Gigamon

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Gigamon Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
31 Reviews
2.7
31 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disaster since IPO and location move

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package. Decent salary. Bonus structure clearly identified. Great location to work right in middle of silicon valley.

    Cons

    No respect to staff from managers. After working for few years you can just been let go by saying we don't need you and don't even provide reason. It is fair to provide reason so one can work on it and sharpen his or her pencil for future. If that is because lack of funds, also give reason so someone can just stop thinking about his or her mistake. After IPO and new location move it is complete disaster. More than required employees and some are over paid. Because of those they had to make some tough decisions for lay off. The show you cookies and you will end up getting nothing. They do strategic hiring where at the end there is no benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees who don't see day or night and provide what they can to make company progress and run. Fair change and notice for being let go is something nice you can provide as part of your BENEFIT package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work but upper management lack direction

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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and lunch twice a week

    Cons

    Some people work less than 40 hours and nothing is done about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a very collaboration working environment

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

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is very competitive. Salary is competetive. Good technologies from original founders.

    Cons

    Inexperienced top executives resulted hiring political oriented middle level management. The middle level management does not understand the business and technology, and they only care the "on-time" release. No transparency of top down communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Treat employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is still small enough to have a great impact and to be very collaborative. Great benefits and ESPP program. Free lunches, dinners, really nice gym onsite (which people actually use). Work-life balance can't be beat. Company is coming out of a sales slump when two quarters were missed, and management has made a bunch of changes to address the root causes. This past quarter was a beat and raise and it seems like the ship has been righted. there's lots of potential for success if the team can deliver.

    Cons

    No women on the board of directors and very few in senior management (none on CEO's direct staff).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Gigamon Response

    Oct 30, 2014CEO

    Thank you for posting the comment.

    We have made solid and tangible changes over the last few months and while
    nothing is certain, the results of Q3 do instill confidence that we are
    definitely
    ... More

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Headed the wrong direction quickly

    • 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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits package is comprehensive and salaries have been brought up to competitive levels over the past 18 months.

    Cons

    Unfortunately because of expansion of competition in this market space, Gigamon is the one holding the short straw. While they created this market, they have let their product slip in terms of what will be necessary to succeed over the next 12-18 months. As technologies such as NFV come to fruition in the data center, Gigamon will quickly find themselves on the outside looking in. Engineering is now being beaten into submission with monthly performance reviews to axe the bottom 15%, and most other departments are in similar chaotic shape. Bonuses are a thing of the past, so compensation has slipped badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on software and stop developing from the mindset of a purpose-built switch manufacturer. Clean up hiring mistakes of the past 18 months. Stop playing political favoritism. Look at wholesale changes in Marketing, HR and Sales Ops leadership, similar to recent ones in Sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Gigamon Response

    Oct 30, 2014CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on our potential in the quarters
    and years ahead. The Data Center and ³Secure world² are both exciting
    markets where we can extend our existing presence and
    ... More

  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work environment, very helpful and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Bad HR management, commitments not met

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Gigamon Response

    Oct 20, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am glad you are enjoying the overall experience. We do respect the confidentiality of individuals who do leave reviews, but also we take areas for ... More

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No longer fun atmosphere to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Products are still leaders in this market space

    Cons

    Gigamon has loss sight of being team oriented well after its IPO. Our management team is creating employers to become individual workers and the loss of having a great culture and team dynamic is upsetting..making Gigamon employees unhappy to work here. Management in most departments play favorites and thus creates animosity, leading to high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to these Cons on all Company review sites and really take into consideration your management style or at least address the complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Tons of Internal Politics.Avoid This Company like Contagious Disease (like Ebola)

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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was used to good company.
    Nice Salary.Nice Bottom level Engineers.
    Free Lunch/Dinner,Nice Location.
    Basketball Court.

    Cons

    Middle Management is purposely dominated by one race people.
    tons of politics played by upper/middle management.
    Adamant upper engineering management.do not want to listen any thing.
    Processes imposed to engineer without evolution or long term effects .
    Upper Engineering Management has no clue about future direction of product.
    Introduce Performance based layoff scheme like cisco.(gigamon is not near to 1% of cisco) that source of filthy politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please take action to improve middle/upper engineering management.
    remove some nuisance people from engineering who are not focusing their work and interfere other rather removing people who really working.
    and last but not least,
    Trust your Engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Org a big disaster

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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good individual contributors to work with.

    Cons

    Eng Org has been a disaster for a while without any plan or care for quality. Engineering management is too set in their ways without listening to feedback from engineers. Engineers are measured for performance without goals set in advance. There is absolutely no personal growth, no trainings offered other than brown bags by engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback to fix actual issues. Try to understand that Gigamon makes their money from selling hardware.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    See the company go downward since the IPO

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

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good technology, market pay, work life balance, nice benefit

    Cons

    1. new engineering leadership is a disaster. No vision at all. all they did was made up a big roadmap that won't work for gigamon which is a hardware company, and then lay off people, without admitting it is a layoff
    2. valuable long time engineers forced to leave because new management just ignore them.
    3. introduced cisco like so called bottom 15%, and recent layoff shows management gave preference to people of their same race. very unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is not the way to treat your employee!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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