Hurricane Electric Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
4 Reviews
3.0
4 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A entry-level position with a company of smart people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Hurricane Electric

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, fun people, free lunch on Fridays, pets can come in to work (with support engineers and network engineers), working with Internet backbone is relatively interesting, datacenters are awesome

    Cons

    Without hard technical skills, difficult to move ahead, no real corporate ladder to climb, some say medical compensation is low for those with families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for being available all the time!

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great learning experience, but a little disorganized and limited opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is never hostile, most co-workers are very helpful and friendly, the work pace is typically relaxed, they promote education through their programs.

    Cons

    There is a bit of disorganization in terms of information and equipment, sometimes people lack initiative to do work, limited advancement opportunities, and sometimes there are delays in communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep things more organized, enforce work discipline a little more strictly, and pay more attention to off-shifts.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lost in the crowd. Loyalty overlooked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Service in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Support Service in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Hurricane Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you like to code there is a lot of time to work on your own projects.

    Cons

    Almost abusive scheduling. Constant unscheduled overtime to cover for other employee's that get treated better do to programming experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know some of the non goldenboys. You might be surprised what they can bring to the table.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't take a part-time offer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hurricane Electric full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility while on the job, opportunity to grow your technical skills, incentives to get certifications. Staff and admins are overall great.

    Cons

    Part-timers can get promoted to full-time (after some hoops to jump through) and do the same work, but get paid significantly less. Strange hoops to jump through with petty rewards. Despite making it sound like a developer position, few programming tasks and a terrible environment to code in. Impersonal atmosphere -- you are a replaceable cog in a machine. No real way to move up the ladder as there was no real management structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift coverage is uneven. Please make it clear what you expect from employees. Hiring people you expect to go full-time as part-time in an attempt to pay them less drives down morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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