have seen some not-so-positive remarks posted on Glassdoor but honestly find it hard to believe they are referring to Gigamon! This is a company where if you have the drive to make an impact, you can do that.

  10. Helpful (3)

    company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very good benefit, and a very friendly work environment, co workers are very easy to get alone, location in Sunnyvale is also a plus.

    Cons

    managements do not know how to manager engineers, the salary is lower, but the their benefit are extreme good on its 401K match up.

    Advice to Management

    try to talk to engineer more.

    Gigamon Response

    Mar 17, 2015CEO

    I'm always willing to listen, and I would like to hear from you. As you suggest ... come and talk to me.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company Gone bad

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

    I worked at Gigamon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Initially Gigamon offered a good working environment, things went from bad to worse, especially when the company went IPO and the employees got the short end of the bargain with the stock reverse split and cashing out of PUPs.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent within the company.

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