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Ikanos Reviews

Updated March 24, 2014
Updated March 24, 2014
28 Reviews

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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Lack of organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Big Ideas, Direction Missing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    Full steam ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Fremont, CA

    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
  8.  

    Product portfolio significantly trailing behind the competition in a shrinking market

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    Current Employee - Enginerring
    Current Employee - Enginerring

    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
  9.  

    Good work environment

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

    Pros

    - Peers are knowledgeable, hard working, friendly
    - Lots to do, so you're never bored and have plenty of opportunities to learn different things

    Cons

    - Company has gone through a few rough periods over the past few years, which has tempered morale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Start-up vibe without the risk

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ

    Pros

    Company working towards a common goal, opportunity to wear a lot of different hats in my role, renewed focus on delivering on-time and on-schedule both internally and to our customers generating good buzz in the company. Great opportunity for those who want a bigger role in a smaller company, those who want more visibility in their accomplishments.

    Cons

    Industry has taken a beating in the past few years, our technology is not being as respected / talked-about as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to build a stronger marketing campaign around our technology and our company to get people talking about us again!

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

    So so company w/ unstable management

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

    Pros

    Commute is convenient w/o too much traffic

    Cons

    Execution is not smooth and people don't feel exciting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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