Net Optics
3.2 of 5 5 reviews
www.netoptics.com Santa Clara, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Bob Shaw

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Project Program Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Net Optics full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat environment to work in

ConsNone to report at this time

Advice to Senior ManagementListen

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Family-owned, culturally-biased, good technology

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Net Optics

Pros(Net Optics was recently acquired by Ixia, so this review is historical in nature). This was a fun company to work for; impressive "team-building" events, regular company perks, generally up-beat atmosphere fuelled by a charismatic CEO.

ConsThere were, in reality, 2 company leaders; the owner and the CEO. In a sense, Net Optics was comprised of 2 different sub-companies with their own measures and "virtual" reporting structures; the Jewish team and the "rest". The Jewish group acted very entitled, which created an "us" and "them" structure and a feeling that you needed to constantly "watch your back".

Advice to Senior ManagementA company priding itself on being apolitical turned out to be quite the opposite, with the added challenge of the cultural bias.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unprofessional upper management and poor sales management. Overall poor treatment of sales reps.

Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at Net Optics full-time for more than a year

ProsProducts are decent and are generally well made and priced competitively. Some of the technical staff are quite good and helpful. A few of the inside reps are excellent.

ConsPoor executive sales leadership. Mediocre sales compensation plan, low commission rates. Very confusing product configuration and quote system. Some of the top executives are greedy and egocentric and don't value employee contributions and are not supportive as a whole. Some of the technical staff pass the buck and make excuses and are not team oriented or customer centric.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company because you don't have a clue how to run a sales organization or an effective technology developer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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In manufacturing be prepared to be a slave

Warehouse Receiver (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Net Optics full-time for less than a year

Prosstability, higher than average pay

Conslong ours , unrealistic expectations, poor management

Advice to Senior Managementstop being in meetings all day talking about working and actually work . start getting to know your employees as people, not numbers. start rewarding above average work with food trucks and try bonuses and raises.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work for and many opportunity to growth within the company

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, UT

I have been working at Net Optics

ProsThis company put family first

ConsThere are too much politics Politics

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency- Give internal employee priority to growth vs. outsider

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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