Ikanos Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ikanos

    Pros

    A great company with great engineers

    Cons

    Wring decisions by upper mgmt taking it down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel the new management is trying to bring it back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Call Hospice

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Ikanos

    Pros

    Annies' Cafe is the only thing that comes to mind.

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the IP as soon as possible. Take your fat payouts and give the remaining dedicated brilliant employees a chance with another hopefully competent company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Call Hospice.

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Ikanos

    Pros

    The engineers are absolutely brilliant!

    Cons

    The management is straight out of a Dilbert comic strip. It would be funny if it wasn't destroying the efforts put forth by the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the IP as soon as possible and try to save the careers of the remaining staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Lack of organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ikanos

    Pros

    genuine passion in positions, everyone is doing what they really do enjoy

    Cons

    dysfunctional hierarchy of management, lack of clarity of expectation from employees at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honesty is best policy with team members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Big Ideas, Direction Missing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ikanos full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees are brilliant and dedicated

    Cons

    Management keeps changing directions. Unstable work environment too many RIF's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ikanos full-time

    Pros

    The people are very professional and experienced in their line of work compared to other companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Company is currently going through a rough patch, morale is a little low.

  8. Poorly managed company with undifferentiated productline.

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Ikanos full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are no positive words to say.

    Cons

    Single technology company with many large established competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for the management to do anything substantial. Time has passed to acquisition by a bigger player. It is just the matter of time when the company will have to close its doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Normal company but excellent people with work with

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Ikanos full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Engineering team is pretty strong. People are friendly and easygoing.

    Cons

    Not clear about its future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer assignment will result in better results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Full steam ahead

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    I like working with my team, professional group of engineers. I get the opportunity to work and collaborate with other areas of the business. Company is niche focused in space.

    Cons

    Small company, no 401k match

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Product portfolio significantly trailing behind the competition in a shrinking market

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    Current Employee - Enginerring
    Current Employee - Enginerring

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

    Pros

    A job close to home for most part.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is the products are really behind its competitor, no matter how it is viewed.
    To make things worse, the market is shrinking as customers move from coppers to fibers (just like what Google is doing). The quarterly sales report reflects that.
    There also have been too many changes on the personnel in the past few years, layoff and layoff, all the execs have been replaced or fired and is still going on....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the right products before investors lose hopes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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