NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
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  1. The best tech company I've ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * The products are very complex and difficult to master completely, which is a lot of fun for those who enjoy a challenge.
    * The company employs some of the best technical people in the industry which is both refreshing, helpful, and a little competitive in spirit.
    * The company has great relationships with some of the best customers in the world. Customers love NetScout products, the NetScout sales team, and the NetScout technical people that work for them every day.
    * Company leaders value employees (especially technical employees) and has never had a layoff. That doesn't mean that people haven't been let go for cause or shifting priorities. The company simply doesn't do the foolish hire-and-purge dance to appease shareholders.
    * The company is very, very conservative financially and dead-serious about regulatory compliance and workplace behavior/ethics. Absolutely no shenanigans are tolerated at NetScout.
    * Good compensation package and benefits.

    Cons

    * Career advancement is very slow partly due to conservative management posture, and partly due to a flat management hierarchy. These are not bad reasons, but career development and advancement doesn't seem to be an expectation or a priority either. NetScout is not the company for the ambitious.


  2. Network Performance Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alliance Partner Manager in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Alliance Partner Manager in Westford, MA

    I worked at NetScout Systems (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, proven technology in enterprise market

    Cons

    engineer led company with minimal focus on sales & marketing to grow


  3. Helpful (2)

    A good place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of very smart people. The company does care for its employees, and you can see that in the long tenure of most employees. Senior management is very deliberate in guiding the direction of the company, from development through sales. NetScout knows what it wants to be.

    Cons

    The environment is not necessarily for the entrepreneurial at heart. Although input is accepted and encouraged, the company's entire direction comes strictly from the CEO. The CEO is very smart, and has done well with the company over its history, so things are bad, just don't expect to help drive vision.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on building true management qualities in those you put in positions to lead others. If you don't build a firm foundation of people who can motivate, develop and empower those, and build leadership skills in others, you'll miss out on having a truly great company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, culture, and company

    Cons

    not much here either to say


  6. Helpful (2)

    Company confused about itself

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people, very accommodating

    Cons

    The craziest decision making process I have ever seen. Smart CEO that decides and overrules everything. He often makes sense, but this is no way to run a rail road!

    Advice to Management

    Institute a decision making process and respect your hierarchy. Plus, realize that the future is not enterprise (networks there work) but service providers (better network = more profit).


  7. Helpful (1)

    manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent work environment, people easy to work with, not cut throat, size of business not to large, yet.

    Cons

    Need to adop a realt training plan that is relavant for managers. Not lectures by internal Sr. Management

    Advice to Management

    Keep learning.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, health care and 401k. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Slow Growth,
    Less Pay, less fun activities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Personal relationships with management and coworkers

    Cons

    Departmental silos of information persist



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