NetScout Systems

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NetScout Systems Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
51 Reviews
3.7
51 Reviews
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NetScout Systems Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
Anil K. Singhal
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place for work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems part-time

    Pros

    Easy access to managers
    Rewarding events after long projects

    Cons

    Some of the employees can be very rude
    no solid plan for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    formulate steps to hit goals and follow through on them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Potential, Sufficient Excecution

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    High-Paced environment with a large amount of room to improve and drive the industry through innovation and intelligence.

    Cons

    The potential is rarely explored, much less executed on. On one hand, keeping the business running is and should be top priority. On the other hand, refusing to adapt and change with the industry standard will move first-place standing farther and farther away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your backlog prevent your individual contributors from doing their jobs.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    Make the most you can be

    Cons

    Not pleasant if you don't make your number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with something you start

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent job satisfaction in Sales Engineering, limited opportunity for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    Truly stellar work experience (likely team/geography dependent), very interesting and challenging job. It's easy for a motivated, personable engineer to gain enormous independence - produce results and you can truly manage your own time. Every day is a little different, job is roughly 70% technical, 30% business. Pay is a little > than industry average, and benefits are very good. Senior Management loves SE's. Frequent face time with CEO, who is visionary, and capable of detecting, admitting, and correcting his own mistakes. That's important and somewhat rare in top leadership IMHO.

    Cons

    There really isn't much of a career path if you don't want to be an Account Manager, and the company is very tight with stock grants. This may be mostly a reflection of the size (2013 Q2 Market cap of 1B, 350M rev, 1k employees). One employee mentioned politics and I don't disagree, I've seen it. It would be best if a small number of long term managers moved on, but in my role and location I'm largely unaffected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    two words. stock grants. you don't need to break the bank, but some noticeably increased recognition of this kind to top SE's would likely improve retention, though I admit it's already pretty good and I'm unlikely to leave in the next 3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I like it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing and buying other companies. The products are mature and interesting. Great benefits and compensation. Best CEO ever!!!

    Cons

    Every company has issues and this one is no different. None of these issues, however, would make me want to go and look for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up... and bring in some more new blood!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Political and Backward

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well known name in industry

    Cons

    Lagging R&D. Very self important and unfriendly customer policies. Legal and finance are a nightmare to have engage with customers. Sales leadership is weak and stuck in ideas 10 or more years old. They are focused on wireless service provider market and but have incomplete and inferior offerings to other competitors that are upper right hand quadrant APM vendors (NetScout dropped off the Gartner chart altogether).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The incestuous long term leadership from early days still lead the company and believe the world is more or less the same as it was 10 years ago. There needs to be change in CEO, Finance, Sales Leadership to really make a change at NetScout which unless they are sold isn't likely to occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company confused about itself

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fit In or Get Out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NetScout Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Large company with lots of room for improvement
    -Flexible and dynamic work environment
    -Friendly employees and approachable management

    Cons

    -Strong barriers between departments and between office locations. Painfully political environment.
    -Long-standing company, but progress can be slow for no reason, improvements to meet with modern industry standards are overlooked for outdated processes.
    -Onboarding as an employee can be vague and directionless, with no room to ask questions.
    -Cooperation between different organizations is spotty at best and covertly self-serving at worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Look around you for guidance as to where the industry is going. Don't get left behind!
    -Don't get locked into SOP. Departmental procedures should trickle down from executive direction, not managerial power-grabbing.
    -Things work better, faster, and more effectively when everyone affected by a decision have a say. The initial planning sessions smooth the way for immediate progress.
    -Don't let go of your talent. Many valuable employees have been fired or drawn away by other companies because of a lack of direction, ambition, or feedback from the management layer down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep learning.

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

    Netscout Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    Small company which is open to change and allow people to grow. Great product with potential for growth

    Cons

    Small company with possibility to be acquired

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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