IP Infusion Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Six years writing and publishing CLI, API, installation and configuration guides for L2, L3, MPLS, and Carrier Ethernet

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at IP Infusion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with talented engineers and developers was great. Learned so much, and always appreciated their support of tech pubs. Weekly outdoor barbecues in the summer were fun, and a neat way to meet and interact with other teams, and even senior management. I loved working here!

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get one-on-one time with SMEs because they were often re-tasked with work on customer-specific projects that were a higher priority than the planned feature or enhancement releases.

    Advice to Management

    Improve regular compensation increases. Working at the same salary for five years is a bit daunting when the overall cost of living is constantly on the rise.

  2. Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IP Infusion full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Have a proven product line in an uncrowded tech segment with good engineering.

    Cons

    Japanese parent company, ACCESS Ltd. has no clear understanding of IPI's business and the poor leadership has trickled down from Tokyo to Sunnyvale.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the firm to a SW or Silicon company.

  3. Life as a Senior Software Engineer at IP Infusion

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on the latest in networking technologies. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    overall company strategy unclear at present

    Advice to Management

    Pls. come up with a clear strategy to take the company forward to the next level

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  5. Excellent company to get startup experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IP Infusion full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Was able to develop new processes since it was a start up. Benefits were great for the company of its size.

    Cons

    Ineffective management was hired. This led to overall moral problems and several key people were laid off or left on their own. Stock options never happened. Poor communication from Sr. management to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Should have had clearer expectations from HQ from the start as to what was expected. The company kept reinventing itself to the point that it lost its identity and was not clear to the employees. Cost cutting will kill this company. There are too many other companies in the area to work that fosters better employee moral while not having to work yourself to death.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not anymore, Look for right place for yourself ..

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    Former Employee - Senior Level in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Level in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at IP Infusion full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Protocol development learning experience
    Above average salary
    Few intelligent folks

    Cons

    Clueless management
    No process (Seems even lost CMMI L3)
    Not enough powers to appropriate people
    No long-term vision and no roadmap
    Very Close to die

    Advice to Management

    Investment in Technology and product
    Transfer power to right hands
    Make strategy and execute it to atleast know if its working or not
    Look long term, profitability is not the only job left for COO

  7. Good but can be a lot better

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at IP Infusion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of different protocols to work on
    Flexible work hours
    Friendly people
    Irrespective of the position, can get the opportunity to work directly with customers, visit customer sites etc

    Cons

    Compensation not comparable with market standards
    Not a lot of benefits when compared to other companies
    Not much scope for growth
    Not much fun activities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  8. Helpful (1)

    Heading Downhill Fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at IP Infusion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people, not a lot of politics. Terrific benefits and generous PTO. Pay is fair. Lots of restaurants nearby, underground parking, beautiful, well-maintained building. Severance plan.

    Cons

    Over the past year there has been very little communication from upper management, no clearly articulated vision or apparent strategy for acheiving goals. If there is a vision or an actual strategy, only upper management is aware of it. Sales targets are usually missed. Are your sales goals off or is it the sales team? CEO is absent most of the time, no real leadership, just some heavy handed managers on the executive team. Cost cutting measures usually don't make good business sense. Layoffs multiple times a year, usually with little or no input from the department head. Morale is very low and getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. Let people know why you are making the cost-cutting decisions, get input during the decision making process to help with buy-in. Ask the employees for their cost-cutting ideas; there are many bright people there with good ideas if you took the time to listen. If you have to lay people off, get input from the department heads so key people are not lost. Paying people "more than their last job" is a lousy compensation philosophy, especially with lots of accurate and timely salary data available. Lead from the heart and head, not just from the bottom line. Treat people like they matter more than the copy machine. Bring back some social activities to boost morale.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Enjoyable, and I wish the management were able to listen to, & act on, employee suggestions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at IP Infusion

    Pros

    IP Infusion tends to productize technical underpinnings of modern, scalable, packet communications by creating a licensable, programmable platform, and is a Silicon Valley based company.

    Cons

    Sometimes, a combination of factors relating to the internals of the company can easily undermine the lofty vision of productizing a programmable communications platform.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees in an inclusive way: create company goals in shared manner whereby employees can subscribe to the goals very easily.

  10. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at IP Infusion

    Pros

    Technology experience, good culture and willingness to invest in the company.

    Cons

    Too many things to do with a small organization

  11. Intern to Software engg.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IP Infusion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Protocol development learning experience is good mostly on control plane side.
    No hardware to play with.
    average salary
    working with good people.
    Learning for freshers as those people will treat you like dogs and work day and night.

    Cons

    Compensation not comparable with market standards
    Not a lot of benefits when compared to other companies
    Not much scope for growth
    Upper Management extremely
    Hike very poor. despite of working on various projects.

    Advice to Management

    Improve regular compensation .
    Decent hike according to work .
    Working at the same salary for years is a bit more.
    Treat employees like employees not as code writing machine at low cost.

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